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Soba Making Workshop in Natori City

Soba chef instructors teach soba making using locally produced buckwheat (soba) flour from Natori, Miyagi Prefecture. The soba restaurant grinds flour every morning that you'll use, so your soba will be very fresh and delicious♪

Operation Period

All year round (on Tuesdays)

Time Required

About 3 hours

Number of Participants



2,800 JPY– (tax included)

*Anyone is welcome to join this program, but please understand that staff can only accept inquiries and communicate in Japanese. You don't have to worry if your Japanese is not perfect. Just watch and imitate the instructors' methods.

Experience making handmade soba at our “Soba Dojo”, located next to our soba restaurant. We will make “Nihachi” soba, which is made of 20% wheat flour and 80% buckwheat (soba) flour.

Process of Making Soba:

Mix and sift → add water → mix in water → roll into small balls → knead dough → push down with body and roll dough → flip over and over while pushing the air out → roll into flat circle → roll into a square → straighten out → fold → cut → throw on small amount of flour → finish.

Instructors will guide you through the entire process of making soba in an easy-to-understand way. Take home the delicious and aromatic soba you made as a souvenir.

*Note that the workshop may be cancelled due the local COVID-19 virus situation. Please contact us for details.

The buckwheat (soba) flour is grown in our own fields in Natori City. It is carefully dried and grinded every morning with the flour mill at our restaurant. The tall and large grains of "Hitachi-aki soba" (a soba brand developed in the late 1970s in Ibaraki Prefecture) make it fall over easily and become damaged in strong wind or rain. However, the soba taste is very sweet and sticky, and it has a chewy texture when it is cut into soba noodles, and there is no strong sour taste. Not only experienced soba fans, but anyone that loves to eat good food will enjoy the taste of our soba! Soba made from the grinded buckwheat (soba) flour is also available for sale at our on-location shop.

Experience Program NameSoba Making Workshop in Natori City
Activity LocationFarm Kitchen Shinmei Sobakei
Time RequiredAbout 3 hours
Operation PeriodAll year round (on Tuesdays)
Start Time9:00
Minimum number of participants4people
Maximum number of participants20people
Reservation Deadline7 days before by 14:00
About suspension of the activityThe event may be cancelled in case of natural disasters or the instructors' schedule.
Important notes regarding participationThings to bring: apron, 3-sided cloth for head cover (hankerchief, head wrap, etc.), indoor shoes, 3-4 towels, bring-home containers (21cm or larger).
1 participant2,800 JPY (Tax included)
What is included in the priceMaterials fee, experience fee, instruction fee, consumption tax.
Method of PaymentPay in cash on the day.
About cancellations and changesIn case of cancellation or changes, please contact us as soon as possible.
Cancellation PolicyThere is no cancellation charge.
Meeting SpotShinmei-10 Tako, Natori-shi, Miyagi-ken 981-1221
2F "Soba Dojo"
Meeting TimePlease come by your reserved time.
Access--By Public Transportation--
10-minute taxi ride from JR Minami Sendai Station (Tohoku Line・Joban Line)

--By Car-- 
30-minute drive from Sendai Station
15-minute drive from Tohoku Expressway Sendai-Minami IC
Room for about 50 cars. Free. (large buses can also use the parking area)
Facility InformationRestroom, soba restaurant, direct sales shop of vegetables, etc.
Barrier-free AccessNo
About Guides and ToursThe workshop will be lead by soba chef instructors.
About multi-lingual supportJapanese