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tabi-tabi Izu blog
Event announcements, sight-seeing recommendations, bar and restaurant reviews, and other commentary from Shimoda and the surrounding area on the Izu peninsula.
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Shimoda's other wood-burning-oven bakery is set in the heavens above. The scenic drive through the country side, then a hair-raising thrill ride up a steep and narrow mountain road is so worth your test of faith (and brakes!). Once you are there, plan to stay a while as you share in the love for bread and relish in the mountain's divine breezes. There are plenty of offerings; a huge selection of crusty breads, tons of free samples, a photo album of their project and ongoing mission, and cups of coffee on the house.
This is one of our favorite bread shops in Shimoda. They are one of 2 bakers in the area that use a wood-fired brick oven. I promise to write about the other one soon. You can read about the other wood-burning oven bakery here.
Barn opens at 9:30 so if you get there when they unlock the doors you will be guaranteed a hot loaf. The brick ovens produce an extra thick crust. I highly recommend the walnut raisin buns. They have the perfect balance of crunchy and chewy and sweet walnuts mixed with fresh raisins. No need for butter, just a cup of coffee on the side.
They are located on the hill near "Cliff Side Hotel" just off the 135 near Shirahama. I will add a marker on our tabi-tabi recommendation map on Google.
Open: 9:30 - 17:00