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Dining

Enjoy meals prepared with tasty locally grown ingredients and the culinary skills unique to each restaurant.

Handmade Soba Noodle Restaurant Komatsuya
Owner's Recommendation: Handmade Stone-Ground Soba 850 yen

Komatsuya

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"The soba noodles are prepared from flour made from unpolished buckwheat with a millstone. This soba containing the buckwheat husk is particular to the countryside. Hand-grinding with a millstone produces coarse flour of an uneven texture and gives the soba noodles a stronger buckwheat flavor and aroma."

Address: 4224-2 Oaza Shima, Nakanojo-machi, Agatsuma-gun, Gunma 377-0601 gmapicon googlemap
Open: 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Closed: Irregular schedule
azumaya
Recommendation: Joshu Okirikomi Udon 850 yen

Azumaya

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This local dish representative of Joshu (Gunma prefecture) is made with fresh noodles simmered in a soy sauce-flavored soup. It is a popular dish not to be missed when visiting Shima Onsen.

Address: Address: 4401 Oaza Shima, Nakanojo-machi, Agatsuma-gun, Gunma 377-0601 gmapicon googlemap
Open: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Closed: Irregular schedule
nagai
Owner's Recommendation: Ten Zarusoba 900 yen

Nagai

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Served with kakiage tempura, diners can enjoy the different ingredients used to make the kakiage, depending on the season.

Address: 4022-1 Oaza Shima, Nakanojo-machi, Agatsuma-gun, Gunma 377-0601 gmapicon googlemap
Open: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Closed: Tue., Wed., Thur.
shogetsu
Owner's Recommendation: Nabeyaki Udon 750 yen

Shogetsu

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Shogetsu's nabeyaki udon is a Shima specialty. Nabeyaki udon, this restaurant's most popular dish, is made with an abundance of vegetables and edible wild plants. The simmered noodle dish warms the body and spirit.

Address: 3811 Oaza Shima, Nakanojo-machi, Agatsuma-gun, Gunma 377-0601 gmapicon googlemap
Open: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed: Irregular schedule
sobazanmai_nakajimaya
Owner's Recommendation: Kinoko Soba 990 yen

Nakajimaya

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This delicious dish features a soup broth flavored with several kinds of mushrooms harvested in Shima Onsen.

Address: 4231-1 Ko, Oaza Shima, Nakanojo-machi, Agatsuma-gun Gunma gmapicon googlemap
Open: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Closed: Irregular schedule
shimamura
Owner's Recommendation: Yakimanju 200 yen per skewer

Yakimanju Shimamura

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Hot yakimanju are topped with good old-fashioned, sweet soy sauce-flavored sauce, then charcoal grilled for a savory flavor. It's the perfect snack to eat while walking.

Address: 4237-23 Oaza Shima, Nakanojo-machi, Agatsuma-gun, Gunma 377-0601 gmapicon googlemap
Open: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed: Irregular schedule
k_okinaya
Owner's Recommendation: Soy Milk Sundae 500 yen

Okinaya

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This popular item on the Okinaya menu is made with healthy soy milk ice cream generously topped with soybean flour and brown sugar syrup. Though light, it has a rich taste.

Address: 3982 Oaza Shima, Nakanojo-machi, Agatsuma-gun, Gunma 377-0601 gmapicon googlemap
Open: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Closed: Mon.
maya
Owner's Recommendation: Beef Stew Set: 1980 yen

Maya

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A western-style eatery with delicious beef stew that is loved by locals.

Address: 4139-10 Oaza Shima, Nakanojo-machi, Agatsuma-gun, Gunma 377-0601 gmapicon googlemap
Open: 11:00 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Closed: Mon.
ichirikisushi
Owner's Recommendation: tokuzyo 1700 yen

Ichiriki Sushi

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Diners can add sea urchin and conger eel to this dish of high-quality sushi.

Address: 3868 Oaza Shima, Nakanojo-machi, Agatsuma-gun, Gunma 377-0601 gmapicon googlemap
Open: 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Closed: Wed.
k_morinocafe_kiseki
Owner's Recommendation: Cheesecake 400 yen

KISEKI

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The homemade cheesecake has a slightly sweet taste.

Address: 3497 Oaza Shima, Nakanojo-machi, Agatsuma-gun, Gunma 377-0601 gmapicon googlemap
Open: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Closed: Wed., Thur. (Tue. in winter)
ginsen_chaya
Owner's Recommendation: Okkirikomi Udon 700 yen

Ginsenchaya

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In this dish, wide, flat noodles are simmered together with ingredients such as vegetables and mushrooms. The name is derived from the preparation method, called "kirikomu" in which kneaded dough is directly added to the cooking pot after being cut.

Address: 4170 Shima, Nakanojo-machi, Agatsuma-gun, Gunma 377-0601 gmapicon googlemap
Open: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Closed: Irregular schedule
kashiwayacafe
Owner's Recommendation: Onsen Icon Cappuccino 600 yen

Kashiwaya Cafe

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Leisurely relax in this lovely cafe that has a retro feel harking back to the Show era and a counter that affords a view of the natural landscape.

