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Japanese in Aizu-Wakamatsu

Mitsutaya

The versatile soybean is pounded and skewered to perfection at this former bean-paste mill dating from 1834. The speciality here is dengaku – bamboo skewers of tofu, mochi (pounded rice cake) or vegetables basted in…
Japanese in Aizu-Wakamatsu

Takino

One of the most popular places to try the sublime wappa meshi (steamed fish or vegetables over rice, prepared in a container made from tree bark, which adds a woody fragrance). Takino offers several versions, includ…
Ramen in Kitakata

Kōhei

This simple, super-friendly noodle joint has been in the family for decades. Its secret soy-based shikkoku (jet black) ramen, for which it's famed, is rich and soupy. Look for the red awning: it's on a side street n…
Ramen in Kitakata

Genraiken

There are only so many bowls of ramen one can eat in a day, so best to eat them at the oldest and most well-known ramen joint in town. Find it one block north and one block east of the train station, with a red faca…
Japanese in Aizu-Wakamatsu

Sakuranabe Tsuruga

Horse meat is a delicacy in Japan, and you can try every part of the animal here, along with various other Japanese culinary delights, washed down with wooden cupfuls of sake from an extensive list.