Where to eat in Himaka island|Lunch at Otohime


Otohime is a very popular place among Japanese tourists where we can have a delicious and reasonably priced lunch for 1,000 to 2,000 yen!

Despite the presence of similar restaurants along the street, this particular restaurant was very crowded. We had never waited 1 hour and 30 minutes just for lunch; however, it was absolutely worth the wait after enjoying super fresh Japanese rice bowls.

If we were to have this kind of food in Nagoya, the price might be double to triple. Eating fresh seafood on the island is always the best thing to do! I highly recommend this as a lunch option if you are visiting Himaka Island.


Otohime is located just in front of Himapo (Himaka Island West Port). You can easily spot the restaurant as it’s always crowded, with people forming long queues for lunch. For more details on how to get to Himaka Island, please refer to my blog below!

How to get to Himaka island from Nagoya
How to get to Himaka island from Nagoya


The atmosphere inside was that of a typical island restaurant. There was a fish tank right next to our table, so kids were always interested in those fishes. While we were having lunch, there were still people lining up in a long queue.


The restaurant menu was described in Japanese without pictures, but you can scan the QR code to view the menu with images, as shown below. The QR code is available on the table and also at the standing table outside.

Himaka Island is famous for octopus, so if you’re traveling just for a day trip, I highly recommend trying the whole octopus (Tako no Maru Yude, priced up to 2,000 yen)! It’s a rare experience to eat a whole one; even just a piece cannot compare with the quality at sushi restaurants or supermarkets, seriously.


Kakiage Teisyoku 1,100 yen

Kakiage (the one on the top left) is made by frying various vegetables and seafood. It’s crispy and delightful, especially when paired with white rice. I always enjoy Teishoku meals, as they come with small dishes that enhance the overall taste!

Shirasu meshi 1,000 yen

Aichi has the highest amount of caught whitebait, known as Shirasu, in Japan. Most of the Shirasu in supermarkets is caught from here, so eating fresh Shirasu on the island is truly exceptional! It’s delicious on its own, but you can also add a little soy sauce according to your preference.

Takobutsu 660 yen

If you are on Himaka Island, you cannot miss eating boiled octopus! Enjoy it with wasabi and soy sauce according to your preference. But again, even on its own, it is still tasty! Each piece is large and wonderfully chewy!


Operation hours11:00〜14:30
Transportation0 min, just behind the Himaka west port
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