Factory / Workshop Spots in Hyogo Area

  • Kobe Shu-Shin-Kan Brewery
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    4.0
    52 Reviews
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    Hyougo Pref. Koubeshi Higashinada-ku Mikagetsukamachi 1-8-17
    "You can reach this brewery in Koby City, Hyogo Prefecture, by taking the Hanshin Electric Railway to Ishiyagawa Station and walking about eight minutes south. They sell their Fukuju brand of Japanese sake with its fruity bouquet, manufactured under the creed of clarity, honesty, and purity. They also offer sake-based brews like plum wine and yuzu citron wine. Their famous Fukuju Junmai Ginjo sake has been served at the banquet for the Nobel Prize award ceremony, earning it the nickname ""Sake of the Nobel Prize."" Warehouse tours come in multiple languages and programs, and include video, warehouse inspections, sake tasting, and more. Their on-site hall and restaurant are available for weddings and concerts."

    Self-tour is possible, just need to get the Hanshin Tourist Pass (500yen) for unlimited Hanshin train ride and you will be able to explore all sake breweries around the area. Cheap and convenient...

  • Kitano Meister Garden
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    4.0
    71 Reviews
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    Hyougo Pref. Koubeshi Chuou-ku Nakayamatedori 3-17-1
    This is a retro facility open in the former Kitano Elementary School building in Chuo Ward, Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture, as a spot for enjoying various experiences. In the complex there are over twenty shops and workshops under the theme of “One of a kind in Kobe.” In addition to being able to shop for Kobe brand items such as Kobe Beef and croquettes, Kobe sweets, Japanese sake (rice wine) etc, visitors can also enjoy over 60 varieties of handmade experience classes at any time, such as butaman (pork dumplings) and Japanese candles, aromatherapy candles, accessories, etc.

    I went here with my two children age 14 & 11years and will definitely be back. Lots of small shops that let you make your own gifts, candle decorating, jewelry making, purse making, snow globe made...

  • Glicopia Kobe
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    4.0
    47 Reviews
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    Hyougo Pref. Koubeshi Nishi-ku Takatsukadai 7-1
    A chocolate factory and museum operated by the famous confectionary company Glico located a one-minute walk from the Takatsukadai 1-Chome bus stop. The entrance is a giant Pocky stick and inside visitors can peer through windows and watch snacks like Pocky and Pretz being made. The facility also offers visitors the chance to make Bisco by hand. The factory shop sells exclusive and new products perfect for souvenirs and gifts. Entry requires a reservation made by phone or over the Internet; reservations are accepted up to four months in advance.

    The general manager had email me to confirm my visit when my visit date was near. My reserved time was 15:00, but I arrived at 16;30. The staff was very kind, she allowed us to enter & give us quick...

  • Nadagiku Sake Brewery
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    4.0
    30 Reviews
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    Hyougo Pref. Himejishi Tegara 1-121
    This sake brewery located in 1 Chome, Tegara, Himeji City was established in 1910. Their fine Nadagiku brew and other products are renowned at home and abroad. They make their sake with carefully selected brewing rice grown in the prefecture, including Hyogo Yumenishiki, a special product of Nishiharima. You can visit their wooden sake storehouse that remains as it was when the brewery was founded, as well as view brewing equipment and panel displays on the modern sake making process. They hold tastings in their shop, and have a restaurant, too.

    Our Manjiro Summit tour group had a great lunch here! The lunch was up a bunch of stairs. Take your shoes off first! After lunch, we had some samples of sake.

  • Asahi Soft Drinks Akashi Factory
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    4.5
    13 Reviews
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    Hyougo Pref. Akashishi Futamichou Minamifutami 1-33
    A beverage factory located in Minamifutami Futami-cho, Akashi City. There are five production lines on the factory's vast grounds and each year some 50 million cases of products like Mitsuya Cider and Asahi Jurokucha are produced here. The factory offers free tours, and tour goers can see the canned and PET bottle product production process; sample Asahi drinks; and check out the Mitsuya Cider Museum, which also has a gift shop.

