Tanukian Tsutaya

Central Ibaraki

Japanese Food

Tanukian Tsutaya, located by the approach to Kasama Inari Shrine, was established in 1876. The restaurant, frequented by locals and tourists, uses Hitachi Akisoba, an Ibaraki buckwheat brand, in making their homemade noodles.

One fo the recommended options is Tsutaya no Soba Inari*. This dish, created by the third-generation owner, has become a local specialty.

There are 88 seats in the spacious interior, which has an elegant ambiance and a sense of history. Monzen soba, buckwheat noodle ground with a stone mill in the shop, makes the perfect souvenir. Those visiting Kasama Inari Shrine should not miss Tsutaya.

*Soba inari is short for soba inarizushi. While inarizushi is an abura-age (deep-fried tofu) stuffed with rice, soba inari is stuffed with soba (buckwheat noodle).


1279 Kasama, Kasama City
By public transport:
・From Kasama Station (JR Mito Line)
4 minutes by bus, get off at "Inari Jinja Mae" (Inari Shrine Front), and walk for a minute. Or 20 minutes on foot
・From Tomobe Station (JR Joban Line)
17 minutes by the Kasama City Tour Bus, get off at "Inari Jinja" (Inari Shrine) and walk for a minute
By car:
10 minutes from Tomobe IC on the Kita-Kanto Expressway
Business Hours
Weekdays: 10:00 - 15:00
Saturdays, Sundays, and National Holidays: 10:00 - 16:00
*The restaurant will close as soon as the noodles and soup run out
Standard-sized cars: 5
Microbuses: Not allowed
Large buses: Not allowed


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