Slurp Japan’s buckwheat noodles with a stunning view of bamboo

Photos by Takahiro Takiguchi
Photos by Takahiro Takiguchi

Slurp Japan’s buckwheat noodles with a stunning view of bamboo

by Takahiro Takiguchi
Stripes Japan

In Shuzenji, you’ll find a handful of prominent soba noodle shops like Yamabiko, Zenpuutei Nanaban and Benihozuki. Among them, Bokunenjin is one of the most popular with crowds of tourist waiting in line to get a taste of the noodles served here.

You’ll find Bokunenjin inside a traditional two-story yellow building a short walk from Shuzenji Temple. Here, you’ll be invited into a tatami floored hall with a beautiful bamboo forest visible through the dining room windows.

Sample its signature noodle dish, Seiro Soba for 1,050 yen (about $9.50). The thin, springy noodle has an extremely sweet aroma and crispy texture. You’ll get a hint of the fresh, local wasabi which emboldens the flavor of the noodles and stimulates the senses. The dish is enhanced by the simple, yet delicate kelp stock used to dip the soba into.

Bokunenjin’s artful noodles and beautiful view provide a relaxing break from the walking and sightseeing Shuzenji has to offer.

Bokunenjin


Hours: Thu – Tue, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Address: 3451-40 Shuzenji, Izu City, Shizuoka Pref.
Tel: 0558-73-0073

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