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Businesses recommended by elementary school students

Initiative to communicate the appeal of Wakanoura and promote local businesses


Founded in 1876, Wakaura Elementary school is located next toKishu Tosho-gu Shrine. The school's sixth-graders participate in an initiative to communicate the appeal of their community during integrated learning time based on the theme "Welcome to Our Town." This section of the website introduces "Great Things fromWakaura," a summary of what the students learned through that research project and what they would like to communicate to visitors about their town.

Ichiemon

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This restaurant is named for its founder's grandfather. Its sashimi dishes, prepared using only natural ingredients, offer crisp texture and go perfectly with Japanese sake! Its tableware is pretty, and even its home-style dishes and appetizers will make you exclaim, "Yum!" This is a spot where you can experience bliss for your palate.

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Location
Location: 2-4-23 Wakauraminami, Wakayama-shi, Wakayama Prefecture 641-0022
Phone
Phone: 090-3486-1471
Hours
Hours: 11:30 am to 3:30 pm
5:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Closed
Closed: Tuesdays and the second and fourth Wednesday of every month

Mamaya Lunch Kitchen

Recommendation(comment)

This restaurant puts emphasis on good communication. Popular menu items include hamburger steak during the summer and udon noodles in the winter.

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Location
Location: 3-2 Wakaurahigashi, Wakayama-shi, Wakayama Prefecture 641-0021
Phone
Phone: 073-446-2424
Hours
Hours: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Closed
Closed: Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays

Kishu Wakanoura Kimuraya

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Kimuraya was started in 1931-1932. The founder chose that name because his last name was Kimura. The business doesn't close on a regular basis, although sometimes it may close briefly for unexpected reasons.
Fees are about \15,000 for adults (one night) and \7,000 for students (one night).

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Location
Location: 2-2 Shinwakaura,Wakayama-shi, Wakayama Prefecture 641-0023
Phone
Phone: 073-444-0155
Hours
Hours: -
Closed
Closed: -

Sette Italian Kitchen

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The owner chose the name because the word sette means "seven" in Italian, which he considers a lucky number. We recommend dishes that use homemade tomato sauce!

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Location
Location: 1-2-47 Wakauranaka, Wakayama-shi, Wakayama Prefecture 641-0025
Phone
Phone: 073-460-1432
Hours
Hours: 11:30 am to 3:00 pm
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Closed
Closed: Sundays

Takaya

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This is the owner's 52nd year to make rice crackers! Her unique touch can be seen in the products' mouthfeel and texture. She bakes about 50 to 100 rice crackers every day. They're very good and have a taste that you won't tire of, no matter how many you eat.

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Location
Location: 2-8-1 Wakauraminami, Wakayama-shi, Wakayama Prefecture 641-0022
Phone
Phone: 073-448-1617
Hours
Hours: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Closed
Closed: Wednesdays

Stella

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Stella means "star" in Italian! Popular menu items include pasta and pizza dishes. The restaurant's unique touch lies in its use of fresh fish!

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Location
Location: 3-9-1 Wakauraminami, Wakayama-shi, Wakayama Prefecture 641-0022
Phone
Phone: 073-48-2260, 050-5594-2173
Hours
Hours: 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Closed
Closed: Mondays

Sachi Steak Dining

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This restaurant's name is based on the owner's name, Koji, which he shortened to one character because it's easy to remember, and because his goal is to make customers feel happy when they eat his food. (The character means "happiness.") We recommend the prix fixe lunch! You can watch flames flare up as your food is cooked right in front of you!

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Location
Location: 3-3-8 Wakauranaka, Wakayama-shi, Wakayama Prefecture 641-0025
Phone
Phone: 073-446-3932
Hours
Hours: 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Closed
Closed: Tuesdays

Oto Kobo

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The owner of this cafe is very nice and kind. The name reflects his wish to provide a place where people can drink coffee while listening to music. We recommend ? la carte cake dishes, which feature a shifting daily menu of fruit accompaniments.

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Location
Location: 3-4-47 Wakauranaka, Wakayama-shi, Wakayama Prefecture 641-0025
Phone
Phone: 073-499-4800
Hours
Hours: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Closed
Closed: Mondays

Junkissa Lierre

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This coffee shop's name means "ivy" in French, and the owner chose it because there's a lot of ivy growing on the walls of the shop. The most popular menu item is the 9-portion Wakanoura Morning Set. We recommend the crisp mini-waffles!

