Factory / Workshop Spots in Tochigi Area

  • Coco Farm & Winery
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    4.0
    81 Reviews
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    Tochigi Pref. Ashikagashi Tajimachou 611
    This winery is located in Ashikaga City, Tochigi Prefecture, complete with a vineyard, a brewery, a wine shop and restaurant. The winery got its start in 1958 when a middle school teacher and his students started a grape farm in the forest. Currently, it brews high-quality wine that has even been used at dinners for major summits. You can buy some wine at the shop, or try lunch with wine while looking out over the vineyard.

    Lovely range of wines and reasonable prices and other products such as local cheeses and hams. I only stopped there for an hour or so to pick a few bottles of Japanese wine as I was passing through...

  • Okashinoshiro Nasu Heartland
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    4.0
    12 Reviews
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    Tochigi Pref. Nasugunnasumachi Takaku Kou 4588-10
    A cake shop with its own factory on the premises located on the Nasu Highway in Takakuko, Nasu Town. The shop sells homemade cakes such as their goyotei-no-tsuki, a custard cream cake wrapped in castella sponge, as well as local sake and dairy products. The Kogen Restaurant on the second floor serves meals and sweets, including their Nasu wagyu in a circular bento box, rice bowls, set meals, soba and ramen.

    お菓子に囲まれて、本当に最高の場所です。アクセスも、空いていればインターを降りてから10分程度で到着します。

  • Higeta Indigo Dyeing Studio
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    4.5
    3 Reviews
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    Tochigi Haga-gun Mashikomachi Jonaizaka 1
    "An indigo dyeing shop that has been in business since the late 1700s. Traditional indigo and vegetable dyeing techniques are said to have once accounted for 80% of the clothing worn by the public. Here those techniques have been handed down to the present day. Popularly known as ""Japan Blue,"" indigo and its traditional dyeing methods are highly regarded around the world. The 200-year-old thatched house epitomizes Mashiko's townscape, and the 72 indigo vats arrayed inside are a sight to see. Both the building and the vats are registered as prefectural Tangible Cultural Properties."

    お盆休み中だったので、実作業は見られませんでしたが、作業場を見させてもらえます。 次回は作業をしている様子を見にいきたいです。

  • Moka Cotton Hall
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    4.0
    2 Reviews
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    Tochigi Pref. Mokashi Aramachi 2162-1
    During Japan’s feudal period, this area produced an enormous amount of cotton fabric known as “Moka cotton.” This facility teaches visitors about the fabric’s culture and history. There are numerous exhibitions of high quality silky textured Moka cotton products, and you can observe the weaving process as well. Book in advance to experience weaving and dyeing firsthand, making items like coasters and indigo-dyed handkerchiefs.

    真岡を訪れた際のお土産選びにとても良い場所でした。この地域一帯の特産物が集まっています。ここでは真岡木綿でつくられた製品の取り扱いがされていて、実際に見学をすることもできます。前日までの予約で体験をすることができる貴重なスポットです。

