Japanese in Obi

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Try local bonito multiple ways in a set meal called katsuoaburi-ju. Bonito in two marinades can be eaten raw, grilled over your own tiny hibachi or nestled over broth with rice and condiments – or all three;...

Japanese in Obi


By Obi-jō, this old-school shop makes and sells a local version of Satsuma-age (fried cakes of fish paste and vegetables, here called tempura). The signature Obiten with udon is ¥900.

Castle in Obi


Only the seriously imposing walls of the original Obi-jō are intact, but the grounds and surrounding area host several important buildings, including the painstakingly reconstructed Ōte-mon gate; Matsuo-no-maru,...