Soba is a popular Japanese noodle. Usually, visitors eat at a soba restaurant where has a historical and traditional atmosphere. However, there is some type of eating soba spot.
In this article, we introduce Japanese original culture “Eki Soba ” which is to eat soba at one place inside a station. And we report how to eat Eki-Soba!
What is Eki-Soba (Station Soba Culture)?
Visitors can eat soba and udon noodles at the train station. A feature point is cheap and fast. Usual soba is average 200yen ~ 300yen. From you buy a ticket to start eating soba is about 2 minutes! If you didn’t eat soba while Japan trip, the train station soba is the last chance of eating soba!
How to eat “Eki-Soba(Station Soba)”?
Today. we visited Ueda Station that is one of the Hokuriku Shinkansen Station in Ueda city, Nagano prefecture. Nagano is well known as a famous soba area in Japan. Let’s take a look at how to eat!
1 You should look to Eki soba in the train station where is often a big station
2 Near the entrance, there is a ticket for this machine. You need to choose a menu and press a panel.
3 Giving the ticket to staff who stand inside a counter.
4 Visitors stay in a table until the dish. Water is free and self-service.
5 It depends on the place, you can increase leek for free.
6 After eating, Place empty dishes on the counter.
Menu tips at the station soba (Eki-Soba)
|Kitsune きつね (“fox soba”)||Topped with fried deep-fried tofu|
|Tsukimi つきみ or 月見 (“moon-viewing soba”)||Topped with raw egg|
|Sansai さんさい or 山菜 (“mountain vegetable soba”)||Topped with or wild vegetables such as Warabi, Zenmai, and Takenoko|
|Tempura てんぷら or 天ぷら||Topped with tempura, usually one or two prawns|
|Tororo とろろ||Topped with Tororo, the puree of yamaimo (a potato-like vegetable with a mucilaginous texture)|
Let’s eat Eki-Soba (Station Soba)!
If you want to know more about Soba and Nagano’s Soba culture, please read the below articles.
Nakasendo Way Cycle Tour by e-Bike in NaganoBACK TO NAGANO TRIP Management / Contact Shinshu-Tateshina Sightseeing Information Center: 1045 Hachigano, Ashida, Tateshina Kitasaku District, Nagano Nagawa Town Tourism Association: 2424-19 Furumachi, Nagawa […]
Nakasendo Magome to Tsumago Trail Hiking in JapanNakasendo is a popular spot for sightseeing in Japan these days. A few days before, this was picked up in Lovely Planet which is fascinating travelers all over the world.
Ittou(いっとう)｜Nakasendo, Tateshina TownIttou is a beef bar where the beef was bought as a whole cattle by the owner’s son directly from the ranch. the cattle which the owner’s father bred in Tateshina, where Nakasendo sets its route through the town.
Let’s try to illustration Sutra copying (Shakyo/絵写経) in Japan!Sutra copying is a writing meditation of Buddhism. It is only the East Asian practice of hand-copying. In this article, we introduce basic information about […]
How to eat Station Soba (Eki-Soba/駅そば) in Japan?Soba is a popular Japanese noodle. Usually, visitors eat at a soba restaurant where has a historical and traditional atmosphere. However, there is some type […]
This is The Highest Road Station (Michinoeki/道の駅) in Japan!Nagano prefecture is dotted with 51 roadside stations. Road Stations (道の駅) has been transformed into a unique and interesting space not only as a resting place for long-distance driving but also by handling local specialties and operating stores.