Soba / Udon Spots in Yamanashi Area

  • Tenka Chaya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamanashi Pref. Minamitsurugunfujikawaguchikomachi Kawaguchi 2739
    Located in one of the Fujimi Sankei (three best viewpoints of Mt. Fuji), this teahouse established in 1934 has long been popular as a spot to enjoy a landscape of Mt. Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi. Due to the teahouse's association with Dazai Osamu, its second floor serves as the Dazai Osamu Literary Memorial Room. Their hoto noodle hotpot featuring copious amounts of stewed vegetables and homemade noodles finished with locally-made miso paste was beloved by both Dazai Osamu and Ibuse Masuji.
  • Menkyo kaiden
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamanashi Pref. Fujiyoshidashi Kamiyoshida 849-1
    Boasting an exquisite stock and supple Yoshida udon, Menkyokaiden is a shop where even female customers can comfortably stop in alone, popular for its reasonable prices and its cozy atmosphere. Recommended is the yokubari udon with wakame kelp, beef, chikuwa tempura, and fried bean curd-crispy tempura and thoroughly flavorful fried bean curd make for a delicious meal.
  • Okuto Handmade Soba Noodles Honten Kokubo Store
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamanashi Pref. Koufushi Kokubo 7-5-12
    Opened in 1913, this well-established soba noodle restaurant is known as the creator of Kofu chicken motsuni offal stew. It is proud of its hand-made noodles using buckwheat flour from Horokanai in Hokkaido and Fuji water drawn from deep underground that go perfectly with the semi-cooked dipping sauce containing bonito flakes and konbu kelp. The restaurant’s most famous dish, the Kofu chicken motsuni stew. contains chicken offal such as liver, heart and ovaries simmered in sugar and soy sauce for a habit-forming dish with a sweet and spicy rich flavour and an unusual mouth feel with each different type of offal.
  • Honjin Tsukasa
    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.
  • Hirauchi-soba Yatsukoma
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamanashi Pref. Hokutoshi Takanechouminowa 700-10
    Yatsukoma Hirauchi Soba is located along National Route 141, reachable from either the Sutama Interchange or the Nagasaka Interchange on the Chuo Expressway. Its business hours are 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., but customers will be happy to know that the owners can serve them outside those hours by prior arrangement, even if only one guest makes this request. Note, however, that the owners close the restaurant when they have sold all their soba for the day. Everything, including the noodles, is made by hand, although traditional grinding blocks are used to grind the dried fish for the Dashi (broth). In pursuit of perfect flavor, they take great care in adding the thickener and other processes. The most recommended dish is Seiro, in which each chopstick full of soba is dipped in the sauce individually.
  • Teuchi Soba Yamasato
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamanashi Pref. Minamitsurugunyamanakakomura Hirano 115
    This soba noodle restaurant is located along the Doshi-michi (National Route 413) in Hirano, Yamanakako Village, Minamitsuru County. It offers handmade soba noodles prepared by combining stone-ground buckwheat flour made with buckwheat grown by contracted farmers in Urabandai Oguni and spring water from Mt. Fuji a high vanadium content. Guests can try their nihachi soba (soba noodles made from a 8:2 blend of buckwheat and wheat flour), inaka soba (dark soba noodles made with coarse-ground buckwheat flour), ten-seiro (cold soba noodles served with tempura), kamodashi seiro (cold soba served with duck in a warm broth), or yubadashi seiro (cold soba served with tofu skins in a warm broth). After their meal, guests can enjoy the restaurant's kokuto kuzumochi, a chilled sweet made from kudzu powder, brown sugar, and Fuji spring water.
  • Senshinan
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamanashi Pref. Koufushi Takabatake 1-13-18
    This soba shop is in Kofu City, Yamanashi Prefecture. It uses stone-ground, clear soba flour for aromatic noodles. On Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, they offer a taste-test platter of four types of noodle: 100% soba (course ground), 100% Dattan soba (Tartary buckwheat), and 100% whole grain soba. This will help accent the differences in these unique styles of noodles.
  • Fujie
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamanashi Nirasaki-shi Chuocho 8-3
    This handmade udon noodle restaurant, popular with those going mountain climbing in the area, is located a two-minute walk from Nirasaki Station and a 10-minute drive from the Nirasaki Interchange. The restaurant serves udon noodles laboriously made by hand each morning using flour specially ground by a local flour company. The slightly yellow noodles have a chewy and refreshing texture. The Ten-zara, which includes udon noodles served on a draining basket and tempura, is particularly popular. In addition to udon, the restaurant offers a full array of dishes; particularly recommended is the Japanese yam steak made with local grated Japanese yam formed into a steak and garnished with perilla and umeboshi. You'll love the differing outside and inside textures.
