Gourmet Food

Strawberry Picking for Tourists

  • Spring
  • Winter
  • Chichibu/Nagatoro

Chichibu strawberries are popular for their large size and sweet flavor. Although strawberries are found in stores from late December until about February, strawberry season is actually in March and April. Don't miss tasting delicious strawberries when they taste best!

Seibu-Chichibu Station

Grape Picking for Tourists

  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Chichibu/Nagatoro

Chichibu is well-known for its large and sweet grapes. "Chichibu Mountain Rubies", an original type of grape unique to Chichibu, are popular for being seedless, and you can eat them with the skin on. Grapes taste the best when you eat them in nature as you pick them! Grapes are in season in August and September.

Seibu-Chichibu Station

Chichibu's Local Sake

  • All year
  • Chichibu/Nagatoro

Traditional brewing techniques are used to make alcoholic drinks with the abundant water in Chichibu. The whiskey, wine, and especially Japanese sake from this area are famous and popular as souvenirs. You can also visit brewing factories and a brewery museum to learn about brewing.

Seibu-Chichibu Station

Miso Potato

  • All year
  • Chichibu/Nagatoro

This enjoyable food features sweet miso sauce on deep-fried potato. It is a famous inexpensive but delicious dish that is popular in Chichibu as a side dish, a snack, or an appetizer. Many supermarkets in the Chichibu region offer miso potato for sale in their deli section. The combination of salty-sweet miso and tasty potato is a delicious collaboration.

Seibu-Chichibu Station

Waraji Katsudon (Cutlet on Rice)

  • All year
  • Chichibu/Nagatoro

This is a delicious rice dish, served on top with two large, seasoned cutlets covered in a secret miso sauce. The name comes from the fact that cutlets look like a pair of straw sandals. The combination of large, crisp, deep-fried cutlets with a sauce that is unique to each store is delicious.

Seibu-Chichibu Station

Natural Shaved Ice

  • All year
  • Chichibu/Nagatoro

This shaved ice uses special ice naturally made from Chichibu's famous water. With just a single bite of this fluffy ice dessert, you'll understand why customers line up even in the winter! The original syrup made from natural fruit juices that change with each season is also delicious!

Nagatoro Station on the Chichibu Railway Line

Chichibu's Soba Noodles

  • All year
  • Chichibu/Nagatoro

Chichibu soba noodles are made from the natural environment in Chichibu and the clear water from the upstream Arakawa River that flows through Saitama and Tokyo. These noodles have a firm texture with a full flavor. Don't miss the hands-on experience of making Chichibu soba noodles.

Seibu-Chichibu Station

Kawagoe's Eel Dishes

  • All year
  • Kawagoe

Since long ago, this area's famous eel cuisine has been made from eels that can be caught on the banks of the Iruma River and the Arakawa River, and Kawagoe's famous soy sauce. People here continue to keep the traditional flavor that is based on a secret sauce that was developed over many years by stores throughout Kawagoe.

Hon-Kawagoe Station

Kawagoe's Sweet Potato Dishes

  • All year
  • Kawagoe

Since long ago, the people of Kawagoe have loved sweet potatoes, either roasted or prepared in a variety of other ways. Sweet potatoes from all around Japan are available in Kawagoe, thus it is known as the City of Sweet Potatoes. You can enjoy a wide variety of sweet potato dishes, including unique "potato kaiseki" dishes, potato soba noodles, potato udon noodles, and many types of desserts.

Hon-Kawagoe Station

COEDO Beer

  • All year
  • Kawagoe

This is Japan's leading craft beer. "Beniaka", the world's first sweet potato beer, is very popular with fans around the world. During the Edo period, Kawagoe prospered as the kitchen of Edo. The name COEDO is derived from "a town as prosperous as Edo" or "a town reminiscent of the Edo period".

Hon-Kawagoe Station

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