A handmade soba noodle restaurant located on the approach to the Risshaku-ji Temple, one of the most famous temples in Yamagata Prefecture. The restaurant is famed for its Ita soba, a serving of noodles 50% larger than normal presented on a wood plank. You can enjoy the smooth texture of the restaurant’s ni-hachi soba noodles until you’re full to bursting. Mitoya also takes great pride in its bota mochi sweet adzuki bean rice cakes. The restaurant’s zunda mochi and fuku mochi rice cakes also have a simple flavor, and you can relax in the restaurant’s confines and enjoy the scenery of the Tachiya River from its windows. Mitoya also offers an abundant selection of seasonally limited items. Highly seasonal dishes include the mountain vegetable tempura in spring and the tomato stewed in lemon juice in summer.
Yamagata Pref. Yamagatashi Yamadera 4494-5 (Yamagata / Zao / Tendo / KaminoyamaArea)
Review of MitoyaTripAdvisor Traveler Rating
My only issue was the lack of an English menu, pictures helped make my choice. I accidentally ordered an alcohol free beer, oh...
Id skip the dessert as the mochi wasnt pounded smooth but was rather more glutinous rice...
- Yamagata Pref. Yamagatashi Yamadera 4494-5 [map]
- Irregular holidays
- Parking Lot
- Available 4spaces
- Credit Card
- Available (VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX, UnionPay, DISCOVER, Diners Club)
- Not available
- Not available
- Vegetarian Menu
- Available (Soba with chopped summer vegetables Available)
- English Menu
- Average budget
- [Day] 1-1,000yen
- Estimated stay time
- 0-30 minutes
- Wheelchair accessible
- Infant friendly
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- Route from this Station Route from this Bus Stop Route from this IC Route from this Parking
Nearby Tourist Attractions
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.