The Hanshin Railway runs from Osaka to Kobe, a city by the sea. There are many delicious restaurants and fun places to visit along the Hanshin line.
Nishinomiya and Kobe are home to Nada Gogo, the sacred land of sake, and the sake produced there has long been loved by the locals. In this issue, we will introduce various gourmet spots along the line with sake as the theme. Even sake beginners can enjoy themselves!
Nada Gogo Sakedokoro, where sake from Nada Gogo is gathered
Nada Gogo Sakedokoro opened its grand opening on April 29, 2022 as a place to promote the sake culture of Nada Gogo. 500-year-old sake brewery was renovated into a restaurant where you can enjoy drinking Nada Gogo sake and Kobe food.
There are five sake breweries in Nada Gogo: Nishi-go, Mikage-go, Uozaki-go, Nishinomiya-go, and Imazu-go. Sake from all 26 breweries is gathered here, allowing visitors to enjoy sake from all regions at once.
We recommend the “Nada Gogo Sakedokoro Set,” which includes five types of sake and three types of meals. The set includes five types of Nada Gogo sake and three seasonal small plates that go well with the sake.
*Sake and meals change depending on the time of year and season.
The building is a former sake brewery, so tanks and other items used in the sake making process still remain, allowing you to experience the culture and history of Nada. Random spotlights can be enjoyed from inside the restaurant.
3-11-2, Mikagehonmachi, Higashinada-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo
10-minute walk from Hanshin Main Line Mikage Station
Sake and Seasonal Dining Restaurant Setoka
A small restaurant in Motomachi where you will be welcomed by the owner who loves to warm sake. The owner will suggest the sake that best suits your mood, so even beginners can feel at ease. The warm and cozy interior is perfect.
No sugar is used in Setoka’s dishes. Each carefully prepared dish has a gentle taste that makes the most of the sweetness of the ingredients.
3 -15-11, Motomachidori, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo
5-minute walk from Hanshin Main Line Motomachi Station
Kobe Beef Dinner "Steak House La Paisan"
Steak House La Peizan is a restaurant where you can slowly enjoy A5-rank Kobe beef. This restaurant is perfect for special occasions such as anniversaries and birthdays with your loved ones.
Enjoy the finest Kobe beef with alcohol in a mature atmosphere.
2 -1-9, Satonaka-cho, Nishinomiya-shi, Hyogo
7-minute walk from Hanshin Main Line Naruo・Mukogawajoshidai-Mae Station
Jewel-like chocolate "JHOICE Laboratory"
JHOICE Laboratory offers creative chocolates created by pairing carefully selected Japanese ingredients with cacao from around the world. The atelier-like interior draws you into another world the moment you enter.
Unique chocolates combining Japanese seasonings and cacao, such as Rokko miso and cacao, grape sansho and cacao, black garlic and strawberry, and sudachi and sakekasu. It is recommended to enjoy it with sake. It enhances the aroma and flavor.
5-21, Hanakuma-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo
7-minute walk from Hanshin Main Line Motomachi Station
"Kiku-Masamune Barrel Sake Meister Factory" to learn the art of sake barrel making
Sake barrels are indispensable for sake brewing. The Kiku-Masamune Sake Barrel Meister Factory is where visitors can observe the sake barrel making techniques that have been used since the Edo period. Experience the charm of sake barrels.
Visitors can observe the various processes up close, such as making sake barrels without the use of nails, combining cedar planks without gaps, and carefully shaving the inside of the barrel to prevent sake leakage.
The barrel sake is characterized by its cedar aroma, and you can feel the flavor spreading with every sip. Please stop by the Kiku-Masamune Sake Brewery Memorial Museum next to the factory, where you can drink and purchase sake.
1-8, Uozaki Nishimachi, Higashinada-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo
10-minute walk from Hanshin Main Line Uozaki Station
Sake, Music and Neon "Stand Hakushika"
Stand Hakusihka is a bar featuring background music by artists associated with Nishinomiya, sake, and neon lights. The atmosphere is like a café-bar, which is easy to enter even for those new to drinking.
The snack menu is small in quantity, so you can order many different kinds to enjoy. Please enjoy the cute snacks with colorful sours and sake.
5-1, Baba-cho, Nishinomiya-shi, Hyogo
1-minute walk from Hanshin Main Line Nishinomiya Station
We have introduced hidden spots recommended by locals along the Hanshin Railway. Once you get off the station, you are sure to find delicious restaurants and fun places to eat! Why don’t you take the Hanshin Railway to find a new world you never knew existed?