No trip to Japan is complete without sampling the local cuisine. Plenty of little restaurants in the Iwami region have plastic food outside that you can point to, and lots of menus have pictures, too. If you're confronted with a menu covered in kanji, use these magic words "osusume wa nan desuka?" (What do you recommend?")
“Akanegumo” is a restaurant in a service area, or Michi-no-eki, in Tsuwano. It takes about 5 minutes by car from Tsuwano station. It's in a great location for Yabusame, and it's on the way to Hori teien, a beautiful garden outside Tsuwano.
The restaurant serves many foods including curry and rice, noodles, rice balls and desserts.
The food in the picture is Koradon. It is also called Schnitzel-don. Koradon is a bowl of rice topped with foods from several countries. Schnitzel comes from Germany and it is a pork dish. Schnitzel-don is a collaboration between German food and Tsuwano food. Koradon was made to celebrate the 150th birthday of “Mori Ogai,” a famous writer who was born in Tsuwano and studied in Germany. The food is very healthy and the price is only 850 yen. If you can’t eat pork, the restaurant has a variety of menus. So, you are sure to enjoy “Akanegumo”.
TEL: 0856-72-4122 (in Japanese only)
Address: 256 Washibara, Tsuwano Cho, Kanoashi Gun, Shimane Ken
Average budget: 700yen~1200yen