Hoto (ほうとう, Hōtō) is a hearty hot pot dish local to Yamanashi Prefecture. It is commonly believed to have been eaten by Takeda Shingen, the regional warlord during the era of warring states, and his samurai before going into battle. The dish consists of thick wheat noodles in a miso based soup and is often served in an iron pot.

While hoto noodles resemble extra thick udon noodles, they are prepared more like dumplings, and lend a heartier quality to the dish than udon would. The soup is traditionally a miso based broth with pumpkin and other seasonal vegetables added. It can be enjoyed all over the Fujigoko region at specialized restaurants, hotels, ryokan and other restaurants as well.

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Hotels around Fuji Five Lakes

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Highland Resort Hotel and Spa
Official hotel of the Fuji-Q Highland amusement park at the base of Mount Fuji.
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K's House Mount Fuji
Affordable backpackers hostel on the southern side of Lake Kawaguchiko.
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Kawaguchiko Station Inn
Conveniently located, inexpensive hotel across the street from Kawaguchiko Station.
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Kozantei Ubuya
Luxury ryokan along the northern shore of Lake Kawaguchiko.
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Stylish luxury ryokan on the northern shore of Lake Kawaguchiko.
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