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Shiga Autumn Foliage Lunch

[Shiga Autumn Foliage Spots and Recommended Lunches in the Area

Autumn foliage season is here. After visiting the three most famous places in Shiga, you can enjoy lunch!
Pick up restaurants within a 20-minute drive, as well as restaurants where you can eat while enjoying the scenery, along with famous autumn foliage spots.

1.Area 1] Autumn Foliage of Metasequoia Trees and Lunch in the Surrounding Area

row of metasequoia trees/ Metasequoia Namiiki
About 500 metasequoia trees are planted along the 2.4-km approach road to the Makino Plateau, a sightseeing spot selected as one of the "100 New Japanese Roadside Trees.

row of metasequoia trees

Address] Makino, Makino Town, Takashima City, Shiga Prefecture
Access】7 minutes by car from JR Makino Station
Tel.0740-33-7101 (Lake Biwa Takashima Tourism Association)

Naya cafe doi/Café Doi
This stylish café, which is dog-friendly, was opened by Ms. Doi, who has been active as a cookery researcher, including leading cooking classes and developing recipes. The most popular item is the Naya Lunch for 1,580 yen, which features nine side dishes made with vegetables grown in Shiga Prefecture and flavored with fermented seasonings. Also popular is the gluten-free fried chicken lunch for 1,480 yen, using glutinous rice and rice flour as the batter.

Nanaya Lunch at Nanaya cafe doi

Naya lunch: 1,580 yen. A variety of 9 home-style dishes with a different taste. Rice with black rice is included.

Address] 94 Oura, Nishiazai-cho, Nagahama City, Shiga Prefecture
Access】10 minutes walk from JR Nagahara Station
Business hours] 11:00-17:00
Tel. 0749-56-0866
For more information about the store, please contacthere

CAFE TSUMUGU/ Cafe Tsumugu
Minakuchi Farm, which engages in recycling-oriented agriculture in the neighborhood of metasequoia trees, has opened a café. The cafe offers a spice curry set meal for 1,760 yen and a hearty vegetable set meal for 1,870 yen at lunchtime, with the hope that customers will "fill up on the vegetables of which they are so proud. Each set meal comes with four to five side dishes, including one that uses rare vegetables such as golden thread melon and korinky.

Spice Curry Set Meal at CAFE TSUMUGU

Spice Curry Set Meal: 1,760 yen. Two kinds of curry with lots of onions, tomatoes and garlic are mixed together. Includes side dishes and soup.

Address] 1386-8 Hiruguchi, Makino Town, Takashima City, Shiga Prefecture
Access】5 minutes on foot from bus stop "Makino Shisho-mae".
Business hours】11:00~14:00
For more information about the store, please contacthere

Restaurant Suzuhiro/ Suzuhiro
The owner, Mr. Suzuki, fell in love with an old thatched-roof house on high ground and decided to move here. The diner-style restaurant always offers five kinds of set meals, including the charcoal-grilled Omi black chicken set meal for 1,980 yen, which is grilled with natural salt and tasty and chewy, and the very rare chicken nanban set meal for 1,980 yen, which is served with handmade tartar sauce made from mayonnaise. Appetizers using seasonal local ingredients such as loquat trout and sweetfish are also included.

Charcoal-grilled Omi Black Chicken Set Meal at Suzuhiro Restaurant

Omi Kurochicken Charcoal Grilled Set Meal: 1980 yen. Miyazaki-style charcoal-grilled chicken with charcoal smoked on the thighs and seseri, served with 3 kinds of appetizers, soup, homemade savory dishes, and Omi rice.

Address] 688 Umehara, Imazu-cho, Takashima City, Shiga Prefecture
Access】11 minutes by car from JR Omi Imazu Station
Business hours] 11:00-15:00, Saturday, Sunday and holidays 11:00-19:00
Tel. 0740-33-7268
For more information about the store, please contacthere

2.Area 2] Autumn Foliage at Eigenji Temple and Lunch in the Area

Eigenji Temple/ Hideyasuji (Genji)
The temple is the head temple of the Eigenji school of the Rinzai Sect, which oversees 127 branch temples. Trees, mainly mountain maples, are in full color and brightly cover the precincts of the temple.

