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Making udon noodles at Yasuragi no Ie
Saitama Prefecture is the second largest producer of udon noodles in Japan. An old townhouse in Tokigawa offers you a chance to experience this handmaking activity and its age-old traditional techniques.
A townhouse built over 100 years ago has been turned into this Yasuragi no Ie, or Peaceful House. This facility is now utilized as an agricultural experience that introduces visitors to the local special food culture. Here, not only residents but foreign visitors can also get involved with this udon making activity.
All instructors are actual residents of Tokigawa! In the olden days, women in Tokigawa were told that they couldn’t marry until mastering udon noodle making. Their technique was considered as a necessary virtue to become a good wife. These women now teach first time visitors their long-learned technique so that anyone can make delicious udon on their own.
There are terrace seats outside to enjoy the noodles in a peaceful mountain environment. Please get your stomach and heart healed here!
- Facility name
- Yasuragi no Ie (やすらぎの家)
- Activity name
- Handmade Udon experience
- 720-1 Nishidaira, Tokigawamachi, Hikigun, Saitama
Udon making: 10:00 am~ 4:00 pm
Lunch menu: 11:00 am ~ 2:00 pm
- 2000 yen (booking required)
- 2 groups per day
- Official Website
- Official Website (Japanese)