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
    "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...

  • 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.
  • Asahi Beer Shikoku Brewery
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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.
  • Umenoseitousyo Baizangama
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    4.0
    3 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.

    砥部焼観光センター炎の里にて拝見した”梅山焼”に興味が湧き 窯元まで足を伸ばしました。 工場直売店ですが、梅山焼以外も扱っている、とのことです。 普段使いの品物が欲しかったので、B級アウトレット品を 安価で購入出来、満足でした。

  • Chiyonokame Shuzo Sake Brewery
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
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    Ehime Kita-gun Uchikocho Hiraoka Ko 1294-1
    This sake brewery is on prefectural route 32 in Hiraoka, Uchiko town, Kita District. Founded in 1716, they now contract with local farmers for organic and low-agrichemical use rice, and use it with clean water from the Oda river to make matured sakes like Gingatetsudo (Galactic Railroad) and Shizukusyu. You can also enjoy a free tour with advance reservations.

    この界隈は、川沿いの風光明媚な場所にあります。隣に並ぶ天神製紙工場とともにカラフルな感じです。お酒がここで販売されているのかわかりませんでしたが、この界隈を自転車で走らせると、内子の風光明媚な景色を満喫できます。

  • 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.
  • 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).
  • Asahi Beer Garden Iyo-saijo Restaurant
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    Ehime Saijo-shi Hiuchi 2-6
    This beer restaurant is attached to the Asahi Beer Shikoku Brewery in Hiuchi, Saijo City. Guests can enjoy dishes such as jingisukan (grilled mutton and vegetables) and shabu-shabu (Japanese hotpot) together with Asahi Super Dry fresh from the brewery. The restaurant offers both all-you-can-eat and all-you-can-drink options and can also be rented out for large groups.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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...

  • Mingeiyokasurikaikan
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
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    Ehime Pref. Matsuyamashi Kumanodai 1200

    這裡有餐食的提供,可以選擇定食並且有好吃的章魚炊飯。更可以在這邊參觀並了解織布的過程,也可以選購ㄧ些相關產品會家做紀念。

  • Endokama
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    Ehime Pref. Iyoguntobechou Kitakawage 307-3
  • Sake shop Roku Sake Brewing
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    Ehime Pref. Kitagunuchikochou Uchiko 3279-1
  • 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

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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