Elegant and delicious soba (buckwheat noodles) enjoyed at Japanese hearthside

A traditional Japanese-style house restaurant in a mountain village. Its owner is fascinated by soba. He is always in search of the best hand-made soba.

A splendid old house and soba restaurant in a quiet mountain village. The house was built more than 200 years ago. The hard-packed dirt floor of the entrance stands before you. Above are the heavy interlocked wooden beams that support the house. On rare occasions, the temple carpenter comes to visit. There are traditional Japanese hearthsides known as irori. During the cold season, the owner’s daily routine includes burning charcoal in the irori. The charcoal is made in a hibachi brazier.
Your serving of soba consists of the darker unrefined noodles (country style) and the refined white noodles. The cost is 800 yen. The master of the restaurant has a passion for soba and walked the length and breadth of Japan visiting more than 350 soba shops to learn all about the art of making soba. After that, he retired from his regular job and set up his own shop.
The noodles are prepared each morning with consideration given to that day’s ambient temperature and humidity. Careful attention is given to the flour, the soup stock, and even the hot water to create an exclusive dish that emphasizes the taste of the buckwheat flour.
Inhale the fragrance of the two kinds of soba. Feel the texture of the soba in your mouth. Enjoy its unique taste.(This information is as of April 2018)

Hand-made soba  Takushoan
Hand-made soba  Takushoan
Hand-made soba  Takushoan
Hand-made soba  Takushoan
Hand-made soba  Takushoan

The noodles are made from the finest buckwheat flour from Japan’s northernmost island of Hokkaido. Add green onions and wasabi (Japanese horseradish) according to your taste.
In Japan, soba is appreciated both for its fragrance before eating and its taste as it passes through the mouth and throat.
To eat the soba, dip the noodles into the soup stock provided. Enjoy!

Hand-made soba  Takushoan
Hand-made soba Takushoan
Address
1095 Kuromoto, Akaiwa City, Okayama [Map]
TEL
+81-86-954-0156
Open
11:00-14:30 *Store closes when supplies are exhausted. Reservations required on Sunday – make reservations at least one day before.
Closed
Wednesdays and Thursdays
Seats
22
Parking
8
Access
About 40 minutes’ drive from the Sanyo Interchange on the Sanyo Expressway
Credit card
Not accepted

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