    明石市にあるアサヒ飲料の工場です。三ツ矢サイダーや十六茶の製造過程を無料で見学することができます。見学後は試飲もさせてくれます。

  • Houmei Sake Brewery Horoyoi Jokagura
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    4.0
    13 Reviews
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    Hyogo Sasayama-shi Gofukumachi 46
    This facility, located on Aoyama-dori Street in the Gofuku-machi area of Tanba-Sasayama City, shows the process of sake production and is run by the sake company Houmei Sake Brewery, which was established in 1797. The learning course, with displays the tools used to make sake and panels about the sake production process, can be enjoyed free of charge and without reservations (reservations are required for groups). There is also a shop selling all products by the brewery and specialty products from Sasayama. Buildings such as the main building and brewery are registered as national Tangible Cultural Properties.

    This is a really nice Sake Museum, Sake Ya (store), and Gift shop for the black beans the area is famous for. The real Sake brewery is not here anymore, but the museum shows really well how the Sake...

  • Sennenichi Syuzou Corporation
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    4.0
    6 Reviews
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    Hyougo Pref. Awajishi Kuruma 2485-1
    "This sake brewery is located about seven minutes by car from Kobe-Awaji-Naruto Expressway's Higashiura Interchange. Founded in 1875, their top-class ""Chiyo-no-Enishi"" Daiginjo sake has won numerous gold medals at the Annual Japan Sake Awards. When their sake's being produced, you can get a close look at the brewing process and take part in tastings of fresh sake. Generally, there are three or four varieties available at any given time. Their elegantly flavored sweet half-sake made from Daiginjo sake lees comes recommended. A small gallery on the second floor has antique equipment on display."

    淡路島のこじんまりした酒蔵で日本酒ができるまでを教えていただきました。 建物の外観も趣があり写真撮影しました。 1階の製造工程を拝見した後は、二階で日本酒の試飲。 芳醇な酒、パンチの効いた酒、など、数種類の日本酒を説明を伺いながらいただきました。 数種類の日本酒と酒かす(冷凍可)をお土産に購入しました。

  • Shirayuki Brewery Village Choujugura
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
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    Hyougo Pref. Itamishi Chuou 3-4-15
    A sake brewery over 460 years old located a five-minute walk from Itami Station. The facility also imports beer from Belgium and makes and sells Shirayuki, Japan's oldest seishu refined sake brand still in production. The first floor of the facility serves as a museum containing some 200 tools spanning 130 varieties actually used since ancient times to make sake. There's a diorama which recreates what an Edo period (1603-1868) sake brewery looked like and there are also photo spots where visitors can take 3D art photos of rice wine vats and straw-wrapped casks. In the second-floor restaurant, visitors can enjoy fresh-brewed sake, beer, and original dishes.

    家族の誕生日には 必ず予約を入れて利用しています。メニューほとんど制覇。ビールも種類が多くて楽しめます。また酒粕の入った料理はお薦め。ピザも酒粕入りを出してくれます。酒蔵の太い柱がほっこりします。

  • Fukimodoshi no Sato
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
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    Hyougo Pref. Awajishi Kouchi 333-1
    This studio and workshop facility is about an eight-minute drive from Kobe-Awaji-Naruto Expressway's Higashiura Interchange. It is the only place in Japan where you can try making paper fukimodoshi party blowbacks, a traditional toy. They're known by other names in Japan too and have attracted attention in recent years for medical, therapeutic, and beautification purposes. It's a fun workshop for parents and kids alike. The shop sells about 50 varieties of party blow backs.

    入場料は800円に値上がりしていました。 説明を聞いて、吹き戻しを6つ作ります。 色々な組み合わせを考えて、ペンもあるのでイラストも入れ、子どもは楽しそうに作っていました。紙を丸くするのは、少し大人の手が必要でした。

  • Nishiyama Brewery, Inc.
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    5.0
    4 Reviews
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    Hyogo Tanba-shi Ichijimacho Nakatakeda 1171
    "This brewery founded in 1849 is located in a rich natural setting about 15 minutes from Kasuga Interchange on the Maizuru Wakasa Expressway. The brewery continues to make sake that is not ""that phantom sake you would like to drink just once"" but instead ""that once-in-a-lifetime sake you want to drink again."" The brewery's classic Kotsuzumi is a famous Tamba sake named by the poet Kyoshi Takahama. It has received high praise from all over the world as a fresh-tasting rice wine that represents the best of what Japanese sake to offer. The brewery's novel yet nostalgic bottle designs were created by the artist Kosuke Watanuki. He continues to innovate even now through unfettered thinking that blends Japanese and Western styles, and furthermore, transcends any borders."

