Autumn Dining: Introducing Ideyu Soba
As autumn temperatures arrive in Hokkaido and the trees on the mountains surrounding Noboribetsu Onsen hint at changing colour, we think it is a perfect time to introduce Ideyu Soba. The in-house soba (buckwheat noodle) restaurant here at Dai-ichi Takimotokan, Ideyu Soba offers a number of wonderful meals for visitors to our ryokan and hot springs.
A classic Japanese dish, the lightly battered and fried shrimp and seasonal vegetables are irresistible. The cool buckwheat noodles dunked in a richly flavored dipping sauce make this an ideal pairing any time of year.
Served with homemade pickles for 1,296 yen, including tax.
Kamo Nanban with Onigiri
On a chilly autumn day, a steaming bowl of Kamo Nanban (Duck Soup) will be ideal. Hearty pieces of duck rest atop the homemade buckwheat noodles with a few slices of negi (long onion) for a savory accent. Accompanied by two onigiri (rice balls), this is a pleasantly filling meal to refresh after a hike or soothing bath.
Served with homemade pickles for 1,080 yen, including tax.
Tendon Set Meal
The luxurious Tendon Set Meal can be found on our main menu. The usual shrimp and seasonal vegetable tempura also includes snow crab, a Hokkaido specialty, and chawanmushi, a steamed egg custard that is a traditional side dish. Visitors may also choose hot or cold soba to round out their meal.
The set price is 2,268 yen, including tax.
If you want to order the tendon (a tempura-topped bowl of rice) a la carte, the price is 1,836 yen, including tax.
A selection of dishes in this set meal means visitors can sample a variety of Hokkaido seasonal specialties in one sitting. Sashimi, tempura, chawanmushi, and flavorful boiled vegetables make this a meal of different textures, colors, and flavors. Named by Kinzo Takimoto in honor of his wife, Aisai means ‘beloved wife.’ It was her skin condition that set the pair off in search of healing onsen waters and led the two to settle in Noboribetsu Onsen over 160 years ago.
Served with rice, miso soup, and fresh fruit, the price is 2,700 yen, including tax.
A la carte Menu
For those wishing to enjoy a light snack, we recommend Steamed Abalone. A Hokkaido specialty, it has a rich, buttery flavor that is a pleasure any time of year.
The price is 2,268 yen, including tax.
Another staple Japanese dish, this savory egg dish is simple and pleasing. Made using dashi for extra umami, it is an excellent nibble with a cold beer or smooth glass of sake.
The price is 864 yen, including tax.
The Ideyu Soba full menu contains a wonderful variety of dishes, large and small, for your dining pleasure. Please take a look to see what treats you might find when you come visit us in Hokkaido to enjoy the autumn colours.
Lunch 11:30 to 14:00
(Last order 13:45)
Dinner 18:00 to 24:00
(Last order 23:45)
*Please note this may change due to unforeseen circumstances.
Main Building, B1F