If you’d like to enjoy a relaxing meal and a calm atmosphere in nature, then the Shionoe Onsen area is a perfect place for you. The Shionoe Onsen area is surrounded by mountains, so nature has provided a bounty of food.
There is a wide variety of Shionoe specialty dishes, such as fresh water fish like trout, sweetfish, and char. You can also try special homemade buckwheat noodles, nostalgic Chuka Soba ramen noodles, old-fashioned barazushi decorated with seasonal ingredients, and pressed sushi. The local restaurants have been loved by the residents for many years, and it’s now popular among tourists, too.
In addition, there are also eateries where you can eat wild game cuisine unique to the mountain area. Fresh wild boar and deer meat has a fair amount of fat and is delicious.
If you’d like to eat something sweet, try soft serve ice cream made with fresh milk from a nearby ranch. It's popular because of its rich yet refreshing aftertaste. It's available at the Michi-no-Eki Shionoe Roadside Station.