Factory / Workshop Spots in Kanagawa Area

  • Kirin Yokohama Beer Village
    Travel / Tourism
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Tsurumi-ku Namamugi 1-17-1
    This Kirin beer factory is located in Yokohama, the birthplace of the Japanese beer industry. Of all the Kirin beer factories in Japan, this one boasts the longest history. The factory's 80-minute tour is popular. Tour goers get to learn about the careful production process involved in Kirin Ichiban Shibori beer and the secrets behind its delicious flavor, as well as sample malt, taste and compare first press and second press beer wort, and enjoy other unique beer factory experiences. There's also a tour which explores the factory's vast biotope, and a factory tour during which participants can have fun answering quiz questions, making this an enjoyable destination for families as well.
  • Kiyoken Yokohama Factory
    Travel / Tourism
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Tsuduki-ku Kawamukouchou 675-1
    Kiyoken, Yokohama Factory in Tsuzuki Ward, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture is a manufacturing factory for shumai (a steamed meat dumpling), which is the famous Yokohama specialty. You can learn about the history of Kiyoken on VTR and tour the actual manufacturing process of shumai and bento (a take away lunch). At the end of the tour, you can sample fresh shumai, side dishes for a shumai bento and Chinese sweets. A booking is required for a factory tour, however, you can partially experience the factory tour without a booking at the Petit Museum Shop in the factory. You can also purchase some freshly made products at the factory at lower that retail price to taste. It also sells the Hyochan goods, the mascot of Kiyoken.
  • Ajinomoto Kawasaki Plant
    Travel / Tourism
    Kanagawa Pref. Kawasakishi Kawasaki-ku Suzukichou 3-4
    Founded in 1914, this is the Ajinomoto Group's oldest factory. Popular with parents and kids alike, they have three factory tours that focus on their standard products and include tastings and an Umami-taiken workshop. Their shop sells merchandise with their mascot Aji Panda and more.
  • NTT Docomo R & D Center
    Travel / Tourism
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokosukashi Hikarinoka 3-5 within Yokosuka Research Park
    One of the world's largest hubs for mobile technology research is owned by NTT Docomo and is located inside the Yokosuka Research Park in Yokosuka City. Since the opening of the very first laboratory in 1998, ongoing cutting edge research and technology development has been done here. The WHARF is an adjoining exhibition where one can experience the technology of the future, and is popular for student social studies field trips.
  • To Villa
    Travel / Tourism
    Kanagawa Pref. Ashigarashimogunhakonemachi Goura 1300 within Hakone Gora Park
    This is a ceramic arts workshop located within Gora Park, Hakone Town, Ashigarashimo County, Kanagawa Prefecture. It has a luxurious atmosphere reminiscent of a holiday villa, and one can enjoy private ceramic art experiences. One can pick the tools, clay and glaze they like discussing their choices with the ceramic art teachers. One can try making cups, bowls and plates, either with the electric potter’s wheel or by hand. The experience lasts 90 minutes, and it is possible to produce several items if time allows.
  • Asahi Breweries (Kanagawa Brewery)
    Travel / Tourism
    Kanagawa Pref. Minamiashigarashi Nuda 1223
    This Asahi Brewery factory is in Nuda, Minamiashigara City, Kanagawa Prefecture. Its lush, expansive grounds cover about 410,000 square meters and visitors can tour the factory. Beer tastings with up to three glasses per person in a 20-minute period let you try one or two varieties in addition to Asahi Super Dry. Advance reservation by phone or Email is required.
  • Nissan Motor Corporation, Yokohama Plant, Guest Hall Engine Museum
    Travel / Tourism
    Kanagawa Yokohama-shi Kanagawa-ku Takaracho 2
    This factory, located in Kanagawa Ward, Yokohama City, is the production plant that is the primary force behind Nissan Motors. This factory was the first mass production plant in Japan It has an integrated production system for engines and suspension parts. One can tour the engine production line where you can observe the engines actually being built. There are also hands-on exhibits, equipment displays, and demonstrations.
  • Glass Beads Workshop Gurigura
    Travel / Tourism
    Kanagawa Kamakura-shi Yukinoshita 2-14-28
    "A Kamakura studio that sells beads and offers classes and workshops. It was a prize winner at the Japan Art and Accessories Association's ""Beads Grand Prix."" They have an array of delicate items made with sound techniques. Reservations are required for their bead making workshops and beading lessons."
  • Koganei Shuzo
    Travel / Tourism
    Kanagawa Atsugi-shi Nanasawa 769
    A long-standing brewery in Atsugi, Kanagawa Prefecture that makes products like Sakarimasu sake, Sagami craft beer, Hatagashira sake-lees spirits, Yataro rice spirits, Koganeno-tsuyu potato spirits, and Koganeno-sake liquor. It's 200-plus-year history reaches back to 1818. They welcome brewery tours. Make a booking for your group of six or more at least a week in advance.
  • do-togeikan
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Kanagawa Ashigarashimo-gun Yugawara Machi Miyakami 42 Maison Yugawara 1F
    A pottery studio equipped with four electric kilns featuring electric potter's wheels and gas reduction capabilities. It's capable of firing not only Oribe, Kiseto, and Shino pottery, but also celadon, underglaze iron decoration, ceramics painting, and porcelain decorated with colored pictures. In addition to trial ceramics classes, classes where you learn the basics, and classes designed to suit participants' needs, they also have five hands-on pottery workshops. All of workshops and classes require reservations.
  • Ogino Bread
    56 Reviews
    Kanagawa Pref. Sagamiharashi Midori-ku Nagatake 2841