Address: 4237-45 Oaza Shima, Nakanojo-machi, Agatsuma-gun, Gunma 377-0601 gmapicon googlemap
Open: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed: Every Thur.
k_kurenai
Owner's Recommendation: Yumushi Unaju with Eel Liver Soup and Pickles 2900 yen

Kurenai

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The recipe for the special sauce has been handed down for over 50 years, and the eel, procured fresh and prepared fresh only on the day it is served, is grilled over charcoal to produce a savory aroma.

Address: 4143-2 Shima, Nakanojo-machi, Agatsuma-gun, Gunma 377-0601 gmapicon googlemap
Open: 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Closed: Irregular schedule
asunaro
Owner's Recommendation: Miso Katsu 1250 yen

Asunaro

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Tender pork cutlets are prepared with Joshu Mugibuta (wheat-fed pork). This restaurant is open for lunch and in the evening when customers can come for a drink. Asunaro is an establishment loved by the people of Shima.

Address: 4231 Otsu, Shima, Nakanojo-machi, Agatsuma-gun, Gunma 377-0601 gmapicon googlemap
Open: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Closed: Every Wed.
yuumin
Owner's Recommendation: Gyoza 500 yen

Yumin

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The gyoza dumplings are the house specialty and a popular menu choice. The dumpling dough for these soft and sticky gyoza is kneaded after an order is placed. Once eaten, the delicious gyoza become addictive. The technique used to ensure the garlic doesn't linger until the next day is a closely guarded secret.

Address: 4230 Oaza Shima, Nakanojo-machi, Agatsuma-gun, Gunma 377-0601 gmapicon googlemap
Open: 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Closed: Tue.
joy
Owner's Recommendation: Chonmaru Ramen 800 yen

Joy

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This bar with a nostalgic feel is in a hot spring tow. It is the only place in Shima Onsen where customers can sing karaoke and drink alcohol. The drinks go down easily over conversation with the owner, who was loved by celebrities.

Address: 4143 Shima, Nakanojo-machi, Agatsuma-gun, Gunma 377-0601 gmapicon googlemap
Open: 7 p.m. to 12 p.m
Closed: Irregular schedule

Shopping

Shima Onsen has many souvenirs. Small gifts, sweets, and foods unique to Shima are available.

marumiya

Marumiya Bussanten

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In the past, this shop sold souvenirs and toys, but now sells clothing. Customers will find everything they need at Marumiya.

Address: 4237-14 Shima, Nakanojo-machi, Agatsuma-gun, Gunma 377-0601 gmapicon googlemap
Open: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed: Irregular schedule
matsubaya

Matsubaya

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The weight of the gift communicates the depths of your sentiments, so give special friends a souvenir that has the flavor of your travels. Come back whenever you long for the taste.

Address: 4237-16 Shima, Nakanojo-machi, Agatsuma-gun, Gunma 377-0601 gmapicon googlemap
Open: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (5 p.m. in winter)
Closed: Irregular schedule
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Washinoya Saketen

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This is the only convenience store-style liquor shop in Shima Onsen. Washinoya was established to meet the needs of people visiting for the curative hot spring waters and will do its best to find what customers want, including cigarettes, ice cream, milk, magazines, sweets, and souvenirs.

Address: 3894-1 Oaza Shima, Nakanojo-machi, Agatsuma-gun, Gunma 377-0601 gmapicon googlemap
Open: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Open: year round
chouraku

Choraku

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Take the time to shop unhurried and create memories of Shima.

Address: 4237-2 Shima, Nakanojo-machi, Agatsuma-gun, Gunma 377-0601 gmapicon googlemap
Open: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed: Irregular schedule
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KISEKI

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On warm days at the end of the Golden Week holiday, KISEKI becomes an open-air cafe. Diners can have coffee while listening to the murmuring of Shima River. In winter, diners can enjoy the cafe in the warmth of a wood-burning stove.

Address: 3497 Oaza Shima, Nakanojo-machi, Agatsuma-gun, Gunma 377-0601 gmapicon googlemap
Open: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Closed: Wed., Thur. (Tue. in winter)
o_okinaya

Okinaya

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The owner's specialty, original sweets, are deliciously addicting. The anko coffee is surprisingly tasty and should definitely be given a try.

Address: 3982 Oaza Shima, Nakanojo-machi, Agatsuma-gun, Gunma 377-0601 gmapicon googlemap
Open: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed: Mon.
takadaya

Takadaya

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The registered trademark, Oiranfuro can be purchased at Ginza Gunma-chanchi, Yurakucho Murakara-Machikara-Kan, and Asakusa Marugoto Nippon Shokuhinkan "Kura."

Address: 4232 Shima, Nakanojo-machi, Agatsuma-gun, Gunma 377-0601 gmapicon googlemap
Open: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Closed: No scheduled closings
yamamoto

Yamamoto Shoten

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This green grocer on Ochiai Street also sells cigarettes.

