Factory / Workshop Spots in Saitama Area

  • Wakuwaku Factory Glicopia East
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    4.0
    34 Reviews
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    Saitama Pref. Kitamotoshi Nakamaru 9-55
    A confectionary factory located in 9-Chome Nakamaru, Kitamoto City. The factory offers free, reservation-only tours. Tour-goers can see Pocky, Pretz, and other snacks being made; watch a movie about the history of the company; check out some 1,500 toys provided as prizes by Glico throughout the years; and take a quiz challenge, and in turn learn about Glico and snack making. For a small fee, visitors can also decorate a Giant Pocky sticky with the toppings of their choice.

    The guided tour is conducted only in Japanese, hence we understood little. I enjoyed the tour of the factory production line, nothing like seeing for yourself the automation they put in place! The...

  • Seiun Shuzo Co., Ltd.
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    Saitama Hiki-gun Ogawamachi Otsuka 178-2
    This sake brewery is located along Prefectural Route 11 in Otsuka, Ogawa Town, Hiki County. The rice used to prepare the local Seiun brew uses the minimum rice polishing ratio of 65%, and their “Ogawa Natural Sake” is made with 100% organic rice. The location also offers a free tour of the sake manufacturing process, and they also offer tours of the brewery museum and have an option to purchase sake for tasting. The restaurant “Tamaiya” can also be found built next to the brewery, where they serve various dishes prepared with local organic vegetables and water for sake making.

    たまたま通りがかって寄りました。古い蔵の2階は資料館になっています。ショップでは 試飲もできるようでした。こちらで作られた甘酒を購入しました。想像以上に美味しかったです

  • Lotte Sayama Factory
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    Saitama Pref. Sayamashi Shinsayama 1-2-1
    A confectionary factory situated along National Route 16 in Shinsayama, Sayama City. Built as a candy factory in 1969, today the factory produces 120 varieties of confections. Free tours are provided on weekdays (advance reservation required), and visitors can learn how confections are made through videos and informational panels as well as a tour of the production lines and a tasting of fresh-made products.
  • Buko Shuzo Yanagida Sohonten
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    Saitama Pref. Chichibushi Miyakawachou 21-27
    A three minute walk from the Chichibu Station on the Chichibu Railway, this historic brewery, founded in 1753, proudly produces the Buko Masamune brand sake, having a history of winning many awards and competitions. The sake is brewed using the ground water from Mt. Buko which is drawn up from a well within the confines of the brewery. Visitors arriving during business hours bringing their own containers can take this water home. 40 minute tours of the brewery are offered which end with a sake tasting event (reservations required). The two story wooden structure of the brewery built during the late Edo period is a Registered Tangible Cultural Property of Japan.
  • Yamaki Co., Ltd.
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    Saitama Pref. Kodamagunkamikawamachi Shimoaguhara 955
    Yamaki was founded in 1905 and manufactures and sells miso, soy sauce, tofu and other products made from rare ingredients with organic JAS certification that do not use pesticides, chemical fertilizers or herbicides. There are also classes where you can experience making miso, soy sauce and tofu, harvesting vegetables, and learning about herbs.
  • Suzuki Ningyo Doll Workshop
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    Saitama Saitama-shi Iwatsuki-ku Honcho 3-5-16
    A long-standing doll studio with a history and tradition of more than 80 years, founded in 1934 by modern master craftsman Ryuzo Suzuki (Akitaka the first). The shop was built around the concept of a communication space where people could come into direct contact with the culture and various styles of dolls and they strive to show off traditional Japanese beauty through their dolls. You can also tour the workshop by appointment.
  • Ogose Brewery
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    Saitama Iruma-gun Ogosemachi Ueno 2906-1
    This factory and direct sales store for Asahara Brewery is located in Ueno, Ogose Town, Iruma County. Here they produce beer, wine and liqueur made from fruits such as yuzu citrus. The factory can also be visited with an advance reservation. The store is stocked with sake, shochu, wine, liqueur, and more, all made by the same brewery. It is also equipped with a drink sampling corner.
  • Kamusuki no Mura: Shotaro Kubo Japanese Paper Factory
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    Saitama Hiki-gun Ogawamachi Ogawa 1116-2
    This handmade Japanese washi paper maker and shop was established in 1913 in the Japanese papermaking area of Ogawa Town, Saitama Prefecture. Since it first opened, it has made a wide array of paper products, from traditional washi papers to papers created using techniques suited to the times. Its studio was built 100 years ago, and visitors can view it and see one of Japan's old-fashioned workshops adjoining the craftsman's home. The shop, situated on National Route 254, carries a wide selection of papers used for all manner of creative activities, as well as the company's own products made with washi; there's also a sales space for products created by other crafters and designers. The gallery on the second floor displays items made with washi paper and may be freely viewed.
  • Zakkoku Kobo Microbrewery
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    Saitama Hiki-gun Ogawamachi Otsuka 88-6
    This pub is located along the shopping street in Otsuka, Ogawa Town, Hiki County. In the beer brewery built adjacent to the restaurant, they prepare local brews made with organic ingredients produced by the local farmers. In addition to staples like the Zakkoku Weizen made with wheat, rye and millet, and the Ogawa Porter black beer, they offer nearly 40 different kinds of beers prepared with various fruits and spices, as well as seasonal exclusive flavors.
  • Akagi Nyugyo Honjo Senbon Sakura 「5 S」 Plant
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    Saitama Honjo-shi Kodamacho Kodama 850-10

