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lavendula Nov 1, 2011 01:45 PM

Anyone have a delicious lunch recommendation in Shirakawa-go?

It would need to be able to accommodate myself (vegetarian - no meat or fish, dashi broth okay) and my husband who eats meat and fish.

I hear this area has great soba?

  1. Silverjay Nov 1, 2011 03:43 PM

    Are you just passing through for a couple hours on the bus between Takayama and some place like Kanazawa? There are a bunch of soba shops around the village near the bus stop area. Most of them are small family run places that take on the "ye olde soba shoppe" motif. Some places also serve Hida beef dishes.

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    1. re: Silverjay
      lavendula Nov 6, 2011 06:12 PM

      Yes, just passing on through to check it out! Someone suggested to try either Yamamotoya or Irori. Is it hard to find these restaurants by foot?

      1. re: lavendula
        Uncle Yabai Nov 6, 2011 06:37 PM

        Shouldn't be too hard. It is a very small town, and everything is pretty much clustered in an area with walking distance.

        1. re: lavendula
          Silverjay Nov 6, 2011 07:26 PM

          I don't know those places. Irori? That's the name of the restaurant? That refers to a Japanese style open hearth that, probably, many of the minshuku inns in the village have as part of their dining rooms.

          It truly is a small village and from where the bus stop is, you can walk around. I don't think anything would be too hard to find. I think the bus stop office has some information in English as well.

          1. re: Silverjay
            Uncle Yabai Nov 6, 2011 08:45 PM

            Yes, that's the name of the place. It is a small place in the middle of town, in one of the gassho-zukuri houses. Didn't eat there, but looked attractive.

            1. re: Uncle Yabai
              lavendula Nov 17, 2011 04:52 AM

              Does anyone know if the train station has lockers for large luggage? We have 2 big pieces and 2 small ones. Thanks!

              1. re: lavendula
                Silverjay Nov 17, 2011 05:41 AM

                There is no train in that part of the country. There's a very small bus station.

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