August 9, 2017
The 10 Best Places to Eat in Izu, Shizuoka, Japan
Izu is one of the most famous resort destinations in Japan, and the area is famous for accommodating many great resorts and onsen. The area is also famous for its great collection of temples, but on top of that, Izu actually accommodates many good restaurants offering many types of gourmet to try!
Bokunenjin is one of the most famous soba restaurants in Izu, and it offers superb Juwari-soba to its customers.
Different from other soba, Juwari-soba only uses buckwheat flour as its main ingredients, creating healthier soba with fragile texture; juwari-soba breaks easily compare to other types of soba.
Bokunenjin offers not just delicious juwari-soba, but also great calming atmosphere as well as you can stare at the famous bamboo path “Chikurin no Komichi” from the window while enjoying your meal.
We strongly recommend you to try Bokunenjin Tenseiro soba; a cold or warm soba with sakura ebi kakiage topping.
Address: 3451-40 Shuzenji, Izu-shi, Shizuoka
Business Hours: 11:00-15:00
Close on Wednesday
Access: Within 5-minute walk from Shuzenji Onsen bus stop (10-minute bus ride from Shuzenji Station)
Map: Map to Bokunenjin
Nofuzo is a perfect for those who are craving for delicious tonkatsu while staying in Izu. Located within 3-minute walk from Makinoko Station, Nofuzo serves one of the best tonkatsu in Izu with its special homemade sauce.
Just like other tonkatsu restaurants, Nofuzo also serves croquette and chicken karaage, but its specialty is definitely the tonkatsu. Using only the best Japanese pork loins, the tonkatsu served at Nofuzo is very thick and juicy.
We strongly recommend you to try the special pork loin tonkatsu set, or try the ebi furai set (ebi furai & pork loin or pork fillet tonkatsu) to fill your empty tummy. In addition to its superb tonkatsu, Nofuzo also serves other menu like cold tofu, edamame, and kushiyaki as well!
Address: 534-3 Makinoko, Izu-shi, Shizuoka
Access: Within 3-minute walk from Makinoko Station
Map: Map to Nofuzo
Senputeinanaban is very famous for its awesome Shuzenji Soba. Located within few seconds walk from Miyukibashi bus stop, Senputeinanaban is a restaurant specializing in soba.
We strongly recommend you to try the Zenji Soba when visiting Senputeinanaban!
Address: 761-1-13 Shuzenji, Izu-shi, Shizuoka
Business Hours: 10:00-16:00
Close on Thursday
Access: Within 2-minute walk from Miyukibashi Bus Stop (10-minute bus ride from Shuzenji Station)
Map: Map to Senputeinanaban
4. Bakery & Table Tofuya
Bakery & Table Tofuya is a facility providing both cafe & spa services, and you can enjoy eating and drinking while soaking your feet into a warm bath.
The terrace accommodates 18 seats; all equipped with foot bath, and you can stare at the scenic outdoor view while sipping on your drink. The bread and pastries sold at Tofuya is on another level, so make sure that you visit Tofuya for its delicious lunch!
Name: Bakery & Table Tofuya
Address: 98 Yoshina, Izu-shi, Shizuoka
Open throughout the year
Access: 20-minute bus or taxi ride from Shuzenji Station
Map: Map to Bakery & Table Tofuya
Maizushi is one of the most famous sushi shops in Izu, and it is famous for its delicious horse mackerel sashimi lunchbox.
Izu is famous for its delicious and exceptional horse mackerel, and you should definitely try this lunchbox when visiting Izu!
In addition to the lunch box, you can also order horse mackerel sushi and eat them at the eat-in space. Don’t forget to stop by Maizushi when you are in Izu!
Name: Maizushi Shuzenji Station Branch
Address: 625-6 Kashiwakubo, Izu-shi, Shizuoka
Business Hours: 9:00-16:00
Close on Wednesday
Access: Nearby the ticket gate of Shuzenji Station
Map: Map to Maizushi Shuzenji Station Branch
Genraku is one of the most famous Wagashi shops in Izu, and it is famous for its delicious goma (sesame) manju (steamed bun).
