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Izakaya Taki

Handmade local cuisine with local ingredients A small izakaya next to Itoigawa Station, visit us to enjoy Itoigawa's seasonal delicacies, lovingly hand-selected from Itoigawa's fields, mountains and sea and paired with sake expertly crafted at Itoigawa's five local breweries.  Make sure to stop by for lunch, too! ※We have a private room available for groups of 6 or fewer. ※Alcohol orders are paired with a seasonal appetizer called otōshi, which will be added to your bill. ※Major credit cards accepted (dinner only).

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Sushi Katsu

An exciting live kitchen just across the counter Enjoy fresh, locally caught seafood and sushi prepared by the owner, a former fisherman! ■No English menu available ■Credit cards not accepted

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För Ägg Sweet

Sweets shop run by an egg farm För Ägg is a small sweets shop run by a local egg farm. We use only our "Pure Egg" brand eggs. These eggs are popular for their clean, exceptionally fresh taste. To best bring out the flavor of our Pure Egg brand eggs, we use only the finest ingredients in our sweets. We are most proud of our chiffon cakes, puddings and roll cakes. Stop by and give them a try! ■Major credit cards accepted

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Sushi Hiro

Fresh, delicious Itoigawa-style sushi and local seafood If you are enjoying a stroll through the streets of Itoigawa, walk a bit further out to find some of the tastiest and freshest sushi and local seafood around! We have Japanese-style seating perfect for families with small children! We don't speak very good English, but we can't wait to meet you and serve you tasty sushi and seafood! ■English menu available ■Major credit cards accepted!

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Zendokoro Kurohime

We pride ourselves in local sake, local seafood and local cuisine Located conveniently in the shopping street in front of Itoigawa Station, we are a great place to get lunch, from our reasonably priced daily lunch specials (only 700 yen!) to gourmet sashimi, seafood rice bowls and more! Join us in the evenings and enjoy our extensive menu of izakaya favorites and local delicacies, paired with craft sake brewed from one of Itoigawa's five sake breweries. Also try our ice cold beer, spirits and other drinks! We have an English menu and accept most major credit cards! We can accommodate large groups (up to 80 people). Contact us in advance for more information!

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Benikyuu Japanese Sweets

One of Itoigawa's Oldest Confectioneries, Founded in 1825 At Benikyuu, we make sweets unique to Itoigawa, taking pride not only in their flavor, but in the smiles they bring to our customers' faces. Enjoy our sweets on special occasions or when relaxing with family and friends. We have been working hard for nearly 200 years to bring joy and smiles into our customers' lives through our sweets, including our most famous product, Yama-no-Homare. First sold in 1935, its name, which means "Glory of the Mountains," was given by famous local poet and scholar Souma Gyofu who was a close friend of our 3rd generation owner. A type of castella-style cookie, many local people assisted in its creation, so it can be said to be a truly Itoigawa creation! Our shop has English menus and labels. We hope to see you in Itoigawa!

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Yakiniku, Chinese and Other Cuisine

Enjoy hearty yakiniku-style barbecue or Chinese cuisine in Itoigawa In addition to seafood and Japanese cuisine, Itoigawa is home to a number of Chinese restaurants, serving everything from dim sum to Peking duck. Not in the mood for seafood? Stop by one of Itoigawa's yakiniku restaurants. Yakiniku, Korean-inspired Japanese barbecue, is a fun and delicious way to spend the evening in Itoigawa.

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Dine and Relax in Itoigawa

You'll find it hard not to eat local in Itoigawa at one of our restaurants or cafes One thing visitors always notice about Itoigawa is the quality (and quantity!) of the food. Itoigawa's unique location between the Japanese Alps and Sea of Japan makes it an amazing place for food. Chefs at our local restaurants and izakaya combine fresh seafood brought in from Itoigawa's seven fishing ports with seasonal produce and rice from Itoigawa's seven valleys to create delicious meals full of local flavor! Itoigawa's cafe scene is also incredibly local. You won't find any corporate coffee shops around here, just locally run cafes and kissaten run by people who just love coffee and people.  In the evening, don't be shy to try out one of Itoigawa's many izakaya. These Japanese-style gastropubs are where Itoigawa's food culture really comes to life!

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Roadside Station – Marine Dream Nou

Located in between Itoigawa's two largest fishing harbors, Marine Dream Nou is the place to go to enjoy the freshest seafood from the Sea of Japan! If you love seafood, then you have to stop here! At Crab Market Alley (Kaniya Yokochō), local crab boats line up to sell their freshly caught crabs. Nou is particularly famous for the benizuwai crab, a variety of snow crab found in abundance in the Sea of Japan. Living at depths of up to 800 m below the sea, these bright red crabs can be caught and enjoyed throughout the year, making them especially popular as a summer treat! ※In order to prevent overexploitation, crab fishing is restricted during January and February. Next to Crab Market Alley is a large seafood market, featuring a wide variety of freshly caught seasonal fish and other marine produce. During the summer, enjoy freshly grilled seafood, prepared right in the market! If you're looking for a delicious seafood meal, then step into one of the four seafood restaurants for a lunch you won't forget! From hearty crab ramen to gourmet sashimi platters, if you like seafood then you definitely won't leave hungry! Make sure to stop by the gift shop for locally made produce and gifts or ask about more of the amazing places to visit in the Nou Region at the on-site Tourist Information Corner.

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Itoigawa at Night

Itoigawa likes to stay up late with izakaya, bars, karaoke and more! Looking to wind down? Or maybe turn up? Whatever your plan, Itoigawa's got a nightspot for you. Itoigawa's many izakaya are great for enjoying conversation over dinner and drinks, with a variety of appetizers, entrees and more to enjoy with local sake, beer or cocktails. If you're staying out a bit later, Itoigawa has dozens of bars, both Japaneses and Western, where locals and visitors alike meet to enjoy music, conversation, drinks and more. Want to make your own music? Hit up one of Itoigawa's karaoke joints and sing until you're hoarse! If you'd rather keep your singing voice between you and your friends, you can even rent a private karaoke room! The fun in Itoigawa doesn't have to end when the sun goes down!

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