Culinary Excellence of the Shonai Region

Experience the best of the culinary arts of the Shonai Region in this specialty restaurant built to showcase the UNESCO recognized culinary excellence of the Shonai Region. Okimizuki has a focus on fresh local seafood caught right off the coast of Tsuruoka City and also specializes in tiger pufferfish, a regional specialty of Yamagata Prefecture.





Culinary Programs with Chef Suda

Work alongside master chef Takeshi Suda to learn a variety of Japanese culinary techniques in a series of special workshops and culinary demonstrations at Okimizuki. Takeshi Suda is the head chef of Okimizuki and also one of the most famous chefs in Yamagata. He regularly teaches his techniques to visiting international chefs and is more than happy to teach visitors about the art of Japanese cuisine.





The Kamo Aquarium

Work alongside Okimizuki is located inside of the Kamo Aquairum, a sleek and modern aquarium renown for its world class displays of jellyfish and other local sea life.  A visit to this aquarium is a perfect addition to your visit to this region.

Note that our restaurant is located inside the Kamo Aquarium. Please see our access page for detailed information on how to get here.

Business Hours

11:00am to 3:00pm


Okubo-657-1 Imaizumi, Tsuruoka, Yamagata 997-1206


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