Address: 4230 Shima, Nakanojo-machi, Agatsuma-gun, Gunma 377-0601 gmapicon googlemap
Open: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed: Sun.
nakamuraya

Nakamuraya Saketen

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There is an array of alcohol available, including local beers, local sake, and local wine from Shima. The local beer, Shima Bijin, is particularly popular. Many people return again and again to buy it.

Address: 4237-33 Shima, Nakanojo-machi, Agatsuma-gun, Gunma 377-0601 gmapicon googlemap
Open: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Closed: Irregular schedule
fugetsudo

Fugetsudo

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Fugetsudo is a long-established Japanese sweets shop with a 75-year history that is meticulous about ingredients and taste, and strives to make sweets that can be eaten with peace of mind. The sweets can be eaten in the cafe corner of the shop.

Address: 4237-34 Shima, Nakanojo-machi, Agatsuma-gun, Gunma 377-0601 gmapicon googlemap
Open: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Closed: Irregular schedule
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Kashiwaya Cafe

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There is a variety of cute, Japanese merchandise sold as souvenirs. Housed in a building dating back to the early Showa era that has been renovated with a nostalgic appearance inside and out, visitors can spend leisurely moments here during their time in Shima Onsen.

Address: 4237-45 Shima, Nakanojo-machi, Agatsuma-gun, Gunma 377-0601 gmapicon googlemap
Open: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed: Every Thur.
iwaneya

Iwaneya

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Stop by this cozy souvenir shop and you'll be welcomed with a smile by the kind owner. Come in during your travels around Shima and experience a comforting welcome.

Address: 4237 Shima, Nakanojo-machi, Agatsuma-gun, Gunma 377-0601 gmapicon googlemap
Open: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Closed: Irregular schedule
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Ginsenchaya

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Take a break when out strolling and stop in "an old-timey tea shop where the signature ginsen waters flow" for the local dish of okkirikomi noodles, yakimanju, sweets, or other offerings.

Address: 4170 Shima, Nakanojo-machi, Agatsuma-gun, Gunma 377-0601 gmapicon googlemap
Open: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Closed: Irregular schedule
shinozaki

Shinozaki Shoten

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Shinozaki Shoten is a grocery store in a hot spring town. Stop by when you feel a little hungry. We have a wide assortment of foods, including cup noodles, sweets, and snacks. People love to get Gunma's specialty, konnyaku, as a souvenir.

Address: 4237-21 Shima, Nakanojo-machi, Agatsuma-gun, Gunma 377-0601 gmapicon googlemap
Open: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Closed: Wed.
artvillage

Art Village Shima

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A graphic designer's open studio and atelier

Address: 4145 Shima, Nakanojo-machi, Agatsuma-gun, Gunma 377-0601 gmapicon googlemap
Open:
Closed: Irregular schedule

Hands-on Experiences

Visitors to Shima Onsen can try various hands-on experiences using the gifts of nature, including water sports on the river or lake, and making items from wood and clay.

green

Green Discovery

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Visitors to Shima Onsen can try various hands-on experiences using the gifts of nature, including water sports on the river or lake, and making items from wood and clay.

Address: 4063 Shima, Nakanojo-machi, Agatsuma-gun, Gunma 377-0601 gmapicon googlemap
Open: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.(April~at the end of November)
Closed: Open throughout the season
mugendai

MUGENDAI

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Sharing the joy of craftsmanship! Why not try making a one-of-a-kind craft?

Address: 4237-42 Shima, Nakanojo-machi, Agatsuma-gun, Gunma 377-0601 gmapicon googlemap
Open: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Closed: Wed., Thur.
kibarashi

Kibarashi

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Visitors can take a rest inside this building dating from the Azuchi?Momoyama period that was transferred from Kyoto. The Japanese writer, Osamu Dazai stayed here.

Address: 4401-9 Shima, Nakanojo-machi, Agatsuma-gun, Gunma 377-0601 gmapicon googlemap
Open: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Closed: Thur. *Closed (mid Dec. to the last day of February)
yanagiya

Yanagiya Yugijo

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This is the only game house in Shima Onsen. It has old-fashioned smart ball machines, similar to pinball.

Address: 4145 Shima, Nakanojo-machi, Agatsuma-gun, Gunma 377-0601 gmapicon googlemap
Open: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Closed: Thur.
lake

Lakewalk

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Experience an amazing time and location frolicking on cobalt blue water. Make memories and have an extraordinary experience with someone special!

Address: 29-3 Shima, Nakanojo-machi, Agatsuma-gun, Gunma 377-0601 Next to Ikkyu-san located beside Nakanojo Dam parking lot gmapicon googlemap
Open: 1From April 24th to November 23rd ①9:30 a.m. ②12:30 p.m. Golden Week, summer break ①9 a.m. ②11:30 a.m. ③2 p.m.
Closed: Wed. (excluding during Golden Week and summer break)