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Soba in Morioka

Customers line up and tour buses roll in for this hugely popular wanko-soba restaurant. As per tradition, the waiter will refill your tiny bowl with soba (buckwheat noodles) as soon as you've put the last one down. Fifteen bowls are equivalent to one ordinary bowl, but the average customer will put away fifty (even two hundred is not unheard of).