Ise Gourmet Kingdom/PREMIUM/GOURMET & SHOPPING

Since ancient times, Ise has been named ‘the Gourmet Kingdom’ or ‘the Royal Food Kingdom’.
Ise Shima is famous for its food ingredients, which are used to make offerings to the Ise Shrine and provide food for the royal family.
Customers can taste not only Ise gastronomic dishes but also Kumano chicken, Matsusaka beef, Ise Shima marine products, etc. at once. Please enjoy our conscientious gastronomic town!

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  • Gastronomic dishes of
    Ise Gourmet Kingdom
    Speaking of Ise, the must-eat gastronomic dishes of craftsmen​ in the Castle Town
  • Japanese Premium
    Gourmet
    We serve strictly selected Japanese gourmet dishes, which customers can rarely enjoy in other place.

Gastronomic dishes of Ise Gourmet Kingdom Speaking of Ise, must mention the must-eat gastronomic dishes of craftsmen​ in the Castle Town.

  • Area: Castle Town – Gourmet Food
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Charcoal grilled seafood at Fighting Grand Restaurant

Indulge in luxury with the charcoal grilled fresh marine products that are caught in Ise

Grill turbo sazae, oyster, noble scallop caught in Ise’s local sea, and Manila clam of big size from Mikawa, etc. with joy. How great it is to taste them with “sauce for shellfish” – originally made by head chef – when you are deliberately grilling. We have also offered the buffet, and received a lot of good comments.

Operating time: 11: 00 ~ 23: 00 (last order at 22: 30 )
Bringing kids: OK・ Using wheelchair: OK・Coming in group: OK

Premium “sauce for shellfish”

Accompanied the seafood grill stove is the “sauce for shellfish” – originally made by head chef of the Castle Town. This handmade sauce is made from choice natural domestic materials, such as the blend of Hokkaido · Tosa · Daiozaki katsuobushi (dried bonito flakes), Shiitake mushroom – product of Mie prefecture, dried sardines​, dried whole horse mackerel and Hidaka’s kombu (dried kelp), etc. Please taste and feel the wholehearted commitment of the craftsman.

  • Area: Castle Town – Gourmet Food
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Grilled Matsusaka beef & Iga beef

Enjoy at the same time 2 brands of Wagyu beef – “Matsusaka beef” and “Iga beef”, the high-ranking ingredients​ and the pride of Mie prefecture!

Craftsmen of Castle Town purchase a whole cow from Mie prefecture’s Wagyu brands – “Matsusaka beef” and “Iga beef”. Enjoy high quality beeves with special sauce which will enhance the flavor of materials. We are honoured to bring to customers an unforgettable food experience.

Operating time: 11: 00 ~ 21: 00 (last order at 20: 00)
Bringing kids: OK・Using wheelchair: OK・Coming in group: OK ◎ Click here to view the menu

High-quality beef at reasonable price! Only in Castle Town!!

Only in this Castle Town, the delicious Matsusaka beeves are offered at a reasonable price, because we purchase the whole Matsusaka cows of A4, A5 rank. Besides, we also stock and supply other good quality meats of Mie prefecture, such as Iga beef, Iga pork, Sakura pork, etc.

  • Area: Castle Town – Gourmet Food
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Grilled fresh eel – Unagi no kabayaki

Offer premium live eels split everyday right at the restaurant!

After a long time of tasting and comparing among different regions famous for production of eel in Japan, the Castle Town’s craftsmen have chosen the premium eels of Kagoshima prefecture. These live eels will be cut and trimmed in front of the customers, then grilled carefully on charcoal fire. Grilled eel is crispy on the outside but aromatic, succulent and thick meat on the inside, plus the special sauce complementing the eel favor.

Operating time: 11: 00 ~ 21: 00 (last order at 20: 00) Closed: Wednesday
Bringing kids: OK・Using wheelchair: OK・Coming in group: OK ◎ Click here to view the menu

“Eels of Kagoshima prefecture” – The No.1 eel in Japan

As a matter of fact, Nagoshima prefecture has the largest eel production in Japan. Especially, Osumi peninsula – with temperate climate of Kagoshima, a lot of eel fries and groundwater rich in minerals from volcanic soil – has been considered as ideal place having all of the best conditions for eel aquaculture.

  • Area: Castle Town – Gourmet Food
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Kumano Chicken Ramen

Enjoy first-rate ramen with supreme​ chicken soup!

The first-rate ramen is served with special chicken soup which made from a lot of bones of Kumano chicken – the pride of Mie prefecture. Please feel the harmony with the deep flavour of very thin noodle mixed with mellow chicken bone soup.

Operating time: 11: 00 ~ 21: 00 (last order at 20: 00) Closed: Wednesday
Bringing kids: OK・Using wheelchair: OK・Coming in group: OK ◎ Click here to view the menu

Japanese style chicken soup – secret of the delicacy

Using bones of the scarce Kumano chickens to make dashi, then combine with mixture of soy sauce (including soy sauce, sugar, mirin) to make a Japanese style ramen. Customers can enjoy the luxurious umami taste that extracted from ingredients, without using artifical seasoning. Because the soup cannot be made in a large amount, we will stop serving as soon as it is sold out. So, please come early!

