Kosuge is known for its soba noodles, grilled river fish, konnyaku, wasabi, and fresh vegetables. There are a handful of restaurants where you can enjoy this local cuisine.
[See the annotated Google map at the bottom of the page for location pins]
Open for Lunch
Italian restaurant in Michi-no-Eki road station serving stone oven pizzas with locally grown toppings (tomato, basil, mushroom, potato, etc.), salads, pastas, and wine. There is also a takeout window selling snacks and ice-cream outside.
|April – November|
|Weekdays||11:00～17:00（last order 16:00)|
|Weekends and Holidays||11:00〜18:00（last order 17:00）|
|December – March|
|Weekdays||11:00～16:00（last order 15:00)|
|Weekends and Holidays||11:00〜17:00（last order 16:00)|
Closed on Wednesdays
Website: http://kosuge-eki.jp/restaurant/ (Japanese Only)
Address: 〒409-0211 山梨県北都留郡小菅村3445番地
Japanese-style restaurant in the same building as Kosuge’s hot springs. You don’t need to use the hot springs to use the restaurant. The menu includes an array of traditional set meals, sashimi, fish, tempura, soba, and curry-rice.
Take off your shoes, put them in a locker, and tell the receptionist you’d like to go to Hinoki Restaurant.
Hours are the same as the the hot springs.
|April – October||November – March|
|10:00-19:00 (last order at 18:00)||10:00-18:00 (last order at 16:45)|
|Closed Every 4th Friday||Closed every Friday|
Website: http://kosugenoyu.jp/syokuji/ (Japanese Only)
Address: 〒409-0211 山梨県北都留郡小菅村3445番地
Soba-tempura shop next to Michi-no-Eki, Forest Adventure, and the hot springs. Handmade soba and tempura from Kosuge’s vegetables. Run entirely by local grandmas.
Open for lunch weekends from April to November.
かけそば kake-soba: hot soba in broth ¥600
ざるそば zaru-soba: cold soba ¥600
てんぷら tempura: batered and fried vegetables (+¥300)
大盛り large size (+¥200)
Located next to the hot spring.
Genshimura (Primitive Village) Soba
In a 100 year old country house at the Primitive Village campground, the restaurant serves handmade soba noodles from locally grown buckwheat and tempura from locally grown vegetables. Here, while gazing on rich nature, you can leisurely enjoy soba carefully crafted by the hands of local people.
|mori-soba (cold soba)||¥800||kake-soba (hot soba in broth)||¥800|
|tempura soba（hot）||¥1,000||tempura soba (large)||¥1,200|
Open from the beginning of March to the end of November.
Hours: 11am – 5pm
Closed Mondays (unless Monday is a national holiday, in which case the next day will be closed)
Address: 〒409-0211 山梨県北都留郡小菅村1970
Japanese style restaurant located in Hiroseya Ryokan. Serves soba noodles, river fish, donburi (rice bowl dish), and wild vegetable cuisine. The vegetables change depending on the season.
Usually open for lunch, but might be reserved for inn guests during busy seasons. If there are flags out front, it’s open.
Website: http://www.hiroseya.com/food/ (Japanese Only)
Fresh river fish, set meals, and mountain vegetables. Next to the Fishing Village. Not always open.
Izakaya are Japanese pubs. There are two in Kosuge.
A cozy Chinese restaurant. One of the few places to enjoy a drink after dark, its the center of Kosuge’s night life. Great place to have dinner and mix with the locals. Menu includes gyoza (fried meat-and-vegetable dumplings), ramen, egg-fried rice, and a variety of side dishes suitable for sharing.
蒸す鶏 …. steamed chicken ¥1,200
エビチリ …. stir-fried shrimp in chili sauce ¥1,300
肉入野菜 …. stir-fried meat and vegetables ¥800
餃子 …. gyoza ¥400
チーズ揚 …. deep fried cheese ¥800
レバニラ …. pork liver and chives ¥800
17:00 – 24:00
Located in Tōbu area near Okutama. Seafood izakaya. Reservations required.