More Points of Interest in Aniai

– Himawari, a café in front of the station
Himawari sells local products and serves light meals. The best dish is pork rice with tasteful sweet-spicy sauce. Open from 9:00 to 16:00 (except Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays).
– Minato Shop, with the special exhibition of its Uchikura (old-fashioned inner storage)
Minato Shop was opened in 1877 by a local merchant family. They have an exhibition of old items in its Uchikura (old-fashioned inner storage). Open from 9:30 to 15:00 (with irregular exceptional closing days).
– Kompei Shop, with a Kokeshi Doll Collection
About 200 Kokeshi dolls are exhibited here, mostly Ani Kokeshi. Open from 9:30 to 15:00 (with irregular exceptional closing days).
– Aniai Commune
Aniai Commune is a souvenir shop, which offers the opportunity of WA Rock games and stone painting experience. WA Rock is originally a game developed in Western Australia (WA) for hiding and finding painted stones. Open from 9:00 to 18:00 (except Mondays).
– Banrai Sushi, with Sushi Lunch on Wednesdays and Fridays
Banrai Sushi serves fish rice bowls and fish-dashi ramen, and also serves sushi lunch on Wednesdays and Fridays. Open from 17:00 to 23:00 (except Mondays) and also from 11:30 to 13:30 on Wednesdays and Fridays.
– Hirayama Shop, with stewed beef tendon as a specialty
Hirayama Shop is known for its stewed beef tendon, simple but nicely jiggly and crunchy. Open from 7:00 to 19:00 (with irregular exceptional closing days).

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