Made from locally produced buckwheat flour, Nikko’s handmade soba is known throughout Japan for its taste and aroma. During this one-hour workshop, learn to make soba noodles and enjoy them with seasonal vegetable tempura.
How to get there: Nikko no Sho: Short walk from Kami-Imaichi Station.
When: Open year-round. Nikko no Sho: Closed Tuesdays.
Contact: Nikko no Sho, Handmade Soba Restaurant +81-288-21-3910 Nikko Kirifuri New Camping SIte +81-288-53-4728
The heart of Nikko combines World Heritage shrines and temples, traditional cuisine and crafts, and lush natural settings. Add a trip to this area to a stay in surrounding regions, such as Kinugawa Onsen.
Set along the Kinugawa River, this area is one of Japan's most famous hot spring resorts. Beyond ryokan and hotels, there are theme parks and many natural attractions. Kinugawa is a good base for further Nikko adventures.
Historically an inn town, Imaichi is now the gateway to the greater Nikko area. With soba-making lessons, sake breweries and a host of seasonal festivals, Imaichi merits a long stop before heading on to Nikko Toshogu or Kinugawa Onsen.