Kobayashijin Seimen Co., Ltd.

Founded in 1908, “Kobayashijin” has produced hand-made Shimabara somen noodles for more than 100 years. Our noodles are produced in a factory surrounded by the rich natural environment of the Unzen Mountains, using domestic ingredients: uniquely blended flour harvested in Japan (Hokkaido and Kyushu) and natural salt made in Japan. The noodles are made by fully maturing and stretching the dough for two days. Please enjoy the delicate, sweet aroma of this flour and chewy, elastic texture of our noodles.


©Kobayashijin Seimen Co., Ltd.


388, sugawa, Nishiarie-cho, Minamishimabara-City, Nagasaki 859-2212 Japan

30 min. by car from Shimabara Outport
50 min. by car from Taira Port
90 min. by car from Isahaya I.C.
20 min. by car from Unzen
Car: available (on-site) - Parking fee: free
Tour bus: Available (on-site) - Parking fee: free


Admission fee Workshop-based tour
Factory visit (including noodle-tasting) - Charge: confirmation required
Somen noodle hand-stretching experience - Charge: confirmation required Available
Working days and hours 8 : 30 - 17 : 00
Closings Open throughout the year
Visitor capacity 10-40
Time required for a tour 60 min.
Language Japanese
Reservation Required
Tel: +81-957-82-2224
Fax: +81-957-82-8644
Other conditions Details of factory visit:
Factory visit (including noodle-tasting): Mon. - Sat.: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm. Please make a reservation before 4:00 pm of the previous day.
Somen noodle hand-stretching experience: Mon. - Sat.: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm. Please make a reservation no later than 2 days before.

©Kobayashijin Seimen Co., Ltd.


Tel: +81-957-82-2224
Fax: +81-957-82-8644