出石皿そば 甚兵衛へようこそ
Jinbe Soba Restaurant

Welcome to our Soba (buckwheat noodles) shop, Jinbe. We are located in the beautiful castle town Izushi where you can experience it's long history, even today. Because each meeting is said to be a chance of fate, we want to cherish every meeting by committing the spirit of hospitality to our "Sara Soba (plated Soba)".

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Our Restaurant

Jinbe Soba Restaurant
Business Hours: 11:00AM to 6:00PM
Closed: Wednesdays
Capacity: 100ppl.
Closed: Wednesdays
Parking lot: 20 spaces
Entering the restauraunt over a path made of stones from Kyoto Railway, which's beauty increases as time passes. At the entrance you are greeted by a Daruma, a red painted tumbling doll, which was handcrafted by a buddhist monk from the Shoutokuin temple in Aminochou. Woodcarvings and paintings of the 12 zodiac signs made by artists from all over Tajima decorate the dining rooms of the restaurant. Groups up to 30 people can have their meal in the Japanese Style room located in the back of the building, while enjoying the view of "Izushi Castle" and sitting at the warm horigotatsu (low table over a hole in the floor with heat source underneath and a hanging quilt to retain warmth). Our restaurant has a barrier free room for handicapped people (Tsuki no Ma = Room of the Moon). We take great pride in our traditional "Japanese Tea Room" (reservations required). Jinbe offers rooms for various occasions. From all our rooms you can enjoy the view and the refreshing athmosphere of our garden and relax.

Izushi Sara Soba

Izushi Sara Soba
Izushi Soba's History
The typical Izushi Soba style, Izushi Sara Soba, is said to have been introduced by Sengoku Masaaki when he was transferred from the Shinshu Ueda Feudal to the Izushi Feudal during the Houei 3 era (1706). Today's Soba is made in the Shinshu style and served in the traditional way on the characteristic small "Izushi Yaki" (Izushi porcelain) plates. Our Soba is skilfully handmade by taking the whole buckwheat seeds and the clean water Izushi is blessed with, to preserve the natural smell and color. The dough is kneaded by hand leading to the simple and natural taste and making it a product of rare quality.
Our Izushi Sara Soba
In the past Sara soba was only served in sets of five plates, but considering the appetite of our customers we decided to serve also one by one. In average a male adult eats approximately 10-15 and a female adult approximately 7-8 plates, but you can order as many or as few as you like.
* Additional orders may take a short while.
Originally pouring the soup over the Soba on the plate and then eating it in 2 to 3 bites was considered the usual way but recently putting the soup into a Soba-Choko (a special kind of cup) and dipping the noodles inside has become more and more popular.
Jinbe's Original Plates
The plates with funny pictures, which invite you to smile, are Jinbe's original invention. At the time of our 17th anniversary we added 17 new designs to our original plate logo with the name of our house. In total there are now 18 designs. What picture will the next plate reveal? Isn't it great to enjoy Izushi Soba together with these small excitements.
Jinbe original sara soba plates

Access

Address
14-16 Izushicho Kobito
Toyooka-shi, Hyogo-ken 668-0256
TEL.0796-52-2185
Access by train
If you are using the JR San'inhon line get off at Toyooka Station, Ebara Station or Yoka Station. Then take a Zentan Bus bound for Izushi. It takes approximately 30 minutes.
Access by car or sightseeing bus
It takes about 3 hours from Kobe, Osaka or Kyoto.