Updated: June 14, 2017
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Tokyo Side Trips: Famous Jindaiji Temple And Mountains Of Soba Noodles

Looking for other stuff to do in Tokyo? Take a little side trip to Jindaiji Temple in Tokyo's west. About an hour by train from Shinjuku is this small little town made famous by its temple and lesser known hand-made soba restaurants. Popular with locals on weekends, the soba produced in the area is all hand-made and extremely delicious! Put Jindaiji down on your itinerary now!

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Yuusui

Yuusui is probably the most popular soba restaurant in town and can be hard to get a seat on weekends. Located just a few minutes walk from the temple its perfect place to stop for a soba and tempura lunch.
The noodles here are delicately made and quite thinly cut, though they hold their shape really well. Get the soba and tempura for a delicious lunch. Prices start from around 1000 yen.

Yuusui

5-9-1 Motomachi Jindaiji, Chofu-shi, Tokyo

Tamon

Tamon is another great spot within a few minutes walk of the temple. Slurp your noodles in a traditional setting with both tables and Japanese-style raised seating. Prices range from 500-1000 yen per person for lunch.
My favourite thing about Tamon is that they have "Mountain Soba", literally a huge pile of soba nooodles - enough to feed a small family. Expect volume! Of course you don't need to order the extra size soba plate... but why not?! Will you step up to the challenge?

Tamon

2-37-4 Motomachi Jindaiji, Chofu-shi, Tokyo

Yaoki

From the moment you walk up Yaoki you are presented with a lovely Japanese garden setting with a pond full of Koi. It's a very cool spot and you can even grab a seat in the garden (if you're lucky!). The fare here is all about beautifully hand-made soba and tempura though. Prices are super reasonable too with average price being up to 1000 yen.
Located just a short walk from Jindaiji temple, definitely a great place for lunch. Their "tanuki soba" (served warm) is popular in the cooler months. If its a warm day stick with the cold soba noodles and wash it down with a Jindaiji beer!

Yaoki

5-13-6 Motomachi Jindaiji, Chofu-shi, Tokyo

Soba Gochiso Monmae

Monmae serves up hand-made soba, tempura, Japanese sweets, and senbei (Japanese rice crackers). Prices here a little more expensive than the rest, however still worth every yen! Located 3 mins from the temple it's open all day so is easy to get a little food later in the afternoon.
If you're after a well-rounded meal order couple of set meals and share with a friend so you can try more things! No matter what you get it will be delicious!

Monmae

5-13-5 Motomachi Jindaiji, Chofu-shi, Tokyo

Tamanoya

Tamanoya is just a short walk and serves up 100% soba noodles. Definitely a great place to grab some soba in between seeing the sights or just grabbing lunch. Prices range from 1000-2000 yen per person.
You can also choose between wide-cut and thin-cut noodles, adding to the mix of your soba experience. If you've never had soba before get the thin-cut soba, but if you're feeling curious definitely try the wide-cut variety.

Tamanoya

5-11-3 Motomachi Jindaiji, Chofu-shi, Tokyo
Jon S
Been eating my way around the world, one dish at time! I spend my time traveling, surfing, hiking, camping and eating food! My favourite Japanese food...Agedashi Tofu!

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