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Jumbo Katsudon (Pork Cutlet on Rice)

Shirakawa City in Fukushima Prefecture is known as a gateway to the Tohoku area and is adjacent to Nasu Highland, which is a resort area. The Jumbo Katsudon (2,580 yen) offered by Asunaro Shokudo in this city features a pork cutlet dish that is about 6 times larger than a normal portion, cutlet and is covered with egg. Only three servings are available each day, and no reservations can be made.

Asunaro Shokudo

Address: 24-24 Terakoji, Shirakawa-shi, Fukushima

TEL: 0248-22-0458

Open hours: 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM (Saturdays, Sundays, holidays) 11:00 AM – 7:30 PM Closed on Wednesdays

Access: 17 minutes on foot from Shirakawa Station on the JR Tohoku Main Line

Jumbo Shrimp Tendon (Battered and Deep-fried Shrimp and Vegetables on Rice)

Although it is located only about an hour from Tokyo, Hanno City is overflowing with nature and is a popular destination for hikers. The “Jumbo Shrimp Tendon (Battered and deep-fried shrimp and vegetables on rice: 3,980 yen)” offered by the soba noodles restaurant “Fukurokuju” is a specialty dish featuring a mountain of extra-large shrimp and vegetable tempura. Reservations are required by 10:00 AM of the same day.

Soba Restaurant Fukurokuju

Address: 11-20 Midori-cho, Hanno-shi, Saitama

TEL: 042-971-4157 (Japanese only)

Open hours: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM, closed on Wednesdays

Access: 5 minutes on foot from Higashi-Hanno Station on the Seibu Chichibu Line and JR Hachiko Line

Jumbo Chirashi (Sushi with toppings sprinkled on top)

Located approximately three hours by diesel train from Sapporo City, Mashike, Hokkaido is a town where you can enjoy the beautiful ocean, a national park, and fresh seafood. The “Jumbo Chirashi (sushi with toppings sprinkled on top: 3,560 yen)” offered by the sushi restaurant “Matsukura” features bountiful seafood spread over about 700 g of vinegared rice. If you finish it all, you can receive a meal ticket worth 800 yen.

Sushi Restaurant Matsukura

Address: 1-22 Oaza Bentencho, Mashike-cho, Mashike-gun, Hokkaido

TEL: 0164-53-2446 (Japanese only)

Open hours: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM, Closed on the first and third Monday of each month

Access: 3 minutes on foot from Mashike Station on the JR Rumoi Main Line

Jumbo Parfait

The “Jumbo Parfait” (10,000 yen, reservations required 3 days in advance) offered by Karafuneya Coffee Shop Sanjo Main Store located in downtown Kyoto can feed 6 to 10 people. It can be ordered between 11:00 AM and 10:00 PM (subject to change depending on the day of the week. May not be available on Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays).

Karafuneya Coffee Shop Sanjo Main Store

Address: 39 Daikokucho Kawaramachi-dori Sanjo-Sagaru, Nakagyo-Ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

TEL: 075-254-8774 (Japanese only)

Open hours: 9:00 AM – 1:00 AM

Access: 5 minutes on foot from Kyoto Shiyakushomae Station on the Subway Tozai Line

*The prices on the menu listed here are the prices including tax as of April, 2015.