Restaurants and Shops

Dining and Shopping around Hijiori Onsen

Restaurants in Hijiori


A cosy restaurant facing the river that serves food and drinks.


11:00am to 4:00pm

7:00pm to 11:00pm

Closed: periodically, the days they take off are not set.

Haga Dangoten

A family run dango store that makes its sweet rice treats entirely by hand.


9:00am to 4:00pm

Closed: during the winter months.

Sobadokoro Kotobukiya

A soba shop serving freshly ground buckwheat noodles that is freshly prepared in the restaurant.


10:00am to 5:00pm

Closed: on the 2nd Thursday of each month.

kakizaki mochiya

A restaurant specializing in freshly pounded mochi and ramen.


11:00am to 3:00pm

Closed: on the 2nd and 4th Thursday each month.

Fureaiterrce Café Bustei

A cafe serves food and drinks.There is also a special daily lunch available. At night there is an 80 inch TV for karaoke.


Thursday to Sunday,11:00am to 5:00pm

Special night hours from 5pm to 9pm are available (reservations required).

Closed: Monday to Wednesday.

Hijiori Ideyukan Restaurants

At this pleasant dining hall set inside the Ideyuakan day-use hot spring, you can try their popular “Hijiori Nozomi Ramen” dedicated to the construction of the enormous bridge built nearby.


10:00am to 5:00pm

Closed: on the 2nd and 4th Thursday each month.

Shops in Hijiori

Kaneyama Shop

This sake shop sports a variety of fine Japanese rice wine, with a focus on sake brewed right her in Okura-mura. Handmade kokeshi, pickles, and other gifts are also on sale.

Sabaneya Shoten

A statue of the venerable Jizo-sama greets you at the entrance of this shop, which specializes in fresh seafood, salted salmon roe and cod roe, which pairs perfect with a warm bowl of locally produced rice. Fine sakes also available.

Hoteiya Shop

Savor a sweet piece of Hijiori Onsen history in this famous shop, renowned for its delicious, slightly-sweet manju buns filled with red bean paste. The store also maintains a collection of rare books and historical documents and is the meeting place for the Hijiori Onsen historical society.

Sasaki Shoten

This confectionary studio specializes in a number of delectable local sweets you’ve probably never tried before. In wintertime you can try their seasonal karinto, a pillowy deep-fried snack. Popular with newlyweds and anyone with a taste for the romantic, the karinto is shaped into a loop, representing the unbroken bond of eternal love.

Suzuki Kokeshi Kobo

Kokeshi are Japanese wooden folk dolls found throughout the Tohoku region, but Hijiori Onsen’s kokeshi making culture has kept up an illustrative style distinct to the area since ancient times. Meet the last great (for now) kokeshi artisan of Hijiori Onsen, Seiichi Suzuki, in his workshop, where he continues to produces these beautiful works of folk art everyday.

Yokoyama Shoten

Open bright and early everyday at 5:30AM, Yokoyama is a great place to chat with locals over a warm cup of tea, you can also snack on a type of homemade konnyaku distinct to Hijiori Onsen. Yokoyama Shoten also carries a selection of sakes. 

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