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Make the most of your rail trip in Tottori & Shimane with a gourmet BENTO!

Make the most of your rail trip in Tottori & Shimane with a gourmet BENTO!

Discover the joys of train travel by savoring the flavors of San'in with a popular local ekiben.

Without a doubt, delicious food makes traveling more enjoyable. And with all the tasty flavors of a full-course meal packed in one box, a bento is a very convenient way of relishing local specialties. So sit back, relax and enjoy a scenic train ride while relishing a deluxe bento!

BENTO culture and EKIBEN (boxed lunch sold at stations)

EKIBEN
Rail Trip

Japan has long had the culture of bento and it is now attracting world-wide attention not only for its beauty but also for its nutritional, compact and health features. The bento boom began in France where people had already a lot of interest in Japanese culture. This popularity spread to England, Germany, the U.S, and Asia. Now, the word “bento” is well known around the world. Ekibens are purchased at stations and eaten on trains. This is a very convenient way of enjoying the best flavors of the region. This custom of traveling and eating bentos on trains has long been loved by Japanese people.

 

Enjoy your San’in train trip with an Ekiben !

Rail Trip
Rail Trip

See some of the unique and characteristic trains that run on San’in’s JR Sanin Honsen line, Sakai line, Kisuki line, Wakasa line, and Ichibata railway. For an unforgettable experience, relish the flavors of San’in as you enjoy a train ride and feast your eyes on the beautiful changing views of the Sea of Japan, Lake Shinji, Nakaumi Lagoon, and Mt. Daisen.

BENTO in Tottori Prefecture

Komeya Gozaemonzushi Saba

Komeya Gozaemonzushi Saba

The combination of deep flavored vinegared Saba (mackerel) and sweet and tender kelp makes this a refined sushi meal!

JR Yonago sta.
San'in Tottori Kanimeshi

San’in Tottori Kanimeshi

Enjoy chunky crab meat packed in a bento! Rice cooked in crab soup, abundantly topped with innards, flaked meat and claws!

JR Tottori Sta.
Ganso Kanizushi

Ganso Kanizushi

Outshining all other bentos, the “Ganso Kanizushi” (Original Crab Sushi) became known as the ekiben for Tottori Station. This was the first ever crab chirashi-zushi created in Japan. The octagon package, shaped like a crab shell, is also the first of its kind in Japan.

JR Tottori sta. JR Kurayoshi sta.
Gegege no Kitaro Don

Gegege no Kitaro Don

Named after a famous cartoon character Gegege no Kitaro, this Donburi offers tender Tottori beef cooked with ginger. It is served in a specially designed Arita ware bowl.

JR Tottori Sta.
Ikasumi Bento Kuromeshi

Ikasumi Bento Kuromeshi

This bento features the unique flavor of squid ink and texture of squid legs steamed in rice, topped with whole simmered squid mantles and squid dumplings!

JR Tottori Sta.
Tottori Daisen Pork Steak Bento

Tottori Daisen Pork Steak Bento

A pork steak bento made of 100% Japanese ingredients (except for spices). This filling bento will surely satisfy meat lovers!

JR Tottori Sta.
Tottori no Izakaya

Tottori no Izakaya

Fresh ingredients from Tottori’s mountains and sea are prepared in bite-sized pieces, complementing alcoholic drinks. You will feel like you are dining at an Izakaya!

JR Tottori Sta.
Tottori's Minced Meat Cutlet Sandwich with Curry Sauce

Tottori’s Minced Meat Cutlet Sandwich with Curry Sauce

Tottori, the city of curry, offers sandwiches with rich flavored curry sauce and cutlet made of minced beef, pork and chicken grown in Tottori.

Tottori Airport
Tottori's Daisen Pork Cutlet Sandwiches

Tottori’s Daisen Pork Cutlet Sandwiches

Enjoy the flavors of Tottori with these sandwiches. Made of fresh pork grown at the foot of the famous Mt. Daisen and a special sauce made of grated pears, which is also Tottori’s specialty.

Tottori Airport

 

BENTO in Shimane Prefecture

Shimane Gyu Misotama Don

Shimane Gyu Misotama Don

Local rice topped with quality Shimane beef simmered in Okuizumo’s naturally brewed Miso and Sake. Enjoy the aroma of Miso and deep- flavored beef.

JR Matsue sta.
Sakaiminato Mizuage Kani to Shijimi no Mogurizushi

Sakaiminato Mizuage Kani to Shijimi no Mogurizushi

Enjoy fresh red snow crab landed in Sakaiminato and Shijimi clams. Clams are also included in Sushi rice. Shimane’s specialties are served as side dishes.

JR Matsue sta.
Izumo Shofuku Chirashi

Izumo Shofuku Chirashi

This bento commemorates Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine’s major renovation and 1300th anniversary of the ancient writings of Kojiki. Ingredients are related to Izumo Taisha and local seasoning is used.

JR Matsue sta.
Nodoguro Kani Zushi

Nodoguro Kani Zushi

You can enjoy red snow crab landed in Sakaiminato and San’in’s famous juicy nodoguro (blackthroat seaperch).

JR Matsue sta.
Shimane Gyu Sukiyaki Nikiri Don

Shimane Gyu Sukiyaki Nikiri Don

This Shimane beef is cooked in a Sukiyaki pot till the soup is boiled down. Pour Ichimanjiya’s secret “Nikiri Jiru (boiled down sauce)” on the bento before you eat so that you can enjoy the irresistible flavor of the dish.

JR Matsue sta.
Iidaya Sasa Zushi

Iidaya Sasa Zushi

Iidaya Ryokan provides pressed sushi of local Nita-mai rice topped with fresh shrimp, salmon, Unagi eel, crab and Kotake mushrooms wrapped with bamboo leaves. It is beautiful and the fresh bamboo aroma slightly added to the rice makes the bento even more delicious.

Roadside station Tataraba-ichi-banchi
Yaki Saba Zushi

Yaki Saba Zushi

This is a delicious pressed sushi made of juicy grilled mackerel dipped in a secret sauce and Nita-mai Koshihikari rice seasoned with special vinegar.

Izumo Taisha Goen Yokocho
Nodoguro Zushi

Nodoguro Zushi

Sea of Japan’s high grade “Nodoguro” (blackthroat seaperch) and Shimane’s Nita-mai Koshihikari rice are used to make this deluxe pressed sushi. The mouthwatering texture of nodoguro is incomparable!

Izumo Taisha Goen Yokocho
Izumo Soba Bento

Izumo Soba Bento

A variety of dishes including Izumo Soba (one of the top 3 Sobas in Japan), crab sushi, shrimp tempura, and grilled fish are all in the box.

JR Izumoshi Sta.

 

This page was created in February 04, 2018.

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