Ekimae Bashoukan is a popular restaurant where you can enjoy the famous “wanko soba” in Hiraizumi, Iwate. Wanko soba are small bowls of soba noodles filled one bite-size at a time and are flavored just the way you like. Soba noodles have been eaten in this region for many generations, and in order to eat delicious freshly boiled noodles in their hottest and freshest condition, the style of wanko soba was invented where the staff wait to fill up your bowl after every bite in the traditional style. You can eat at your own pace here as the bowls are served full from the very start. Ekimae Bashoukan is a popular place to casually drop by if you’re ready to taste Iwate Prefecture’s famous wanko soba.