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(岩手 ee-wah-teh)

Rural Charm and Noodle Challenges

Iwate Prefecture, known for its rugged landscapes and rich history, offers a unique blend of cultural heritage and natural beauty. From its traditional noodle challenge to serene farm vistas, Iwate provides a deep dive into rural Japanese life. Explore more >

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Wankosoba Challenge

Iwate is famous for its Wankosoba—a fun and unique eating experience where participants rapidly eat small servings of soba noodles, signifying abundance and hospitality. It's a lively local tradition that challenges visitors to keep up as they enjoy the flavors of the region.

Wanko Soba