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