The Tastes of Hamamatsu

The Tastes of Hamamatsu food

Lake Hamana specialties such as grilled eel and turtle cuisine are plentiful so visitors don't forget the taste of Hamamatsu. Trying these dishes is one aim of most of the city's tourists. The Hamamatsu area is also famous for the production of high quality green tea, mandarin oranges, melon and other fruits.

Thanks to the bountiful natural surroundings, Hamamatsu is full of delicious foods. Why not try some of the Hamamatsu specialties: sea food from the Enshu Sea and Lake Hamana, goods from the mountainous areas of the north, and various traditional products, a result of the mild climate and Mother Nature.

Hamamatsu is the fishery base of Western Shizuoka Prefecture. Maisaka port boasts one of the largest catches of whitebait in the country and production of clams and prawns in Lake Hamana, famous nationwide for eel cultivation, has been progressing rapidly. More recently, this area has gained a reputation for high quality natural blowfish (torafugu) from the Enshu coast, as well as sweetfish (ayu) and red-spotted masu salmon (amago) from the Tenryu River.

The most popular souvenirs of this area are papier-mache(Hamamatsu Hariko), products made from silk fabric, miniature kites, calligraphy brushes (Hikuma Hagifude), melon, and grilled eel. There are also a wide variety of candies and other delicious treats.

Mikkabi/Topia Mandarin Oranges

Mikkabi/Topia Mandarin Oranges
Nationally well-known, sweet, fresh, and juicy Aoshima mandarin oranges should not be missed!
Agricultural Cooperatives, Mikkabi Town (JA Mikkabi)
Tel: 053-525-1011, 053-525-1016
Website: http://www.ja-shizuoka.or.jp/mikkabi/index.html
JA Topia Hamamatsu
Tel: 053-476-3111
Website: http://www.ja-shizuoka.or.jp/topia/

Hamamatsu Gyoza (Potsticker)

Hamamatsu Gyoza
Gyoza (Potsticker) is Japanese style dumplins skin; filled with meat and vegetables. Hamamatsu is now said to be the No.1 Gyoza consuming city in Japan. Many Gyoza take-out shops which add boiled bean sprouts to the Gyoza dish are to be tound here.
Hamamatsu Gyouza (Gyoza) Society
Hour: 9:00-17:00
TEL & FAX: 053-465-5373
Website: http://www.hamamatsugyouza.com/ or http://www.a-bend.com/hg/index.html
Ishimatsu Gyoza
Ishimatsu Gyoza
TEL: 053-586-8522
Website: http://www.ishimatsu-gyoza.jp/
Hamamatsu Gyoza 538( "Ishimatsu Gyoza" is certified by the association.)
Hours: 9:30 to 17:30
TEL: 0120-53-8561
FAX: 053-465-4613
Website: http://www.gyoza538.com/category/3.html

The Official Shop for "Yaramaika (Letstry) Hamamatsu" merchandise is open!

Yaramaika (Letstry) Hamamatsu local Hamamatsu brewery 1 local hamamatsu brewery 2
The shop is inside the local Hamamatsu brewery, "Mein Schloss". About 15 of the 71 officially certified "Yaramaika" products are sold here.
TEL: 053-452-1146 (Mein Schloss)
Hours: 11 :OO~14:3O, 17:00-21:00
Closed: Mondays
Website: http://www.hamamatsu-soko.co.jp/ms/

Why not bring home Hamamatsu's specialty cakes as a gift?

Ageshio

Ageshio
Marutaya Cake Shop
TEL: 053-441-9456
Website: http://www.marutaya.net/

Hamanako Yaki

Hamanako Yaki
Kawamori Shokuhin, G-Slash - Hamamatsu Surf Shop (Bat food Co., Ltd)
Tel: 053-442-3500
Fax: 053-442-1200
Website: http://g-slash.com/shop.htm

Hamanatto (fermented soy beans)

Hamanatto (fermented soy beans)
YAMAYA SOY SAUCE INC.
TEL: 053-461-0808
FAX: 053-465-0135
Website: http://www.ymy.co.jp/shop_hamanatto.htm

Torii Sauce

Torii Sauce
Foods Co., Ltd. Torii
TEL: 053-461-1575
FAX: 053-465-0200
Website: http://www.torii-sauce.jp/

Teyaki Shusse "Oodako Sen"

Teyaki Shusse "Oodako Sen"
TEL.053-471-7758 (Kirakudo Honpo)

Kanzanji Monogatari

Kanzanji Monogatari
KOGIKU co.,ltd. (Japanese Modern Sweets)
TEL: 053-441-0550
FAX: 053-442-3601
Website: http://www.goo-kogiku.com/

Unagi Nobori

Unagi Nobori
Furusato Souhonke Co.,Ltd
TEL: 053-437-1228
FAX: 053-437-1280
Website: http://furusato-souhonke.jp/

