These Food Establishments in Hyogo Prove That It’s a Foodie Destination As Well

Care for some crab rice bowls?

The Hyogo Prefecture in Japan hides plenty of cafes, restaurants, and bars where tourists can stop by and enjoy a hearty meal in between tours around the area. In this article, we feature a restaurant that specializes in crab bowls, a bar known for their melt-in-your-mouth beef, and a quiet cafe located along the Otani River.

Read on below to know more.

Kanikobo Maruya

Kanikobo Maruya
is a crab studio directly run by crab specialist Maruya Suisan. Apart from the Kasumi souvenirs and processed seafood, the store also has a fireplace where you can enjoy dishes with crabs that are freshly-caught from the Kasumi fishing harbor. The dishes that contain plenty of Kasumi crabs are available at the store until May.

The popular Maruya Rice Bowl (¥2,500) uses one whole high-quality Kasumi crab

When enjoying the restaurant’s dishes, we recommend eating the crab meat first then pouring the crab soup over the meat afterward.

The Kasumi Crab Wheat Noodle Kasumi Crab Red Bean Rice Set (¥1,500) is made with special crab soup that’s bursting with umami flavors

The fireplace offers a view of the Kasumi fishing harbor. Kasumi Crab Char-grill (¥5,500) is also available

When you’re done eating, you can purchase Kasumi specialty goods and seafood at the store.

Kanikobo Maruya is located at 1809 Kasumi, Kasumi-ku, Kasumi-cho, Mikata District, Hyogo Prefecture. It is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (food service is from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.) daily except on Wednesdays. You may contact them at +81-796-20-9890.

Bishoku Yuraku Tomiya

Bishoku Yuraku Tomiya
is a Japanese-style bar that the owner, who had his training in Japanese-style cuisine, runs in his hometown in Kinosaki. The bar’s creative dishes, which use fish caught near Tajima, are so delicious that many locals come here to eat. Their Tajima beef is served spit-roasted or hand-shaped, while their marbled beef has a melt-in-your-mouth quality.

Two Spit-Roasted Tajima Beef (¥1,000, front, available year-round) and Two Hand-Shaped Tajima Beef (¥1,500, back, available year-round)

Spit-Roasted and Hand-Shaped Meat make use of the triangle rib of Tajima, which can be scarcely cut from one cow.

The Natodemakanai Rice Bowl (¥1,000) has plenty of local fish on top. It is a popular dish among regular customers/ Bishoku Yuraku Tomiya

The store has a raised seating area and counter. You can have a fun chat with the owner from Kinosaki here

This store will celebrate its 20
th anniversary this November. Since it’s a popular store, making reservations is recommended


Bishoku Yuraku Tomiya is located at 441 Yushima, Kinosaki-cho, Toyooka City, Hyogo. It is open from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. daily except on Sundays (or Monday if it falls on a holiday). You may contact them at +81-796-32-2703.


is a café & BBQ shop that opened last November on the riverside of Otani River. This river runs through many of Kinosaki’s hot springs. You can enjoy specialty coffee and homemade sweets in the machiya-like shop that blends with the atmosphere of the town. The self-style BBQ using a large stove is also popular among customers of the shop.

Café menus such as Homemade Pudding (¥507, middle), Green Tea Latte (¥702) made with Kyoto Ippodo Tea green tea, and Caramel Latte (¥702)

The counter seats let you admire the nostalgic atmosphere of the town

The shop is along the Otani River/ Kinosaki TOKIWA GARDEN

Kinosaki TOKIWA GARDEN is located at 788 Yushima, Kinosaki-cho, Toyooka City, Hyogo. It is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. You may contact them at +81-796-21-9126.

Provided by Japan Walker™, Walkerplus™, and Kansai Walker™ (6 October 2019)

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