[Wasabi Rice Bowls (Wasabien Kadoya)]
You can't leave the "mecca of wasabi rice bowls" without trying the Namawasabi-don
Shizuoka's traditional wasabi cultivation system uses spring water. It was designated as a Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System in 2018. One of the certified areas, Kawazu Town, is attracting attention these days as the "mecca of wasabi rice bowls". Among the many restaurants in the area that serve wasabi rice bowls, Wasabien Kadoya—a wasabi farm that first started up in the early Meiji period—has featured in the media and is loved by tourists. The most popular dish is Namawasabi-don (fresh wasabi rice bowl). The wasabi used in the dish is grown in the spring water of Mt. Amagi in Izu. It offers the distinctive scent, spiciness, and sweetness of freshly grated wasabi. Here you can find souvenirs like wasabi miso and iwanori wasabi (respectively, miso paste and seaweed paste, mixed with chopped wasabi), and also try your hand at making wasabizuke (wasabi pickles) for an additional fee (reservation required). Discover the genuine taste of wasabi and its profound charm, next door to a wasabi farm where a clear water stream flows.
|Posted photos||Main Wasabien Kadoya is often featured in the media.
Upper left: A lot of people praise the taste of the chilled zaru soba noodles with freshly grated wasabi, saying it can't be found anywhere else. Upper right: Make a special memory of your trip at a wasabi pickles-making class. Bottom: Don't forget to try the wasabizuke and wasabi miso that come with the Namawasabi-don.
|Address||Nashimoto 371-1, Kawazu Town, Kamo County, Shizuoka|
|Phone||+81-558-35-7290 (Japanese only)|
|Opening hours||Restaurant: 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (The sale will end when all products for the day have been sold.)
Shop: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
|Price||Wasabi Shochu 500 yen
Wasabi rice bowl with fresh wasabi 650 yen
Zaru soba noodles with fresh wasabi 800 yen
Set of wasabi rice bowl and zaru soba noodles with fresh wasabi 1,300 yen
|Access||From "Atami Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen, take the through train that starts as the JR Ito Line Limited Express and continues onto the Izukyuko Line for approx. 60 to 75 minutes, and alight at "Kawazu Station". Take the Tokai Bus bound for Kawazu Nanadaru / Shuzenji for approx. 25 minutes, alight at "Kawazu Nanadaru", and walk for approx. 1 minute.
Take the Izu Hakone Railway from "Mishima Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 35 minutes, and alight at "Shuzenji Station". Take the Tokai Bus bound for Kawazu Station for approx. 63 minutes, alight at "Kawazu Nanadaru", and walk for approx. 1 minute.
updated on Oct 1, 2019
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