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Japanese Food Spots in Yamanashi Area

  • Specialty Houtou Fudou Higashi koiji Store
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    4.0
    156 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamanashi Pref. Minamitsurugunfujikawaguchikomachi Funatsu Koiji 2458
    Even among the number of “Houtou Fudou” stores which this chain has around Lake Kawaguchi, the Higashi koiji store among others has the most characteristic appearance. There are roughly 300 seats available within the white round building which is similar to a snow dome, so even large numbers of people can feel relieved and use it with confidence. The miso base soup which has been flavored with the savory taste of vegetables and mushrooms has a gentle flavor which goes very well with the homemade noodles.

    This restaurant has a distinctive architectural design which resembles a large cave. As a result, the acoustics has presented some problem with noises bouncing around. The signature dish is veggie...

  • Koshu Hoto Kosaku Lake Kawaguchi Branch
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamanashi Pref. Minamitsurugunfujikawaguchikomachi Funatsu 1638-1
    Located along Prefectural Route 707 south of Lake Kawaguchi in Funatsu, Fujikawaguchiko Town, this shop specializes in a dish called “hoto.” The chewy hoto noodles along with the vegetable-base soup stock and original locally farmed miso are boiled one by one in an iron pot to create the finished dish. There are plenty of varieties as well, including the popular “pumpkin hoto” as well as “pork hoto” and “azuki (red bean) hoto.”
  • Koshu Hoto Kosaku Isawa Station Street Shop
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamanashi Pref. Fuefukishi Isawachoukubonakajima 73-3
    This is one branch of a popular chain of local cuisine restaurants in Yamanashi and Nagano. The most popular dish, the pumpkin hoto noodle stew is the basis for Koshu hoto stew. With one bite, the sweetness of the pumpkin and the flavour of the stock will fill your mouth. Hoto with game such as soft-shelled turtle or bear, chilled hoto only available seasonally and oyster hoto are all superb.
  • Koshu Hoto Kosaku (Yamanakako Restaraunt)
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    4.0
    141 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamanashi Pref. Minamitsurugunyamanakakomura Yamanaka 234
    This restaurant located in Yamanakako Village, Minamitsuru County, Yamanashi Prefecture specializes in koshu hoto, the regional delicacy of Yamanashi. The hoto offered by the restaurant is notable for being made with plentiful amounts of Japanese pumpkin, potatoes, taro, leek, and other vegetables and for the springy texture of their carefully-crafted noodles. Each serving of hoto is cooked upon the order in an iron pot so assure it arrives at the customer's table steaming hot.

    This is our 2nd visit. Last one was 2 years ago. My husband and I had a pumpkin hot pot, a spicy beef hot pot and their crispy fried chicken. Servings are rather big. You can share but we missed...

  • Minaki
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    4.0
    47 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamanashi Pref. Koushushi Katsunumachoutodoriki 1372
    This udon and hoto noodle shop is located inside of a 130 year-old Japanese zelkova wood house. Guests can freely roam the restaurant's garden, which blooms with seasonal flowers, making it a great choice for families with children. Their additive-free homemade miso (soy bean paste) is crafted the old-fashioned way exclusively with non-GMO soybeans and malted barley. Their excellent hoto and udon noodles are certain to become a habit after one taste.

    They serve so good quality of local noodle called “Hohtoh”, udon noodle simmered with many vegetables like pumpkin, leeks, and carrots. It takes a bit longer to be served for 20minutes after you...

