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Buckwheat noodle making and eating

4.5 Hours
up to 4 people
English ( Business )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

Do you like Japanese food?
This is special experience to make buckwheat noodle (soba noodle).
At first, Watch carefully how to make soba noodle then try to make it by yourself. After making soba noodle, You can eat it for your lunch.
Tasty ?,,,, Bad!,,,, make long soba noodle?
It is up to your heart and skill.
It takes around three hours. You never forget your nice experience in Japan.

Use the coupon code FIRST_GUEST to get 10% off with this guide


Feel free to personalize this offer with Masaru.

  • Watch the demonstration “soba making art”.

  • Make soba by yourself.

  • Mix buckwheats noodle flour with water.

  • knead a buckwheats dough.

  • expand a buckwheats dough.

  • Fold a buckwheats dough in half

  • Cut buckwheats noodle from folded dough.

  • Taste buckwheats noodle.

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Departure & Return

Starting time 08:30 AM
Meeting Point At Hirooka JR station.
Ending Point At Hirooka JR station.

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee, simple soba noodle lunch cooking fee (only soba noodle)

What‘s not included

Soba Ingredient fee:
Individual experience (1500 yen per person, can do the whole process of making soba but not mandatory).
Group experience (3 to 4 members can share 1 set of ingredients which cost 1500 yen. However the making process is shared among members).

You make around 700g - 1000g of soba from 1 set of soba ingredient. You share and eat 700g of soba with 3 person. This is good volume for lunch.

Transportation fee:
Pick up transportation fee at your hotel in Matsumoto & Shiojiri area (to be discussed).


This tour depends on the schedule of Buckwheat noodle school.

Wednesday & Friday : Guide is avilable on 8:30 - 13:00
Weekend: Guide is available whole day (until 18:00).
Please make an appointment in advance.

Please check your food allergy to buckwheats flour and / or wheat flour.
I do not recommend you to join this tour, if you have allergy.
Bring 2 towels, a pair of slippers and apron with you. (If you do not have them, use hotel’s one? Let’s talk)
Soba school starts from 9:00. From Hirooka station we need 10 min walk to go there.)

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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