    Nishiyama Shuzo is an historical brewery located in Tamba, 5 minute walk from the station of Tamba Takeda in Hyogo Prefecture. Here I could find out how the company make sake thanks to a private tour...

  • Yakult Honsha Hyogo Miki Plant
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    3.5
    5 Reviews
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    Hyougo Pref. Mikishi Shijimichou Toda Nakao 1838-266
    A factory located a 10-minute drive from the Miki-higashi Interchange on the Sanyo Expressway. Visitors can tour the factory and see the Yakult's latest production lines producing products like the lactic acid beverage Yakult 400LT, inspection equipment, and quality control system. The factory offers tours even for individual visitors as well as groups (advance reservation required). Tours consist of an overview of the company; information of Yakult products; a tasting session which includes Yakult 400LT and other products made at the factory; a video; and, lastly, a tour of the factory itself.

    Google mapで正しい位置が表示されていないし、途中に案内の看板もないので迷いました。 夏休みだったからか小さな子供連れの人が多かったです。見学内容も説明の映像も小学生対象のような表現でした。工場内では飲食禁止ですが試飲は小さなパックでした。見学時間90分です。ヤクルト主催のツァーで来られる人が多いようです。試飲はヤクルトではなく、乳製品は要冷蔵品なのでお土産品にも入っていませんでしたが。

  • Suntory Takasago Factory
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    4.0
    2 Reviews
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    Hyogo Takasago-shi Araicho Shinhama 2-2-1
    This factory in Takasago is operated by Suntory, a company which makes and sells alcoholic beverages and soft drinks. Designed around the concepts of high quality, environmental friendliness, and environmental harmony, the factory engages in a variety of environmentally-conscious activities such as waste reduction and recycling initiatives. Camphor trees, the official tree of Hyogo Prefecture, have been planted at the factory site, and visitors may also freely stroll on the green grounds. With an advance reservation, you can go on a factory tour and see the production floor and sample Suntory beverages.

