The Yatsugatake plateau and the Minami-Alps are listed on the "100 renowned springs of Japan", and the "100 best springs of the Heisei era". The "Village of water", surrounded by famous peaks, has one of the greatest natural environments in Japan. This water brings forth the Yatsugatake soba and hot springs.
The soil is well suited for soba, and people have made soba from the early days. And even today, soba craftsmen cluster in the area continuing to make authentic soba with its distinct flavors.
In addition, this region along the Fossa Magma Ridge is attractive for its diversity of hot springs. There are various mineral-rich hot springs such as chloride springs, bicarbonate springs and simple hot springs often found in famous hot springs. In addition, it has some of the world's best radium-content hot springs.
Watch Mt. Fuji while experiencing the blessings of the Yatsugatake and enjoy the change of seasons from a 1000m altitude.
The Yatsugatake and Minami-alps area boast a variety of quality hot springs
and unique tasty soba made with quality mineral water. Enjoy when going around.
After you received the soba, eat it without the soup first. In Japan, it is good customs to eat soba with a slurping sound because it makes it easier to experience the flavor from the nose. Please enjoy the aroma and taste of soba. Next, taste the soup only. The way each shop make their bouillon for the tsuyu (soup) is different. They are particular about their materials. I think you will be able to enjoy the differences between the tsuyus.
Then, finally, have the soba and soup together.
After having enjoyed the soba, enjoy the soba-yu (Hot buckwheat water). The soba-yu contains the nutrition that was left when boiling the soba. Therefore, when you drink the soba-yu, you have tasted the whole of the soba. The taste of soba differs greatly. How about looking for your favorite shop?
From an altitude of 400 metres at the base to 1,400 metres, Yatsugatake tourism area is a real "Sky Resort"; the nature of which changes hourly and seasonally. Take a special journey to enjoy a "life in the sky" experience in this area with a 1,000 metre altitude difference.