Shirakawa-go is a world heritage site in Gifu, near Takayama, known for its wooden buildings with thatched roofs. It’s not easy to get to as trains don’t run here directly, so a bus is necessary. It’s a romantic village and pretty in winter, I would love to come back in summer.
Grabbing lunch in the village we went to Nomura, a teuchi handmade soba shop. All seventeen seats overlook the open kitchen. I usually go for seiro soba, cold noodles, but it was freezing and I needed to warm up. The set lunch comes with takikomi-gohan, rice cooked with vegetables.
If you get the chance, I hope you can make it to Shirakawa-go.
Teuchi Soba Dokoro Nomura 手打ちそば処乃むら
Gifu-ken, Ōno-gun, Shirakawa-mura, Ogimachi 779