At Minokamo City, Gifu, learn to make your own soba noodles under the guidance of a professional soba artisan, then enjoy the noodles for lunch. You can also learn to make a zaru strainer, which you can take home afterward!
Craft your own zaru, a strainer made out of bamboo. Experience this bamboo handicraft said to be steeped in centuries of Japanese tradition, with the guide of a professional craftsman. Unravel the process behind the beloved soba, made from buckwheat flour and one of Japan’s popular foods. Make the soba noodles yourself! Fret not if this is your first try — a professional chef will guide you. Prepare your lunch: boil your handmade soba noodles and serve them on your own zaru. Enjoy your lunch at Yadorigi, Ota-juku Nakasendo Museum’s in-house restaurant. Slurp the nutty soba noodles. Complement them with other dishes including vegetable tempura, a side dish, and rice. Book now and enjoy a day of handwork!
Please book at least 3 days before your intended date of activity
• Guidance will be provided via a combination of English-language materials and demonstrations
• After the activity, the host may ask you for some feedback
• Your Voyagin confirmation email, subject: Order Confirmed
Except Mondays, this activity is available April–May and September–November. It has two available plans, which roughly follow these itineraries:
Ota-juku Nakasendo Museum, Minokamo City, Gifu Prefecture
15 minutes from Mino-Ota Station on the JR Takayama Main Line
Aside from soba noodles, you will have the following for lunch:
Note: The exact menu is subject to change