Izushi Castle Town, Toyooka

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Often called Little Kyoto, Izushi Castle Town draws visitors with its nostalgic atmosphere and Izushi-soba, a specialty of the area containing buckwheat noodles served on small plates. The site features historical buildings from the Meiji Era, including a castle, a clock tower, and an old theater playhouse. The small but well-preserved castle sits on a hill encircled by sakura trees, offering views of the surrounding landscape. Climb the stone staircase farther up the hill to visit a Shinto shrine. Izushi Castle Town is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Toyooka Edition.
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  • August 5, 2017
    Izushi Castle including the noodle dishes and food such as buckwheat, Tamba bean sweets, look terrible. Summer was partly to blame, there were many people. Wind chimes and summer wanted is.
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  • July 31, 2017
    I went to the "mohei" is located a little outside the city centre. We have parking, very good.
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  • July 24, 2017
    There are lots of shops of the famous izushi soba noodles, eating out. Buy one with 3 coin purse, and stores the third gurimashita. Delicious and fun, so is recommended. Castle town, vibrancy and atmosphere and staff.
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  • July 15, 2015
    This is a soba shop called Izushi Castle, not the actual castle ruins. It is at least a 5-10 minutes walk to the ruins from this spot. The soba is good. In the same complex is a sushi shop (yummy and the owner speaks some English) and a bar (friendly owners). Be careful to enter the one you want!
  • April 2, 2017
    2 APR ₩2017 Japan Sugoi 138 @ 07.04 city is said to be the little Kyoto, which prior to this town with the Castle as the Center and ruled by shoguns and the importance for this town. Home to the ancient architecture, which is the way to get the building conservation, these old Japan.
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  • April 9, 2017
    Buckwheat noodle dish is the best. Many dishes are ikecha. Dashi and Soba are delicious! I'm feeling slightly citrus flavor and fancy Soba also 🎵 (^-^) /.
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  • May 23, 2017
    The specialty of this area. You can enjoy the famous izushi soba noodles. If you go to gasosta near this store coupon offers (lol)
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  • May 21, 2017
    2 second visit, is a delicious addition to normal. Holiday lunch was crowded.
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