Koyo-an Soba Making Workshop

Furusawa Shuzou, a sake brewery founded in 1836, opened its facility Koyo-an, a soba noodle-making workshop, in 2003. Yamagata Valley, where the facility is located, rests between Mt. Zao to the east, Mt. Gassan Asahi to the west and Mt. Hayama to the north. From long ago, the area has been rich in water, which has led to bountiful harvests of rice and safflower—ideal for producing soba. Our dream was to create a venue where guests can gather together, have fun making soba and enjoy eating it all in one place. And what better way to appreciate soba noodles than paired with Japanese sake? Koyo-an guarantees a 100% safe and sanitary environment for cooking and eating. We eagerly await your visit!



3-5-7 Marunouchi, Sagae City, Yamagata Prefecture

10 minute walk from Sagae Station
10 minute drive from Sagae IC (Yamagata Expressway)

Parking lot (for passenger cars): Available (on the facility premises)
Parking fee: Free
Parking for tour buses: Possible (large, medium; available on the facility premises)
Tour bus parking fee: Free


Admission fee Soba making charge: 1,800 yen for individuals, 1,500 yen per person for groups of 10 or more. A heating charge of 1,000 yen per group will be added in winter time.
Working days and hours 11:00 - 14:00
Closings Obon holiday, end of year and New Year’s holidays
Visitor capacity 36
Time required for a tour About 2 hours
Language Japanese
Reservation Reservations are required.
Please notify us in case of groups.
E-mail: sake@furusawa.co.jp
Tel: +81-237-86-5322 (10:00 - 16:00)
Fax: +81-237-86-0567
Other conditions Children need to be above preschool age.


E-mail: sake@fukasawa.co.jp
Tel: +81-237-86-5322
Fax: +81-237-86-0567