    予約が必要です。折角地元にあるので一度は行ってみたくて2か月前から準備して見学に至りました。まずアイスができるまでを見学して最後のブースでお買い物やユーホーキャッチャーなどが無料で楽しめるほか、時間制限は有りますが、アイスが食べられます!おかわりは自由なので3種類頂きました-。美味しかったです(^^)v

  • Sei Ryu Brewery
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    4.5
    6 Reviews
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    Saitama Hasuda-shi Uruido 659-3

    一般小売をしていない酒蔵で、ここで買うか、通販か、直営の飲食店で飲むか、ここの宴会でしか飲めないお酒です。 工場見学の後は大宴会。飲み放題、生バンドあり、マグロ解体ショーありでメチャメチャ盛り上がります。最後はみんなで大合唱。 社長がいつも飲みすぎないでくださいねーと言っているにもかかわらず、何度も救急車出動しているらしいです笑。何十回も参加しているリピーターの方がたくさんいるのも納得の楽しい工場...

  • CreCra Honjo Plant
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    4 Reviews
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    Saitama Honjo-shi Kodamacho Kodama 2256

    クリクラの製造工程だけではなく、世界のミネラルウォーターや宅配水の歴史、実験まで体験でき、お土産まで貰って無料は嬉しい。 大人から子供まで幅広い年代の方が楽しく学べる施設。 リピート必至かな!

  • Sato Brewery
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    4.5
    5 Reviews
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    Saitama Iruma-gun Ogosemachi Tsukune 141-1

    越生梅林を見に行きました。 梅林に行く前に3箇所、農産物直売所、弘法山観世音、佐藤酒造に寄り道して行きます。 弘法山は道に迷って八幡神社に出てしまったけど、佐藤酒造は道すがりで簡単にわかった。 先客は1組の夫婦だけ。 越生梅林の手前の佐藤酒造店で越生の地酒を買いました。 1760円。 急ぎ梅林に行く。

  • Matsuoka Brewing
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    3 Reviews
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    Saitama Hiki-gun Ogawamachi

    久しぶりにここ松岡酒造さんへ寄って見ました。と言うのはこの先の東秩父の和紙の里と言う道の駅でイワナをお昼に食べ、お土産に買った帰りなので、ついつい誘惑に負け、自分のお土産としていつもの辛口タイプの社長の酒を3本送って貰うように頼んで来たのです。明日から当分冷やでの晩酌が続きそうです。ラッキー❣️

  • Suzuki Brewery
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    3 Reviews
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    Saitama Saitama-shi Iwatsuki-ku Honcho 4-chome 8-24

    全国の日本酒酒蔵巡りをし 資料館 等がある場合 古い酒造りの道具が展示されている場合が数多くありますが こちらの展示スタイルの特徴は 幕末から明治時代の浮世絵師である[豊原国周(くにちか)]による《奉納額 添付 写真参照》に描かれている 日本酒作りの工程(但し 本当の浮世絵ではなく 写真パネル)と それに関係する道具を展示してあることです。又 訪問したのが 《まちかど雛めぐり》の期間中だった為...

  • Takizawa Brewery
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    2 Reviews
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    Saitama Fukaya-shi Tadokorocho 9-20

    深谷市に現在3軒の日本酒蔵元があり その内の1軒です(他の2蔵元;藤橋藤三郎商店と丸山酒造)。 こちらの日本酒がIWC(インターナショナル ワイン チャレンシ)サケ部門で 2013年、2015、2017年に受賞していることから気になり 訪問しました(2018年は山形県で5月13-16日...

  • Sekiguchi Brewery
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    Saitama Kitakatsushika-gun Sugitomachi Seiji 2-chome 1-16

    杉戸役場のそばにあります。古い酒屋さんです。創業1882年と立て看板にありました。杉戸にちなんだ日本酒も扱っていました。

  • Musashi Tsuru Brewery
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    2 Reviews
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    Saitama Hiki-gun Ogawamachi Otsuka 243

    小川町市街地には古くからの酒造が3軒あります。 この酒造は小川町駅から一番近い創業200年の酒造です。 古い建物は風情がある建物でした。 ただ、酒造見学はあらかじめ予約が必要で、今回は見ることができませんでした。 前日までに予約してほしいとのことでした。

  • Nanyojozo
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    Saitama Pref. Hanyushi Kamishingou 5951
  • Maruyama Brewery
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
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    Saitama Fukaya-shi Yokoze 1323

    深谷市に3軒の日本酒蔵元があり その内の1軒です(他の2蔵元;藤橋藤三郎商店と滝澤酒造)。 4月22日開催された《第7回蔵開き》を機会に訪問しましたが 開催内容と場所的に来年も是非 参加したいと思いました。 敷地内に 深谷のB級クルメや野菜など 20店舗程度の飲食店フースが出店・販売しており、日本酒の試飲は1杯100円or150円、飲み放題は1500円です。私自身は午後 深谷市内にある他の2軒...

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Eclipsed by neighboring Tokyo, Saitama is often branded as the sleepy suburbs. However, look a little deeper and you'll uncover quaint towns bursting with history and crafts from the kurazukuri Edo-period clay houses of Kawagoe to the ancient tree-enveloped temples of Chichibu.

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