  • Suntory Products kanagawa Ayase Kojo
    Travel / Tourism
    Kanagawa Pref. Ayaseshi Fukayakami 8-27-1
  • Kirin Beverage Shonan Plant
    Travel / Tourism
    Kanagawa Koza-gun Samukawamachi Kurami 1620
  • Morinaga Tsurumi Plant
    Travel / Tourism
    Kanagawa Yokohama-shi Tsurumi-ku Shimosueyoshi 2-1-1
  • Izumi Bridge Brewery
    9 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kanagawa Ebina-shi Shimoimaizumi 5-chome 5-1


  • Kumazawa Brewery
    Travel / Tourism
    Kanagawa Chigasaki-shi Kagawa 7-10-7
  • Kanagawa Prefectural Nanasawa Shinrinkoen Mori no Atelier
    3 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kanagawa Atsugi-shi Kamifurusawa 1101


  • Tokyo Electric Power Company Kawasaki Thermal power plant
    Travel / Tourism
    Kanagawa Kawasaki-shi Kawasaki-ku Chidoricho 5-1
  • Pet Refine Technology Plant Tour
    Travel / Tourism
    Kanagawa Kawasaki-shi Kawasaki-ku Ogimachi 12-2
  • Masamune Sword and Blade Workshop
    Travel / Tourism
    Kanagawa Kamakura-shi Onarimachi 13-29
    "This workshop, a three-minute walk from JR Kamakura Station, makes knives, blades, and ironwork crafts. During the Kamakura period, the great swordsmith Masamune created the Soshu tradition of sword making. Hiromasa, the fifth-generation inheritor of Masamune's sword smithing and head of the family, served the Odawara Hojo clan and, after being bestowed the name of ""tsuna"" from the second generation Hojo Ujitsuna, son of the founder of the clan, he took the name ""Tsunahiro."" Later, Tsunahiro became an official swordsmith for the mighty Tokugawa clan. The family continued to flourish as swordsmiths up until the start of the Meiji period and today is led by its 24th head. In the early Showa period, the family began making kitchen knives, shears, and other edged tools based on sword making techniques, as well as ironwork crafts."

Kanagawa Areas


Kanagawa prefecture acts as an extension of the Tokyo metropolis that spills over into coastal towns, most notably Yokohama city, heavily populated and known for its Chinatown and seaside attractions. Just the right distance for a day trip out of Tokyo, Kanagawa is home to some of Tokyo’s most accessible beaches, including around Kamakura, best known for its Big Buddha. Visitors can also travel a little farther afield for a weekend at Hakone onsen town.

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