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Category: Eat

Grit Cafe, a Pao de Queijo shop

Delicious pao de queijo pastries and chiffon cakes are some of the most popular sweets at this shop also featuring other tasty goods like curry puffs, rusks, tomato sauces, all natural pudding, and pesticide free black rice. Everything is made with care and select ingredients.

Suzua Coffee Shop

Established in 1956, this is a coffee roaster offering world class beans to the castle town.
The professional roasters at this shop select beans from all over the world to create wonderful original blends. Suzua Coffee continues to value the relationships and opportunity to create amazing, complex, and delicious coffee.

Sumire Cafe

A recently opened shop specializing in shaved ice and the house special, green curry. The delicious and large shaved are sure to delight. The popular green curry and tomato pork dish is available for take out as well. The relaxing atmosphere is great to enjoy lunch or an evening drink. The menu is subject to change depending on the season.

Sake and Beer in Japan

Asahi Beer Factory, Minami-Ashigara

Asahi Beer is one of the largest and most well known beer producers in Japan. Odawara is at the foot of the Hakone mountains and the clear, clean, and refreshing water was ideal for beer making. Asahi has a large beer factory on the outskirts of town, easily accessible by the Daiyuzan train line from Odawara Station.

Inoue Sake Brewery, Oi Town

Sake is the “Drink of the Gods.” Sake is used in religious ceremonies to celebrate or commemorate different life events. There are four local sake breweries in the Odawara area producing sake and some even giving you tours to see the sake making process.
Sake shops near Odawara Station, some convenience stores, and the breweries themselves sell bottles of this local speciality. Contact us for information and access to the sake breweries.

Craft Beer, Suzuhiro Kamaboko Village

Odawara is famous for kamaboko, a traditional steamed Japanese seafood product. A local producer, Suzuhiro, decided to create a local Japanese beer that complimented the subtle flavors and tastes of Japanese food. This was one of the first true local craft breweries in Japan. The Hakone Beer brand creates seasonal beers, like chocolate around valentine`s day or using in season fruit. The beer can be found at the Suzuhiro Kamaboko Village located between Odawara and Hakone.

Odawara Ramen

Odawara ramen in soy sauce based and finds it`s characteristics from the natural surroundings of the Odawara area.