Izukogen Village of Handicraft Workshops

At the foot of the mountain where the bamboo forest grows, institutions full of Japanese atmosphere gather here, such as Akazawa Kannon, pottery-making workshop Yahata no Kama, Soba-making workshop Kannontei, Nigiri Sushi-making workshop Akazawa. You can have delicious local fish dishes in Restaurant Akazawa, and buy dry foods and seafood in the souvenir shops nearby. Just drive a car here to Izukogen and you can enjoy handicraft experiences, shopping easily.
3 hours drive from Kinki, Kanto area, or other major cities, along the Route 135 in Izukogen in Itou city, Shizuoka Prefecture, equipped with large parking space where big-size buses can park easily.

Courses starting with grinding Soba seeds with stone mills

The Soba-making course in Kannon Tei beings with grinding Soba seeds with stone mills.
When you turn the stone mill slowly, the aroma of Soba will begin to float around you.
Yes, it is true. When starting Soba-making with grinding the seeds with stone mills, the freshness of Soba powder is different. Even the famous Soba restaurants often begin Soba-making with using ready-made Soba powder. That is why the Soba made in Soba-making course here in Kannon Tei are said to be “incredibly delicious”.

Natural water we are proud of

The Auvergne area in France is famous for being the well head of French mineral water Volvic. In fact, Chaine des Puys that consists most of the Auvergne area is quite similar to the volcano range east of Izu in Izukogen, and is also one of the most popular hot spring resorts in Europe.
The volcano range in east Izu consists of hundreds of small volcanos including those under the sea, and Izukogen is geographically similar to Clermont-Ferrand, the town in , Chaine des Puys area. Therefore, such topography also generate quality water as the Auvergne area.
Further more, Amagi area is abundant with natural springs that surge out stably.
The average annual precipitation in Amagi area is up to 4,400 mm, third to Yakushima and Owase, as one of the most rainy areas in Japan.
Large amount of water goes through natural filter and surge out around Izukogen.
This is the reason why the water if Izukogen is considered tasty.
Such a quality water is what we use in the Soba-making course in Kannon Tei.

Course introduction

Soba-making course (Tempura included)

Put the Soba you made together with the Tempura made from Izu’s specialty Agelica, make a delicious dish of your own.

Soba-making and Soba lunch set (including tempura, horned turban rice and side dishes)

Put the Soba you made with tempura, and enjoy them with a popular horned turban rice.

Buckwheat experience & buckwheat tuna (tempura, rice dish, sashimi and small bowl)

In addition to the soba and tempura that you hit yourself, rice bread, you can join us with the bean paste of Izu seafood horse mackerel.

Original Soba cup and Soba-making course

After making your original Soba cup, you will try making Soba and eat them with the Soba cup you just made.

Store Guide

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The Soba-making course in Kannon Tei beings with grinding Soba seeds with stone mills.
When you turn the stone mill slowly, the aroma of Soba will begin to float around you.

Store name Soba-making workshop Kannon Tei
Address 〒413-0232  1666-4, Yahatano, Ito City, Shizuoka Prefecture
Izukogen Village of Handicraft Workshops
phone 0557-54-3006
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Business day 7 days a week
Parking Lot Free, available for 50 automobiles, 6 large buses
Seating capacity 2 to 100 people
Reservation and cancellation policies The course is by reservation only. Please make reservation online or by phone beforehand. Walk-ins are not accepted.
Minimum numbers of participants are two.
If you decide to cancel or change your reservation, please contact us right away.
*Cancellation charges:
Cancellation on the participation date: 50% of the product price
No show: 100% of the product price
Start time @10:00 A12:00 B14:00
※Please choose from the above the start time you prefer upon reservation.
※ Please arrive the site 10 minutes before the start time.
Telephone reception time 9:30〜18:00
Minimum age required ※ Minimum age required is 7 years old.
※ Children alone cannot join the course. A guardian is required for children participants.
※ You have to be above 12 years old to use a knife in the course.
Things to bring with you Nothing in particular.
Although we provide aprons, if you mind getting your clothes dirty, please refrain from application..
Payment Cash or credit card
Pet policy Pets are allowed until the entrance of the shop.
(Cages are provided)
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Spacious workshop

Enjoy the Soba-making in our bright workshop.
Since the workshop is spacious, we accept group participants as well.

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Courses starting with grinding Soba seeds with stone mills

The Soba-making course in Kannon Tei beings with grinding Soba seeds with stone mills.
When you turn the stone mill slowly, the aroma of Soba will begin to float around you.
When you knead and stretch the Soba powder into a dough and cut it into noodles, you must feel hungry at the same time.
The taste of Soba made on your own must be extra delicious.
Enjoy the Soba with Tempura!

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2 mins introduction video to “Soba-making workshop Kannon Tei”

Watch a video of "Soba-making workshop Kannon Tei"

■By car
◇ From Tokyo: take national highway 135, past the crossroad of Yahata, turn right after driving about 500 m. The workshop is next to the statue of Yahata Kannon.
◇ From Shimoda: take national highway 135, past the Aakazawa Hot spring hotel, turn left after driving about 2 km. The workshop is next to the statue of Yahata Kannon.
※ Free parking lot: available for 50 automobiles, 6 large buses

★★ By car with a navigation system
Input telephone no. 0557-54-3006
※ Please note that if the navigation software is not the latest version, older map may lead to wrong destination.

■By train
◇ Get off at Izukogen station, walk about 15 mins from the Yamamokuchi bus stop.
◇ Get off at Izukogen station, take a taxi from the Yamamokuchi bus stop.
・After you exit the ticket gate, there is an area map right in front of you.