Genraku’s steamed bun uses a lot of black sesame paste, and it has very bold and juicy taste. If you don’t like black sesame, you can opt for other sweets like castella cake and jelly.
You can always try the sweet before buying it, so make sure you stop by Genraku for its great collections of Wagashi!
Address: 967 Shuzenji, Izu-shi, Shizuoka
Business Hours: 9:30-16:30
Open throughout the year
Access: Within 3-minute walk from Shuzenji Onsen Bus Stop (take the Tokai bus bouncing for Toda from Shuzenji Station)
Map: Map to Genraku
7. Amagi Wasabi no Sato
You can reach Amagi Wasabi no Sato by bus from Shuzenji Station for about 40 minutes. Amagi Wasabi no Sato is located nearby the Amagi Green Garden, and it is famous for its delicious Wasabi Soft Ice Cream.
Sounds like a weird combination, but the soft ice cream served at Amagi Wasabi no Sato has raw wasabi on it, and this soft ice cream is very famous among the locals and the tourists as well!
Name: Amagi Wasabi no sato
Address: Inside Michinoeki Amagigoe, 892-6 Yugashima, Izu-shi, Shizuoka
Access: Take the bus bouncing to Kawazu from Shuzenji Station and get off at Showa no Morikaikan
Map: Map to Amagi Wasabi no sato
8. Kibinago Sushi Ajisen
Kibinago Sushi Ajisen is famous for its exceptional kibinago (silver-stripe round herring) sushi, and it is located within 4-minute walk from Koshimoda bus stop.
A piece of nigiri kibinago sushi at Ajisen uses 3 pieces of kibinago as the toppings, which is very rare. Ajisen offers two different types of kibinago sushi “Zuke” & “Iki”, and you should definitely try both of them when visiting Izu!
Name: Kibinago Sushi Ajisen
Address: 1906-1 Koshimoda, Izu-shi, Shizuoka
Business Hours: 8:30-17:00
Close on Wednesday & Thursday
Access: Within 4-minute walk from Koshimoda bus stop (take the bus bouncing for Matsuzaki from Shuzenji Station)
Map: Map to Kibinago Sushi Ajisen
Katatsumuri is a curry shop that is located within 30-minute drive from Shuzenji Station, and it is famous for its superb keema curry, which is made from non-pesticide vegetables and beans.
We strongly recommend you to try Katatsumuri’s keema curry and seasonal pizza. If you order keema curry, you will get an all-you-can-eat opportunity for the Naan as well!
Name: Mori no Tezukuriyasan Katsumuri & Farmer’s Hill
Address: 892-66 Yugashima, Izu-shi, Shizuoka
Business Hours: 10:00-16:00
Close on Tuesday & Wednesday (Open on national holidays)
Access: Take the bus bouncing for Showa no Mori / Kawazu Station from Shuzenji Station and get of at Katatsumuri
Map: Map to Mori no Tezukuriyasan Katsumuri & Farmer’s Hill
10. Shuzenji no Yoshokuya
Shuzenji no Yoshokuya is famous for its fluffy and savory omelette rice, and for its juicy apple pie as well!
You can reach Shuzenji no Yoshokuya easily by taking the bus bouncing to Shuzenji Onsen from Shuzenji Station, and get off at Shuzenji Sougoukaikan bus stop. The restaurant is decorated mainly in white, and all seats are equipped with heater (kotatsu) as well.
Make sure that you stop by this restaurant to try its delicious omelette rice & apple pie!
Name: Shuzenji no Yoshokuya
Address: Nearby the entrance of Shuzenji Sougokaikan, 697-1 Shuzenji, Izu-shi, Shizuoka
Business Hours: 11:00-13:30 / 18:00-20:00
Close on Wednesday, and 1st & 3rd Thursday
Access: Take the bus bouncing to Shuzenji Onsen from Shuzenji Station and get off at Shuzenji Sougoukaikan
Map: Map to Shuzenji no Yoshokuya
Let’s go to eat good local food in Izu!
Izu is famous not only for its great resort, spa, and onsen, but it is also famous for its great collection of local foods and gourmet as well! Don’t forget to visit one of these spots for its superb delicatessen!