  • Taishi Food Inc. Nikko Plant
    Travel / Tourism
    Tochigi Pref. Nikkoushi Machiya 739-1
    This soybean product plant is located in Nikko City, Tochigi Prefecture. The plant offers tours (reservation required) where visitors can see the soybean product manufacturing process and more. The plant also offers an area where visitors can sample tofu, yuba (tofu skins), and soy milk, as well as another where they can purchase souvenirs. The plant, which is visited by many tourists, also offers two hands-on tofu making classes per day (limited to 50 people per class).
  • Ginneko Glass
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    Tochigi Pref. Nasugunnasumachi Yumoto 723-15
    At this glass studio in Nasu County, Tochigi Prefecture you can try your own glass blowing experience with prior reservation. They can make a variety of glass works using sand casts including baby feet prints, hand prints, and pet paw prints. Lots of tourists visit to make mementos of their trip.
  • Calbee Kiyohara Factory
    Travel / Tourism
    Tochigi Pref. Utsunomiyashi Kiyoharakougyoudanchi 23-7
    "Approximately 25 minutes by taxi from JR Utsunomiya Station. Visitors can observe the production process of ""Frugra"" and ""Kappa Ebisen"" through a window at the factory of confectionery maker Calbee. In addition, a store is not provided, but an assortment of products can be purchased during the tour hours. Tours are available for a minimum of two people and are offered twice a day at 10:00 and 13:30, Monday-Thursday, except holidays, for 120 minutes."
  • Nasu Kogen Beer
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    Tochigi Nasu-gun Nasumachi Takakuko 3986
    This craft brewery was opened in 1996. The brewery creates only natural, authentic draft beer containing an abundance of beer yeast and polyphenol. There's also a restaurant serving dishes which go great with beer, and there are lunch and party plans available. Note that the lunch and party plans must be reserved at least one week in advance; lunch plans can be made for groups of two people or more, and party plans for groups of four or more.
  • Tsukamoto Pottery
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    Tochigi Pref. Hagagunmashikomachi Mashiko 4264
    This pottery shop is over 150 years old. It’s famous for Mashiko ware pottery used for the containers of the popular “Touge-no-Kamameshi” train station lunch boxes. The spacious grounds of their container factory and Mashiko ware studio in Mashiko Town host a gallery and museum. Factory tours and pottery making workshops using an authentic potters’ wheel are both popular. View the work of living national treasures and famous potters at the gallery.
  • Akimo
    Travel / Tourism
    Tochigi Utsunomiya-shi Ishiimachi 2341
  • Inoue Seikichi Co., Ltd.
    Travel / Tourism
    Tochigi Utsunomiya-shi Shirasawacho 1901-1
    "This sake brewery maintains an old kura storehouse in the former Oshu Kaido highway post station town of Shirasawa-juku. Since it was established in 1868, the brewery has continued to make seishu refined sakes using only rice from Tochigi Prefecture based on the concept of ""proclaiming a true local sake."" The brewery's vaunted Sawahime, its chief brand, has even won a top award at the International Wine Challenge, one of the biggest alcoholic beverage competitions in the world. In the center of Shirasawa-juku, a former Oshu Kaido post station town which has been riddled with channels since ancient times for supplying water for everyday as well as irrigation purpose, the brewery continues to make sakes which leverage the area's abundant water resources and fertile soil."
  • Kominegama
    Travel / Tourism
    Tochigi Haga-gun Mashikomachi Mashiko 3169-1
    This pottery studio makes traditional Mashiko ware, which got its start in 1853. Its studio near the prefectural nature park Mashiko no Mori gives visitors the chance to try painting pottery or making it with or without a potter's wheel. The popular potter's wheel workshop takes about two hours and lets you make more than two items. Rotating the clay with the electric potter's wheel is ideal for creating well-formed pieces. The staff provides careful guidance and will let you use an apron at no extra charge, making the program great for kids and adults alike.
  • Watanabe Sahei Shoten
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    4.5
    13 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tochigi Nikko-shi Imaichi 450

    We then proceeded to visit a nearby sake brewery Watanabe Sadahiro 渡边佐平商店. Started in 1842, this brewery is in Imaichi 今市市, about 400m above sea level. Cool in summer and very cold in winter, the...

  • KAGOME Nasu Plant
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Tochigi Nasushiobara-shi Nishi Tomiyama 30
  • Tentaka Sake Brewing
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tochigi Pref. Otawarashi Hiruhata 2166

    5/1(火)に訪問しました。今回が2回目です。蔵見学はしていませんが、6種類の日本酒を試飲し、純米酒と、蔵の直売所でしか買えない本醸造生酒を購入しました。お店の方は親切ですし、直売所もきれいで、気軽に立ち寄ることができます。日本酒以外にも梅酒や焼酎も売っています。また、猪口などのグッズも色々売っています。

  • Daiichi Brewery
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    5.0
    4 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tochigi Sano-shi Tajimacho 488

    Excellent sake, Daiichi (#1) Shuzo (Brewery) the oldest sake brewery in Tochigi Prefecture. Started in 1673 (their brochure makes a point that this date is 100 years before the U.S. Declaration of...

  • Ikeshima Brewery
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    4.5
    2 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tochigi Otawara-shi Shimoishigami 1227

    手作りにこだわった酒「池錦」がブランドの大田原の造り酒屋。年末になると必ず買いに行くのが冬季限定商品「初しぼり」。いわゆる「ふなくち」で、火入れと加水調整をしないしぼりたて原酒。普通の酒と違いアルコール度数は20度と高い。この年の初しぼりは特に出来が良く、旨味の中に日本酒らしい存在感ある美味しさだった。 越後杜氏であった初代仙之丞が、明治40年、那須連山の清らかな伏流水が湧く現在の場所でで酒造りを...

  • Nishibori Brewery
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tochigi Oyama-shi Awanomiya 1452

    旧・日光街道をランニングで旅した際に通りかかりました。「門外不出」や「若盛」というお酒を作っている酒蔵です。国登録有形文化財と大きく書かれている通り、趣のある古い建物が並びます。ここで直売や、酒蔵見学も出来るようです。

  • Yamakoshiki Work
    Travel / Tourism
    Tochigi Pref. Nikkoushi Fujihara 1269
  • senkin
    Travel / Tourism
    Tochigi Pref. Sakurashi Baba 106

Tochigi Areas

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Most visits to Tochigi revolve around Nikko, a small city home to the spectacular, lavishly decorated Toshogu Shrine and Nikko National Park with its mountains, lakes, waterfalls, onsen, and wild monkeys. Neighboring Oku-Nikko is an extension of the fantastic scenery famous for its autumn leaves, while Tochigi's capital, Utsunomiya, is the only place in the world where you can find oya stone beautifully exhibited in temples and the Oya History Museum.

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