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Ikufuudo

A long-standing, joint butcher shop and restaurant beloved for its long-cured ham and house-made ham sausages.

Meat Dishes & Butchers

Ikufuudo is a butcher shop that’s operated for 50 years in Minakami, Gunma Prefecture. With its meat shop at the storefront and restaurant out back, this is a popular shop that’s considered an absolute “must” when visiting Minakami.

Ikufuudo is a butcher shop that’s operated for 50 years in Minakami, Gunma Prefecture. With its meat shop at the storefront and restaurant out back, this popular spot is considered an absolute “must” when visiting Minakami. Inside you’ll find a full line up of specialty items only found in a butcher shop, like the 12-month aged, Gunma-brand pork “Jamon Minakami”, house-made “ham sausages” made from a blend of fresh, select domestic pork and beef, or the coveted Masuda wagyu steaks. With thick-cut “katsudon” pork cutlet rice bowls, block-roasted pork and more, there are plenty of dishes to make you wonder how they pack each plate at such low prices, and keep coming back for more.

When it comes to the perfect drink to pair with juicy meats, you can’t go without mentioning beer. In Minakami, it’s no different, as the local cuisine is best paired with Minakami craft beer. At the restaurant you’ll find a full lineup of Tsukiyono Craft Beer favorites, including Tsukiyono Yuhi Pilsner (lit. “Tsukiyono Sunset Pilsner) and “Roman no Sato Weizen” (lit. Romantic Village Weizen) available to pair.

Terrace seating is available from the end of April to October. Come by for a pleasant time of eating while feeling the natural Minakami air on your skin.

Highlights

  • High quality meat dishes at an unbeatably reasonable price.
  • Taste the popular, local Minakami-brand long-cured ham, “Jamon Minakami”.
  • More than 30 kinds of in-house made hams and sausages at the adjoining butchery.
  • Purveyor of “Masuda Beef”, a local Gunma brand not available to the mass public.
  • Terrace seating available with plenty of wide open natural air to enjoy.

Photos

  • Fresh Grilled Roast Pork Set: 1,480 yen
Beer (left) "Yuuhi no Tsukiyono Pilsner" (right) "Roman no Sato Weizen”

    Fresh Grilled Roast Pork Set: 1,480 yen Beer (left) "Yuuhi no Tsukiyono Pilsner" (right) "Roman no Sato Weizen”

  • The Butcher's showcase is filled with homemade hams and sausages.

    The Butcher's showcase is filled with homemade hams and sausages.

  • A unique emblem featuring two pigs.

    A unique emblem featuring two pigs.

  • Terrace seats with a pleasant breeze blowing through.

    Terrace seats with a pleasant breeze blowing through.

  • Green in summer and silvery white in winter at this nature-rich spot.

    Green in summer and silvery white in winter at this nature-rich spot.

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Details

Name in Japanese
育風堂
Postal Code
379-1727
Address
814-1 Oana, Minakamimachi, Tonegun, Gunma
Telephone
0278-72-3574
Closed
Wednesdays
Opening Hours
〈Restaurant〉
(Weekdays) 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
(Saturdays, Sundays, National Holidays, and August) 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
〈Butcher〉
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Access
About 10 minutes by car from Mizukami Station, JR Joetsu Line.
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)