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Japan Romantic Road: Would you like to travel countryside In Japan by a car?

Mount Asama, Shima to Karuizawa
Mount Asama, Shima Onsen to Karuizawa

Overview

If you have been visited Japan several times and are thinking to drive in Japan, Japan Romantic Road is recommended.

Japan romantic road
Japan romantic road

Japan Romantic Road is a rural road with the total length of 320 km (200 mile), which connects Nikko, Tochigi and Ueda, Nagano, through our Gunma.

Our Shima Onsen is located around the middle of the road.

There are many sightseeing spots, such as rural Japanese landscape, three national parks, lakes, mountains, Onsen, ruins, and much more.

If you would run through all the route, it will take at least 2 nights and 3 days.

But if you spend more time, you can much more enjoy rural Japan and highlands. So you will get more satisfied. Continue reading

Kashiwaya Cafe is a cafe at Shima Onsen Resort

Kashiwaya Cafe
We not only run Kashiwaya Ryokan but also Kashiwaya Cafe at Shima Onsen Resort.

Kashiwaya Cafe is located about the center of Shima Onsen resort.

There are “Shimamura” of baked buns, “Workshop Mugendai (infinity)” where you can experience pottery, “Shionoyu Drinking Onsen Station” where you can enjoy drinking Onsen, ATM, free public parking, and so on, are around it.

At Kashiwaya Cafe, we provide Italian style coffee, using LAVAZZA beans.

Onsen mark
Among coffee menu, “Onsen Mark Cappuccino” with a decoration of “Onsen Mark” on cappuccino is posted on various travel magazines and webs as a famous coffee at Kashiwaya Cafe.

In addition, we provide black teas of Ronnefeldt, the German bland. Cold fruit tea is also popular.

You can also enjoy wine and draft beer, including Shima Onsen Ale, the beer brewed at Shima Onsen.

We have also abundant lunch menu.

curry
Our popular menu are “Kashiwaya Curry,” rice with curry which you can enjoy 2 kinds of taste at the same time, and “Italian Ramen,” with pasta noodle and ethnic taste soup.

lunch menu
Also, sandwich made with small baguette bread, pasta, Loco Moco using Onsen egg, and so on, are available.

In addition, our handmade sweets are also popular. Baked cheesecake, rare cheesecake, banana cakes, gateau chocolate, and so on, are available.

Kashiwaya Cafe uses a renewed building that was built in 1935 by Masao Kashiwabara, the founder of our company.

Many customers visit us many times, looking forward this shop atmosphere and the viewing from the second floor, which changes in four seasons.

Free WiFi is also available inside the shop.

At Shima Onsen Resort, other than Kashiwaya Cafe, there are various restaurants, where you can enjoy lunch, such as handmade Soba, popular grilled eel shop, pork cutlet, ramen, and so on.

Please stay several nights and enjoy various lunch!
enjoy bikes

Shima Onsen Kashiwaya Cafe
http://www.onsen-cafe.com
https://www.facebook.com/KashiwayaCafe/
4237-45, Nakanojo-machi, Agatsuma-gun, Gunma, 377-0601
Hours 10:00 to 17:00 (Last order at 16:30)
Closed Thursdays, the 3rd Fridays

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Dinner Menu at Shima Onsen Kashiwaya Ryokan

Dinner menu

The dinner menu is now early summer version.

Dinner at Shima Onsen Kashiwaya Ryokan is Japanese Kaiseki style.

Mainly with Gunma Local Ingredients, our well-experienced cook mix Japanese traditional technique and new technique, which is beyond Japanese. Not only the taste, but also looking you can enjoy.

I will introduce dinner menu every time the version is changed at this blog.
Stay tuned!

For dinner menu in early summer in 2016, I combined Gunma made ingredients, such as vegetables and wheat pork, and a little early summer ingredients, such as Ayu and winter melon, resulting in gentle style.
Chef, Norihiko Sakamoto

Aperitif
Plum wine “Osakazuki”

Plum wine is made with Japanese Sake, “Osakazuki”, of brewery in the foothills of Mt. Haruna. Gunma is also one of the most producer of plums in East Japan.

Specialty
Hanamame (beans) and Sashimi Konjac handmade by the landlady

Hanamame, kojac
Well evaluated classic menu.
The key points are handmade and local Agatsuma production.

Appetizer
Cone Tofu

Corn Tofu
Soy milk is mixed with early Hokkaido corns and made to deep taste Tofu-yose.
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