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 Warigo Soba

出雲蕎麦

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.

Izumo Soba Warigo Soba of Arakiya

What is soba?

Soba is buckwheat noodles, a local dish that is widely known in Izumo.

Izumo Soba Warigo Soba of Haneya

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.

Eating Kamaage Soba in Haneya

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.

Nihonshu Momen Kaido

お酒

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

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.

Izakaya NAMI located near Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine

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.

Nihonshu Momen Kaido

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

島根ワイナリー

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.

Factory tour at Shimane Winery

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.

Bar in Shimane Winery

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

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.

Shimane Winery