Factory / Workshop Spots in Ehime Area

  • Hakata Salt (Omishima Factory)
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    4.0
    65 Reviews
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    Ehime Pref. Imabarishi Omishimachoutena 32
    "Hakata no Shio (salt of Hakata) is familiar as a commercial ""Ha-ka-ta-no-Shio"". The salt is naturally dried to produce delicious salt with just the right amount of bittern left in it, the appearance of which is like a snowy mountain, and visitors can try their hand at making their one and only unique salt (reservations are required). It is also recommended to take home the salt you made and compare it with the salt you have at home. At the store, ""Shio soft cream"" (soft-served ice cream with salt) topped with large grains of salt is very popular, and its refreshing and sweet taste attracts many repeat customers."

    We wanted to see how traditional Japanese salt was made. This does have the traditional peaked bamboo racks behind the main building where salt is made by trickling sea water on the racks to...

  • Asahi Beer Shikoku Brewery
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    4.0
    36 Reviews
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    Ehime Pref. Saijoushi Hiuchi 2-6
    This brewery is on a plot of land a 10-minute ride away from JR Iyo-Saijo Station via the free shuttle bus. It began operations in 1998 as Shikoku’s first truly large-scale beer brewery, and free tours are offered via reservation. On the tour, you can view a movie and the actual ingredients as you learn about beer and Asahi products. Visitors also get to visit the control room, preparation chamber, and part of the production line. Free drink samples are offered in the guest hall. Beer and grilled mutton are offered in the Asahi Beer Garden on-site, and there’s a gift shop as well.

    Lived nearby in town for years as while visiting had to go back. Best service for “nomihodai” hands down. More is always quick and plentiful. Food’s great too.

  • MORI TOUBOU
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    Ehime Pref. Iyoguntobechou Kitakawage 714
    This pottery studio creates Tobe-ware porcelain said to be so fine the white is almost translucent. Gosu, an indigo blue pigment, is used to paint seasonal flowers and patterns on the smooth white porcelain. In the attached gallery space, you'll find works on display and for sale including cups, teacups, dinnerware, vases for flower arranging, pen holders, chopstick holders, porcelain buttons, and more. The simple and natural feel of the works of art will make you feel that meal times are more enjoyable.
  • Tousaigama
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    Ehime Pref. Iyoguntobechou Gohonmatsu 196
    This potter presents a new concept of Tobe-porcelain that is light and thin, yet still strong and durable. Seeking a form that is both elegant and delicate they create products to add color to your life including everyday tableware, interior decorations, clocks, nameplates, and wash basins. The attached Gallery-tousai display unique pieces of art that are also available for purchase. While preserving traditional techniques they also make original works using orange trees they're given by local farmers.
  • Kiyoshi-Gama Porcelain
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    Ehime Iyo-gun Tobecho Gohonmatsu 364
    This ceramic kiln is on prefectural route 53 in Gohonmatsu, Tobe town, Iyo district. They make the local specialty Tobe-yaki pottery, and display and sell it. This kiln is unusual in its adoption of glazing techniques adopted from Arita-yaki pottery, and they sell Tobe-yaki pottery with modern design motifs.
  • Sukoshiya Matsuda-Gama
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    Ehime Iyo-gun Tobecho Ominami 826
    This pottery is located in Ominami, Tobe Town, Iyo County. It makes and sells Tobe-yaki vessels. Tobe-yaki Ware is a local style of pottery that is a specialty of the region. Their products are notable for cute designs painted in a variety of colors on the milky white cermamic including the classic blue as well as red and pink. In addition to tea cups, soba choko cups, and other vessels, the shop also sells children’s tableware.
  • Tenjin Paper Factory
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    Ehime Kita-gun Uchikocho Hiraoka Ko 1240-1
    This paper factory is located in Hiraoka, Uchiko Town, Kita County. It produces Ozu washi paper using methods that been passed down for generation s. Ozu washi paper has been designated as a Traditional Craft Products Designated by the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry. The factory has a shop that sells a variety of paper products including shoji (sliding paper door) paper, calligraphy paper, stationery, and accessory cases. The factory offers washi paper making experiences on weekdays (reservation required).
  • Rakuren Shikoku Nyugyou Corporation Factory
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    Ehime Toon-shi Minamigata 1055-1
    This dairy product factory is located to the south of Toon City. It produces Rakuren Milk, as well as lactic fermenting beverages and yoghurts. There are 60-minute factory tours offered to groups of over ten people, which include video presentations and explanations of the process, as well as a tour of the facilities and a question and answer session.
  • Morinokuni Glass Studio Kazane
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    Ehime Kitauwa-gun Matsunocho Nobinono 1510-1
    This glass workshop is located in Nijinomori Park, along National Route 381, in Nobinono, Matsuno-cho, Kitauwa District. The workshop creates glasswork using recycled glass. In addition to selling glass products such as drinking glasses and accessories, the workshop also holds glassblowing classes where visitors can experience glassmaking.
  • Umenoseitousyo Baizangama
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    Ehime Pref. Iyoguntobechou Ominami 1441
    This longstanding Tobe-yaki kiln opened in 1882 in Tobe Town, Iyo County, Ehime Prefecture. It is the largest potter in town, and they allow visitors to observe the manufacturing process inside the factory and examine climbing kilns that were used in the past (designated as Tangible Cultural Properties by the town). There’s also a museum with pottery on display and materials on the history of the potter, as well as an adjoining sales area. The sales area offers many exquisite and sturdy Baizangama wares featuring simple yet beautiful hand-drawn designs based on the traditional Tobe-yaki style that emphasizes both function and beauty.
  • Tobeyaki Ceramics
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    3.5
    26 Reviews
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    Ehime Iyo-gun Tobecho Miyauchi 83

    Nice, but not a lot to see, especially if I compare it to the pottery collections I’ve seen in Foshan, Guangdong, China. I agree with a past reviewer, in that it is more of goods available for sale...

  • Endokama
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    Ehime Pref. Iyoguntobechou Kitakawage 307-3
  • Sake Roku Brewery
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    Ehime Kita-gun Uchikocho Uchiko 3279-1
  • Tenjinsanshikojo
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    Ehime Pref. Kitagunuchikochou Hiraoka Jia 928 Tenjin paper production in
  • tombodama & zakka matatabi Work
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    Ehime Pref. Matsuyamashi Iai 1-3-3
  • taizankama aoi gallery
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    Ehime Pref. Iyoguntobechou Gohonmatsu 416
  • Workshop oza
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    Ehime Pref. Imabarishi Tamagawachouonibara Instep 55
  • Naru Ryu Brewery
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    Ehime Saijo-shi Shu 1301-1
  • Yamanokami Glass Workshop
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    Ehime Imabari-shi Tamagawacho Koya 360
  • Bloom Classic Ehime Techno Plant
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    Ehime Ozu-shi Nagahamacho Takumi 6-31

Ehime Areas

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Stretched across the northwest corner of Shikoku island, Ehime is a nature-rich prefecture boasting beautiful coastlines and a rural center where mountains play host to 26 of the Buddhist temples that make up the Shikoku Pilgrimage. Matsuyama is home to an original post-feudal castle as well as Dogo Onsen, one of the country’s oldest natural hot springs. The northern city of Imabari marks the entrance to the Shimano Kaido, a road that crosses six spectacular bridges and several islands, forming a route between Shikoku and mainland Honshu.

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