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Hakone Wild Yam Forest Yamagusuri

Enjoy nutritious and flavorful yam dishes while gazing at the natural beauty of Hakone.

Japanese yam dishes

This restaurant specializing in yam dishes is located in a place rich in nature, about a five-minute walk from Miyanoshita Station of the Hakone Tozan Railway. The restaurant offers a variety of dishes using the nutrient-rich Japanese Wild Yam, also known as the "the King of yams".

The menu mainly consists of set meals with grated yam, which is the main dish. There is the "Mugimeshi Tororo Set" for 2,079 yen, which includes grated yam, mugimeshi, a small bowl of side, and mushroom soup. Aside from that, the "Yamagusuri Tororo Set," for 2,280 yen, which includes one main dish (Either “Saikyo-yaki of Fuji spring pork” or “cured fish of seasonal Odawara origin”), with several small sides. The most popular dish, however, has a generous portion. It is the "Supreme Lunch Set" for 3,058 yen, which includes two main dishes, a small side, and Hakone's famous water, "Kumi-mametoyo”.

The wild yam used in these dishes are grown at a directly-managed Odawara Hakone Farm. The yams are carefully nurtured with rich-quality water from Hakone, and they are grated with whole skin so that the unique flavor can be enjoyed. Savor it to the fullest with golden barley rice (6 parts white rice to 4 parts domestic barley) and a generous amount of grated yam.

On the weekends and holidays, a breakfast set is available from 7:00 a.m. as well. You can choose between mugimeshi (barley rice) or Ginshari Mukago Kamameshi (fine white rice cooked slowly in a small pot for each person). It would be great to wake up early when staying at one of the nearby hotels or inns and enjoy the fresh air of Hakone while recharging your energy with wild yam dishes.

Highlights

  • A restaurant specializing in yam dishes, using the nutrient-rich “King of yams”.
  • Using the best yam grown on a directly managed farm.
  • A variety of set menus featuring grated yam can be enjoyed.
  • You can enjoy your meal while gazing at the scenic view of Hakone.

Photos

  • A store built in a mountain full of greenery

    A store built in a mountain full of greenery

  • The restaurant has large windows and an open atmosphere.

    The restaurant has large windows and an open atmosphere.

  • The forest of Hakone with its seasonal expressions spreads out right in front of you.

    The forest of Hakone with its seasonal expressions spreads out right in front of you.

  • The "Supreme Lunch Set"

    The "Supreme Lunch Set"

  • "Ginshari Tororo-meshi" (Pot-cooked rice with grated yam) 1,628 yen. Available only till 11:00 a.m. on weekends and holidays.

    "Ginshari Tororo-meshi" (Pot-cooked rice with grated yam) 1,628 yen. Available only till 11:00 a.m. on weekends and holidays.

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Details

Name in Japanese
箱根 自然薯の森 山薬
Postal Code
250-0404
Address
226-2 Miyanoshita, Hakonemachi, Ashigarashimogun, Kanagawa
Tel
0460-82-1066
Holidays
Open on all days
Business Hours
Weekdays 10:00am-8:30pm (L.O.8:00pm)
Weekend and public holidays 7:00am-8:30pm (L.O.8:00pm)
Budget
Lunch 2,000yen, Dinner 3,000 yen
Access
1) Hakone Tozan Railway: 20 minutes by Hakone Tozan Bus from Hakone-Yumoto Station, or 3 minutes walk from Hotel-mae Bus Stop
2) Approximately 5 minutes walk from Miyanoshita Station on the Hakone Tozan Railway
Credit Cards
Not accepted
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)