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Momijitei is located on the north shore of Lake Kawaguchi, and it serves a regional specialty of Yamanashi prefecture called hoto. Hoto is a one-pot dish of thick noodles and lots of vegetables like kabocha squash and taro that are simmered in a miso-based soup. The recipe for the miso has been handed down from generation to generation. The miso has been aged for two years, and it gives hoto its mild flavor. In addition to hoto, they have udon and soba as well. The restaurant has a traditional Japanese interior and relaxing atmosphere.
- 3067-1 Kawaguchi, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi
- Contact No.
- Take Fujikyuko Bus bound for Oishi Petite Pension Mura from Kawaguchiko Station. Get off at Kubota Itchiku Bijutsukan. 3-min walk from the bus stop.
- Opening Hours / Holidays
- 10:30‐21:00 (closes at 19:30 in winter)
- Official Website
- Other Information
- Average price per person: From 1,000 yen for lunch and dinner Menu: Kinoko Hoto (mushroom hoto) 1,300 yen, Gyuniku Hoto Gozen (beef hoto set) 1,800 yen
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Regional Food in Yamanashi Prefecture
Hoto is Yamanashi's specialty cuisine, and the thick, flat noodles is its signature. The noodle is made of wheat flour, and it is simmered in a miso-based soup with lots of vegetables, such as kabocha squash, taro, carrots and mushrooms. Hoto has been a favorite in Yamanashi for a long time, and each family has its own special recipe. At Momijitei, they use homemade miso that has been aged for two years.
Hoto with Mushrooms, a Gift from the Forest
Kinoko hoto (hoto with mushrooms - 1,300 yen) is one of Momijitei's popular dishes. The mild miso compliments mushrooms like shimeji and enoki. It will warm your body and heart especially in the cold months!
A Large Portion: Hoto and Rice Set
Gyuniku Hoto Gozen (1,800 yen) is a combination of beef hoto, rice with different ingredients, two side dishes and pickles. You can add chilly miso paste (nanban-miso) that is provided on the table to make the hoto spicier.