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Factory / Workshop Spots in Ibaraki Area

  • JAXA's Tsukuba Space Center (TKSC)
    Travel / Tourism
    Ibaraki Pref. Tsukubashi Sengen 2-1-1
    The Tsukuba Space Center is a facility encompassing approximately 530,000 square meters, surrounded by nature, and with state-of-the-art testing facilities. At the center, visitors can learn about space development research and various initiatives as a development site through exhibitions and inspection tours. Visitors are free to look around the center and reservations are unnecessary for individuals. There are five guided tours conducted daily.
  • FP Corporation Kanto Recycling Plant
    Travel / Tourism
    Ibaraki Pref. Yukigunyachiyomachi Hiratsuka 4448
    A recycling plant located along the Live Line connecting Prefectural Routes 125 and 56. Visitors can tour the plant and watch as plastic trays from supermarkets and other materials and separated and recycled. After the tour, visitors can watch a DVD explaining the plant's workings and ask a representative question, making the facility an excellent place to learn how recycling is actually carried out. Tours are reservation only; applications are accepted over the Internet and via fax machine. Two tours are offered every weekday starting at 9:00 and 13:00. Tour-goers can also have a bento box lunch from the plant sold at cost.
  • Yakult Honsha Co., Ltd. Ibaraki Factory
    Travel / Tourism
    Ibaraki Pref. Sashimagungokamachi Kawatsuma 1232-2
    Located a seven-minute drive from Kurihashi Station on the JR Utsunomiya Line, visitors to the factory can learn about the production process involved in making the products which bear the Yakult name, a company founded in 1955. The facility makes use of easy to understand videos, ensuring visitors of all ages can have fun and learn. Yakult products have long been a favorite of Japanese households, and the strict safety standards employed here as well as the overwhelming scale of the facility also make the factory an excellent topic for a child's summer vacation school research project. Tours are offered from Monday through Saturday and take around one hour. Tour-goers can view production processes up close and also sample Yakult products.
  • Inaba Shuzo
    Travel / Tourism
    Ibaraki Pref. Tsukubashi Numata 1485
    A sake brewery located at the foot of Mt. Tsukuba in Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture which has been in business since 1867. Dedicated to consistent, high quality and to making sake by hand, the brewery's liquors are created with natural Mt. Tsukuba spring water welling up from a spring on the grounds. The brewery building dates back to the establishment of the company and the brewery offers tours which enable participants to observe the company's sake making and refined techniques. Aiming to enhance visitors' understanding of sake, the brewery also offers three varieties of sake for tasting as well as dishes made with sake lees. In addition, the brewery has a cafe where, with an advance reservation, visitors can enjoy lunch or dinner consisting of cuisine made with local vegetables and other ingredients.
  • Shimodate Koubou
    2 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Ibaraki Pref. Chikuseishi Midorimachi 2-8-19
    A facility where visitors can learn about, make, and purchase Nipponham products located a 15-minute walk from the south exit of Shimodate Station on the JR Mito Line in Chikusei City, Ibaraki Prefecture. The facility sells bockwurst, weisswurst, and other sausages; roast ham and other ham varieties; and bacon. The facility also sells exclusive Nipponham products sold no place else, like roast pork, boneless ham, and curry sausage. The facility offers homemade sausage making classes which can be reserved from one person up. The adjoining restaurant serves dishes made with original ham and sausage varieties alongside beers and wines.

    下館工房、とても良かったです。 事前に予約をすると手作りソーセージの体験ができます。 結構人気があるので予約もたいへんでした。 ひき肉をスパイスと混ぜてこねる部分から、ソーセージの肉を羊の肉に詰めて、ソーセージの形を作るところまで終わると、あとは工房側でスモークをしてくれます。最後に袋詰めして持ち帰りです。 スモークの待ち時間中に工房内のレストランでランチセットのサンドイッチを食べました...

  • Yuki Sake Brewery
    Travel / Tourism
    Ibaraki Pref. Yukishi Yuki 1589
    A sake brewery established in the Edo period located a 10-minute walk from the north exit of JR Yuki Station. The brewery building was originally built in the Ansei era; this and the large brick chimney added on in the Meiji period are designated a National Tangible Cultural Property. Visitors can enjoy food along with Fukufuku, a traditional and renowned sake which has been brewed since the Edo period, served at various temperatures. Yuiyui, another of the brewery's famous sakes, is decorated with a design created by a local calligrapher depicting a thread ring surrounding the character for good fortune. Made with underground water from the Kinugawa River system, this sake is characterized by its mild flavor.
  • Megmilk Snow Brand Ami Factory
    Travel / Tourism
    Ibaraki Pref. Inashikigunamimachi Hoshinosato 22 Ami Eastern Industrial Park
    A factory located a five-minute drive from the Ami-higashi interchange on the Ken-O Expressway. The factory, opened in 2014, makes Megmilk Snow Brand dairy products such as processed cheeses and margarine. The factory makes some 200 varieties of products, making it the largest operated by Megmilk Snow Brand. Visitors can have fun here while learning about cheese and margarine, take commemorative photos using special photo sets, try a virtual reality experience which shows how cheese is made, and sample some of the company's products.
  • Daigo Brewery
    4 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Ibaraki Pref. Kujigundaigomachi Kamikanesawa 1653
    "A brewery located a 15-minute drive from the Naka interchange on the Joban Expressway. The brewery makes and sells local beers in Daigo Town under the catchphrase, ""Local Daigo beers only drinkable in Daigo."" The quality and temperature of Daigo's spring water remains stable throughout the year, and it is used to make ""Yamizo Shinrin no Beer,"" a variety which has won much acclaim from local beer fans. The beer is offered in four types-a pilsner, weizenbier, helles, and special seasonal variety. Each is an exquisite beverage full-bodied and rich in flavor."

