Top ChoiceNoodles in Kiso

Kurumaya Honten

One of Japan's most renowned soba shops, where the classic presentation is cold mori (plain) or zaru (with strips of nori) with a sweetish dipping sauce. It's near the first bridge at the bottom of the hill; look...

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Bistro Matsushima-tei

In the historic Ue-no-dan district, Bistro Matsushima-tei serves a changing selection of handmade pizzas and pastas in an atmospheric setting befitting the magnificent building's history.

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If you're hungry after a long walk, you can't go past a chilled bowl of handmade Kiso zaru-soba (cold buckwheat noodles with dipping sauce).

Shokudo in Narai


This delightful little eatery on a corner serves simple favourites such as special-sauce tonkatsu-don (deep-fried pork cutlet on rice).