“Somen Nagashi” at Central Courtyard of Somen-no-Sato Ibonoito Museum 2017

Somen are very thin—less than 1.3 mm in diameter—white Japanese noodles made of wheat flour. The noodles are usually served cold. “Somen Nagashi” will be held in the courtyard of Somen-no-Sato Ibonoito Museum every year. The somen noodles are placed in a long flume of bamboo across the length of the restaurant. The flume carries clear, ice-cold water. As the somen pass by, diners pluck them out with their chopsticks and dip them in tsuyu. Catching the noodles requires a fair amount of dexterity, but the noodles that are not caught by the time they get to the end usually are not eaten, so diners are pressured to catch as much as they can. A few luxury establishments put their somen in real streams so that diners can enjoy their meal in a beautiful garden setting.

Last updated: 10 April, 2017

1 April, 2017 - 9 October, 2017

11:00am - 3:00pm( Regular Holiday: Monday )

Adults: 300 yen / junior high and high school students: 200 yen / Children: 100 yen

Central Courtyard of Somen-no-Sato Ibonoito Museum

56, Kamiokacho Okumura, Tatsuno-shi, Hyogo 679-4101

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