  • Koshu Hoto Kosaku (Futaba Bypass Restaurant)
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamanashi Pref. Kaishi Shimoimai 3001
    This hoto noodle chain operates 10 restaurants in Yamanashi and Nagano prefecture. In addition to hoto noodles, a popular regional dish, their menu also includes a number of Yamanashi delicacies such as tori motsuni (boiled chicken giblets), horse sashimi, and nigai (boiled abalone). Their most popular type of hoto noodles are their pumpkin hoto noodles. The natural sweetness of pumpkin that fills your mouth warms both body and mind.
  • Koshu Hoto Kosaku (Ryuotamagawa Restaurant)
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamanashi Pref. Kaishi Tamagawa 234
    This hoto noodle restaurant notable for the large water wheel outside offers its famous hoto noodles in a relaxed interior featuring a traditional Japanese sunken hearth. In addition to the central dining rooms, the restaurant also offers a banquet hall suitable for large groups. This particular location offers their exclusive karamotsu (spicy tripe) hoto noodles, which are definitely worth a try.
  • Koshu Hoto Kosaku (Kofu Station Restaurant)
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamanashi Pref. Koufushi Marunouchi 1-7-2
    Hoto noodles, a regional cuisine of Kai province, are thought to have been popularized due their use as field rations? by samurai warlord Takeda Shingen. Their high vegetable content is believed to give people beautiful skin and help prevent cancer. Located in front of Kofu Station, this hoto noodle shop, part of a chain, is popular not just for the taste of its hoto noodles as well as its convenient location.
  • Hotokura Funari Fruit Line Restaurant
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamanashi Pref. Yamanashishi Manriki 1091
    This restaurant established in 1979 is popular for their golden hoto noodles made exclusively with ingredients sourced from Yamanashi Prefecture. It even won first place at the Shosenkyo Gorge Hoto Noodle Competition three years in a row. Their exquisite premium golden hoto noodles luxuriously combine their famous golden hoto noodles with boiled abalone, a Yamanashi Prefecture delicacy.
  • Oshokuji-dokoro Akafuji
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamanashi Pref. Fuefukishi Isawachoukawanakajima 110
    Evincing a nostalgic air with a thatched roof building, Oshokuji-dokoro Akafuji has delicious hoto noodle, shishi-nabe (boar meat hot pot), and sakura-nabe (horsemeat hot pot), and also has a wonderfully varied menu with set meals, rice bowls, and a la carte items. The famous Koshu hoto is excellent, with meticulously crafted stock and miso and packed with vegetables. You can enjoy the changing taste with handmade salty miso.
  • Yamanashi Hoto Sengenchaya (Yamanakako Restaurant)
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    3.5
    9 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamanashi Pref. Minamitsurugunyamanakakomura Yamanaka 224
    This tea house-style restaurant operated by Hotel Kaneyamaen offers Yamanashi's famous hoto noodles on the shores of Lake Yamanaka, part of the Mt. Fuji World Heritage Site. The secret of its popularity is its stock, which is created with the utmost care using the most carefully selected ingredients. In addition to hoto noodles, the restaurant's diverse menu also includes set meals and a la carte items.

    「小作」が混んでいたので「浅間茶屋」というお店、綺麗なお店でした。妻は「山梨クリスタルポークの豚肉ほうとう」、私は「山のきのこたっぷりほうとう」を頂きました。手作り感あって美味です。

  • Yamanashi Houtou Sengenchaya (Fujiyoshida Shop)
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    4.0
    15 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamanashi Pref. Fujiyoshidashi Kamiyoshida 5562-7
    Located close to Kitaguchihongu Fuji Sengen-jinja Shrine, Sengenchaya offers delicious cuisine primarily focusing on Yamanashi houtou noodles, which you can enjoy in calm surroundings with a Japanese garden. Recommended items include Asama houtou as a souvenir, homemade spicy yotchabare houtou, and naturally-brewed inaka miso.

    i ate houtou which kinda of udon, miso soup, lots of veggies such as pumpkins, mushrooms , (you might have not eaten those ingredients on udon ever but dont worry it really goes well the soup)

  • Fujisan Yoshidaguchi Climbing Trail Naka no Chaya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamanashi Pref. Fujiyoshidashi Kamiyoshida 5601-1
    In between the Umagaeshi point and the climbing gate of Kitaguchihongu Fuji Sengen-jinja Shrine, this tea house sells light meals like dumplings, and provides tourist information. Around the facilities are National Natural Monuments and a cluster of fuji-zakura (otome-zakura) cherry trees-which have been designated as Fujiyoshida City's official flower-so it is now known for its flowers. The Fujizakura Festival is held during Fuji-zakura cherry tree's peak season in early May, to the delight of many hanami visitors.
  • Sennin-goya
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    4.0
    13 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yotei Prefecture Hochi-shi Oizumi vill Nishiide 6924-2
    Providing season-conscious meals of wild vegetables, fish, mushroom, and matagi (traditional hunters) cuisine, all from fresh natural ingredients picked that day; Sennin-goya is log cabin-style restaurant that sits gracefully along the Yatsugatake Kogen Line. They also hold a Sennin School in which you can taste in-season ingredients you picked yourself. For the school, you must make a reservation one week before it starts.

    土曜日の12時ごろに訪問しましたか、一切待たずに入れました。 夫婦でキノコの天ぷら定食(2000円)と熊肉と鹿肉の定食(4500円)を注文しました。 ○提供スピード こう言ったお店なのですごく待たされると思っていたのですが、すんなり出てきました。 ○料理 味は期待し過ぎた分、まあこんなものかといった印象です。11月下旬から狩が始まるらしいのでその時期の方が新鮮なのかもしれません。 二人で上...

