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“Ajiman,” an Osaka Eatery Beloved by Locals

“Senba Shinsaibashisuji Shotengai” is a shopping district packed with people.
It’s also a gourmet battlefield where delicious restaurants duke it out.
Our focus this time is “Ajiman,” a restaurant that’s been adored for over 50 years!

Winner of the 2016 Japanese Curry Awards!  Introducing Osaka's Popular Curry Udon Shop, Te-Uchi Udon Kagawa

In Kitashinchi, Osaka's high-class pleasure quarter, there is an udon noodle shop that's only open at night. It's named Kagawa. The owner comes from Kagawa Prefecture, famous for Sanuki udon.
After winning the 2016 Japanese Curry Awards, this restaurant has come to represent Osaka in terms of curry udon. It's so popular that lines form in front of the place, even in the middle of the night.

“Udon Bus,” Where You Can Enjoy Kagawa Prefecture’s Specialty Sanuki Udon

Kagawa Prefecture is a region famous for having the best udon in Japan. Their specialty, “sanuki udon,” is slippery and smooth, and it has a unique firmness to it. In Japanese, this firmness is referred to as “koshi ga aru,” which means that they “have body” to them.
The “Udon Bus,” which is recommended for people visiting Kagawa Prefecture for the first time, takes passengers around to famous sanuki udon restaurants and sightseeing spots.
The bus offers both an affordable half-day tour of two udon restaurants as well as an efficient day-long tour of sightseeing spots and udon restaurants. The restaurants visited change based on the day of the week and the tour chosen.

Yamamotoya Honten: Nagoya’s famous miso-nikomi udon specialists!

Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture is well known for its unique cuisine known as Nagoya meshi. My favourite dish is, hands down, their miso-nikomi udon (thick udon noodles stewed in miso broth)! I couldn’t wait to head to one of the area’s most recommended miso-nikomi udon shops: Yamamotoya Honten. They have a number of locations, but I decided to visit their Esca shop which is situated under Nagoya Station.

Michi-no-Eki Doshi

Located in the center of Doshi City in Yamanashi Prefecture, Michi-no-Eki (roadside rest area) Doshi hosts information about sightseeing spots, events, and local goods for Doshi City. It also has over 100 free parking spots and restrooms available for use, so many people stop by during their drives.