Specialty products of the Kyotango area

Specialty products of the Kyotango area

Specialty products of the Kyotango area
Visitors can enjoy the seafood and agricultural products grown by the rich nature in Kyotango area, and purchase the highly original specialty products which have been produced by the weather, climate, and industrial techniques. There is also a variety of products related to the local industry of Tango Chirimen (crepe).

Tango rice Bara-zushi Tango Chirimen(crepe), Chirimen artifacts Sea-bream cracker
Tango rice Bara-zushi Tango Chirimen(crepe),
Chirimen artifacts
Sea-bream cracker
Tango rice is one of the best-quality branded rice in Japan which has been continuously ranked in the best ranking for the rice taste test implemented by Japan Grain Inspection Association. A local cuisine where sushi rice is packed into the wooden dish called “Matsubuta,” and then roasted mackerel called “Oboro,” fish cake, shiitake mushroom, and rolled egg are scattered onto it. Tango Chirimen (crepe) has been supporting the Kimono culture in Kyoto from the ancient time. Artifacts such as dolls, post cards, etc. using this beautiful material are very popular souvenir as a piece of traditional techniques. A rice cracker containing fish meat such as the sea-bream is good for an appetizer while drinking, for a snack, and for cooking.
Decchi sweet bean jelly Dried fish Sand hill melon Kyo-yasai (traditional vegetables in Kyoto)
Decchi sweet bean jelly Dried fish Sand hill melon Kyo-yasai (traditional
vegetables in Kyoto)
Sweet bean jelly is a Japanese traditional sweet. Decchi sweet bean jelly is created by using domestic adzuki beans and by the techniques of the skilled Japaneseconfectionary cooks, and is praised for its subtle sweetness and smooth texture. People in the Kyotango area have been actively working on fishing from the ancient days, and therefore dried fish using the fresh and rich seafood is very popular in the area. Their taste is concentrated by being exposed to the sunshine and the salt breeze. The melons produced in the dune land along the coastline of Kumihama district and Amino district are high-quality branded melons called “Suna-hime,” “Kotohiki melon,” and “Yuhi-ga-ura melon.” The various Kyoyasais (traditional vegetables in Kyoto) such as Horikawa Gobo (burdock) , Ebi-imo (a type of aroid), and Kyo-Kansho ( sweet potato) are all superior products full of nutrition.
Matsuba snow crab Oyster Local sake Shochu
Matsuba snow crab Oyster Local sake Shochu
(distilled spirit)
Snow crabs captured in the Sea of Japan are called “Matsuba snow crabs.” Those captured in the sea offshore of Tango Peninsula have large shells and long feet, with their meat tightly packed within, and therefore is seen as high-quality branded crabs. Oysters cultured in the gentle waves Kumihama Bay which is rich with planktons are characteristic with their thickness and the strong flavor. They get more and more tasty as it gets colder, and are in season during November to March. The 7 sake breweries located in Kyotango area are continuing with their traditional brewing method requiring manual works, and therefore are creating unique sake with their original taste. Shochu is a major type of distilled spirit produced in Japan. A shochu brand made with sweet potatoes is being produced in Kyotango, and is sold under the name of “Imo-tan.”

Where to buy

Roadside station Tenki Tenki Tango

Roadside station Tenki Tenki Tango

313-1 Takano,Tango-cho, Kyotango City
0772-75-2525
Open during 9:00-18:00
Closed on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays (except during July and August)

Roadside station Kumihama SANKAIKAN

Roadside station Kumihama SANKAIKAN

1709 Urake, Kumihama-cho, Kyotango City
0772-83-2000
Open during 8:00-17:00
Open 365 days a year

Roadside station Agricultural Park
Tango Kingdom Syoku-no-Miyako

Roadside station Agricultural Park Tango Kingdom Syoku-no-Miyako

123 Tottori,Yasaka-cho, Kyotango City
0772-65-4193
Open during 9:00-22:00
*open hours are different by each shops

Amity Tango

Amity Tango

367 Amino, Amino-cho, Kyotango City
0772-72-5261
Open during 9:00-17:00
Open 365 days a year

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