Soba / Udon Spots in Toyama Area

  • Yoshimune
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Toyama Takaoka-shi Takaramachi 7-4
    An udon noodle shop in Takara-machi, Takaoka. The shop is known for their specialty curry udon. Set apart by their original curry roux which uses a blend of 16 different spices and peanuts, their curry udon often draws a line of customers to this popular restaurant.
  • Udonchaya Kaizuya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Toyama Pref. Himishi Kamizumi 20
    This diner directly operated by Himiudon Kaizuya, an udon noodle manufacturer, is located at the Kamiizumi crossing on National Route 160 in Himi City. The diner features a relaxed Japanese-style interior with counter and table seating, as well as a tatami-floored area with sunken kotatsu seating. Their menu includes a wide variety of dishes made with freshly-boiled Himi udon noodles stretched and cut by hand the traditional way. These include their thin-cut zaru-udon noodles (chilled udon) and kake-udon (udon in hot broth), as well as seasonal items like thick-cut nabeyaki-udon (udon cooked in a clay pot) and somen noodles. It also has an a la carte menu featuring onigiri (rice balls), masuzushi (trout sushi), kakiage (mixed tempura), croquettes, and more, making it a great place for a family dinner.
  • Kawanabe
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Toyama Pref. Tonamishi Saburoumaru 331-1
    This diner is located along National Route 156 in Saburomaru, Tonami City. Its diverse menu includes donburi (rice bowls), set meals, and a variety of noodles. Their shiotendon feature a bowl of rice topped with an assortment of tempura seasoned with their special sesame Konbu kelp salt. Their katsudon feature fried cutlets served on a bowl of rice drizzled with one of two secret sauces: a soy-based sauce or a Worcestershire-style sauce. Other offerings include their fried pork cutlet set meals and their tempura set meals, as well as udon and soba noodles. During the winter guests can try Okado somen, a springy fine white noodle made only during the coldest months.
  • Tateyama Soba
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Toyama Pref. Toyamashi Meirinchou 1-225JR within Toyama station
    This standing room only soba noodle shop located inside Toyama Station is operated by Minamoto, famous for being the originators of trout sushi. Naturally, their menu also includes trout sushi that can be enjoyed in the shop. Their diverse menu, reasonable prices, and the fragrant, flavorful tastes created by their bonito-based soup stock are sure to make you a repeat customer. Their illustrated menus feature English translations of the items, making it easier for foreign tourists to understand.
  • Kurobedaira Soba Corner
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Toyama Nakaniikawa-gun Tateyamamachi Ashikuraji
  • Soba Kaiseki Matsuya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Toyama Nanto-shi Inami 3599
    This soba shop, open since 1912, hand-makes soba with select ingredients. The dashi broth they use has not changed since the beginning. It's in a remodeled kominka (old Japanese-style house) private house that is 130 years old, and in addition to tables they have traditional open-hearth rooms that preserve a sense of history. We recommend the Shotaro Kaiseki meal, with an appetizer, steamed dish, soba crepe, and soba noodles.
  • Umaimonkan Soba Workshop
    Travel / Tourism
    Toyama Nanto-shi Togamura Sakaue 149
    This activity center is on Prefectural Route 34 in Togamura Sakaue, Nanto City. You can try making soba from stone-ground local specialty Toga Soba (reservations only), and you can eat soba made by your own hands. They also serve handmade soba and a variety of other dishes.
  • Takano Handmade Soba
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Toyama Toyama-shi Yatsuomachi Nishimachi 2232-2
    This soba shop is on National Route 472 in Nishi-machi, Yatsuo-machi, Toyama City. Founded in 1892, it has been beloved for its over 100 years of history. It's famous for its Senryo Soba, topped with plenty of goodies like tempura, herring, nameko mushrooms, and more.
  • Kitamae Soba Takadaya (Suehiro)
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    1F Wing Wing Takaoka, 1-8 Suehiro-cho, Takaoka, Toyama
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Toyama Toyama-shi Imaizumi Seibu Machi 3-10
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Toyama Takaoka-shi Kitajima 303-2
  • MARUGAME SEIMEN Namerikawa
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Toyama Namerikawa-shi Okidashin 28
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Toyama Imizu-shi
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Toyama Kurobe-shi Ogyu 5258-1
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Toyama Tonami-shi Taromaru 1-11-25
  • MARUGAME SEIMEN Toyama Arakawa
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Toyama Toyama-shi Arakawa 2-21-25
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Toyama Takaoka-shi Shimofusumae 383 AEON MALL Takaoka 2F
  • MARUGAME SEIMEN Takaoka Awaramachi
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Toyama Takaoka-shi Awara Machi 3-2
  • MARUGAME SEIMEN Toyama Toyotamachi
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Toyama Toyama-shi Toyotamachi 2-12-52
  • MARUGAME SEIMEN Toyama Gofuku
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Toyama Toyama-shi Gofuku 3518-3

Toyama Areas


Toyama is one of the three prefectures that house the Japanese Alps, with its southern and eastern borders comprising one long stretch of mountains, out of which the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route is forged. While traditional crafts fill the northern coastal cities of Toyama and Takaoka, thatched roof houses offer unrivalled views against a backdrop of fantastic scenery at Gokayama in the mountainous area in the south of the prefecture.

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