Find out what Japanese restaurants to try in Hachimantai including Appi Shikikan Saito, Sawa, Nanashigure, Maruhatsu Restaurant, Hachimantai Sancho Rest House Snack Corner, Takahashi, Iwate-Yama Service Area (Inbound) Restaurant, Herikutsu, Matchan Ichiba, Hotel Appi Grand Japanese and Local Cuisine Nanashigure
Things to do in Hachimantai
3 based on 11 reviews
A cozy market that sell fresh eggs, fruits and vegetables. The volcano museum of Hachimantai is right beside this facility. English and Chinese brochures are available.
I went there a few weeks ago. That was a shame I hadn't found this restaurant before! The atmosphere, the taste of soba were just great! That's where I do recommend. The old couple makes you feel like you're in another parents house, welcoming you from your long trip.
3 based on 18 reviews
4 based on 6 reviews
The atmosphere in Takahashi is very Japanese, it would be a great spot for foreigners to visit to get a feel for a traditional restaurant. There is lots of wooden walls and decoration that breaks up the restaurant into separate rooms. There are private tatami rooms to eat in as well as a diner type room. The food here is also delicious. I had a pork fillet meal and thoroughly enjoyed it. For about 1000 yen, the meal had about 5 plates, was presented elegantly and tasted delicious.
3 based on 20 reviews
It's located at the peak of Mt. Hachimantai, a border of Akita and Iwate. It's kind of like a hub to hike around. You can park your car there, and then start your hike to the trails. There is an recently discovored spot called "Dragon Eye" as well. It's seen only in early summer, from the end of May to early June. Look up on Trip8 website for more details. you also can rent boots in this rest house.
A 5 min walk from the JR Obuke Station where the night tour bus from Appi Grand Hotel dropped us off. The restaurant is located on a side lane. It is only a small traditional Japanese shop with 6-8 counter seats & 3 small tables. The restauranteur only spoke Japanese. We ordered ramen and took a punt on what was offered! He scooped a big ladle of ready broth into a hot wok with minced garlic and boiled the ramen in another pot of boiling water. Cooked the ramen al dante by pinch testing, then rationed equally into the bowls. Hot seasoned broth was poured into the cooked ramen, topped with sliced pork and garnishing. All simply and beautifully executed as we watched across the counter.It opens from 6pm for dinner and closes when the special broth is sold out. Early dinner was our preferred time as smoking diners tend to arrive at peak time. Bowl of ramen was satisfying, especially in cold weather. The special broth tasted delicious and wholesome.Cost approx ¥1100 for 2ppl.
Our favourite restaurant at Appi Grand Hotel. Not hard to frequent it almost daily during our week stay at the resort. Service was exceptional with attentive & polite staff. Special thanks to Fukuoda-San who literally took out her translator phone to help explain the menu in English. Breakfast was a set meal, with other condiments offered as buffet style (drinks, Appi yoghurt & milk, tinned (IXL or Golden Circle?!!) fruits, fresh tofu, porridge).Set meals seem to be the diners' preference, so were the local grilled specialties -Maesawa beef (absolutely delicious as they melted in the mouth) and local pork & chicken. Possibly organic with the local farms supplying the produce! Snow crab legs were the obvious choice for Orientals but we preferred the crab meat salad instead.Our favourite picks were from the a la carte menu (izakaya style) which suited our enjoyment with the local Iwate sake (Asabiraki Yui No Ka & Nambu Bijin). Simple deep fried & grilled pork loin, 3 kinds of tofu, carpaccio salad with salmon, salad with local deep fried chicken, sashimi, fried globefish, all absolutely delicious. No dessert menu was sighted so we strolled to the hotel shop for Appi Farm ice cream for a mere ¥300 each. Coffee flavoured was our choice!
5 based on 9 reviews
Visited this local restaurant on a night tour from Appi Kogen. It is located near Fuga Park. Non English speaking serving staff but we had basic Japanese food words and they did us justice. Food was simple and delicious. We had sashimi (simply sliced with little precision - it is not a hatted restaurant after all), Karaage chicken and hot sake, the bill was ¥2300. A real bargain from resort restaurants' prices. Note we had ramen in another restaurant half hour before so it really was a top-up...Other customers were local folks and service was swift and no fuss. Just be prepared to call out "sumimasen" for the server's attention.We were lucky as dined reasonably early thus avoided smoking diners who arrived after us. Would love to try out other local restaurants in town for the rest of our stay but smoking seems to be the acceptable norm in restaurants and bars in town.
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