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 shoots) and tempura-fried ōba (large perilla leaf). Little has chang…
Japanese in Kakunodate


Halfway between the train station and the sightseeing district, this samurai house has been partly converted into an elegant cafe. The menu spans the ages, but mostly serves classic yōshoku (Japanese-style Western f…
Japanese in Kakunodate

Sakura no Sato

This buzzing tourist restaurant has a range of plastic dishes on display for point-and-smile ordering. No award-winning dishes here – mostly don sets (meat on rice) – but it's right near the main sights and the food…