Le Risa

A new restaurant whose dishes are so delicious they should be in grandma's recipe book. It has a local coffee-shop vibe with a wide selection of coffee drinks, smoothies, alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails, mouth-watering dishes, and some of the most delicious desserts I've ever had. The chef's tomato basil pasta was (from an American perspective)... Continue Reading →

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Hasshuuken Ramen

Hasshuuken (Ramen Restaurant) 八洲軒 A small but delicious Chinese restaurant with a variety of ramen, yakisoba, and other set dishes. I got the chaashuu ramen (comes with roasted pork) as shown in the picture. The pork melted in my mouth and overall it was delicious! It's also very accessible by car, train, or bus. It's... Continue Reading →

Seasonal Guide to Fruit-Picking & More

Japan takes special pride in its seasonal foods. Picking your own fruit (or vegetables, nuts, etc.) is very popular in country areas like Minamiboso. After all, you can't get fresher than fruit straight from the vine! This post lists popular fruits and more in Chiba Prefecture and their picking season. Check out the PDF for... Continue Reading →

What’s in Season? Calendar Guide

Japan is all about eating fresh and in season. Produce and other food items in grocery stores change depending on the time of year. Want nabe (hot pot) in summer? Good luck finding broth in the store. While inconvenient if you're used to having all types of food all year round, eating in season is... Continue Reading →

Taste of Minamiboso

What food makes Minamiboso unique? This list runs through the most well-known dishes in the city. Keep in mind that some items are seasonal and may not be available all year round. FRIED EDIBLE FLOWERS Available only in the spring, Minamiboso offers the rare opportunity to eat tempura-battered flowers! Known here as "edible flowers," they're... Continue Reading →

Bread Festival! 5/27

Calling all bread and coffee lovers! Fill your belly with fresh pastries and bread from a variety of local bakeries at the "Thank you! Bread Festival" (ありがと!ぱんまつり)in Minamiboso this May! Pair your bread with the perfect coffee from one of the many vendors. Aren't sure which to buy? Taste test up to 5 types of... Continue Reading →

Satomi Chaya

Satomi Chaya 里見茶屋 "Delicious tea and dango shop"   Dango 団子 Usually dango is just balls of saucy mochi (glutinous rice cake) on a stick, but this shop takes it to a whole new level. Get your dango slathered with your favorite flavor, ranging from red bean paste, white bean, green soybean, peanut butter, sweet... Continue Reading →

5 Rare & Tasty Treats

Five delicious and local treats you won't find often elsewhere! 1. Biwa Ice Cream True to its name, Tomiura Biwa Club sells everything biwa (loquat), and the most famous of these is biwa ice cream. It comes hard-serve, soft-serve, or as sherbet. You can get it in a cup or cone. The premium soft serve... Continue Reading →

Boshu Lobster Festival

Boshu Lobster Festival 房州海老祭り WHAT: Enjoy fresh spiny lobster at this barbecue in Shirahama's Flower Park! First, fish your spiny lobster from its fish tank,  then try not to salivate as you watch it cook over an open fire. When it's done cooking, enjoy the taste of your fresh, spiny lobster caught right in the... Continue Reading →

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