When: November 9-10, 10am – 3pm
Where: Koryu Centre Fuji (Hitachiota-shi, Takagaki-cho 272)
The Kanasagou area is the home of Hitachi Aki Soba, known for its characteristic fragrance, sweetness, and high quality. Every year when the November batch of Hitachi Aki Soba is made the Hitachi Aki Soba Festival is held in Hitachiota City.
Sample shinsoba (soba made from the new buckwheat crop) from all around Japan at the National Shinsoba Eat and Walk Corner, and try your hand at making your own soba. The soba making experience costs 2000 yen per pair, and will be held at 10:30, 11:30, and 13:30, both Saturday and Sunday. Each session is limited to 9 pairs, so register early if you plan to participate!
Once you’ve had your fill of the fragrant and delicious shinsoba, experience the culture and traditions of the Kanasagou area by visiting the Specialty Products Corner, watching the folk performances, and taking part in the many other events and activities held throughout the festival.
There will be temporary parking on site, and a free shuttle bus will take you from the car park directly to the event. There will also be a shuttle bus running from JR Hitachiota Station for 500 yen return trip.