  • Soba Yo
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamanashi Hokuto Oizumicho Nishiide 8240-7525
    A soba noodle shop located 15 minutes from the Nagasaka Interchange on the Chuo Expressway. As you enter the subdued Japanese style interior a glass walled soba pulling corner is just to your right. They use only seasonal local produce and fresh ingredients and their buckwheat is traditional Edo-buckwheat, bought directly from contracted farmers and ground themselves. The noodles are handmade every morning with the water the Yatsugatake mountain region is blessed with. Their dipping sauce has a little kick to it in the Edo-style and they proudly serve both tempura dipping soba and soba soup with mushrooms. Reservations are required in the evening and you can try a soba kaiseki traditional multi course meal.
  • Soba-dokoro Izumi
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamanashi Hokuto Oizumicho Yato 1990
    A soba restaurant located a 10-minute drive from the Nagasaka Interchange on the Chuo Expressway. The buckwheat come from Oizumi, famous for its buckwheat, and is ground every day before being handmade into noodles ensuring outstanding flavor. A popular menu item is their Tempura Dipping Soba, mixing both fresh piping hot tempura and their handmade soba noodles. Enjoy spicy soba in the summer, fresh picked soba in the winter, and changing seasonal sobas thought up by the shopkeeper. We recommend trying their new buckwheat flour warabimochi dumplings thought up by the local university students. With reservation you can challenge yourself to try making your own hand made soba noodles.
  • Sobadokoro Sanbuichi
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamanashi prefecture Hokuto-shi Karaba 292-1
    This handmade soba noodle restaurant adjoins Sanbuichi Spring, designated as one of the100 best water sites in Japan (Ministry of the Environment). The shop is a single story building with a spacious, relaxed atmosphere inside. The soba noodles are made using local buckwheat flour. You can enjoy lots of seasonal foods such as sansai (wild edible plants) tempura. In the spring you can try Japanese angelica-tree and fukinoto (edible flower bud of the fuki plant). They also have wine from Yamanashi Prefecture, local sake and beer.
  • Sobakiri Shoka
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamanashi Pref. Hokutoshi Kobuchisawachou 1541-1
    This soba noodle restaurant makes their handmade noodles with buckwheat flour produced locally in the Yatsugatake Mountains and the area's great water. They also offer udon noodles, rice dishes, appetizers, and desserts, making them a popular casual destination for families with children. Look for their cute pink building. We recommend trying their amazing gelato after your meal.
  • Handmade Soba Sakasai
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamanashi Pref. Hokutoshi Oizumichounishide 8240-1873
    This soba noodle restaurant with a simple yet warm mountain hut-like exterior is well known for making great handmade soba noodles with buckwheat flour made locally in the Yatsugatake Mountains and from carefully-selected domestic producers. Their flavorful noodles, prepared exclusively with spring water from Mt. Tennyo, pair incredibly well with the restaurant's dipping sauce. The sauce uses soy sauce made from whole domestic soy beans and aged for three years.
  • Chojumura Gonroku
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamanashi Pref. Fuefukishi Isawachoukamihirai 819
    This popular restaurant has a diverse menu including items such as Koshu's famous stewed pumpkin hoto noodles and stone-ground soba noodles. It even has a buffet offering all-you-can-eat salads, stews, pickles made with vegetables grown at Heidi's Vegetable Garden, the company's farm, and other country cooking.
  • Okina
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamanashi Pref. Hokutoshi Nagasakachounakamaru 2205
    Located in the midst of a quiet forest with Mr. Fuji to the south and Mt. Kaikomagatake to the west, Okina is a popular shop for its soba boldly and delicately kneaded from carefully selected ingredients. The menu features only two items-mori soba (zaru) and inaka soba. The soba features homemade flour and is carefully adjusted to match the temperature and humidity each day.
  • Miura Udon Showa Dori
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamanashi Fujiyoshida-shi Shimoyoshida 1-chome 22-5
  • Dangozaka SA Food Court (Inbound)
    Yamanashi Uenohara-shi Ono Dangozaka Service Area (Inbound)
  • Tenshiyoan
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamanashi Pref. Minamitsurugunoshinomura Shibokusa 2848-2
  • Ikemoto Chaya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamanashi Minamitsuru-gun Oshinomura Shibokusa 354
  • Watanabe Teuchi Udon
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamanashi Minamitsuru-gun Oshinomura Uchino 545-2

Yamanashi Areas


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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