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Writer:Yuta Sakaguchi

Hi, I’m Yuta. I grew up and live in Yokohama, a port city near Tokyo. I once lived in Kichijoji, located in the western part of Tokyo. I love walking around a street and taking pictures. On my article I introduce attractions mainly of Tokyo with many wonderful pictures. Please enjoy them!

Soba having strong firmness and flavor in Ueno

September 21, 2014

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Yesterday I went to Ueno for visiting an exhibition.
Before going to the art museum I had soba for lunch at an old restaurant in Ueno.

Soba is buckwheat noodles, which is one of most popular Japanese foods.
The most common way of eating soba is eating noodles with a dipping sauce served in a separate dish.
This time I ate it in such a way.
By the way another type of soba is made by adding boiled noodles to a bowl into which hot soup is poured.

The restraint has long history, which was established in 1860.
I felt the history in the external appearance, but the inside of the restaurant was modern style.

The entrance

The overall appearance

The inside

This time I ate soba of which three kinds of noodles were served.
One of them had wasabi (Japanese horseradish) flavor, which spread slightly in the mouth when I chewed it.
The noodles was delicious having strong firmness and flavor.

One having wasabi flavor

The third one


Name: Rengyokuan
Address: 2-8-7, Ueno, Taito ward, Tokyo
Access: 3 minutes walk from Uenohirokoji station (Tokyo Metro Ginza line), 4 minutes walk from Ueno station (Keisei Main line), 5 minutes walk from Okachimachi station (JR lines), Uenookachimachi station (Tokyo Metro HIbiya line), 6 minutes walk from Ueno station (JR lines,Tokyo Metro Ginza line, Hibiya line)
Phone: 03-3835-1594
Open: 11:30 - 18:30
Regular holiday: Monday (if these days are national holiday, next day)
Foreign language: Japanese only
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