    お店は、ログハウスのような作りで、暖かい感じのお店です。 地ビールも何種類もあるので、楽しめるとおもいます。 お料理もビールにあったお料理で、とても美味しかったです。

  • Ohtsukouyou
    Travel / Tourism
    Ibaraki Pref. Kasamashi Tegoshi 68
    A Kasama ware pottery studio located a three minute drive from the Tomobe Interchange. Kasama ware was born in lush Kasama, surrounded by the Abukuma Mountain Range and called the little Kyoto of Kanto. Made with Kasama clay, Kasama ware is known for its simplicity and handmade warmth. At Otsukogama, artists create pieces which match the multitude traditional shades of Kasama wear with modern art sensibilities. The bright and spacious shop area is filled with gorgeously displayed flower vases and beautifully colored tea utensils, among other goods. There's also an adjoining ceramics classroom surrounded by forest. Here you can try your hand at using a potter's wheel, hand-shaping pottery, and pottery painting.
  • Asahi Beer Ibaraki Factory
    Travel / Tourism
    Ibaraki Pref. Moriyashi Midori 1-1-1
    There is a 10-minute free shuttle bus from Moriya Station on the Tsukuba Express Line to reach the Asahi Beer Ibaraki Factory. Starting with a video at the orientation theater enjoy learning about the bottling process and environmental initiatives from the tour guides. After the tour try a sample of Asahi Super Dry and Dry Black fresh from the factory (there is a 20-minute, three drink per person limit). There’s also a giftshop with novelties and factory exclusive items as well as a garden that you can explore either before or after your tour.
  • Kewpie Goka Factory
    Travel / Tourism
    Ibaraki Pref. Sashimagungokamachi Kotesashi 1800
    The Kewpie Goka plant, located in the town of Goka, Sashima County, Ibaraki Prefecture., offers public tours free of charge. Visitors learn about the history of Kewpie Corporation and about mayonnaise, and on the special tour, they can watch the manufacturing process for mayonnaise and dressing, including the high-speed egg shelling machine and the bottling line. Interesting for both children and adults, the tour requires advance reservations.
  • Kirin Beer Toride Plant
    34 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Ibaraki Pref. Torideshi Kuwabara 188-1
    You can take a free tour (reservations required) of this Kirin plant, where they make “Kirin Ichiban Shibori” and “Heartland Beer.” You can compare the first-squeezed and second-squeezed wort, try some malt, and taste-test Kirin beer and soft drinks during the tour. There is a family tour every Saturday, and a heartland tour every 2nd Saturday of the month, and a special tour once a month that costs extra.

    I recently brought my wife and some friends here during Golden Week, and we found the experience to be quite pleasant! The tour is completely free, and it begins with explanations of how the beer is...

  • Kagami Crystal
    Travel / Tourism
    Ibaraki Pref. Ryugasakishi Kouyoudai 4-5
    A studio which makes high quality glassware, including items used by famous companies like Shiseido and Suntory, as well as glasses used by Japanese embassies. The studio's factory is located in an industrial park sprawling behind Tsukubanosato Koyodai Park. With an advance reservation by phone, visitors can tour the factory (groups must have a minimum of five members and all members must be adults). During the tour, participants can see how glassware is made, including the casting, carving, and Edo Kiriko cutting. The adjoining Kozo Kagami Memorial Hall introduces the life and works of Kozo Kagami, a key figure in the history Japanese crystal glassware. The headquarters shop displays and sells limited edition pieces carried in no other store and is a great place to pick up souvenirs and gifts.
  • Takano Foods Natto Museum
    Travel / Tourism
    Ibaraki Omitama-shi Noda 1542
  • Ishioka Sake Brewing Co., Ltd.
    Travel / Tourism
    Ibaraki Ishioka-shi Higashi Ohashi 2972
  • Meijinaruhodo Factory moriya
    Travel / Tourism
    Ibaraki Pref. Moriyashi Nogisaki 3456
  • Ushiku Chateau Garden
    Travel / Tourism
    Ibaraki Ushiku-shi Chuo 3-chome 20-1
  • Okujunhombayukitumugisomeorishiryoukanteorinosato
    Travel / Tourism
    Ibaraki Pref. Yukishi Yuki 12-2
  • Tosue Sake shop Seizochiyodakojo
    Travel / Tourism
    Ibaraki Pref. Kasumigaurashi Shimoinayoshi 2762
  • Dokurituhojintushinsogokenkyujokashimauchutushinkenkyu Ctr
    Travel / Tourism
    Ibaraki Pref. Kashimashi Hirai 893-1

Ibaraki Main Areas


Just a stone's throw from Tokyo, Ibaraki is a coastal prefecture that has mastered juxtapositions, where old shrines meet new scientific discoveries and traditional gardens are frequented by the inventors of some of the newest technology. Head to Mito City's Kairakuenーone of Japan's Three Great Gardensーin spring to experience the cellestial blooming of fantastic cherry blossoms at the annual sakura festival.

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