  • Area: Castle Town – Gourmet Food
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Charcoal Grilled Kumano Chicken

Enjoy the highest grade Kumano chicken in luxurious way – “tasting separated parts and comparing the good taste”

We created menu that helps customers taste and compare different parts of “Kumano Chicken” – Mie prefecture’s unique local chicken with particularly deep umami taste. Customers can feel the differences in texture and aroma of each part. Please enjoy the umami which is maximum enhanced when eating with natural salt (chosen by the Castle Town’s craftsmen from many kinds of natural sea salt and rock salt).

Operating time: 11: 00 ~ 21: 00 (last order at 20: 00) Closed : Tuesday
Bringing kids: OK・Using wheelchair: OK・Coming in group: OK ◎ Click here to view the menu

What is “Kumano Jitori” (Kumano chicken)?

“Kumano Jitori” is a scarce local kind of chicken, only raised in Kumano city. It is the cross-breed of “Nagoya Kochin” with “Yakido” gamecock and famous “Ise Akadori” chicken of Mie prefecture. Customers can enjoy the refined original flavour of local chicken with elastic red meat quality.

  • Area: Castle Town – Gourmet Food
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Sea bream – Grilled on Sengoku style Japanese sunken hearth

Taste the extremely fresh sea beams grilled on Sengoku style Japanese sunken hearth!

We serve the sea bream – caught in Minami Ise – in a luxury style: The fishes will be skewered and salt grilled on a traditional Japanese sunken hearth (called “irori”). Customers can experience the deliciousness of fatty sea bream. Please enjoy the premium savour from fresh ingredients and dynamic cooking method of Ise Shima – seasoning fishes caught in local area with local salt. Moreover, the sea bream rice pot and the sea urchin rice pot – which are only made when having order – are also excellent dishes.

Operating time: 11: 00 ~ 21: 00 (last order at 20: 00) Closed: Tuesday
Bringing kids: OK・Using wheelchair: OK・Coming in group: OK ◎ Click here to view the menu

Minami Ise – The treasury of ingredients!

Minami Ise is a town located in south of Ise Grand Shrine, facing the ocean, having temperate climate and being rich in natural resources. With the key industries are fishing and agriculture, Minami Ise is proud of its highest fishing production in the prefecture. All types of fisheries, centering on best fishing grounds, are prosperous​. This town is also blessed with flavoursome seafood ingredients, such as sea bream and tuna, etc.

  • Area: Castle Town – Gourmet Food
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Charcoal grilled dried fish of Gourmet Kingdom

Serve the tasty dried sea bream of Minami Ise

Minami Ise is a town located in Mie prefecture, having a prosperous​ fishing with many fishing grounds. In this region, enjoying fishes that are dried after caught, is a luxury eating way. Drying process will make the moisture evaporate and the umami of the greasy sea bream get more condensed. Please relish this exquisite dried fish.

Operating time: 11: 00 ~ 21: 00 (last order at 20: 00) Closed: Monday
Bringing kids: OK・Using wheelchair: OK・Coming in group: OK ◎ Click here to view the menu

Dried fish is also the pride of Minami Ise

Thank to the advantageous environment – Kumano sea with Kuroshio Current​ of Pacific Ocean, ​good fishing grounds, etc. – Minami Ise is proud of its top-rank fishing production in Mie prefecture. Because many different species of fish can be caught here, there are a lot of stores – processing suitable species of fish to make dried fish – near the fishing harbour. Please enjoy the premium dried fish.

  • Area: Castle Town – Gourmet Food
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Ise Specialities Restaurant

Enjoy “Ise udon” – the No. 1 speciality of Ise – with special thick sauce made from premium dashi soup

Ise udon is famous for its soft thick noodles. Our craftsman will boil noodles for a suitable time, then drain and mix them in well with the slightly sweet but thick sauce made from kombu, choice katsuobushi of Hokkaido, and shiitake mushroom of Mie prefecture. Try a taste of our special udon!

Operating time: 11: 00 ~ 19: 00 (last order at 18: 30) Closed: Wednesday
Bringing kids: OK・Using wheelchair: OK・Coming in group: OK ◎Click here to view the menu

What is “Ise udon” – the speciality of Ise?

Springy super thick noodles mixed in well with soy sauce-based thick sauce is the distinction of Ise udon when eating. Ordinary udon takes only about 15 minutes to boil while Ise udon takes nearly an hour! In order to offer a unique mouthfeel with soft outside but springy inside, we are also very particular about the boiling method.

  • Area: Castle Town – Gourmet Food
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Baumkuchen of Ise sacred tree

The finest product made from “Ise tea” – the speciality of Mie prefecture – and plenty of milk from “Ouchiyama dairy farming”

This special baumkuchen is made from leaves of Mie’s speciality “Ise tea” – kneaded on the spot of harvest – with rich milk of Ouchiyama dairy farming. The cake is daily made in the store and served to the customers. This cake is not only suitable to enjoy on the spot but also ideal to take home as souvenir. Limit orders will be filled on a first come, first served basis!

