Noodles in Yamagata
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Soba Restaurants Around Japan
- Soba, the humble and thin buckwheat noodle, is rarely heard of outside of Japan. A shame, since soba is known to be one of the dishes representing Japan. A plate of soba serves as a blank canvas to be twisted and created into a whole new dish. The best soba is not found in just one city, it is found all throughout the country. Tea Soba in Uji Tea Soba in Uji Just a short train ride from Kyoto, Uji is famous for providing the former capital city’s famous green tea. Uji is a small town with plenty of tea farms. All of the food has a green tea twist, from ice cream to takoyaki. Tea Soba, soba infused with green tea, is the perfect way to try Uji’s famous tea and indulge in a light meal at the same time. Make Botan Soba in Onjuku Make Botan Soba in Onjuku Onjuku, a small beach town on the Boso Peninsula, is home to Kiwami Soba, a soba shop famous for the rare botan soba. Not only can diners indulge in the soba, they can also try and make it themselves. Both beginners and advanced cooks can take classes with the owner. Be sure to make reservations in advance. Fumotoya Soba on Yamadera Fumotoya Soba on Yamadera Located on the bottom of Yamadera, a holy mountain filled with shrines, Fumotoya Soba is the perfect restaurant to grab lunch post hike. The soba is as traditional as the restaurant itself. The restaurant prides itself on their fresh noodles and original, strong taste of buckwheat. Yamagata is a famous prefecture for their soba and Yamadera boasts some of the best small restaurants in town. Uango in Takehara Uango in Takehara Takehara is a town with a preserved Edo-era street in Hiroshima. Also known as Little Kyoto, Takehara hosts small gift shops and traditional restaurants, just like the former capital. For an off the beaten path lunch spot, be sure to look for Uango, a soba shop located in a small house. Enjoy the hand-made noodles on offer and have a chat with the friendly owner. Kawara Soba at Choshuya Yuda Shop in Yamaguchi Kawara Soba at Choshuya Yuda Shop in Yamaguchi For a unique twist on the noodle and soup set, check out the broth-less green tea noodles topped with meat served at Choshuya Yuda Shop. A Yamaguchi creation, these noodles are a served dry and on a sizzling platter with a lemon seasoning. The dish is perfect for two people to split. The noodles can be found all around Yamaguchi but Choshuya Yuda is one of the most famous, due to their large portions. Togakushi Soba at Gokui in Togakushi, Nagano Togakushi Soba at Gokui in Togakushi, Nagano Be sure to arrive early to Gokui before their popular, handmade noodles run out for the day. Gokui specializes in Togakushi soba, cold noodles served on a bamboo plate in five bundles, representing the Togakushi shrine’s five gods. The noodles were originally eaten by pilgrims who once visited these five shrines. Gokui is located in a refurbished lodging home used for pilgrims, so diners can have the full experience. Azumaya Wanko Soba in Morika, Iwate Azumaya Wanko Soba in Morika, Iwate Iwate’s soba dish is wanko soba, which has become associated with the one hundred bowl challenge. Wanko soba is served in small bowls, or wanko, and is repeatedly refilled until the diner has had enough. The dining experience is like a game, when the noodles are finished the server will quickly refill unless the lid is covering the bowl. Azumaya specializes in all you can eat wanko and serves sides such as meat, fish or vegetables to help flavor the noodles. Kanda Matsuya in Tokyo Kanda Matsuya in Tokyo Located in eastern Tokyo, Kanda Matsuya is one of the most famous handcrafted soba restaurants in the city. The restaurant opened in 1884 and still retains the traditional, wooden aesthetic inside. The portions are served either hot or cold and can be ordered with a side of crispy tempura. Kame Soba in Irabu, Miyakojima Kame Soba in Irabu, Miyakojima Although technically not considered soba by a mainlander, as the noodles are made from wheat as opposed to buckwheat (buckwheat soba in Okinawa is called Nihon soba), we would be amiss to ignore Okinawa soba in this list. This restaurant in Miyakojima is small and cozy, and located in a house. All of the ingredients are local and the noodles and tofu are handmade. The soup is also topped with juicy pork. Kame can get crowded during lunch, as it’s one of the more popular noodle shops on the island. ©NAVITIME JAPAN. Travel Info Check out our travel tips to make your trip better!
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Here is famous for tori soba. If you visit yamagata prefecture must enjoy local noodles. Although here is always long queue. You should visit between lunch time and dinner time.
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- Yamagata Pref. Yamagatashi Saiwaichou 14-28
Polite staff and nice ambience. Mushroom soba was very tasty but the tempera for soba was a bit too oily to both me and my husband liking
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- Yamagata Pref. Yamagatashi Yamadera 4494-5
If you are visiting Yamadera and like soba, try Mitoya. Sitting at the counter overlooking the river is the best seat in this small restaurant. The service is good, as is the soba. Enjoy the view and...
- Nezameya Hanbe
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- Yamagata Pref. Tsuruokashi Umamachi Biwagawara 74
初めての庄内旅行で、聞いたことのない「麦切り」なるもの知り、評判のお店に行ってみました。 鶴岡駅からは遠く、バスも本数少なく、行くのに苦労しましたが、そのかいがありました。2時過ぎにもかかわらず、駐車場は結構埋まってます。ほとんどのお客さんは車で来ていたようです。人気店なので、県外ナンバーも多いです。 夫婦二人で三人前の麦切りとお蕎麦のセットを注文しました...
- Chottotei Main Branch
- Soba / Udon
- Yamagata Pref. Nishimurayamagunkahokuchou Yachi Tokoroka 2-11-2
山形河北町名物のつめたい肉そばを味わうことができます。 ちょっとカレー風味のカツ丼と一緒にどうぞ。 歯ごたえのある田舎蕎麦とつめたい出汁がベストマッチ
Although often overlooked, Yamagata prefecture by no means lacks appeal: the Yamadera temple trail through the mountains, deliciously tender Yonezawa wagyu, and over 100 steaming hot springs, most notably Zao Onsen, await visitors. When winter comes, the snowcapped peaks become dotted with skiers by day and onsen-goers by night, while summer brings the celebration of juicy Yamagata cherries.
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