▼Enjoy tasty local products and foods during your visit to Yahiko Village!
▲“Yahiko Musume” Green Soybean
The first shipments of “Yahiko Musume” green soybeans mark the start of the soybean season. What makes these young soybeans so tasty is their soft texture.
▲“Yahiko Taro” Shiitake Mushroom
This is a giant shiitake mushroom grown in Yahiko. You will be amazed by its fleshy texture.
▲“Echigo Hime” Strawberry
The “Echigo Hime” strawberry offers a taste of spring. Gorgeously sweet strawberries are produced using a bench culture system that produces high quality while being very efficient. Enjoy the freshly picked, delicious strawberries.
▲Hot-Spring Steamed Bun
Hot-spring steamed buns are the most familiar kind of confectionery offered at hot-spring resorts. A fluffy and soft skin and a not-too-sweet bean-jam filling make the bun tasty. There is also a deep-fried version.
▲Yahiko’s Specialty Curry Beans
These delicious curry-flavored broad beans are one of the marvelous specialties of Yahiko.
▲Yahiko’s Famous “Tama Usagi” Confection
The famous “Tama Usagi” confection has its origin in an ancient story about the virtues of the god of Yahiko. Why don’t you buy a box of “Tama Usagi” cakes as a souvenir to take home.
Authentic gelato ice-cream made of fresh local ingredients. The ingredients change with the season. The gelato has a rich flavor and a pleasant aftertaste; you’ll never forget how delicious it is. The gelato comes in nine different flavors – milk, grape, strawberry, sweet soybean jam, green tea, sesame, cookie, green soybean, and sake.
▲“Yahiko Aikoku” Premium Sake Brewed from Rice Alone
“Yahiko Aikoku”, premium sake, brewed using only rice, is produced by brewers in Yahiko using an ancient rice called “Aikoku” that is grown locally with the minimum amount of pesticide and no chemical fertilizer. The label on the bottle of this sake carries calligraphy created by a local calligrapher. It is a dry sake with a rich flavor and sour taste that you’ll never cease to enjoy.
▲Yahiko’s Specialty Oden
Featuring the many different flavors of Yahiko’s local products, Oden is a typical example of Japanese home cooking. Oden is a quintessential Japanese food and local cuisine.
▲Yahiko’s Tokoroten Specialty
With a traditional taste, a smooth texture, ideal firmness and a delicate fragrance of the sea, “Tokoroten” jelly is very delicious.
The delicious Koshihikari rice is grown on the fertile land of Yahiko using the abundant water source of the Shinanogawa River.
▲Fresh Harvest from the Sea of Japan
The Sea of Japan offers a huge variety of seafood, such as Nankai shrimps and many other kinds of fish and shellfish.
Niigata’s local cuisine consisting of vegetables and other ingredients cooked in a pot. It tastes great when eaten with Koshihikari rice.
Eggplants are harvested during early hours of the morning while they are still shrouded by the morning mist. Pickling these eggplants in rice bran paste produces soft, good-tasting eggplant pickles.
▲“Kakinomoto”An edible chrysanthemum
An edible chrysanthemum. Its petals are reddish violet. It has a bitterish taste and a crisp texture.