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Handmade Soba Noodles and Chopsticks Workshop




Learn about Japanese lacquerware and buckwheat noodles in the shadow of beautiful Mount Fuji #co1000070

  • Lean how to make delicious soba (buckwheat noodles) from scratch
  • This husband-and-wife team are one of our best rates hosts for their warmth and inviting charm
  • Eat the soba you make and keep your hand-carved chopsticks as souvenirs
  • 2 hour total

  • English

  • Age 12+

  • 2 〜 6



Buckwheat noodles, or Soba, are a traditional Japanese food with a long history, perhaps even the longest history of any food in Japan! My name is Kasakawa Hikaru. I started making soba as a hobby, but then I started to get really into it. I am also in love with Japanese lacquerware, and in fact it was thanks to lacquerware that I became interested in making Soba in the first place. I asked a friend of mine to do some repairs to a lacquer item I had, and after he finished I watched him make soba noodles right in front of my eyes. It was so inspiring, I knew I had to try it for myself. I speak a little German, as I lived in Germany for about 5 years. By the way, I make all my Soba making tools by hand!

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Japanese buckwheat noodles are delicious and healthy. But how are they made? Perhaps you never asked yourself such a question, but after trying this adventure you’ll be glad you did! Have you ever seen a chef spinning and tossing pizza dough high into the air only to catch it nimbly, and thought “Wow! I want to try that!”? Well, get ready to experience the Japanese version of that, pulling and stretching soba noodles into shape. In a beautiful location with views of Mt. Fuji and the Pacific ocean, the host will teach you all about how soba noodles are made, in addition to giving lots of information on Japanese lacquerware. Finally, you’ll also have the chance to take home a pair of your own handmade chopsticks, a perfect souvenir and memory of the day.

  • Meet your host.

    Firstly, meet your host and hear an explanation of the experience.

  • Learn to make chopsticks.

    Craft your very own pair of chopsticks. You'll need them to eat your noodles!

  • The finished product!

    You can keep your chopsticks for yourself or give them to a friend.

  • Time to make soba!

    Get into the cooking spirit by putting on your soba making apron.

  • Make the dough using buckwheat flour.

    The host will teach you step by step how to make soba from scratch.

  • Knead the dough so it's ready to cut.

    Once it's ready you'll stretch it out, ready for cutting into noodles.



  • Duration


  • Access

  • Participants Guests

    2 〜 6

    Trip will be cancelled if the required minimum number of participants is not met. Accompanied infants participate for free.

  • Age


  • Conditions

    Available on Clear or Lightly Rainy Days

  • Cancellation Policy

    We are unable to refund cancellations made after 17:00, 3 days prior to your reserved date.


  • Adults(12+)


  • Children(4~11)


  • Infants(~3)


Included in the Price

Lunch Chopstick Experience Interpreter Insurance


  • Things to bring


  • Meeting Point

  • Additional Info





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    Roland Haller

    The host was very friendly and knowledgeable about the soba culture and generally speaking Japanese food. I had a lot of pleasure making the soba and eating them. The Tsuyu was probably the best I tried in my life: Delicious. Odawara is very different than Tokyo, I'm happy to have used this opportunity to do a tour here and visit the castle.See moreSee less

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Children: Free Infants: Free

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