Factory / Workshop Spots in Shizuoka Area

  • Kirin Fuji Gotenba Distillery
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    Shizuoka Pref. Gotembashi Shibanta 970
    This distillery in Gotemba City offers three tours where visitors can learn the secrets behind Kirin's great-tasting FUJI SANROKU TARU-JUKU GENSHU 50° whisky. Its other attractions include a number of limited-time-only events, summer tours for schoolchildren, and more.

    The tour company took us on an unexpected, surprise visit to a distillery. Really, this is where I want to take my 12-year-old. In the spirit of learning about how things are made we watched the...

  • Yamaha Corporation Kakegawa Factory Harmony Plaza
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    Shizuoka Pref. Kakegawashi Ryouke 1480 Harmony Plaza
    This is the Yamaha Piano Factory, one of the few musical instrument manufacturers in Japan. Although reservations by phone are required in advance for a tour of the factory, a staff member will kindly guide you through the process required for building a grand piano. Tours can be reserved for even just one person. The tour takes about 90 minutes and includes the steps for making a grand piano and viewing all of the working mechanisms up close. In the show room, rare instruments including pianos, organs, and guitars are on display, some of which you can try your hand at playing.

    We made a booking by phone, with our hotels assistance, a few days ahead and were fortunate to agree on a day of an English language tour. Next to the Kakegawa station (accessed externally or at...

  • Turntable & Railway Historical Museum Tour
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    Shizuoka Hamamatsu-shi Tenryu-ku Futamatacho Akura 114-2
    This tour is conducted by the Tenryu Hamanako Line, a local Shizuoka train line. Participants can tour Tenryu-Futamata Station's old railway turntable and the Railway Historical Museum. Railway turntables were facilities used during the time of steam locomotives to change the direction a train was running using a large rotating turntable. Today, electric and diesel trains which can run in either direction are common, but a turntable and railway roundhouse is still maintained at Tenryu-Futamata Station for visitors to view up close. In the Railway Historical Museum, you can see rare examples of tools and equipment actually used during the time of the Japanese National Railways Futamata Line, the predecessor to the current Tenryu Hamanako Line. Tours are held daily but tour start times vary by day, so be sure to check in advance.

    洗車機と転車台体験の後、扇形車庫に隣接する鉄道歴史館の見学がゆっくり出来ました。懐かしいお宝はもちろん、映画「シン・エヴァンゲリオン」の聖地と言える第3村関連の展示もあって、興奮を押さえられません。駅までの帰途は徒歩で移動なのですが、名残惜しい気持ちを押さえつつ鉄道遺産や天浜鉄道神社を眺めながらゆっくり戻るのもまた楽しい時間でした。駅売店でグッズを大量購入してしまいました・・・。

  • Unagi Pie Factory
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    Shizuoka Pref. Hamamatsushi Nishi-ku Okubochou 748-51
    This factory produces Unagi Pie, a snack that is popular as a Shizuoka Prefecture souvenir. Many visitors come to take self-guided tours of the factory, where admission is free (Reservations are required for large groups.) The factory's Unagi Pai Cafe offers sweets made with Unagi Pies, a selection of seasonal items, and more.
  • Izu Kogen Gama
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    Shizuoka Ito-shi Yawatano 1306-137
    A 15-minute walk from the Izu-Kogen Station on the Izu-Kyuko Line. At this pottery workshop even complete beginners can feel free to experience making their own pottery. Starting with just a lump of clay you can make your own original piece that is unique throughout the world. From 1kg of clay you can make two smaller items such as tea-cups or mugs or one larger item such as a serving plate. You can choose your favorite glaze from six different options and then the staff will fire your piece and mail the finished article to wherever you like. Once you get the hang of it you can challenge yourself with more complicated projects and slightly more difficult techniques such as hand tossing, using the electric potter's wheel, or ceramic painting.