Fugukky

Fugukky
Contact - Dorian Cake Shop
Tel: 053-434-7886
Fax: 053-435-6339
Website: http://www.dorian-yougashiten.com/

Oku Hamanako Misoman Monogatan

Lake Hamana is an abundant source of fresh water fish, among the most significant of which is eel. Natural Torafugu (a kind of globefish) is caught in coastal waters has also been gaining in popularity in recent years.
Oku Hamanako Misoman Monogatan
Oku Hamanako Tourism Communication Council
Tel and Fax: 053-522-4720
Website: http://www.oku-hamanako.net/

Eel, Blowfish and Hamo! Try Lake Hamana's 3 Big Specialty Foods

Hamanako Unagi (Eel)

Hamanako Unagi (Eel)
Hamamatsu's specialty is eel and Lake Hamana-produced eel is well known all over Japan. Eel is commonly used in Japanese cuisine (grilled eel).
Contact - Lake Hamana Fish Culture Fisherman's Cooperative
Tel: 053-592-0123
Fax: 053-596-1179
Website: http://www.maruhama.or.jp/
Lake Hamana Katsumi
grilled eel, Lake Hamana
TEL & FAX: 053-526-1088
Website: http://www.hamanako-katsumi.co.jp/

Hamo (Sharp Toothed Eel / conger eels)

Hamo (Sharp Toothed Eel / conger eels)
Hamo is highly valued as a quality fish in the Kansai district, specifically in Kyoto. Recently, Hamo has been caught nearby in the Enshu Sea and the people here are also developing a taste for it. Kanzanji Onsen around Lake Hamana, visitors can enjoy the local delicacies of unagi (eel) and fugu (blowfish), at a fraction of Tokyo prices. Onsen tamago, eggs boiled in the onsen waters, or onsen manju a steamed sweet, also make a delicious snack.
eel at Kanzanji Onsen.
TEL.053-487-0152 (Kanzanji Hot Springs Tourism Association)
Website: http://www.japanguides.net/shizuoka/kanzanji-kanzanji-cho-omote-southern...

Enshu Nada Natural Blowfish (Torafugu / Tiger Blowfish/ Shimonoseki Fugu)

Enshu Nada Natural Blowfish (Torafugu / Tiger Blowfish/ Shimonoseki Fugu)
The offshore Enshu Sea has recently become a leading natural blowfish fishing ground nationwide. These days, the local people here can also enjoy blowfish.
Contact - Enshu Nada Blow-fish Cooking and Processing Cooperative, Lake Hamana Entertainment
Tel: 053-487-0194, 053-487-1117
Website: http://www.enter-me.jp/

Salted Fish (skipjack tuna, Octopus, squid..)

salted Octopus.jpg
Gemma
TEL: 0120-677-021
FAX: 053-592-6668
Website: http://www.genma.biz/

Enshu Nada Young Sardines [whitebait)

Sardines [whitebait) Enshu Nada Young Sardines [whitebait)
Hamana Fisherman's Cooperative (Honjo fishery Hamana)
TEL: 053-592-2911
Website: http://www.hamanagyokyo.or.jp/

Lake Hamana Asari (clams)

Lake Hamana Asari (clams)Asari (clams)
Asari clams are steamed with Japanese sake. It's a simple but delicious appetizer. You may enjoy asari miso soup and sakamushi, or asari clams steeped in sake.
TEL.053-592-2911 (Hamana Fisherman's Cooperative)

Locally Brewed Sake

Brewed Sake
The local sake, brewed using underflow water from the mountains or the Tenryu River, including "Hana no Mai", "Yamada Nishiki" and "Shussejo", has been awarded many prizes.
Hana no Mai Sake Brewery
TEL: 053(582)2121
FAX: 053(589)0122
Website: http://www.hananomai.co.jp/

Hamamatsu Sake Brewery
Hamamatsu Sake Brewery
TEL: 053-461-6145
FAX: 053-463-3851
Website: http://www.tenjingura.com/

Suppon (soft-shelled turtles)

Suppon (soft-shelled turtles)
Hattori Nakamura Suppon Farm
Tel: 053-592-0020
Fax: 053-592-7724
Website: http://www.hattori-suppon.co.jp/

Lake Hamana Turtle

Lake Hamana Turtle from "Selectfood"
"Selectfood" - Nakamura Hattori Turtle Firm
Tel: 053-450-2301
Fax: 053-450-2300
Website: http://www.selectfood.co.jp/

Lake Hamana Prawns

Lake Hamana Prawns
For fisheries, eel farming in Lake Hamana-ko is famous. For fish farming, the cultivation of clams and prawns are also carried on. Clams raised in the brackish water of Lake Hamana are particularly tasty. In spring and summer, some locations like Bentenjima are open to the public for clam digging, which has become a seasonal tradition. Prawns and aonori seaweed are also local specialty food produced in Lake Hamana.
TEL.053-592-2911 (Hamana Fisherman's Cooperative)

