Factory / Workshop Spots in Tokyo Area

  • Fuji TV Headquarters Building
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Minato-ku Daiba 2-4-8
    From this 100-meter high spherical observation tower, Hachitama, one can enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of the coastal area. Other limited time events are also hosted here. At the Fuji Television Gallery, on the fifth floor, one can tour and take photos of the replicated sets of aired programs and the wardrobes of various dramas. ※ The ongoing events calendar can be viewed on their website, https://www.fujitv.co.jp/gotofujitv/ . Located here is the only shop in Japan where one can purchase original Sazae-san program character goods.
  • Haneda Chronogate Visitor Tour
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    4.5
    42 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Ota-ku Hanedaasahicho 11-1
    This is the cutting-edge general distribution terminal of the Yamato Group, known as the Kuroneko Yamato no Takkyubin parcel service. Located near the expressways to the main cities, and Haneda Airport, Tokyo Bay and Tokyo Cargo Terminal Station, this distribution center is the key that enables the speedy transportation network of the Yamato Group. The standard tour of the facility takes 90 minutes and is open to the public. (Reservations required) One can learn the basic history and structure of the Yamato Group distribution system, and watch how the home delivered parcels are sorted and even observe, through a glass window, the central management center personnel at work. This tour also introduces some of the other value-added services that the Yamato Group offers. The closes station to this site is the Anamoriinari Station.

    I have visited this company as part a program of scholarship internacional. Haneda (Yamato Holdings) is the huge company of delivery door to door in Japan, same as UPS, USmail in Japan. I was...

  • Suntory Musashino Beer Brewery
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Fuchushi Yazakichou 3-1
    This is ’SUNTORY’s first beer plant which opened in 1963, located in Yazaki-cho, Fuchu City, Tokyo. The name was changed to “SUNTORY ‘Natural Water Beer Plant’ Tokyo/Musashino Brewery” from March 14, 2017. It is this plant that produced many prestigious beers including The Premium Malts. The plant offers tours free of charge where you can learn from a guide the flow of beer manufacture from the raw materials, preparation process, to maturation and storage. Reservations are required for the tour which includes tasting.
  • Sakamori Shippo Kogeiten
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Taitou-ku Motoasakusa 1-2-1
    An accessory shop and traditional shippo-yaki cloisonne ware artisan studio. The shop's showcases contain around 100 cloisonne ware bracelets, pendants, tie pins, and other items at any given time. One time cloisonne ware classes are conducted in the studio area, and reservations are accepted starting from groups of four. Classes take between 30 minutes and two hours. Sakamori Shippo Kogeiten also holds more serious classes four times a month for those with a deeper interest in the craft.
  • Asakusa Glass Beads Studio
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Taitou-ku Nishiasakusa 3-6-13 Onishi Building 1F
    This workshop specializes in glass beads in a Japanese tradition going back to the Nara period. They make everything from plain glass beads to ornate flower/animal shapes. The products of their most skilled artisans, in particular, become ornate, intricate sculptures like firebirds or goldfish. They also offer a bead-making class where you can try making your own, as well as chances to make your own earrings or necklaces. The classes are reservation only (by noon the day before).
  • Sokichi
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Taitou-ku Kaminarimon 2-1-14
    Glass makers in Asakusa. Offering a wide variety of original collections and high-quality glass items perfect for bars and restaurants. Collaborations with cut glass painters and artists and provides a trade in service for antique, designer and rate glass items. The workshop on the traditional craft of Edo Kiriko cut glass is highly recommended for tourists and foreigners. All classes are thoroughly taught so even a beginner can create a beautiful piece of cut glass in just one and a half hours.
  • OZAWA SHUZO
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Ome-shi Sawai 2-770
    A sake brewery in Tokyo's retreat of Okutama that has been making rice wine the same way since its establishment in 1702. The fine sake is made with Okutama spring water and has a refined flavor and crisp aftertaste. They conduct free brewery tours that present the sake making process as well as stories about the facility. At the end of the tour you can try Sawanoi's Kikizake, super popular with sake aficionados.
  • JAL Factory Tour Sky Museum
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Ota-ku Haneda Airport 3-5-1 JAL Maintenance Center 1
    This is the factory tour facility for JAL, Japan's leading airline company. You can see airplane hangars that normally cannot be toured. It is very popular not only with children but also with adults because you can see aircraft under maintenance up close. You can take pictures with aircraft in the background and see aircraft actually taking off and landing on the runway. The tour lasts approximately 100 minutes. Besides a 40-minute tour of the hangar, there are also aviation classes by experienced mechanics and flight crew. Reservation can be made up to six months in advance, and it should be kept in mind that reservations fill up quickly not only on weekends but also weekdays.
  • Glass Art Studio Ruriiro
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Oumeshi Futamatao 2-738-5
    A glass art studio located in 2 Chome Futamatao, Ome City mainly focusing on glass works such as colorful dishes and lamps, created with glass fusing techniques under high heat. Visitors can also have a go at making their own glass works including plates and accessories using the technique of glass fusing (telephone bookings required).
  • Taniguchi Shuzo
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Oshimamachi Nomashi Wada 167
    A brewery on a hill off the Oshima Loop Road. It's a seven-minute drive from Motomachi Port. The island's only brewery, they make original shochu Japanese spirits, including Gojinka, a genuine shochu variety. Brewed with Mozart playing in the background, the barley of the classic brand fills the mouth with its savory sweetness. Their premium Oyaji Goroshi barley shochu is rested for a full six years and is only available in the Taniguchi Shuzo Showroom. Quite a few tourists keep coming back in search of this one.
  • The Asahi Shimbun Company Tokyo Head Office
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Chuo-ku Tsukiji 5-3-2
    The Tokyo head office of Asahi Shimbun-a national newspaper-is just in front of Tsukijishijo Station. It's been publishing news from Japan and around the world since its founding in 1879. Here you can visit the heart of the newspaper company, including its editorial office and printing divisions. For ages nine and up, a visit offers the chance to see the newspaper publication process up close. Reservations are required and can be made by phone starting three months in advance. Reservations for school groups will start six months prior.
  • Kihachijo Meyu Kobo
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Hachijomachi Nakanogo 2542
    "This manufacturing workshop has a history of several hundreds of years that weaves silk goods and ""kihachijo;"" a yellow silk with a dark checkered or striped pattern only produced on Hachijojima Island. It is the only place on the island that does dying and weaving. The ""kihachijo"" made at this workshop uses a sister breed of the original silkworm variety known as ""shin-koishimaru,"" so the texture is close to that of the kihachijo made a long time ago. At this workshop where you can sense its extensive history, they carry out the manufacture and sales of small items such as business card cases and tissue cases. They also do workshop tours and classes where you can experience working in the workshop."
  • Ishikawa Brewery
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    4.5
    56 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Fussa-shi Kumagawa 1