    みなさんの口コミ通り、楽しい先生の元、陶芸体験できます。 何を作りたいかをまず聞かれ、そのおおまかな作り方をレクチャーしてもらって 即ねんどいじりスタート。 いい意味で、うんちくや細かい指導なしに自由にやらせてくれます。 失敗しても思い通りにならなくても、ギャグを交えながら修正してくれます。 あっという間の2時間弱、最後に希望の色を決めて配送手続きをして終了。 約2か月後の焼き上がりが楽しみです...

  • Nakaizu Winery Chateau T.S
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    Shizuoka Pref. Izushi Shimoshiraiwa 1433-27
    This complex features a winery with a vineyard, a day spa, a hotel, and a ranch where guests can ride horses, and more. It also hosts many enjoyable events and offers a number of recommended plans. The complex also has a baseball field, tennis courts, and an outdoor resort pool. It is great place to enjoy the area's expansive nature, a full range of activities, and the winery's full-bodied wine.
  • Tombodama Glass Beadmaking Workshop
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    Shizuoka Ito-shi Omurokogen 3-653
    This workshop is a three-minute walk from the Risokyo Higashiguchi Bus Stop, a 20-minute bus ride from Izu-Kogen Station on the Izu-Kyuko Line. Exhibits explore the long history of glass beadmaking and in the attached workshop they hold classes where you can make your own original glass beads. During the classes you will be individually and patiently led by an instructor in the art of beadmaking making this a safe and fun experience for everyone from children to adults. In the shop you'll find necklaces and earrings made with their original beads.

    大室山の麓にあるセラヴィリゾート泉郷 ホテルアンビエント伊豆高原に宿泊したので、そのお向かいにあるトンボ玉工芸館さんにお邪魔しました。 お花がたくさん咲いている美しいお庭を入っていくと、工房があります。夏に付けるピアスが欲しくて、売店で見せて頂きましたが種類の多さに驚きました! トンボ玉はとても歴史があるそうで、工房館では古代玉の展示を見ることも出来るそうです。 とても丁寧に説明していただき、興味...

  • Nukumori Koubou
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    Shizuoka Hamamatsu-shi Hamakita-ku Somejidai 3-12-25
    This studio shop is located in the Somejidai district in Hamamatsu City's Hamakita Ward. Identifiable by its modern exterior, the shop sells simply designed original items made from Enshu Men Tsumugi cloth which you'll be able to use for years and years. Enshu Men Tsumugi is a traditional textile from the southwest part of Shizuoka Prefecture, and its origins date back to the Edo period. Just 40 centimeters of cloth can be woven on a loom in a day, and Enshu Men Tsumugi has a distinctive soft texture which grows even softer the more it is used. The studio/shop building is also an office for the company and is made of unfinished Tenryu cedar. Inside, you can experience for yourself the soft feel of Enshu Men Tsumugi and find items which integrate perfectly into modern day lifestyles.

    遠州綿紬の工房です。手提げ袋や扇子など素敵な小物があります。綿紬というと和風な感じもありますが、水玉と合わせたバッグはしゃれていました。生地やはぎれも購入できます。やさしい風合いの縦縞模様は見ているだけでもほっこり。デパートで小物を見かけて気になって行ってみました。工房の建物も素敵でした。

