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Yuba Ryōri Aburagen Description

Located near Tobu Nikko Station in Tochigi, Yuba ryōri Aburagen is a hidden gem specializing in traditional Japanese cuisine. The restaurant offers a unique dining experience with a focus on yuba, a delicate and creamy tofu skin that is a specialty in the region. The menu features a variety of bento boxes, sweet treats, and tofu dishes, showcasing the versatility and artistry of yuba in Japanese cooking.

Step into Yuba ryōri Aburagen and immerse yourself in a cozy and inviting atmosphere, where the aroma of freshly prepared dishes fills the air. The restaurant's dedication to using high-quality ingredients and traditional cooking techniques shines through in each dish, creating a harmonious blend of flavors and textures. Whether you're a tofu enthusiast or looking to explore authentic Japanese cuisine, Yuba ryōri Aburagen offers a culinary journey that is sure to delight your taste buds and leave you craving for more.

Yuba Ryōri Aburagen Overview


1028-3 Kamihatsuishimachi, Nikko, Tochigi 321-1401


+81 (0) 288-54-1627


22 minute walk from Tobu Nikko Station

Operating Hours

Sun: 11:00AM-4:00PM
Mon: 11:00AM-4:00PM
Tue: 11:00AM-4:00PM
Wed: Closed
Thur: 11:00AM-4:00PM
Fri: 11:00AM-4:00PM
Sat: 11:00AM-4:00PM

Payment methods

Cash, Visa, Master Card, JCB

Restaurant Features

Take-out Available

Wheelchair Accessible



WiFi Available

Stylish Interior

Yuba Ryōri Aburagen Reviews

Yuba Ryōri Aburagen Google Average Rating



This place was amazing ! I recommend it if you want to eat a traditional Japanese meal with a lot of small plates. I took the tofu skin set meal since I read that it was a speciality of Nikko and I absolutely do not regret my choice. It was a bit expensive for a meal in Japan (2130 yen) but there was a huge variety of dishes and I tasted so many ways to eat tofu skin ! The food definitely tasted amazing!
Furthermore, the employees were so nice. I asked at one point if I could charge my phone and they not only accepted but also asked me if I wanted to switch places to keep an eye on it and they helped me move my stuffs. They were really thoughtful and I am really grateful for that.
I would definitely like go back.


I had lunch at Aburagen during my Nikko sightseeing tour. Eventhough, It was not on the plan, I really happy and enjoy the food there. Soymilk skin is popular,also beef bowl is delicious.


Yuba (toufu skin) restaurant in Nikko. It’s was very easy to spot, close to the main road before the world heritage site area. The food was tasty. The price was affordable and reasonable. They were quick and caring. Everything was good. You should try it.


Chanced upon this restaurant. It is very close to the Shinkyo bridge. Was full from breakfast and snacks but I really wanted to have lunch, because Japan. The owner was hospitable and welcoming. My companion and I had a set each. The Yuba dishes were exquisite and delicious. The owner was very kind and offered us a cup of Sakura tea as well. She told us that it’s usually served during ceremonies such as weddings. I would recommend you to make a visit to this place if you’re in Nikko! A good pit stop after visiting the numerous shrines and temples.


Definitely must stop by for lunch if you are in the Nikko area. I highly recommend the yuba tofu set and getting there when they open. The dishes are all meticulously prepared, the service is friendly and in addition to the lunch sets, they also have groceries and homemade pickled products for sale.
The lunch set comes with an assortment of tofu dishes including yuba tofu skin which was delicate and refreshing, marinated meat side dishes which was very flavorful both sweet and salty, pickled vegetables, etc. and each set comes with a bowl of rice and soup. Every dish complements each other well and I'd come back again next time!

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