Atsuta Jingu

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Atsuta Jingu has been respected through the ages as one sacred Shinto shrine.

The original of Atsuta Jingu dates back to A.D. 113 when the sword 'Kusanagi-no-misturugi', which is one of the three Sacred Treasures of emperor, was enshrined.

The three treasures (the mirror, the jewel and the sword) are also known as symbols of the emperor's throne.


Atsuta Jingu has large grounds and a rich forest despite its urban location, and therefore it is often called 'Atsuta-noMori' (Atsuta Forest).

Atsuta Jingu attracts more than seven million visitors per year.

Shimizu-sha in Atsuta Jingu

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Shimizu-sha, known as the deity of water, is located at the start of the 'Kokoro-no-komichi' footpath. 

There is a popular spring next to this Shinto shrine. This spot attracts many tourists because it is believed that, if you pour water over a stone in the center of the spring three times, your wish will come true. 


The stone in the spring is believed to have some relationship with Yang Kuei-Fei, a legendary Chinese queen, known as one of the three beauties in the world history. It is said that if you wash your face with water here, you will change and become more beautiful!


Famous Trees in Atsuta Jingu

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Atsuta Jingu has many old trees, many of which have more than a thousand-year history. 

There are three trees, 'Okusu', 'Narazu-no-ume' and 'Taro-an-tsubaki', which are particularly famous and attract many visitors. 


Okusu is one of the biggest camphor trees in the precinct, which is more than 1,000 years old. It has been told that Kobo-Daishi Kukai, known as the Grand Master who propagated the Buddhism teaching, planted the tree. 



 Narazu-no-ume tree has plum flowers but has never borne fruit. The name, 'narazu', comes from this 'no-fruit' condition. 



 The name of camellia tree comes from the historical fact that a master of tea ceremony, Takada Taro-an, loved this tree in the Edo period. 


Soba Naoto

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Soba Naoto serves a wide range of hand-made soba noodles. If you take a seat at the counter, you can get a close look at cooking processes in the kitchen.

Soba Naoto also offers great"Tempura," which has a crunchy texture and its taste is absolutely scrumptious. You should definitely try that!

There is one thing you have to keep in mind. As soon as the soba noodles are sold out, the restaurant closes.


How to eat soba

  1. First, enjoy soba noodles without sauce in order to enjoy the original flavor of soba (buckwheat).
  2. And then, have soba with sauce. Do not put all the soba noodles into the dipping sauce as it is too salty. You may want to put green onions and wasabi into the sauce, if you like.
  3. When you eat soba, you can make slurping noises.
  4. After soba, "sobayu" will be served. "Sobayu" is the hot water that the soba was boiled in. Pour it into the remaining soba sauce and drink it. It is good for your health.
This is how Japanese people enjoy soba.


Varieties of Soba

Nihachi Soba(二八そば)\ 700

Nihachi Soba is a basic type of Soba noodles, which is made from 20% wheat flour and 80% soba (buckwheat) flour. Enjoy how it goes down smoothly and its chewy texture.

Jyuwari Soba(十割そば)\ 900

Jyuwari Soba is only made from Soba flour (no wheat flour as binder). You can enjoy the pure flavor of Soba and the chewy texture.

Inaka Soba(田舎そば)\ 900

Inaka Soba looks dark and thick. The flour contains soba chaff, so it has a stronger flavor of Soba than other kinds of soba noodles.

Hirauchi Inaka Soba(平打ち田舎そば)

This type of noodle is original to Soba Naoto. It is made from the same flour as Inaka soba, but it is thinner and wider.

そば4.pngOur recommendations! 

〈Sakuraebi Yuba Soba〉¥1,400
This soba has "Sakuraebi Kakiage" and "Yuba" which is a thin layer of soy bean curd. "Yuba" has a very mild taste and is good with soba. If you have a chance, you must try that.


〈Kamo Nanban Soba〉 ¥1,350

This is soba with roasted duck meat and grilled welsh onions in hot soup.
The roasted duck is very tender and juicy, and grilled Welsh onions are sweet. The roasted duck and sweet of Welsh onions are great with chewy Soba and delicious soup.



Ebisu Kakiage(えびすかき揚げ)\900

Besides Soba noodles, you should try "Kakiage," which is a deep-fried dish with multiple ingredients. This particular Kakiage contains two kind of shrimps, scallops and green soybeans. It looks colorful and delicious.


You can order it a la carte, but there is a set menu with Soba noodles.

Restaurant Information
  • Phone:  052-681-7558
  • Lunch Time:  11am-3pm (Monday through Friday) / 11am-4pm (on weekends)
  • Dinner Time:  5:30pm-9pm
  • Reservation:  available only for dinner time
  • Regular holiday:  Thursdays & the third Fridays
  • Parking:  Available
  • Credit Card:  Not available
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Have you ever heard "Sekai no Yamachan"?


It's a famous Japanese izakaya bar in Nagoya.

Popular dishes are "Tebasaki'' (Famous "Kara-age" deep-fried chicken wings), "Misokushikatshu" (Deep-fried pork skewers in red miso sauce), "Doteni"
(Pork entrails simmered in red miso), Tenmusu (Rice ball with shrimp tempura) and so on.

All of them are Nagoya traditional dishes. Tebasaki is the most popular and favorite dish at Yamachan. Both Misokushikatsu and Doteni are made with red miso.

Nagoya has "Miso culture". Aichi prefecture has many brewing factories. Miso and Japanese sake are made there.

The Kanayama branch is a time-honored shop. The logotype is written in Hiragana. There are 27 branches of "Sekai no Yamachan" in Nagoya city. In all Japan there are 69 branches. There are 7 branches abroad.

If you are enthusiastic about the cuisine, you may be able to go to Yamachan in your own country and compare it with the cuisine in the Japanese shops. However, they have their each specialties. The popular dishes differ from shop to shop.

Famous Nagoya Food at Sekai no Yamachan !

Now we introduce our recommendations.

First of all, tebasaki, probably the famous "Kara-age" deep-fried chicken wings.

Tebasaki, Chicken wings, are the most popular menu. They are spicy and very tasty. If you dislike spicy ones, you can adjust the amount of pepper.


Next, tenmusu, rice balls with shrimp tempura.

It's crunchy and very tasty. This rice ball is popular in Nagoya.


Next one is kushikatsu, deep-fried pork skewers in red miso sauce.

Kushikatsu is also popular Nagoya food. It's covered with a sauce made with red miso. We can eat it with our hands and it is easy to eat. But when we eat them, you need to be careful not to prick your throat with the skewers.



Finally, doteni, pork entrails simmered in red miso.

Doteni is boiled with pork entrails and red miso. It also contains Konnyaku (Konjac). Doteni has a rich taste because red miso is used


Come and enjoy Nagoya's specialities in Sekai no Yamachan!

Hours(Mon.-Fri.) 5:30pm-00:45am (Last order 11:55pm)

                 (Sat.) 4:30pm-00:45am (Last order 11:55pm)

               (Sun. & Holiday) 5:00pm-11:15pm (Last order 10:30pm)

ClosedOpen 7 days a week
                  (except the year-end and New Year holidays)


WebsiteSekai no Yama-chan (Kanayama Branch)




AddressKanayama cho 2-1-6, 1F, Atsuta, Nagoya

Access4 min. from Kanayama Sta., South exit