Visit Shigaraki, Japan for All-You-Can-Eat Gourmet Food and Pottery Classes

From unlimited gourmet food to pottery classes.

has been attracting a lot of attention after the release of the Japanese TV drama series Scarlet last October. Don’t miss the hype and visit Shigaraki and enjoy the all-you-can-eat gourmet food and pottery classes this autumn!

Kamadaki Omimai Gindawara

Kamadaki Omimai Gindawara
is famous for its delicious rice cooked in Shigaraki pots. The rice is made from local Koshihikari rice terraces with local hard water makes this rice a bit sweet and plump. The side dishes that go well with this rice are classic deep-fried chicken and the exquisite grilled mackerel.

Deep-fried chicken set meal fried with Omi rice flour (
¥1,436, available all year round)

The deep-fried chicken with Omi rice flour is crunchy outside and juicy inside. It comes with grated yam and miso soup from local miso.

The rice is cooked in Shigaraki ware's special
Hagama that has an ideal heat conductivity which makes the dish delicious.

What makes the experience sweeter is you can always refill your cup of rice for free!

Enjoy your stay inside the shop enveloped in the warmth of wood. The scent of rice being cooked can increase your appetite.

Shops along Route 307 are surrounded by rich nature of Shigaraki.

Kamadaki Omimai Gindawara is located at 1396 Maki, Shigarakicho, Koka City, Shiga Prefecture. It is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for weekdays and 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. for weekends and holidays, daily. You may contact them at +81-748-83-8016.

Uomatsu Shigaraki Store

Uomatsu Shigaraki Store
is a popular all-you-can-eat store that serves Omi beef and matsutake mushroom plan named Ganso Abaregui. The interior of the restaurant is surrounded by bamboo groves which makes it a very unique place to eat at. You can eat 90-minute sukiyaki pots with Shiga’s representative beef and autumn luxury ingredients. Take away some homemade matsutake mushroom dried kelp as pasalubong for the family.

All-you-can-eat matsutake mushrooms and Omi beef (
¥7,500, available all year round). 

Eat as much as you can for 90 minutes with Omi beef and matsutake mushroom purchased from the Omi beef specialty store in sukiyaki pan.

The store staff will prepare a pot for you with Omi beef and matsutake mushrooms.


Matsutake flavored rice, matsutake mushroom steamed pot dishes, and desert are all included in the set meal. 


The store has an open-air atmosphere. In addition to the table seats and tatami rooms surrounded by the greenery of the bamboo forest, there are also floor seats and azuma-style seats.


The shop is located near the site of the Shigarakinomiya Shrine, an ancient site that has been designated as a national historic site.

Uomatsu Shigaraki Store is located at 1795 Maki, Shigarakicho, Koka City, Shiga Prefecture. It is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., daily. You may contact them at +81-748-83-1525.


is a cafe and gallery operated by the pottery Meizangama that has been around since the Edo period. An ohnoborigama (large klin) that finished its role 20 years ago was opened as a gallery space. You can freely tour around Ogama and try out their drinks served in Shigaraki pottery at the adjacent cafe.

Ogama break set (
¥691). Set of seasonal muffins and noborigama (kind of kiln) cookies.

Aside from coffee, you can also choose the Japanese black tea from the nearby Asamiya tea.

The cafe is next to noborigama. Relaxing cafe time while looking at the large kiln.

Cafe & gallery in Shigaraki pottery walking path
Rokurozaka. Ceramic art class (fee is from ¥2,000, reservation is required)

Ogama is located at 947 Nagano, Shigarakicho, Koka City, Shiga Prefecture. It is open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., daily except Wednesdays and Thursdays (open on public holidays). You may contact them at +81-748-82-8066.

Provided by Japan Walker™, Walkerplus™, and Kansai Walker™ (4 October 2019)

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