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Meals for vegetarians, vegans, and notices for people with food allergies, and halal.

Example of the dinner
Example of the dinner

The accommodation of Shima Onsen Kashiwaya Ryokan usually includes dinner and breakfast (one night stay and two meals per day).

You can enjoy your stay in a traditional Japanese Ryokan that has Japanese features such as tatami rooms, an Onsen (hot spring), and Japanese cuisine.

We are happy to have received a lot of good comments and reviews, especially about the cuisine.

For example,

The dinner in the evening is truly the best bit though… A 12 course meal with so many different things to try from Japanese cuisine…

The food was amazing, they happily accommodated my vegetarian request and the in-room dinner and breakfast made the stay feel like a real traditional Japanese experience.

Breakfast is served downstairs, but dinner is served in your own room – both are a delicious parade of more than ten different dishes!

Recently the number of guests at our Ryokan from overseas has been increasing.

In the last four months alone (January to April) this year, we have welcomed guests from more than 30 countries and regions.

So, we have also had variety of requests for special menus (especially vegetarian and vegan).

Example of the breakfast
Example of the breakfast

Therefore, Shima Onsen Kashiwaya Ryokan has created five special menus.

1.Regular menu

Regular dishes that we usually serve and many of our guests enjoy.

2. Menu with no meat

Substitute other ingredients for all meat in the regular menu.
Seafood, egg, dairy products are still used.

3. Vegetarian A menu

No meat and seafood, but a basic element of Japanese cuisine, ‘Katsuo Dashi’ (Japanese-style broth with dried bonito(fish) ) is used. Egg and dairy products are also used.

4. Vegetarian B menu

This meal does not contain meat, seafood, egg or dairy products, although ‘Katsuo Dashi'(Japanese-style broth with dried bonito) is used.
As it was mentioned above, ‘Katsuo Dashi’ is a basic element of Japanese cuisine.

5. Vegan menu

This menu does not contain meat, seafood, egg or dairy products. Special broth with edible kelp, mushrooms, and vegetables is used instead of ‘Katsuo Dashi’ (Japanese-style broth with dried bonito). There is an extra charge of 1,500yen per night per person.

About Allergy / Food Intolerance

We are afraid that we cannot accommodate fully for food allergies.
We will try to do our best. However, some ingredients may contain allergens, and allergens are handled and prepared in the same environment with all other food items, so trace amounts of these allergens may be found in all dishes.
We appreciate your understanding in this matter.

About Halal

We are sorry to say that we cannot currently prepare halal food.
It is difficult for us to divide our cookware and utensils to prepare a halal menu.
In addition, some seasonings contain a little alcohol.
Please choose one of the five menus above, if possible.
We appreciate your understanding in this matter.

Likes and dislikes

We highly recommend that you try Washoku (Japanese cuisine). It is a great opportunity to enjoy it. There may be some dishes and ingredients that you are unfamiliar with, but they are worth trying.

Please let us know any of your menu requests in advance.

We may not able to accommodate you if ordered on the same day.

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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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Meals at Kashiwaya Ryokan

There are varieties of fun at staying at Onsen Ryokan.

In particular, if it is your first time of staying at Onsen Ryokan, you will experience new things one after another and cannot help saying “Amazing!”

Natural environment at Onsen resort, atmosphere of Onsen town, buildings of inns, Japanese-style room, Onsen, and so much others.

Every one of them is a typical experience in Japan.

And one of the highlights is meals.
Example of meals

As you can see the “Washoku” has been registered as UNESCE intangible cultural heritage, Japanese traditional meals are valuable culture, which we can be proud in the world.

Although the dining style of dinner at Ryokan has been gradually changing, the main stream is “Kaiseki Ryori,” which is a course style meals used for parties and banquet, and its arranged styles by each inn.

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