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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ishioka Sake Brewing Co., Ltd.
    Travel / Tourism
    Ibaraki Ishioka-shi Higashi Ohashi 2972
    This brewery is located in Higashi-Ohashi, Ishioka City. It was established collaboratively by several sake breweries in Ishioka City, also known as one of the most famous sake brewing area in the Kanto region. It brews famous sake such as Tsukuba, Yoizuru and Juzan, which are produced using contractually grown sake rice, famous sake breweries' suitable rice from all over the nationand water from the Tsukuba mountains.
  • NH Foods Factory Ibaraki Plant
    1 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Ibaraki Chikusei-shi Midorimachi 2-1-1

    工場見学中の写真は禁止となっていますが一部分OKと言われたところだけ 撮影が可能です。色々な製造風景を見ることができ楽しいです。 最後に商品の試食ができますが、試食のときに、家族連れの子供や大人が 陳列場所からこぞって競い合うように食べ物を奪っていく様子は目が痛かったです。 食べ放題のお店ではないので、お行儀よく試食を楽しんでいただきたいです。

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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