食事お酒Izumo Food and Drink
Enjoy unique gourmet food and drink.
Sample many kinds of Japanese food such as sushi and kaisendon (raw fish on a bowl of rice) with a variety of locally brewed sake.
Izumo Soba One of the attractions of Izumo is locally made soba.
The most famous style for Izumo soba is warigo soba, which is served in lacquerware.
What is soba?
Soba is buckwheat noodles, a local dish that is widely known in Izumo.
Types of Izumo Soba
There are two basic types of noodles available: kamaage soba, which is served hot, and warigo soba, served cold in a neat sort of graduated bowl-tower.
How to enjoy Izumo soba
Warigo-soba is usually served in a three-tier serving bowl together with a variety of toppings.
You add extra soba sauce (soba tsuyu) in the bowl when you eat kamaage soba.
Sake Izumo is said to be the birthplace of sake.
Saka Shrine worships the god of sake brewery "Kusunokami" (久斯之神). According to "Izumo no Kuni Fudoki" (出雲国風土記), it is written that gods gathered here to make sake and enjoyed drinking it. That's why Izumo is said to be the birthplace of sake.
Sake is made from fermented rice.
The foundations of making good sake are quality rice, clean water, koji mold and yeast.
These ingredients are combined and fermented in precise processes that have been refined over centuries.
How to enjoy sake
Sake can be found at most establishments serving alcohol, especially at restaurants and drinking establishments such as izakaya and bars.
Sake pairs well with almost any kind of food but compliments the delicate flavors of traditional Japanese meals particularly well.
Types of sake in Izumo
Some varieties of sake are Izumo Fuji (出雲富士), Tenon (天穏), Jujiasahi (十旭日), Yamasan Masamune (ヤマサン正宗).
Shimane Winery Shimane Winery has a stylish atmosphere with white walls and outstanding brick roof tiles.
You can observe the manufacturing process of wine for free at the Shimane Winery. If you have a favorite wine, you can buy it there. You can also eat Shimane beef.
Surrounded by rich taste and fragrance
Shimane Winery is a workshop to process grapes harvested from grape field.
It is a wine production factory where you can observe wine production processes at hand such as storehouses where grape are fermented and preserved, and the bottling work area where blended wines are bottled.
Taste Shimane wine and grape soft drinks
Try the rich taste and fragrance of Shimane wine yourself. You can try our main line of wine.
Children and car drivers can try our grape drinks.
Local specialty corner
Aside from Shimane wine, popular products such as cakes and Noyaki (a kind of local minced fish product) containing wine are available here too.
You can also shop a variety of souvenirs such as wine-related goods and local Shimane specialties.