Honke Tsuruki Soba

Soba / Udon
A one-minute walk from Sakamoto-hieizanguchi Station on the Keihan Electric Railway, and 10 minutes from JR Hieizan-Sakamoto Station. This soba noodle restaurant can be reached by taking a right at the Sakamoto Citizens' Center and then taking the next left. The history of the restaurant stretches back over 300 years; it was established in 1716 by a man who worked in the Enryakuji Temple's kitchen. The restaurant employs a basic noodle recipe of 80% buckwheat flour to 20% wheat flour, but the exact proportions are adjusted daily based on the outside temperature and humidity. Customers can enjoy handmade soba noodle combo meals and other combo meals; as well as Omi musubi soba (assortment of three types of small soba dishes) and other soba and rice dishes a la carte.

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3rd Friday (1/June. Is 3rd Thursday/Friday consecutive holidays), New Year's Day * 8/Nov. Is open everyday
Parking Lot
Available (2 places)
Credit Card
Not available
English Menu
Average budget
[Lunch] 1,001-3,000yen
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly

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  • Not a bad idea if you are ok with waiting
    4.0 Reviewed : 2023.05.04
    Traditional Japanese noodle with long history, but the queue is too long and we have waited for quite some time, the food is not so meet our expectation
  • 303 year old Soba restaurant
    5.0 Reviewed : 2019.10.03
    This soba restaurant is a must-do on your visit to Hieizan Sakamoto . The soba is good and not so expensive , about 9 usd a serving . They also have an English menu . As it is very popular with...
  • Historical soba
    4.0 Reviewed : 2019.06.23
    We ventured to this restaurant following the recommendation of the Kyoto Tourist Information Center. Thankfully, it was open for lunch on Sunday! There was a long queue outside and a civilised system...

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