Eigenji Temple

Address] 41 Eigenji Takano-cho, Higashiomi City, Shiga Prefecture
Access】25 minute walk from Eigenji-mae bus stop.
Business hours] 9:00-16:00
Admission: ¥500 for adults, free for junior high school students and younger
Parking lot] 25 cars
Tel. 0748-27-0016

PIZZERIA Uoko Shoten/ Pizzeria Uo Kosho
A pizzeria with a spectacular view overlooking the valley of Okueigenji, which turns color in autumn. The pizza dough, made from ultra-soft spring water and whole wheat flour produced in Nagahama City, is as strong as the ingredients, and the taste of the wheat spreads in your mouth. The bacon, a popular topping, is also homemade. Sakura pork from Mie Prefecture is marinated in herbs and rock salt for more than two weeks, then smoked with cherry chips for a full day. Smoothies made with seasonal fruits are also a specialty.

Uoko Shoten

Pizza with homemade bacon and Eigenji maitake mushrooms in tomato sauce 2,400 yen. Aito ripe fig smoothie for 700 yen. Plenty of thick maitake mushrooms from Eigenji. The saltiness of the homemade bacon stimulates the appetite even more!

Address] 520 Tatehata-cho, Higashiomi-shi, Shiga
Access】A short walk from bus stop "Okueigenji Keiryu no Sato
Business hours] 11:00-15:00
For more information about the store, please contacthere

hiraganaplace to put oneself
Located in the village of Eigenji, with mountains looming in front of it, this restaurant is housed in a 300+ year old private house. The restaurant, which also has a library and an antique store, offers weekly set menus, drinks, and desserts inspired by bribery. It is a place to visit for a moment of relaxation when you are tired of your daily routine. The evening hours at Inokoro are also attractive.

Weekly Set Meals at Inokoro

Weekly set meal with drink 1500 yen. On this day, it was homemade smoked mackerel chazuke with Masasho tea, a specialty of the restaurant. The savory aroma of the mackerel, the broth of the Masasho tea, and the onsen tamago (soft-boiled egg) were delicious, and the chopsticks went down a treat!

Address] 749 Aiya-cho, Eigenji, Higashiomi-shi, Shiga
Access】4 minutes walk from bus stop "Aiya-guchi".
Business hours: 11:30-15:30 (LO/14:30), 18:00-21:30 (LO/21:00)
For more information about the store, please contacthere

3.Area ③] Autumn Foliage at Jiji Temple and Lunch in the Area

one of the six administrators of a Zen temple/summary time
Chishokuji Temple (formerly Iifukuji Temple) is an old temple founded by the monk Gyoki in 735. The temple's 200 old maple trees filling the precincts of the temple in the fall colors add to the temple's venerable history.

one of the six administrators of a Zen temple

Address] Furuhashi, Kinomoto-cho, Nagahama City, Shiga Prefecture
Access】18 minutes walk from bus stop "Furuhashi".
Business hours] 8:30-16:00
Admission: ¥500 for adults, free for junior high school students and younger *Reservations required.
Parking] No *Temporary parking is available during the fall foliage season (reservation required).
Tel.0749-53-2650(Nagahama Tourist Association)

cafe santoco/ Cafe Santoco
This guesthouse is run by Mr. and Mrs. Sugimoto, who moved to Nagahama from Kanagawa Prefecture, and renovated an old private house. In the attached cafe, his wife Yoshie serves homemade dishes, using local ingredients such as vegetables, rice, and seasonings like miso and soy sauce. The signature dish is the Yama to Lake set meal for 1,200 yen, which includes a choice of two main dishes such as fried horse mackerel or fried chicken, and a mini set meal for 1,000 yen for those who prefer a smaller meal. Reservations are recommended for lunch.

cafe santoco's mountain and lake set menus

Mountain and Lake Set Lunch 1200yen. Today's main dish is fried chicken tulip, served with 3 kinds of side dishes, salad, pickles, rice, and miso soup.

Address] 748 Oyori-cho, Nagahama City, Shiga Prefecture
Access】12 minutes by car from JR Torahime Station
Business Hours] Thursday 11:00-16:00 (Lunch LO/14:30, Cafe LO/15:30)
Friday Cafe 13:00-16:00 (LO/15:30)
Open once a month on Saturdays
For more information about the store, please contacthere

*Please note that the information contained herein is subject to change without notice.
*Since this site uses automatic translation, the translation may differ from the original Japanese content.

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