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$$$ Hirosaki Japanese

Avant-garde performances of live shamisen—an instrument similar to the banjo—by promising young performers and seasoned experts (every evening at 7 and 9) are the main attraction here. Arrive early to sit on cushions on the floor and enjoy the regional fare. Many items on the menu are incomprehensible even to native speakers, as they go by local names; if you are an adventurous diner, point and anticipate.

Japanese Lively Dinner $$$

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44-1 Oyakata Machi, Hirosaki
Hirosaki, Aomori-ken  036-8191, Japan

0172-32–6684

www.en-aomori.com/food-040.html

Known For:
  • Local cuisine from Aomori's Tsugaru Penninsula area
  • Shamisen performances
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Often closed Sun. (call in advance). No lunch

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