A “wappa” is a bento box made from thin boards of cypress or cedar that are bent into a round shape. “Wappa-meshi” is made by stuffing rice in a wappa box, topping it with various ingredients, and steaming it.
Wappa-meshi is a local dish of Fukushima and Niigata prefectures. In Fukushima, the rice is unseasoned white rice topped with a variety of ingredients and steamed. In Niigata, seafood is often used as a topping, while in Fukushima, wild vegetables and mushrooms are also used as toppings in addition to seafood.
Takino was the first restaurant in Aizu to sell wappa-meshi.
The carefully selected ingredients cooked with Aizu brand rice make this restaurant a favorite of both tourists and locals.
Open 365 days
11:00 am – 8:00 pm
From 2,000 yen
(As of February 2023)
How to say in Japanese
Takino (restaurant name): 田季野 (たきの/takino)
Wappa-meshi: わっぱ飯 (わっぱめし/wappa meshi)
5-31, Sakae-machi, Aizu Wakamatsu, 965-0871, Fukushima (Google Maps)
20 minutes walk from JR Aizu Wakamatsu Station
13 minutes walk from Tsurugajo Castle (Entrance)
3 minutes walk from the nearest bus stop, “神明通り (Shinmei-dōri)”