I would like to know where I could go to try soba-making in the Kiso valley. Preferably the place is close to Kiso-Fukushima. I am planning a trip to walk the Nakasendo trail in the summer or early fall, please let me know if there are places where we could go for a soba-making experience or at least a demonstration. Also,is it required to make a reservation in advance?
There is a workshop center in Kiso Fukushima called the Kiso Fukushima Furusato Taikenkan that offers soba-making lessons. The lesson is 1,400 yen. A minimum of three participants is required and reservations are necessary. You can send them an email or call them through the Nagano Multilingual Call Center.
I hope that helps!
Thank you Blair!
It looks like the link to the workshop facility was broken so I fixed it. Let me know if you have any other questions.