Industrial Tourism in Japan
Sakata Beika Co., Ltd.
Sakata Beika Co., Ltd. started up in 1951. We are involved in the entire process of making rice crackers, from cleaning the rice to packaging the final product.
We began offering tours through our factory in 2015, because we want to pass on the knowledge of rice culture to the next generation. We strive to offer the highest quality products and services.
2-24 Ryoucho, Sakata City, Yamagata Prefecture
-From Sakata Station, about 15 minutes
-From Shonai Airport, about 20 minutes
-From Sakata IC, about 10 minutes
Available on the facility premises (40 spaces for standard cars, 10 for buses)
Parking fee: Free
Junior high school and elementary students: ¥200,
Children below elementary school age and persons over 65 years old: Free,
Disabled persons: Free (certificate is necessary)
Groups over 15 persons: ¥100 discount
Workshop-based tour: Available
Rice cracker baking workshop: ¥400
Rice cracker flavoring workshop: ¥600
|Working days and hours||
Factory tour: 9:00 - 16:00 (last admission: 15:40),
Souvenir zone: 9:00 - 18:00,
Workshop zone: 9:00 - 17:30 (last admission: 17:00)
Café zone: 9:00 - 18:00 (last order: 17:30)
|Closings||December 31, January 1, and temporary holidays|
|Time required for a tour||
Factory tour: About 30 min
Workshop-based tour: About 15 min
Please notify us in the case of groups.
Reservations not required for individuals.
Photography of work done in the factory is forbidden.
Photography is allowed of the exhibits and Trick Art Gallery along the tour route.
For groups of more than 50 people, it might be necessary to divide members into separate tour groups. The tour route is accessible by wheelchair.
An elevator is available to those who need it to access the café on the second floor.