Arima Koeido sweets shop
After strolling for a couple of hours, we started getting a little hungry. We stopped by Arima Koeido, a sweets shop that has been in operation for over 200 years.
A specialty here is “Getanoha.” Made out of wheat, eggs, brown sugar and white sugar, it’s somewhat similar to cookies — but also has a resemblance to “senbei,” or Japanese rice crackers. It’s been said that miners who used to work in Iwami Ginzan ate Getanoha as a snack.
We continued walking toward the entrance of Ryugenji Mabu Mine Shaft and stopped by Cafe Juru for lunch.
I fell in love with all the small, unique decorations outside.
The inside was cozy, with jazz playing in the background.
We had a special lunch set (3,000 yen) that needs to be booked in advance. The cafe features various menu items that use locally-grown vegetables.
I especially enjoyed the chicken grilled in miso and “ume” plums.
We were now a short walk away from Ryugenji Mabu — which will be a topic of my next blog entry.
Omori district, Oda, Shimane Prefecture
|Address||141 Omoricho, Oda, Shimane Prefecture|
|Hours||9 a.m. – 5 p.m.|
|Address||206 Omoricho, Oda, Shimane Prefecture|
|Hours||10 a.m. – 5 p.m.|