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Most popular Ekiben (railway boxed meals): Akita / Yamagata Shinkansen

2017.04.12

"Shinkansen (bullet train)" is surely convenient to travel in Japan. Especially, to Tohoku region, we can go direct to each prefecture from Tokyo. And needless to say, ekiben is a must for railway traveling. This time, we will introduce some popular ekiben on Yamagata and Akita Shinkansen.

"Akita Hinaijidori Kodawari Torimeshi" - Fully enjoy the taste of top-ranked Hinai Chicken in ekiben!

"Akita Hinaijidori Kodawari Torimeshi" - Fully enjoy the taste of top-ranked Hinai Chicken in ekiben!
This ekiben is one of specialties of Sekineya, a lunch box maker who runs its business over 100 years, and is the only company permitted to sell ekiben inside of Akita Station. 100% of Hinai Chicken, one of the Japan's high-end brands native to Akita is entirely used for the ekiben. In the box, you will find a variety of Akita's local specialties such as Akitakomachi rice cooked with chicken stock, teriyaki chicken balls made with Hinai Chicken, Iburigakko, which is local tricky pickles, and vinegared Junsai, which is water shield.

●018-833-6461(Sekineya)
http://www.sekineya.jp/
●1,000 yen
●Available at Tokyo Station, Akita Station

"Akita Komachi Bento" - Packed with local specialties of Akita

"Akita Komachi Bento" - Packed with local specialties of Akita
This is the regular bento of Akita Station. It won't let you bored as it is filled with local products of Akita such as Akita Komachi, popular with its sticky texture nationwide, a Maitake mushroom tempura, simmered Japanese butterburs, a fishcake with Tomburi, a grilled salmon, and a radish wrapped with perilla.

●018-833-6461(Sekineya)
http://www.sekineya.jp/
●1,000 yen
●Available at Tokyo Station, Akita Station

"Yonezawagyu Sumibiyaki Tokujo Kalbi Bento" - To enjoy the deliciousness of Wagyu in ekiben

"Yonezawagyu Sumibiyaki Tokujo Kalbi Bento" - To enjoy the deliciousness of Wagyu in ekiben
Hand-cut premium short ribs of Yonezawa beef, one of the three major wagyu beef brands along with Matsusaka and Kobe beef, grilled over charcoal fire is served as the entr?e. This beef is exquisite with juiciness and tenderness like melting in your mouth. Two pieces of Siu-mai, pickled radish, and an omelet also served as a side. Delivery to the trains departing from Yonezawa Station is available with advance reservations.

●0238-29-0141(Matsukawa Bento shop)
http://www.yonezawaekiben.jp/
●1,600 yen
●Available at Tokyo Station, Yonezawa Station

*The above information was last updated March 3, 2017. For further information, please contact the facilities directly.

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