Delicious, lovingly made soba with pickled cabage, tempura, and dipping miso sauce (Photo: Livvy Boote)


The most popular soba restaurant in Karuizawa

Livvy Boote   - 1 min read

On my trips into Karuizawa from the Hoshino resort and Picchio tourist centre, I often noticed people pouring in and out of this small, traditional soba restaurant, so one day, I decided to see what the fuss was about. Kagimotoya is a friendly restaurant right beside Nakakaruizawa station, which serves the best soba I've ever had, and the tempura was excellent too. The service was fast, and the waitresses were happy to help me when I wasn't sure what to do with all the side dishes! If you're in Karuizawa, you must try this authentic, welcoming little restaurant.

Livvy Boote

Livvy Boote @livvy.boote

Hi! My name is Livvy and I've been interested in Japan for as long as I can remember. As a budding magazine journalist and photographer, and someone who is in love with Japanese culture, an opportunity to intern in Japan has been a dream.