Local Store – Miyamoto Shoten – 宮本商店

Inashiki in February

This Local Store “Miyamoto Shoten” has passed down through generations.
Miyamoto Shoten is “Yorozuya” in Japanese which means general store.

There used to be a lot of general stores for locals but now most of them have been closed or changed to convenience stores.

They sell gas/petrol but also provide homemade dishes. The store is well known and cozy and attracts a lot of people. They cater to the local people and requests.

A lot of dishes and yummy!!!

Before noon, most of the tasty dishes are usually sold out.

The photo was taken at around 1 PM.

One of the unique features is a handwriting board.

This board is written by the store owner and the contents are everyday updated. Mainly each phrase is from customers who visited there.

When I looked at the board at first I was so astonished and I thought the owner is not only a shop owner but also an artist.

Can you feel this local lovable ambience?

Customers come here to buy food or gas etc. It might be not so convenient compared to supermarkets or convenience stores ,however, the reason why people come is probably to communicate with the owner and their family.

This store also offers Icefish “SHIRAUO“. It’s not whitebait called “SHIRASU” like you can eat Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan.

This fish is from the lake NOT the sea. For more details, please refer to my previous blog 😉

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This store is very close from farm inn and guesthouse INASHIKI NEST. It’s just 15 minutes walk. Absolutely you need to add it onto your must-visit list 🙂