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Factory / Workshop Spots in Ehime Area

  • Asahi Beer Shikoku Brewery
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    4.0
    34 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.

  • Umenoseitousyo Baizangama
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    4.0
    2 Reviews
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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.

    係りの方が工場を案内してくださいました。老舗の窯元だそうで、手作業でろくろや型で成形し、絵付けはすべて手描きです。昔の登り窯は、内部が松脂でピカピカしてました。その後売店に行くと、出来上がるまでの大変さがよくわかり、ついつい購入、ということに。割引している商品もありました。 ツアーでいきましたが、住宅地の曲がりくねった道を上っていくので、個人でいくのは大変かと思います。

  • Sakurai Lacquer Ware Hall
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    Ehime Pref. Imabarishi Nagasawa Ko 340-1 Ehime's Traditional Crafts Iyo Cherubi Lacquer Warehouse
    Sakurai Lacquer Ware Hall is next to Imabari’s Yunoura Interchange. With the goal of preserving and developing Ehime Prefecture’s traditional craft of Sakurai lacquerware, the facility has appeared on television and received numerous awards for traditional arts and crafts. Typically, they display a variety of work for purchase including items like bowls and chopsticks, along with bags and panels. Visitors can also see the entire Sakurai lacquerware making process. The artisans welcome inquiries about the handling and repair of lacquerware, and an after-sales service is also provided.
  • 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.
  • Hakata Salt (Omishima Factory)
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    4.0
    55 Reviews
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    Ehime Pref. Imabarishi Omishimachoutena 32
    "The factory that makes and sells the ""Hakata no Shio"" salt from that old familiar bouncy TV commercial. They have videos and displays that show their particular crystallization manufacturing process of Hakata no Shio salt that results in the slight sweetness that you experience with their salt. Everyone from adults to children will be excited by the process of dissolving sun-dried salt from Mexico and Australia in the seawater of Japan before allowing it to recrystallize. The shop also offers Hakata Salt soft serve ice cream which has just a fleeting salty flavor. Let's head back to our childhood as the old commercial jingle plays."

    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...

  • Imabari Chikijibasangyoshinko Ctr
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    Ehime Pref. Imabarishi Asahimachi 3-chome 3-5
  • Ehimekashishokashikan
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    Ehime Pref. Touonshi Ushibuchi 1008-1
  • Kaminomachi Museum
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    4.0
    12 Reviews
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    Ehime Pref. Shikokuchuoushi Kawanoechou 4069-1

    This small, thoughtfully arranged museum is located in one of the most important papermaking regions of the country. Here you can get a real understanding of the papermaking process, from the...

  • Shirokawa Natural Bokujo
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    Ehime Seiyo-shi Shirokawacho Kubono 2579-2
  • Tobeshodentosangyokaikan
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    4.0
    22 Reviews
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    Ehime Pref. Iyoguntobechou Ominami 335

    They have a good selection of local pottery. Dates back many years to the modern work. Bought some rice bowls and Japanese tea cups. Price was reasonable and quality was high. Worth a visit, the...

  • Akigawa Brewery
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    Ehime Saijo-shi Ono 150
  • Ishizuchi Brewery
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    Ehime Saijo-shi Himihei 402-3
  • Imamura Brewery
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    Ehime Shikokuchuo Kamibuncho 742
  • Utsunomiya Brewery
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    Ehime Seiyo-shi Uwacho Unomachi 4-chome 254-1
  • Umenishikiyamakawa
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    Ehime Pref. Shikokuchuoushi Kanadachoukanagawa 14
  • Umebijin Sake Brewing
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    Ehime Pref. Yawatahamashi 1557-2
  • Eiko Sake Brewing
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    Ehime Pref. Matsuyamashi Mizonobemachi 443
  • Ogata Brewery
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    Ehime Seiyo-shi Nomuracho Nomura 12-17
  • Oshigerugo Sake Brewing
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    Ehime Pref. Kamiukenagunkumakougenchou Kuma 137
  • Kachituru Sake Brewing
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    Ehime Pref. Iyoguntobechou Miyauchi 542

Ehime Main 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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