Operating time: 10: 00 ~ 17: 00 (last order at 16: 30) Closed: N/A
Bringing kids: OK・Using wheelchair: OK・Coming in group: OK

Hand-made cakes that we attach special importance to ingredients of Mie

These cakes are made from plenty of milk of famous Ouchiyama dairy farming in Mie, and Ise tea leaves which are kneaded on the spot of harvest, then carefully baked in the store. The see-through glass kitchen of the store allows customers watch our cooking performance.

  • Area: Castle Town – Gourmet Food
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Take & Go Restaurant

Relish the Take Out menu while taking a stroll around the Castle Town

Our store serves various dishes (e.g., grilled Matsusaka beef skewers with mature soy sauce, mochi skewers with miso, mitarashi dango, soft serve ice-cream, ect.) that customers can feel free to eat when strolling around the Castle Town. Please enjoy them with glee!

Operating time: 10: 00 ~ 17: 00 (last order at 16: 30)
Bringing kids: OK・Using wheelchair: OK・Coming in group: OK

Let’s take some foods along when strolling around the Castle Town.

When strolling around the Castle Town, customers can get a fine view of Azuchi Castle in the distance and enjoy fast-food & drink at the same time. We prepare menu that all customers can enjoy with ease, regardless of age.

Japanese Premium Gourmet We serve strictly selected Japanese gourmet dishes, which customers can rarely enjoy in other place.

  • Area: Castle Town – Gourmet Food
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Yatsugatake Plateau​ Soba

The premium restaurant serves Japan’s best Yatsugatake soba

The craftsman of Castle Town uses the best quality buckwheat flour cultivated in Yatsugatake plateau – where is famous for Japan’s best soba – to make soba by hand in front of the restaurant. We also pay much attention to “water” that has a big effect on soba flavour. Thus we pump up and use the sterile groundwater flowing on the bedrock​ from Miyagawa through Ise city towards Isuzu River. Customers will have a chance to enjoy Japan’s best of real delicious soba in Ise. Moreover, we also serve Tororo gohan, a superb rice bowl with first class grated Japanese mountain yam on top, and pure soy sauce. By all means, please enjoy the sticky texture and strong flavour of this dish.

Operating time: 11: 00 ~ 21: 00 (last order at 20:00)
Bringing kids: OK・Using wheelchair: OK・Coming in group: OK ◎ Click here to view the menu

Chance to enjoy soba made by soba masters

Shinshu’s soba masters use buckwheat flour and water – ordered from Yatsugatake plateau – to knead the dough from every early morning, according to the temperature and humidity of Castle Town on that day, in order to offer the best soba to the customers.

  • Area: Castle Town – Gourmet Food
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Ultimate Rice Ball

“Koshihikari rice of Azumino” – the rare type of rice which is at least three times more expensive than ordinary Koshihikari!

“Koshihikari rice of Azumino” – produced by organic farming – along with water and cooking method are paid attention to make the finest quality rice balls. Besides, the rice bran used to make tsukemono (Japanese pickle) is also rice bran of Koshihikari rice. Therefore, these special pickled vegetables are dishes, which customers can only taste in Castle Town. Koshihikari rice of Azumino is a rare type of rice which has been at least three times more expensive than Koshihikari rice on the market. Please enjoy these special rice balls, which are absolutely different from others made from ordinary rice.

Operating time: 10: 00 ~ 17: 00 (last order at 16:30) Closed: Monday
Bringing kids: OK・Using wheelchair: OK・Coming in group: OK ◎ Click here to view the menu

What is “Koshihikari rice of Azumino”?

Koshihikari rice of Azumino is a type of rice cultivated in Azumino, where has the perfect environment with fresh air, water and mineral rich soil. It also takes time and effort to plant this type of rice, because it is cultivated in organic farming method without using any chemical fertilizer. Because of the good flavour and safety, sometimes its price is up to 1,200 JPY per kilo. We are proud to declare that this is the safe rice that everyone can eat.

  • Area: Castle Town – Gourmet Food
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Luo Han Guo Sweets & Bar

Enjoy the sweetener of precious “Luo Han Guo”, which the Chinese call the “longevity fruit” – in Castle Town

“Luo Han Guo” sweetener – which is rich in minerals and has antioxidant effect – is collaborated with Ise matcha. Customers can enjoy the flavour​ of Luo Han Guo via sweets and drinks. The store also operates at night as a bar. Customers can drink wine, beer and sing karaoke.

Operating time: 11: 00 ~ 21: 00 (last order at 20:00)
Bringing kids: OK・Using wheelchair: OK・Coming in group: OK ◎ Click here to view the menu

What is Luo Han Guo?

Luo Han Guo, which is called “longevity fruit” in China, is rich in minerals and used as a panacea​. This fruit contains the natural sweetener that is up to 300 ~ 400 times sweeter than sugar, contains zero calories, rich in dietary fiber and friendly with health​. However, because Luo Han Guo trees are only planted in the region of particular climate, fruits are rare and difficult to buy.