    A thorough and informative tour from our English speaking guide which toured the historic buildings which have been making sake for generations. Remnants of brewing are on display which are discussed...

  • Mayo Terrace
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    4.0
    21 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Chofu-shi Sengawacho 2-5-7

    If you love QP Mayonnaise, you might want to pay a visit to this place. It is located 10 min walk from Sengawa station. You have to book a tour in advance, which may be a challenge for those who...

  • Fukagawa Winery
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    4.5
    12 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Koto-ku Furuishiba 1-4-10 Takahata Building 1F

    It is MUST to come here if you love natural wine. The winery tour, they call it factory visit, will lead us inside the winery and we can taste small amount of processing wine and staff explain...

  • Niijima Glass Art Center
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    4.5
    9 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Niijimamura

    The master glassblower took the time to answer all of our questions, and he let us enter the hot shop.

  • Tamura Shuzojo
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    4.0
    8 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Fussa-shi Fussa 626

    敷地の井戸に、酒造りに最適な水を得たことから名付けられた銘酒「嘉泉」で知られる江戸時代創業の日本酒の醸造元です。 田村家は、江戸時代に天領だった福生村の歴代名主を務めた家柄で、当主は代々半十郎、十兵衛、文左衛門を襲名し、現当主は16代目半十郎氏。 屋敷内には玉川上水より取水した田村分水が流れ、その昔、付近の灌漑用などに使用して福生村を切り開いた旧家の一つです。 白い土蔵が立ち並ぶ一角の文化財”前蔵...

  • Factory&Labo KANNO COFFEE
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    4.0
    26 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Meguro-ku Chuouchou 1-4-15

    店内には、コーヒー豆の焙煎をしている場所があり、それを見ながら、美味しいコーヒーを飲むことができます。お昼時だったので、サンドイッチも、食べました。

  • Toshimaya Sake Brewing
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    3.5
    2 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Met. Higashimurayamashi Kumegawachou 3-chome 14-10

    ウォーキングイベントの途中でこちらによりました。お酒は水で決まるといわれているようで頂いたお水はとても美味しかったです。 利き酒もありましたが下戸なので飲めませんでした。酒蔵の見学もさせてもらうことができましたが、通常も見学可能かどうかはわかりません。 購入したみりんは美味しかったです。

  • Tsubame Workshop
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Taito-ku Torigoe 1-12-1

    台東区鳥越の昭和の雰囲気の残るおかず横丁にあるクラフトギャラリーです。お洒落な雰囲気の内装で、草木染めの手織り布の作品などが展示されていました。可愛いいデザインの物も多くあり、贈り物としても喜ばれそうだと思いました。

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