Soba, a kind of Japanese noodles made from buckwheat, is a common and popular dish. It can be served at fancy and casual restaurants or cooked at home. Fuji soba is the biggest chain soba restaurant around Tokyo area where you can enjoy authentic soba quite reasonably.
Soba are noodles are made of buckwheat and wheat flour, and are usually seen as a light meal in Japan. But, at "Niku Soba Gon" they serve soba topped with beef, and it has a good amount of meat that is quite unorthodox. This niku soba will definitely fulfill your meat cravings!
Summer is here! There are some particular food and dishes like cold noodles that people like to eat during the hot and humid summer. Here is a list of typical Japanese summer dishes you should try.
Nozawa Onsen is a small village in the Northern part of Nagano prefecture, Japan. If you've ever been to Japan in the winter or planning a trip here you might have come across the name, but for most it's been a pretty well-kept secret for decades! Come an enjoy traditional Japanese charm, mountain culture, and the healing hot springs in Nozawa Onsen!
Want delicious Tempura that won't break the bank? Head to Tendon Tenya for fast, cheap and easy ordering that's popular with local Tokyoites! With a secret sauce, tempura here is special! Portions are decent too and can easily cost under 1000 yen!
Soba is a buckwheat noodles that is very popular in Japan. It is commonly eaten with soy based dipping sauce with cold soba noodles. It is available nationwide, and of course Japan's foodie town, Osaka, has a lot of soba places that you should try (some of them were featured on Michelin Guide too!), so check the following places!
Nature lovers, this one's for you. Mount Takao is a great place to visit if you need some greenery after visiting the concrete jungle that is Tokyo! There are many lovely restaurants to discover around Mount Takao. Here are the places you should try after a day of hiking and forest bathing. Soba is of course the classic meal to have on Mt Takao.
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!
Nothing beats a day trip to Hakone! With so much to do in the area focus more on the other stuff and leave the food planning up to us. Eat at one of the great restaurants nearby Gora station, the main transfer hub in Hakone. Here are the top 7 restaurants around Gora station that won't break the bank!