Tinys Living Hub, a cafe and bar lounge amongst the Koganecho-Hinodecho art studios, offers a pretty special dining experience in the cooler months of the year. The open-fronted wooden terrace looking out to the Ooka River keeps the chill away with a handful of kotatsu. These electrically-heated tables are fitted with a blanket, so you can sit on the floor with your legs tucked underneath and get toasty.
Tinys can also take care of your hunger with lunchtime sets (around ¥1,000) such as gapao rice, chicken tikka and burgers. Come evening, the menu’s focus shifts to barbecued meats including prime beef sourced from Iwate Prefecture, along with nabe hotpots (reservations are recommended for dinner). If you’re after a drink, Tinys proudly serves its original craft beer, the locally brewed Yukidoke.