蕎麦屋Sobaya - Soba Noodle Restaurants
Here are some of the shops you can try during your visit. We invite you to try and compare the different tastes and textures. Each shop has a unique blend of ingredients in its sauce, and handmade noodles with subtly varying firmness.
The oldest Izumo soba noodle shop established at the end of the 18th century and continuing for over 200 years. Here, you can enjoy the highly fragrant stone milled traditional Izumo soba noodles.
The combination of homemade soup and soba noodles made every morning is outstanding. Enjoy Izumo soba in the calm atmosphere of this shop.
This shop’s flour is homemade using stone milled, carefully selected domestic gen soba (black buckwheat).They have a contract with farmers in Shimane Prefecture and use their gen soba to make the noodles.
This is an authentic Izumo soba noodles shop. The flour is homemade and stone-milled mainly from local gen soba (black buckwheat). Ramen, udon and rice bowls are also available.
Heiwa Soba Main Store
A soba noodle shop in a quiet place, away from the main street. The carefully handmade noodles using local soba (buckwheat) flour are fragrant and full-bodied.
This is a soba noodle shop located between Shinmondori street and Kamimukae street. You can enjoy handmade soba noodles in a lively place next to the shrine's gate.
You can enjoy here, even in the middle of the night, completely handmade soba noodles made from soba (buckwheat) flour, "Hikigurumi", a local milled buckwheat husk.
Ippuku Soba Tourist Center Branch
This soba restaurant is located right by Izumo Taisha. You can't miss it if you end your visit to Izumo Taisha close to the huge kagura-den.
Izumo No Kuni Menya
Warigo soba and Susanoo ramen are popular dishes here. There are also Men-ya's original Izumo ramen with soba and Izumo Enmusubi rice bowls.
Izumo No Kuni Menya Izumo Airport
Another shop from the Izumo Taisha Shinmondori street opened at the 3rd floor of Izumo Enmusubi Airport. Izumo Soba noodles and other soba dishes are served here.
Izumo Soba Kizuki
The shop faces Kamimukae street and has a calm interior with a view of a garden. The combination of ingredients used to make the buckwheat noodles is changed according to the seasons using domestic coarsely milled flour.
Located in front of Izumo Taisha plaza called Seidamari, this Izumo soba noodle shop has a good view overlooking Shinmondori street. It is the only shop in Izumo specialized in Juwari Soba.
Kenjo Soba Haneya
A shop established at the end of the Edo Period. The taste of eating handmade soba noodles while looking at a garden from an old Japanese house is exceptionally delicious.
Kenjo Soba Haneya Otsu
The at-home atmosphere in the shop is full of the fragrance of soba and mindful hospitality. Drop in and have a last soba meal on your way back home.
Kenjyousoba Haneya Soba
This is a branch shop of Haneya in Izumo Bunka Denshokan. Taste the exquisite soba noodles while enjoying the view of beautiful traditional Japanese gardens.
This is a Soba shop with Erhu (traditional Japanese string instrument) music playing, giving it a relaxing atmosphere. Enjoy some delicious Izumo soba noodles made with domestic buckwheat flour in an old-fashioned house-style shop.
This shop serves soba noodles prepared with Izumo soba flour and Ichibatayakushi Goreisui (spiritual water), made by a 40 years experienced craftsman, who is also the shop owner. It gives the noodles a highly fragrant, full-bodied texture matched with a savory sauce.
Okuizumo Sobadokoro Ippuku Izumodaisha Shinmondori
This is another branch of Ippuku Okuizumo Soba located on Shinmon-dori street near Izumo Taisha Mae Station.
Okuizumo Sobadokoro Ippuku Izumoichibata
You will be served strong-bodied noodles and the shop’s secret recipe soup.
The greatest sales pitch for this shop is "an old-fashioned eatery." Soba noodles that are so thick, they will make you feel full with one bite. The sauce that comes with it is also equally delicious.
Here, the soba made using domestic gen soba (black buckwheat) stone milled flour is served with an original soup. The shop is located in the building on the side of the main entrance of the Lapita mall in front of the Izumo City Hall.
Soba Noodle Kaneya Soba
A soba shop recommended by the locals, where the motto is "freshly milled, made and boiled". The soup is made using sardines and hidaka kelp giving it a rich flavor and is the pride of this shop.
Soba Restaurant Godo
The Hoshi Soba, unique to Godo (soba with husks scattered like stars), is a refined noodle that matches well with its savory sauce. The Tenkamoshiru soba is a popular dish in this shop.
A menu full of variety such as warigo soba noodles, kamaage soba noodles (boiled soba noodles served in soup), yuba (bean curd skin) soba noodles with duck, etc. At night, you can enjoy "Sobazen" local sake and side dishes.
The original "Enmusubi Set" of this shop is a special set that allows you to taste the famous warigo soba noodles and soba tama zenzai (soba dumplings in sweet bean soup) all at once.
Here you can have soba noodles and Japanese dishes while admiring the Izumo Bunka Denshokan, a place filled with the old country atmosphere of Izumo. In the background is a magnificent wide view of Mt. Kitayama.
This shop is next to the Susajinja Shrine, which is famous for being a spiritual power spot. The well balanced taste of the soba and the soup is superb and not only locals but even people from outside the prefecture also come to enjoy this taste.
This shop is located on the west side of the otorii (great gate), behind the "Urarakan" shop. The son of the owner also became a chef whose specialty is "Izumo Soba Itame (stir-fried)," a dish gaining popularity.
"Welcome Back to Your Hometown." This shop greets you with the taste of the Japanese countryside in a relocated and restored historic farmhouse mansion. The sauce served here is also free of additives.
Located in front of the Izumo Taisha parking lot. The noodles are thin, and the sauce is sweet and savory, creating a good balanced taste. Although nostalgic, they are soba noodles with an elegant fragrance.
As in the main Yakumo restaurant, you will be served thin soba noodles with a delicate taste and a sweet and savory sauce. This one also has rooms with tatami covered floors, making it easier to accommodate groups.