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Location
Location: 3-5-5 Wakauranaka, Wakayama-shi, Wakayama Prefecture 641-0025
Phone
Phone: 073-499-8698
Hours
Hours: Monday through Friday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturdays and Sundays, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Closed
Closed: Tuesdays

Nagomi

Recommendation(comment)

The most popular menu item at this restaurant is the Nagomi Set. The owner prides himself on using Japanese beef.

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Location
Location: 6-3-29 Shioya, Wakayama-shi, Wakayama Prefecture 641-0054
Phone
Phone: 073-447-1029
Hours
Hours: 11:30 am to 2:00 pm
5:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Closed
Closed: Tuesdays

Yoimachitei

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Popular menu items at this restaurant include homemade tempura dishes. The owner takes pride in ensuring that customers can go home having enjoyed a delicious meal.

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Location
Location: 2-9-55 Wakaurahigashi, Wakayama-shi, Wakayama Prefecture 641-0021
Phone
Phone: 073-444-2916
Hours
Hours: 5:00 pm to 10:30 pm
Closed
Closed: Public holidays

Shunkai

Recommendation(comment)

Popular menu items at this restaurant include the ShunkaiGozen and the ShunsaiGozen. The owner takes pride in using fish from Arida.

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Location
Location: 2-9-46 Wakaurahigashi, Wakayama-shi, Wakayama Prefecture 641-0021
Phone
Phone: 073-447-3003
Hours
Hours: 11:00 am to 2:30 pm
5:00 pm to 10:30 pm
Closed
Closed: Irregularly as scheduled.

Hao

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The most popular menu item at this ramen shop is ramen with entrails. The owner takes pride in keeping prices low so that he can attract as many fans as possible.

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Location
Location: 9-43 Wakagawa-cho, Wakayama-shi, Wakayama Prefecture 641-0055
Phone
Phone: 073-447-9220
Hours
Hours: 11:30 am to 2:00 pm
5:00 pm to 12:00 am
Closed
Closed: Tuesdays

Wakaya Tsuya

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This restaurant serves only additive-free, home-made cuisine! We recommend its fish dishes.

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Location
Location: 2-6-2 Wakaurahigashi, Wakayama-shi, Wakayama Prefecture 641-0021
Phone
Phone: 073-444-0525
Hours
Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 11:00 am to 2:30 pm
Wednesday to Sunday, 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Closed
Closed: Mondays and Tuesday evenings

Wasai Akira

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The owner named this restaurant to reflect his desire to add color to Wakayama. He's very kind and polite, and he makes bento box lunches and other lunch dishes using local ingredients! We recommend the bento lunch boxes and rice topped with fried, ume-seasoned cutlass fish.

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Location
Location: 1-8-7 Wakauranishi, Wakayama-shi, Wakayama Prefecture 641-0024
Phone
Phone: 073-444-0487
Hours
Hours: Bento box lunches, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Lunch sets, 11:30 am to 2:00 pm
Closed
Closed: Mondays

Kitabatanori Shop Co., Ltd.

Recommendation(comment)

The president of this company is very nice. We recommend its Parikko, which tastes so good it's addictive.

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Location
Location: 2-1-23 Wakauranaka, Wakayama-shi, Wakayama Prefecture 641-0025
Phone
Phone: 0120-234-338
Hours
Hours: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Closed
Closed: Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays

Maruhama

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This company manufactures boiled fish paste products and sells them directly. Around Valentine's Day, it sells heart-shaped boiled fish paste, too. Its most popular product is called ashibeyaki.

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Location
Location: 2-1-1 Wakauraminami, Wakayama-shi, Wakayama Prefecture 641-0022
Phone
Phone: 073-444-0138
Hours
Hours: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Wednesdays and Sundays, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Closed
Closed: Several days over the New Year's holiday

Otowaya

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Wow! This restaurant has been open for about 70 years! The food is inexpensive and delicious, and the owner is warm, friendly, and polite. We recommend the Maku-no-uchi box lunch.

