Noodles have been around for a long time in Japan. The Kansai region of Japan is famous for its “Udon” (noodles made from flour with salt water), however, “Soba” (noodles made from buckwheat flour) and “Ramen” (Japanese noodle dish of Chinese origin) are also becoming popular. The delicious light gold soup used in “Udon” has a mild hint of soy sauce. Meanwhile, Nishin soba has its origins in Kyoto and is popular for its delicious sweet combination of boiled Nishin (herring) and soup. Definitely take some time to enjoy the delicious noodles of Kyoto.