  • Grinpia Makinohara
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    Shizuoka Pref. Makinoharashi Nishihagima 1151
    These facilities for tea experiences are located in Nishihagima, Makinohara City. You can try tea leaf-picking in the garden (from late April to early October), or training in the way of sencha tea, where you learn how to brew delicious tea (by reservation, and limited to groups), or you can even tour the tea factory. Also, the shop that sells tea, tea sweets, and tea utensils also provides specialty deep-steamed tea.
  • Numazu Fish Market INO
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    Shizuoka Pref. Numadushi Sembonminatochou 128-3
    This marine product facility complex houses everything from an auction house to a market as well as an observation deck, dining hall, and other sightseeing attractions. It is located at Numazu Port in Numazu City, Shizuoka Prefecture. The first floor has a wholesale fish market, cargo handling space, and a marine unloading dock for coastal fishing vessels. On the second floor has a conveyor belt sushi restaurant where you can enjoy fresh catches as well as a seafood dining hall, a Hawaiian restaurant in the “INO Seafood Dining Hall,” the large “Byuo” water gate with a great view, and an observation deck from which you can see Mt. Fuji, not to mention an observation passageway from which you can observe the first floor. You can view the morning auction too, which runs from 5:45–approx. 7 a.m.
  • FLAT CREW
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    Shizuoka Pref. Itoushi Yawatano 947-90
    This is a glassware workshop and gallery in Yawatano, Ito City. Other than selling glassware products, workshops are also held where visitors can experience making glassware. Visitors can try their hand at fusing, sandblasting or making glass beads in about 30 minutes to two hours.
  • Hananomai Brewing
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    Shizuoka Pref. Hamamatsushi Hamakita-ku Miyaguchi 632
    A brewery located in Miyaguchi, Hamakita Ward, Hamamatsu City. Founded in 1864, they brew nihonshu like the famous Hana no Mai named for the dedication dance of the Tenryu River area. Free tours are available (reservation required for groups of 10 or more), so you can see the whole process of brewing nihonshu, and even taste-test some freshly-brewed nihonshu.
  • Izu Glass Arts (Ito Station-mae Classroom)
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    Shizuoka Ito-shi Yukawa 1-9-13 Kameya Building 2F
    A workshop classroom located in front of Ito Station, just a one-minute walk from the Station. Come use their beautiful glass to create your own original piece of art that won't exist anywhere else on the planet. They offer two different hands-on classes, their Fusing class which involves arranges Italian Venetian glass and their Sandblast class in which uses air pressure to blow sand on the glass surface drawing a pattern. In the Fusing class you can make accessories including earrings or chose to make something such as cocktail muddlers, photo frames, plates, or other items and anyone from children to adults can easily participate.
  • Glass Studio Kegranian
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    Shizuoka Kamo-gun Minamiizucho Kegurano 644-1
  • STEP IN Tamaruya
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    Shizuoka Shizuoka-shi Suruga-ku Shimokawahara 5-34-20
  • Sosaku Kobo Atelier Laut
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    Shizuoka Atami-shi Ginzacho 8-5
    This creative workshop is in Atami, the doorstep of the Izu Peninsula. Located roughly 15 minutes on foot from Atami Station, the workshop holds various types of workshops and lessons in silver accessories, stained glass, sandblasting, and more. Each of the sessions requires two to three hours. Theworkshop for silver accessories is popular, as you can use pure silver clay to do clay work or make an accessory like you are making pottery. It is nice that they prepare various types of design molds for use.
  • Shiraito Tobo
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    Shizuoka Fujinomiya Ichihara 574-4
    A pottery studio located near Shiraito Falls. Located on the site surrounded by a verdant green cedar forest is a gallery, workshop, earthen kiln, and more. The studio is marked by the moss-covered gate at the head of path. They offer carefully made high quality goods with a tangible sense of warmth including vases and tableware, and are particularly known for their teacups and mugs which add a colorful touch to your everyday life. With prior reservation you can participate in their hands-on pottery classes where you can make your own original work in around two hours.
  • BANDAIHOBBYCENTER
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    Shizuoka Shizuoka-shi Aoi-ku Naganuma 500-12
  • Glass Workshop FARO
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    Shizuoka Kamo-gun Nishiizucho Ugusu 1919-1
  • Meijinaruhodo Factory Tokai
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    Shizuoka Pref. Fujiedashi Koishigawachou 4-22-1

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With the giant Pacific Ocean to the south and the great Mount Fuji to the north, Shizuoka prefecture is blessed with some of the best views the country has to offer. The white sand beaches of the Izu Peninsula are a rare find on mainland Japan, neighbored by beautiful cliffs, tumbling hills, and natural hot springs. As Japan's largest producer of green tea, the age-old tradition of tea drinking is ubiquitous in Shizuoka, from the miles of tea fields to the old tea houses hosting traditional tea ceremonies.

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