Hakata Salt (Omishima Factory)

Other Factory Tour / Demonstration
"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."

Spot details

Ehime Pref. Imabarishi Omishimachoutena 32
9:00-16:00 (reception hours until 15:30)
New Year's holiday, Bon Festival, Autumn Festival, etc.
[Tour fee] Free
Parking Lot
Available (Standard size32spaces, medium/large bus 6spaces)
Credit Card
Available(VISA, MasterCard, JCB, DC)
Not available
Vegetarian Menu
Not available
English Menu
Not available
*In order to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, factory tours, salt-making experiences, and the use of the shop have been suspended. Please check the website before resuming tours. The raw materials are Shioda salt and Sunday book sea Wednesday.
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes (including factory and salt field tour time)
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly
Yes (you can enter the store, but please be accompanied by a guardian)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


  • Fascinating Salt display
    4.0 Reviewed:2017.08.24
    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...
  • A nice stop on the way across the islands
    4.0 Reviewed:2014.12.04
    You can imagine that a tour of a salt factory wouldnt be that interesting since historically most of it is just letting the saltwater dry, but it was kind of fun watching the machinery in action...
  • 残念、見学できず
    2.0 Reviewed:2022.07.10
    訪問は5月8日日曜日。ネットで見たところ、当日は15時30分までやっているという書き方であったので間に合うよう14時頃到着した。 工場の建物はネットに出ている写真と同じ、ここだと思い入口に。 そうしたら「コロナ禍のため当面見学は中止しています」との掲示。 「ええ-」という思いではあったが、持ち帰り用の伯方の塩セットが置かれていたので頂いて、折角来た記念として工場の写真をパチリと...

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