What comes to your mind when you hear “Japanese noodles”?
In Japan, everyone’s favorite noodle dish is ramen without a doubt, but it is soba which is served in first-rate Japanese restaurants. Soba has a long history, and one can say it is one of the most famous Japanese dishes along with sushi or tempura. These days soba, the healthy and nutritious noodles, is increasingly popular in other countries too.
There are many great restaurants which serve soba, and during lunchtime, tourists are making a long line to wait. It would be a great experience to have soba noodles at a famous soba restaurant. But if you come all the way to Japan, do not be satisfied with just eating them; why not make them yourself?
At “Soba Making Class Umehara”, the owner of a soba restaurant opens up a restaurant for tourists to experience soba making. They offer a private lesson for one group at a time, and you can make soba in the authentic environment where real soba professionals use. Specially blended buckwheat has a great aroma, and you can smell it not only when eating soba but also when making buckwheat dough.
The taste of soba made by yourself will leave you a great impression and will taste better than any soba you eat at a famous restaurant!
Recommendation Points・You can use authentic tools at a real restaurant usually used by soba professionals
・A private lesson available for one group at a time
・The teacher only helps when it is absolutely necessary, and you can do and enjoy most of the work
Your clothes might get dirty from buckwheat and flour; please wear casual clothes. You might want to remove your nail polish or nail art beforehand, for fingers and nails could be damaged by the wire mesh of the sieving net.
Do not pour in all water at a time; pour it in several times, while checking how well it is mixed with buckwheat/flour. It is difficult to adjust the amount of water, but the teacher will be next to you to give you an advice so you will never fail.
This requires some force, so take turn with group members to finish it! Kneading over and over makes the dough smooth and it will become chewy and tasty noodles.
You cannot just push it with all your might. Use all your palms, and spread it in a round shape with the even thickness. It could be quite difficult.
Watch how the teacher does it carefully first, and learn how to use a menbou. Try not to put uneven force. Wrap the dough around a menbou with care.
Message from Staff
We offer a soba making experience at two shops; one in Arashiyama and one in Kitashirakawa. Choose whichever the restaurant that suits your sightseeing plan!
You can get a gift by applying only HERE !
|Contents||Soba noodle making experience|
|Price||Adult= ¥3000 (tax-in)|
Payment on the same day
|Cancellation fee||When you cancell,please contact the temple by 5:00 P.M of the day before|
On the day: 100%
|Group||2 people~up to 8 people *more than 8 people are negotiable|
|Notes for children||About 6 years old～|
|Name||Soba making class Umehara|
|Address||【Arashiyama shop】: 24-41 Sagaoritocho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto|
【Kitashirakawa shop】: 1 Takatsukicjo, Ichijoji, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto
・5 min walk from JR Sagaarashiyama Station on the Sagano Line
・1 min walk from Rokuonji station on Randen railway
・4 min walk from Ichijoji station on Eizan railway
|Parking||Unavailable(There are toll parkings neighbourhood)|
|Closing day||Sunday to Thursday|
|Opening Times||Friday and Saturday |
*You need to make a reservation
|Notes||・Please come in clothes you can get dirty|
・Please take off your wrist watch
・Your nail polish/nail art might chip away
・People with buckwead allergy have to be careful