The cultivation of buck wheat, the ingredient for soba noodles, was part of the tobacco crop rotation system in Hadano, well known as the home of the once “Hadano Tobacco.” Hadano has continued these traditions and is now the number one producer of buck wheat in Kanagawa prefecture.
Sobadokoro Shinonome is run mainly by a group of local women who hold training programs for making soba noodles. In addition to being able to eat speciality soba that is “freshly ground, freshly cut, freshly boiled,” visitors to the restaurant can also experience making soba themselves. Reservations are taken by the table. The soba noodles that you make are then cooked in-store, so you can taste “freshly cut, freshly boiled” soba noodles.
●Participation fee: 4600 yen per table (up to 4 people)
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