Mikatabara Danshaku Imo Potato Chips

Mikatabara Danshaku Imo Potato Chips
Enshu Yume Kurabu
TEL: 053-587-1025
FAX: 053-586-0132
Website: http://www.umaimen.com/

Azukimochi

Azukimochi
Contact - Aoi
Tel: 053-435-3365
Fax: 053-435-3367
Website: http://aoikasi.jp/

Unagi Pie

Unagi Pie
Eel cookies (UNAGI-PAI) and eel's bone chip are sold in Hamamatsu. Night confection “UNAGI PIE”, a famous confection in Hamamatsu. Since the first launch in 1961 as the Lake Hamana’s specialty. It is the famous confection produced by fresh butter and selected ingredients in combination with seasonings such as eel extract and garlic.
Shunkado
TEL: 0120-210481
FAX: 0120-214581
Website: http://www.shunkado.co.jp/language/en/

Unagipie Nuts

Unagipie Nuts
This is UNAGI PIE using almonds abundantly and providing you a different taste.

SHIRASUPIE

SHIRASUPIE
This is a pie using fresh “Whitebait (Young sardine)” plentifully as Shizuoka’ s local specialty and being baked as crispy. Sweet taste with sprinkled granulated sugar and slight spicy taste with horseradish. It is perfect for treat and snack for alcohol.

“Confection for Midnight” UNAGIPIE V.S.O.P.

“Confection for Midnight” - UNAGIPIE V.S.O.P.
This is the best grade UNAGI PIE as wrapping up the rich aroma of quality brandy and the flavor of macadamia nuts as the king of nuts and reaching the top of UNAGI PIE as the Lake Hamana’ s specialty. Bring it to your comfortable dream world as your companion.

UNAGI PIE MINI

UNAGI PIE MINI
This is a pretty small size of UNAGI PIE (with Nuts and Honey).

Chattera

Chattera
Hatnamatsu Bunmeido
TEL: 053-462-0002
FAX: 053-461-2220
Website: http://e-bunmeido.jp/

Nunohasi no Yuki

Nunohasi no Yuki
Contact - Tamachi Baigetsu
Tel: 053-447-0181
Website: http://www.tamachi-baigetsu.co.jp/

Jiichiro no Baumkuchen

Jiichiro no Baumkuchen
Yataro Group
Tel: 053-461-8150
Fax: 053-461-8168
Website: http://www.yataro.com/

Wagashi (Japanese traditional sweets)

Wagashi (Japanese traditional sweets)
Komatsu confectionery shop
TEL: 053-987-0203
FAX: 053-987-0203
Website: http://5028seika.com/SHOP/yaramaikatochi001.html

  • Unagi (Eel) Pie Shops In Hamamatsu:

    Unagi (Eel) Pie Shop.

    • SHUNKADO EEL PIE FACTORY
    • SHUNKADO HONTEN
      321-10 Kaji-machi, Hamamatsu, Naka Ward, Shizuoka Prefecture 430-0933, Japan
      Tel: 053-453-7100
    • SANARUKO PARKTOWNTEN
      1928-8 Tomitsukacho, Hamamatsu, Naka Ward, Shizuoka Prefecture 432-8002, Japan
      Tel: 053-471-6100
    • EKIMAE BILLTEN
      2-12 Kaji-machi, Hamamatsu, Naka Ward, Shizuoka Prefecture 430-0933, Japan
      Tel: 053-454-7100
    • SATOUTEN
      2-35-23 Sato, Hamamatsu, Naka Ward, Shizuoka Prefecture 430-0807, Japan
      Tel: 053-411-1155
    • HONSYA KOUJYO BAITEN
      553 Kamida-machi, Hamamatsu, Naka Ward, Shizuoka Prefecture 432-8047, Japan
      Tel: 053-441-3340
    • Unagi Pie Website: http://www.shunkado.co.jp/

Hamamatsu's Local Brand Merchandise (Yaramaika Hamamatsu)

Some Products of Hamamatsu's Local Brand Merchandise (Yaramaika Hamamatsu)
The Hamamatsu Chamber of Commerce and Industry established the brand business "Yaramaika Hamamatsu". As of January 2009, the number of certified brand products was 71. Some of the items are introduced here in the guidebook. Please access the web site for further information.
For further information on Yaramaika Hamamatsu Brand Merchandise: Tel: 053-452-1114, Website: http://www.yaramaika-h.jp/netshop/

Further information on Hamamatsu Gifts:

Hamamatsu City Souvenir Association
156-3 Shiomachi, Hamamatsu City (Hamamatsu-shi), Naka Ward (Naka-ku), Shizuoka Prefecture 432-8034, Japan
TEL: 053-458-3635
FAX: 053-453-3225
Website: http://hamamatsu-miyage.com/
Find cuisine in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture: http://www.gurume-sagasu.com/pref/shizuokaken/

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