Food and Drinks

[Yamanashi] Kubota (白州手打ち蕎麦 くぼ田): Yamanashi’s Soba Haven

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Savor Authentic Japanese Flavors at Kubota: A Tranquil Soba Haven in Yamanashi Prefecture

Kubota is a popular, family-run soba restaurant nestled within a beautifully renovated traditional Japanese house located in Hokuto City, Yamanashi Prefecture. Every detail has been meticulously crafted to create an atmosphere that embraces the essence of Japanese aesthetics, from the vibrant and colorful fresh flowers that adorn the tranquil seating to the solid and stable table and chairs that offer a comforting connection to the warmth of natural wood.

At Kubota, their commitment to excellence begins with the careful selection of domestically sourced buckwheat seeds. These seeds are acquired in their whole form and undergo a meticulous in-house grinding process, resulting in the production of soba noodles that are not only fragrant but also bursting with flavor. The secret lies in the exceptional natural water sourced from the renowned “Selected 100 Exquisite and Well-Conserved Waters,” which is used exclusively in the crafting of their 100% buckwheat noodles, allowing the aroma to flourish without the need for any additives. 

One of Kubota’s pride and joy is their rich and flavorful duck soba broth, which is a testament to their unwavering dedication. This signature dish is prepared with utmost care, simmering the broth for two hours and dedicating half a day to its meticulous creation. The result is a deeply satisfying culinary experience that leaves a lasting impression.

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As you explore their menu, you’ll discover an array of enticing options. From the simplicity of zaru soba and kake soba to the delightful toppings such as tempura shrimp and duck seiro soba, each dish is carefully crafted to deliver a symphony of flavors. The tempura, known for its irresistible crispy texture and succulent prawns, adds a touch of indulgence to your culinary journey.

For those seeking to visit Kubota, access is convenient, with Nagasaka Station on the JR Chuo Main Line being the nearest station. A short 10-minute drive from there will lead you to this culinary gem. While parking is available, it’s worth noting that weekends and holidays tend to be busy, so arriving early is highly recommended. 

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