Firstly, let me present to you a YouTube video :
【Prince Aojiru】Soba life in Japan
Prince Aojiru, one of the most famous young millionaires in Japan, tastes Japanese Soba noodles in various styles (Cold /Hot etc.).
2. Let’s make Soba
Secondly, let me introduce two unique programs. By participating in them, you can vividly experience the world of Japanese Soba inherited until today.
1) Izushi Soba
Using homemade buckwheat flour, a dedicated buckwheat craftsman will carefully guide you to make Soba. The “soba” you hit yourself is exceptional! You can boil the struck soba at the shop and enjoy it. All tools and materials are available here, so feel free to come empty-handed.
<Introductory course (from buckwheat noodles)>
Time required: Approximately 30 minutes (+ meal)
Course content: Soba ball → Spread → Soba cut → Eat (6 dishes)
<Traditional Izushi plate sob>
Izushi Dish Soba started when the Sengoku family changed their country from Shinano and brought a craftsman from Shinshu. The characteristic of Izushi soba is the plate soba served on a small plate of Izushi ware. Please enjoy the tradition of freshly ground, beaten and boiled buckwheat, which makes the best use of the natural color and aroma of ground buckwheat.
2) Shinsyu Soba
【Nagano / Ina】
Why don’t you experience making soba noodles at Village OMOYA, a 150-year-old folk house? Ina City, Nagano Prefecture is the birthplace of Shinshu Soba, and local soba noodle masters teach traditional handmade soba noodles that have been around for a long time. You can enjoy the struck soba on the spot. Please leave it to the soba noodle masters to boil delicious soba noodles and soba noodles! We will teach you how to boil delicious soba that you can enjoy at home.
Shinshu soba craftsmen will teach you authentic handmade soba noodles made from buckwheat flour. Approximately 2 hours from arrival time to the end of the meal (about 2.5 hours for a large number of 10 people or more)
Charter an old private house!
Experience making soba noodles by renting out one old folk house. This is a luxury plan where you can not only make soba noodles but also experience a historic local old folk house!