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Location
Location: 2-10-2 Wakauranaka, Wakayama-shi, Wakayama Prefecture 641-0025
Phone
Phone: 073-444-0838
Hours
Hours: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Closed
Closed: Wednesdays

Yabushin

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This shop is located in a scenic setting where fishermen catch fresh young sardines! The most popular product is cauldron-cooked sardines.

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Location
Location: 1-1 Shinwakaura, Wakayama-shi, Wakayama Prefecture 641-0023
Phone
Phone: 090-3281-1149
Hours
Hours: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Closed
Closed: Wednesdays

Ottotto Plaza

Recommendation(comment)

At this restaurant, you can eat fresh fish landed at the adjacent pier! There's an extensive selection of delicious fish dishes to choose from.

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Location
Location: 1-1 Shinwakaura, Wakayama-shi, Wakayama Prefecture 641-0023
Phone
Phone: 073-446-3300
Hours
Hours: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Closed
Closed: Monday through Friday

Maruki Chinese noodle

Recommendation(comment)

This restaurant has customers from all over Japan who say they're looking forward to coming back! Its filling three-dish set prepared with old-fashioned soup stock is delicious.

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Location
Location: 1-1-3 Wakauraminami, Wakayama-shi, Wakayama Prefecture 641-0022
Phone
Phone: 073-447-9557
Hours
Hours: 5:00 pm to 1:00 am
Closed
Closed: Mondays

Terada Shoten

Recommendation(comment)

This shop makes inexpensive and delicious food! The company makes and sells its own products at a local location that welcomes visitors.

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Location
Location: 1-2-29 Wakaurahigashi, Wakayama-shi, Wakayama Prefecture 641-0021
Phone
Phone: 073-446-5087
Hours
Hours: 8:30 am to 6:30 pm
Closed
Closed: Sundays

Don Quixote

Recommendation(comment)

This bakery offers a wide selection of delicious breads. We recommend its cream rolls.

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Location
Location: 3-1-22 Wakaurahigashi, Wakayama-shi, Wakayama Prefecture 641-0021
Phone
Phone: 073-447-1210
Hours
Hours: 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Closed
Closed: Sundays

Hirao Shoten

Recommendation(comment)

This shop's owner is nice and friendly. The most popular menu item is charcoal-grilled chicken.

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Location
Location: 1-4-6 Wakauranaka, Wakayama-shi, Wakayama Prefecture 641-0025
Phone
Phone: 073-444-0320
Hours
Hours: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Closed
Closed: Sundays

KaRaBiNa port cafe

Recommendation(comment)

Dine in a beautiful setting! The most popular menu item is pasta with young sardines and seasoned cod roe.

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Location
Location: 1-4-10 Wakauraminami, Wakayama-shi, Wakayama Prefecture 641-0022
Phone
Phone: 073-447-1932
Hours
Hours: 11:00 am to 2:30 pm
2:30 pm to 5:00 pm
5:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Closed
Closed: Wednesdays and Thursdays

Patissiere Shun'eido

Recommendation(comment)

This shop offers a wide selection of delicious treats like cake, pudding, choux Paris, and choux ice. We recommend the choux Paris!

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Location
Location: 1-5-8 Wakauranaka, Wakayama-shi, Wakayama Prefecture 641-0025
Phone
Phone: 073-444-0571
Hours
Hours: 8:00 am to 6:30 pm
Closed
Closed: Sundays

Aruru Bakery

Recommendation(comment)

This bakery sells delicious, old-fashioned breads that will make you nostalgic! In addition to bread, there's an extensive menu of treats like soft-serve ice cream, too.

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Location
Location: 2-1-25 Wakauraminami, Wakayama-shi, Wakayama Prefecture 641-0022
Phone
Phone: 073-445-3553
Hours
Hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 7:00 am to 6:30 pm
Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, 7:00 am to 6:00 pm
Closed
Closed: Mondays

Dondon-yaki

Recommendation(comment)

This shop provides kind, polite service to everyone! Portions are large for the prices! There's an extensive selection of delicious items! The most popular item is dondon-yaki.

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Location
Location: 1-1-19 Wakauraminami, Wakayama-shi, Wakayama Prefecture 641-0022
Phone
Phone: 073-446-5656
Hours
Hours: 11:00 am to 8:00 pm
Closed
Closed: Mondays

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