Family-Friendly Soba Noodles Making Class at Lake Kawaguchi

Organized by Fujiya
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Experience Details
Experience Location
1.5 hours
Number of Guests
1 - 80 guests
Wheelchair Accessible, Stroller Accessible, Family-friendly
Japanese, English
Gluten-free, Halal, Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescetarian
Make a delicious local variety of soba buckwheat noodles on the shores of Lake Kawaguchi near Mt Fuji! Great for groups of friends and family, this is the perfect activity for any occasion.
Make your own Oshino-Hakkai soba, from kneading to rolling to cutting, guided by chefs from a shop with over 20 years of soba-making experience
Get an in-depth explanation of the history and culture of Lake Kawaguchi and the town of Fujikawaguchiko
Enjoy your own handmade soba buckwheat noodle dish!
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
When it comes to noodles, Yamanashi may be more famous for its signature prefectural specialty of hoto, but it’s also the origin of one of Japan’s most revered soba buckwheat noodle dishes. Mt Fuji is the birthplace of Oshino-Hakkai soba, made with the ultra-pure water of the Oshino-Hakkai ponds, the former sixth lake of the Fuji Five Lakes. And thanks to cooking experience provider Fujiya, you can learn how to make this legendary dish from scratch. Compared to other noodles like udon or hoto, soba is notoriously difficult to make, as buckwheat flour gives it an especially brittle texture. Take too long and it dries out, leading to the noodles falling apart when boiling; but put them in the water too quickly and the noodles won’t hold their shape either. Over 20 years of operations, Fujiya has taught countless cooking enthusiasts the secret of the Oshino-Hakkai soba dish. From kneading the dough to rolling it out, Fujiya’s English-speaking instructors will guide you through every step of the way — and soon you’ll be a master of one of Yamanashi Prefecture’s most famous dishes. After your noodles are done, there’s no better way to enjoy the fruits of your labor than through tucking in. The more the merrier: Fujiya offers class sizes of up to 80 people, meaning that this soba-making experience is suitable for all types of outings, from dates, to family trips, corporate experiences and even school trips. After lunch, walk off your hearty meal around the beautiful town of Fujikawaguchiko. A popular destination, Lake Kawaguchi is the most accessible of the Fuji Five Lakes from Tokyo, and offers beautiful views of Mt Fuji on clear days from the Mt Tenjo observation deck and ropeway. The nearby Fuji-Q Highland, one of Japan’s most famous theme parks, is a popular option for day trippers out of Fujikawaguchiko with its high-speed roller coaster thrills.
Soba-making instruction
Materials required for soba-making, such as utensils and ingredients
Meal of Oshino-Hakkai soba
Transport to and from the venue
Additional purchases at the venue, such as souvenirs or additional menu items
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
Please arrive at the venue 10 minutes before the starting time. The cooking class is a 10-minute walk or short drive from Kawaguchiko Station. Parking is available at the venue for guests arriving by car.
Children are allowed to participate in the experience, but please note that gas stoves will be used.
English-speaking staff are available
Vegan and vegetarian options are available upon request.
Multiple guests will have their noodles boiled in a communal pot at the same time.
Cancellation Policy
Cancel your booking at least 2 days before the experience start time to receive a full refund minus a 3.2% transaction fee.
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Experience Location

Get your thrills at Fuji-Q Highland or relax by the waters of the glorious Fuji Five Lakes region; immersed in nature, Yamanashi Prefecture is Japan’s top wine producer and the mountainous home to the northern half of Mount Fuji.
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Earliest available date: May 22, 2024
¥ 3,300
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Please note that the time is in Japan Standard Time.
Free cancellation (2 days notice)
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals