Soba in Kakunodate


The best noodles in town are found in this 250-year-old Edo-era wooden schoolhouse. The house speciality is buke-soba served with takenoko (bamboo) and tempura-fried ōba (large perilla leaf). Little has changed here…
Japanese in Kakunodate


Halfway between the train station and the sightseeing district, this samurai house has been partly converted into a delightful cafe-restaurant. The menu spans the ages, but mostly serves classic yōshoku (Japanese-st…
Japanese in Kakunodate

Sakura no Sato

This buzzing tourist restaurant has a range of plastic dishes on display. No award-winning dishes here – mostly don sets (meat on rice) – but it's right near the main sights and the kitchen churns out the orders so …