Restaurant Shibata




We are situated on in the middle of the Main Street in Akakkura Onsen. We have a large menu with options for everyone including vegetarians & vegans. With notice we can also cater for allergies.

Shibata moved to its current location in 2008. After more than half a century in Akakura we continue to strive to preserve the friendly family run atmosphere that was created back when we originally opened the restaurant.

We hope you enjoy your time in Akakura Onsen and look forward to serving you at Restaurant Shibata.

Shibata rice field

Our Rice

We source all our rice from the family farm in Myoko. The rice is called Koshihikari rice and is famous for the snow-melt from the mountains that irrigates the rice fields each spring.

At Shibata we cook rice fresh each evening, using pure, fresh water straight from the moutains in Myoko-Togakushi National Park behind Akakura, so you can enjoy your rice at its very best.


We are really easy to find. Just walk down the main street in Akakura and look for the large busy restaurant opposite Hotel Furuya & next to the old Yamazaki convenience store. We are pretty easy to spot.

In the middle of the Main Street.