Motomura Seimen-kojo

Our noodle factory is located in Sugawa in Minamishimabara City, which is known as the birthplace of Shimabara somen noodles. Sugawa is the area where Shimabara somen was first made and it is still the center of somen noodle production. This is why people in Shimabara have traditionally called the noodle “Sugawa somen” rather than “Shimabara somen.” Our factory may be smaller than other noodle factories in Sugawa, and we produce only a small amount of noodles. However we are proud of the taste of the noodles that we have produced every day, from early morning, since the era of our grandparents. It brings us joy knowing that our customers love our noodles.


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362-1, sugawa, Nishiarie-cho, Minamishimabara City, Nagasaki 859-2212 Japan

60 min. by train from JR Isahaya Station, Shimabara Railway
10 min. walk from Kamaga Station, Shimabara Railway
Access by car
Exit from the Nagasaki Expressway at the Isahaya Interchange. Approx. 80 min. via Route 34 or 251 in the direction of Shimabara.
Car: Not available


Admission fee Workshop-based tour
Charge: confirmation required
Working days and hours Monday to Friday 8:00-17: 00
Closings Sundays and national holidays
Visitor capacity Up to 10
Time required for a tour 60 min.
Language Japanese
Reservation Required
Tel: +81-957-82-2145
Other conditions For a factory visit, please contact us in advance by telephone.

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Tel: +81-957-82-2145
Fax: +81-957-82-1034