  • Honjin Tsukasa
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    3.5
    5 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamanashi Pref. Minamitsurugunfujikawaguchikomachi Motosu 120-9
    Honjin Tsukasa is a noodle shop along National Route 300 on the shores of Lake Kawaguchi in Minamitsuru County, Yamanashi Prefecture. Among its signature dishes is Hoto (noodle and vegetable soup in a miso-based broth), a typical soup of the Koshu region, made with homemade noodles and natural water from the Fuji watershed. Other noodle dishes include Sanshu Soba is topped with tempura, wild plants, and grated yam; and Goma Udon, made with ground sesame. In addition to noodles, customers can enjoy Yoganyaki Beef, made with Koshu beef cooked on a slab of igneous rock, Shikaniku Curry made with venison shot by local hunters, and Shikaniku Tataki (lightly seared sliced venison with a dipping sauce). Dishes featuring wild plants are highlighted in the spring, and in the fall, mushrooms, wild plants, and wild game are highlighted.

    富士五湖周辺をドライブ。本栖湖でボートに乗ろう。まずは腹ごしらえ。予定の”本陣つかさ”に車を停める。全員、ほうとうを注文する。アツアツのほうとうが出てきた。栄養たっぷり、味噌がいい。同乗者のみはビールと一緒にいただいた。久し振りのほうとう。なかなかいけますね。

  • Hoto-Dokoro Ishihara
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    4.5
    12 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamanashi Pref. Koushushi Katsunumachoufuji 928
    This restaurant specializing in regional cuisine is located inside of an old folk home in Koshu City, Yamanashi Prefecture. Their menu includes simple dishes like homemade houto noodles, a specialty of Yamanashi, as well as yumori udon noodles and cold hiyamugi noodles. Guests can enjoy the flavors of Koshu-style family cooking.

    山梨へ行くならほうとうを食べたいと、何年か前に食べた ほうとうは食べられた品ではなく、今回は絶対に美味しい ほうとうを食べる!と調べてこちらを訪問。 中央自動車道勝沼ICから勝沼バイパスを進み、少し入った 周りは畑や少しの民家がある静かな場所です。ICから来る と交差点の左側に割と大きめの看板があります。 入り口隣に2台分の駐車スペース、さらに通りを行った所 に何台か停められる駐車場があります...

  • Nagashi Somen En-e-mon
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamanashi Pref. Koufushi Ikarichou 423
    "This restaurant in Kofu City, Yamanashi Prefecture offers “nagashisomen (flowing noodles)"" at two table types: one using the traditional bamboo half-pipes, and another made of marble with clear water flowing through the middle. It also serves a full menu including the simple but rich local specialty hoto, with thick noodles stewed in miso, as well as udon, soba, tempura and more."
  • Ikkyu-an
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamanashi Koshu-shi Enzan Oyashiki 2289-2
    This is a restaurant located in the precincts of Erin-ji Temple, which is the clan temple of Takeda Shingen, in Enzan Oyashiki, Koshu City. It offers a menu featuring vegetarian dishes, set meals, and lunch boxes, with an emphasis on Yamanashi local cuisine such as hoto noodle soup. The restaurant also has Noh stage seats and outdoor seats.
  • Kazumiya
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamanashi Koshu-shi Katsunumacho Kyusoku 1625
    This restaurant specializing in hoto noodle soup is located along the Daibosatsu Line in Kyusoku, Katsunuma-cho, Koshu City. It offers hoto made with vegetables grown in its own kitchen gardens with minimal use of agrochemicals and homemade miso using domestic soybeans and natural salt. In addition to hoto, you can also enjoy individual dishes such as gyoza and motsunikomi (organ-meat stews), and cold hoto called ozara in the summer.

    時々、ほうとうが食べたくなると、一味家さんに出かけます。甘めの味付けで、あっさりしているほうとうです。野菜もきのこもたっぷりで、ボリュームあります。半分くらい食べたら、自家製辛味噌を投入。これも美味しいです!

  • Ikkyu
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamanashi Kofu Takehinatamachi 830
    This restaurant is located along the Shosenkyo Green Line in Takehinata-machi, Kofu City. Along with hoto, Yamanashi's famous noodle dish, you can get soba, udon, pot rice, salt-fried rock fish, and other foods and desserts. Located in Shosenkyo Gorge, one of the best sights in the Kanto region, you can also see Kakuenbo stone from the restaurant.

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Yamanashi prefecture is the proud home of one of Japan’s most celebrated icons: Mount Fuji. Although the mountain straddles both Yamanashi and Shizuoka, the most breathtaking views of Fuji-san can be seen from the Fuji Five Lakes north of the mountain in Yamanashi prefecture. The plethora of outdoor activities in and around the lakes all have the benefit of the country’s highest mountain as their backdrop, and we can assure you that it is an unforgettable sight.

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