    写真撮影OK!専属のスタッフが30分程かけて、行程を説明してくれる。 お茶のペットボトルの製造工程も見学でき、面白かった。

  • Hamafukutsuru Ginjo Brewery
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    Hyougo Pref. Koubeshi Higashinada-ku Uozakiminamimachi 4-4-6
    You can learn about traditional Japanese sake brewing culture at this hall about a seven-minute walk from the JR Rokko Liner's Minami-Uozaki Station. Watching the brewing process in action from their viewing area, you can hear the sound of the sake fermenting away and experience the moromi fermenting mash mixing process through its sweet scent surrounding you. The tours are available year-round. They also have a tasting area where you can try limited edition raw sake as well as one serving more affordable brews. Another area offers the highest grade of sake measured out the old-fashioned way. This variety was closely guarded and formerly only available to the brewers themselves.
  • Kirin Beer Kobe Factory
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    Hyougo Pref. Koubeshi Kita-ku Akamatsudai 2-1-1
    A beer factory operated by long standing beverage company Kirin located a four-minute drive from the Kobe-Sanda interchange. A free shuttle bus also travels between the factory and Sanda Station as well as Flower Town Station. During the factory tour, participants can taste and compare first and second pressing beer wort as well as malt. The tour also includes draft beer and soft drink samples. Special, limited time tours are held on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. The adjoining restaurant serves beer fresh from the factory and lunch dishes made with local ingredients.
  • Morinaga Milk Kobe Plant (factory tour)
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    Hyougo Pref. Koubeshi Nada-ku Mayafutou 3
    Located a three-minute drive from the Maya ramp exit on the Harbor Highway or an eight-minute walk from the Mayafuto bus stop. This factory, located on the east side of Mayafuto, is owned and operated by the longstanding dairy company Morinaga Milk. The factory offers scheduled tours on weekdays for groups of 15 to 100 people. Reservations can be made from the 1st of the month to the 14th of the month two months in advance; participants must be of elementary school age or older. After listening to an explanation provided by a staff member and watching a video, tour goers enter the actual factory and watch from a passage as various products are made. The factory also offers optional activities like cheese making.
  • Kobe Winery
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    Hyougo Pref. Koubeshi Nishi-ku Oshibedanichou Takawa 1557-1
    "A farm and park known to locals as ""Kobe Wine Castle"" located a 10-minute drive from the Kobe-nishi interchange and right next to the ""Kobe Winery"" bus stop. Kobe sees extended hours of sunshine and boasts a temperate climate, making it an excellent place for winemaking, and Kobe Winery has long produced 100% domestic wines made with domestically grown wine grapes. The winery offers reservation only tours also provides pottery classes. Plus, there's a cafe on the grounds. On Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays from mid-March to late November, visitors can enjoy boating and Go-karts."
  • Kyoshin Milk Kiyotani Factory
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    Hyougo Pref. Onoshi Kiyotanichou 1544
    15 minutes from the Takino Yashiro Interchange on the Chugoku Expressway or the Miki-Ono Interchange on the Sanyo Expressway. This vast, 20 hectare farm is located in a hilly area in the center of the Banshu Plain. The farm keeps more than 100 head of Jersey cattle, and visitors can come any time and watch their free range grazing. In the farm's restaurant, Milkers, customers can enjoy an exquisite pudding made with fresh, Jersey cow milk; and vaunted pizzas with crispy crusts. The farm's first rate, fresh Jersey milk soft serve ice cream is so popular, lines of people waiting to get some form on weekends.
  • UCC Rokko Island Factory
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    Hyougo Pref. Koubeshi Higashinada-ku Kouyouchounishi 2-4
    You can reach this UCC Ueshima Coffee Plant in Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture by taking the Rokko Liner to Island Kitaguchi Station and walking for 15 minutes. Visitors learn about their unique coffee roasting process using the innovative machinery they've developed through talking with guides from the plant. You'll see what it's like being a coffee appraiser, comparing brews that differ by their degree of roasting. They also have Family Day tours for elementary and junior high school students and their parents. After the tour they have tastings of freshly brewed coffee with the option to buy.
  • Mochimugi no Yakata
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    Hyougo Pref. Kanzakigunfukusakichou Nishitahara 1022-4
    This exhibition facility on a side road off of Route 312 in Fukusaki Town, Kanzaki County, Hyogo Prefecture deals with mochimugi barley. It's a chewier variety than ordinary barley and is grown in Fukusaki as a specialty product. They make their own noodles with flour stone ground the old-fashioned way at their on-site facility. You can watch the unique process from a viewing area, as well as video showcasing mochimugi at the exhibition corner. Their restaurant and shop have a variety of mochimugi dishes for you to try.
  • Kasumitsuru Fukuchiya
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    Hyougo Pref. Mikatagunkamichou Kasumi-ku Kobara 600-2
    This sake brewery is on Prefectural Route 4 in Kobara, Kasumi Ward, Kami Town, Mikata County. They make choice Kasumitsuru sake brewed with the traditional Kimoto and Yamahai technique. You can reserve your spot for one of their free brewery tours and purchase a bottle or some of their original products made with sake and sake lees at their shop, which also holds free tastings. There are paid tastings in their lounge which offers sweets made with sake, too.

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Hyogo prefecture stretches from the north coast to the south coast on the western end of the popular Kansai region, encompassing verdant mountains, urban beaches, and fantastic historical sights. The prefecture's main attractions lie along the south coast at Kobe, the prefectural capital, a pretty harbor city best known for its production of the renowned Kobe beef, and Himeji, the home of Himeji Castle, one of the country's most beautifully preserved feudal castles, perched magically atop a hill.

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