Posted by: Ayu
Hi there! This is Ayu from Sakura Hostel Asakusa.
This is the Part 2 of my trip to Yamanashi.
If you haven't read the Part 1, please check it out --> Part 1
On the next day of the game, my day started with a early lunch at this restaurant.
This shop is located in a few minutes distance from JR Kofu station.
The name is ''KOSAKU'' and here's their speciality!
Houtou is flat noodle made from wheat. So the taste of noodle itself is similar to udon noodles.
Actually, this one above is summer version called ''Ozara''.
The noodle (right top) is cooled down with cold water, and you'll dip it into the soup (right bottom) when you eat.
The soup for ozara is soy sauce flavor, but if you order the hot version - HOUTOU, it's cooked in miso soup.
HOUTOU is a very famous local dish in Yamanashi, so you'll find it near Mt. Fuji as well.
Please try it when you find it!
After the meal, I was so full but decided to take a walk around the station.
I visited Kofu Castle Ruins.
It's ruin, and where there used to be a main part if the castle is now open as an observation deck.
I found hydrangea and azalea in bloom, but the local resident says you can enjoy beautiful cherry blossoms in spring.
The castle is said to have been built bu Ieyasu Tokugawa in the end of 16th century after the demolition of Takeda family.
However, in this city, the Takeda family is still over for generations.
Especially, Shingen Takeda is legendary warlord known all over Japan, and you can find the statue right in front of JR Kofu station.
This is all for today, but my trip in Yamanashi still goes on!
Next time I'll introduce a place which has a deep connection with Shingen Takeda.
See you next time^^
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Posted by: Ayu (June 25, 2015 6:19 PM)