Koshu Wagyu Beef

Sink Your Teeth into Homegrown Yamanashi Wagyu

The world has fallen in love with wagyu, regional, high-quality Japanese beef. If you’re traveling in the Kanto region, you’ve got to head to Yamanashi Prefecture to try Koshu wagyu beef, the high ranking wagyu of the region.

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You won’t believe your taste buds when you try Koshu beef, the top-quality locally grown wagyu of Yamanashi Prefecture.

You won’t believe your taste buds when you try Koshu beef, the top-quality locally grown wagyu of Yamanashi Prefecture.

The black wagyu cows you can spot among Yamanashi Prefecture’s abundant nature, drinking famously pure, regional water, are to thank for one of the region’s most prized products: Koshu wagyu beef. Just like other regional beef brands, not just any meat raised in the area can be called Koshu wagyu beef, as this appellation is reserved for cows that are ranked 4 or higher, with 1 being the lowest and 5 the highest. This top-quality meat is perfectly marbled with fat so that it almost seems to melt in your mouth. The care of the farmers and the healthy outdoor lifestyle of the cows contribute to the fresh, clean flavor of the beef.

There are a number of restaurants and traditional inns where you can sample Koshu wagyu beef cooked to perfection in a variety of styles. Whether eaten as a grilled steak as part of an elaborate kaiseki course, as shabu shabu hot pot or beef bowls, the sumptuous flavor is sure to please. If you want to take this flavor of Yamanashi Prefecture home with you, look for the black and gold packs of “Koshu wagyu beef curry” that are available for sale at roadside stations and other shops around the prefecture.

Koshu Wagyu Beef

Koshu Wagyu Beef

Wagyu is world-famous for its amazing quality and taste, and one place you can try the best of the best beef is in Yamanashi, just a couple of hours from Tokyo by train. Get your hands on Koshu wagyu beef and fill up before exploring the prefecture.


Tel: +81 551-23-5840

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11:00 - 14:30(14:00 Last order)

17:00 - 21:00(20:00 Last order)


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