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[Shut Down: Kyoan in Noboribetsu] 2 Types of Buckwheat Noodles, Sarashina Buckwheat Noodles and Country Buckwheat Noodles, Can Be Savored in Itasoba Buckwheat Noodles

September 4th, 2015


Soba-no-Sato Kyoan (そばの里京庵) is a popular buckwheat noodles restaurant in Kaminoboribetsu-cho, Noboribetsu city. Mrs. Kyoko Ikeda is a restraunt owner. A solitary house is built in Shinnoboribetsu Onsen (新登別温泉). Few buildings are around the house, so I guess that you are surprised at the buckwheat noodles restaurant in such a place. The interior decoration has an atmosphere such as an ordinary private house. I took off my shoes, and entered here as if I felt visiting my friend's house. By the way, visitors with children that are lower than a primary schoolchild may not enter here. Probably the owner will aim at the buckwheat noodles restaurant that all visitors can enjoy a quiet atmosphere. Unfortunately, they closed down. An article before closing is as follows.

Appearance of Building
Itasoba Buckwheat Noodles -Kyoan in Noboribetsu-
Look of Restaurant
Itasoba Buckwheat Noodles -Kyoan in Noboribetsu-

Shinnoboribetsu Onsen

Shinnoboribetsu Onsen (新登別温泉) is a hot spring place in Noboribetsu city located in the northeastern part of Muroran city. Shinnoboribetsu Onsen-so (新登別温泉荘) and Ryokan Shiki (旅館四季) are built along Hokkaido Road 2, and Renlal Vila Yuga (大型貸別荘 優雅) is a little away from there. The distance is around 3 km away from Noboribetsu Onsen (登別温泉), and is around 10 km away from the center of the Noboribetsu. Unfortunately, restraunts, cafes, cafes, souvenir shops and convenience stores are not built. Kyoan (京庵) that is famous for tasty buckwheat noodles used to be near here, but it closed a business. The Shinnoboribetsu Onsen-so and the Ryokan Shiki were well-known for onsen ryokan that was run by brothers from Osaka. But the owner of the Shinnoboribetsu Onsen-so closed a business as a result of advanced age. Article is here

Look of Ryokan Shiki
Ryokan Shiki Shinnoboribetsu Onsen

Buckwheat Noodles of Hokkaido

Hokkaido occupies about 40% of buckwheat production of Japan, and is the largest buckwheat production in the Japan, and Nagano prefecture, Ibaraki prefecture, Fukushima prefecture and so on follow the Hokkaido. The climate is cool in a summer, and a large temperature gap is great for good buckwheat, and the buckwheat production of the Hokkaido is increasing. Horokanai (幌加内), Fukagawa (深川) and Otoineppu (音威子府) are the 3 largest production places. Especially, the Horokanai is the best buckwheat production and the largest planted area in the Japan, and is well-known as a buckwheat town, and uses buckwheat fields as tourist attractions well. In Fukushima town, Sengen Soba Buckwheat Flowers Viewing Party (千軒そばの花鑑賞会) is held in buckwheat fields, and a fantastic conbination of the buckwheat fields and Matsumae Kagura (松前神楽) can be enjoyed. Article is here

Buckwheat Noodles
Buckwheat Noodles of Hokkaido

Buckwheat Noodles

Only 3 types dishes, Itasoba Buckwheat Noodles (板そば * JPY 1000), Zaru Soba Buckwheat Noodles with Tempura (天ざるそば * JPY 1300) and Buckwheat Noodles with Tempura (天そば * JPY 1200) are shown on a menu. The buckwheat noodles are hand-made, and are limited to 20 dishes. The visitors should be careful to sell out. I ordered the Itasoba Buckwheat Noodles. About 15 minutes later, it was served.


Itasoba Buckwheat Noodles from Top. Left are Country Buckwheat Noodles. Right are Sarashina Buckwheat Noodles
Itasoba Buckwheat Noodles -Kyoan in Noboribetsu-

2 types of the buckwheat noodles, Country Buckwheat Noodles (田舎そば) and Sarashina Buckwheat Noodles (更科そば) were served at a wooden box. Both the buckwheat noodles seemed to be buckwheat noodles made with 20% of udon flour to 80% of buckwheat flour (二八そば). The owner told me "Please eat both the buckwheat noodles without dipping into soba tsuyu dipping sauce". I ate the both at once. A flavor of the buckwheat noodles were very good. Those had chewy texture. My favorite buckwheat noodles are the sarashina buckwheat noodles, and I like very nice texture. Because the buckwheat noodles were tasty, I had finished eating immediately. Thanks for the good meal!

Sarashina Buckwheat Noodles
Itasoba Buckwheat Noodles -Kyoan in Noboribetsu-
Sarashina Buckwheat Noodles Are Dipped into Soba Tsuyu Dipping Sauce
Itasoba Buckwheat Noodles -Kyoan in Noboribetsu-
Country Buckwheat Noodles
Itasoba Buckwheat Noodles -Kyoan in Noboribetsu-
Country Buckwheat Noodles Are Dipped into Soba Tsuyu Dipping Sauce
Itasoba Buckwheat Noodles -Kyoan in Noboribetsu-
Ultimately Soba-Yu (Hot Water Boiled Soba Noodles) Is Served
Itasoba Buckwheat Noodles -Kyoan in Noboribetsu-

Itasoba Buckwheat Noodles and Atmosphere of Restaurant Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Itasoba Buckwheat Noodles

Parking lot Free parking is provided (5 cars)
Business hours 11:00-16:00
Regular closing day Monday
Telephone number +81-143-84-2288
Home page Home page is not provided
Mapcode 603 255 688*25

A page of Shikotsu-Toya National Park is here

Shikotsu-Toya National Park



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