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Nagomi Cha-ya


Nagomi Cha-ya Description

Nagomi Cha-ya is a hidden gem nestled near Tobu Nikko Station in Tochigi, Japan, offering a unique dining experience centered around tofu and traditional Japanese cuisine. As you step into the restaurant, you are greeted by a serene and inviting ambiance, with traditional decor that transports you to the heart of Japan. The menu at Nagomi Cha-ya boasts a variety of tofu dishes that are expertly crafted to showcase the versatility and delicate flavors of this ingredient.

One of the standout dishes at Nagomi Cha-ya is their signature tofu hot pot, a comforting and nourishing dish perfect for warming up on a chilly day. Each dish is thoughtfully prepared using the freshest ingredients, highlighting the essence of Japanese culinary traditions. The restaurant's dedication to quality and authenticity sets it apart from other dining establishments in the area, making it a must-visit for food enthusiasts looking to explore the rich flavors of Japanese cuisine. Whether you are a tofu aficionado or simply looking to savor authentic Japanese flavors, Nagomi Cha-ya promises a memorable dining experience that will leave you craving for more.

Nagomi Cha-ya Overview


1016 Kamihatsuishimachi, Nikko, Tochigi 321-1401


+81 (0) 288-54-3770


20 minute walk from Tobu Nikko Station

Operating Hours

Sun: 11:30AM-3:30PM
Mon: 11:30AM-3:30PM
Tue: 11:30AM-3:30PM
Wed: Closed
Thur: 11:30AM-3:30PM
Fri: 11:30AM-3:30PM
Sat: 11:30AM-3:30PM

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Restaurant Features

Reservations Accepted

Wine List


Sake Selection

Nagomi Cha-ya Reviews

Nagomi Cha-ya Google Average Rating



This is the best Yuba Kaiseki restaurant in Nikko . The yuba kaiseki lunch set menu cost 2700yen and come with 8 different dishes , every dishes were tasty . Reservation is needed we were luck to enter just before 2pm otherwise we couldn’t be able to get a seat .


A must try Yoba (film of boiled soy milk). Great atmosphere. Food are great. They serve 2 sets menu during lunch, standard and special (add a dish of raw Yoba). Good services.


Excellent Kaiseki lunch (Japanese multiple course meal focused on small portions and excellent presentation) which was affordable given these meals would be much more expensive in Tokyo or Kyoto! The service was friendly and helpful. The food was so thoughtful and delicious! Tempura was light and tofu was flavourful. Would def recommend this meal before visiting the holy temples of Nikko


I loved it! You can sit both ways - western and Japanese, and the setup is casual. After staying for 3 months in Japan, I had Yuba for the first time. The quality of food was amazing and so was the hospitality. If you are a tofu lover - you will not want to miss this experience


One of the more popular restaurants in Nikkō near Tōshō-gū shrine is Fudan Kaiseki Nagomi Chaya, and they specialize in yuba (the top layer that forms when making tofu).

We went for a kaiseki yuba lunch course that consisted of about 9 dishes with several of them incorporating either yuba or tofu.

It’s a small shop with a Japanese vibe, some of the tables have floor seating, and service is really good. This a great place to stop for some authentic Nikkō specialties.

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