Industrial Tourism in Japan
"INANIWA-UDON" is handmade dried noodles, and one of the three major UDON in Japan. It’s been 153 years this year since the establishment of Sato Yosuke, which is as known as a traditional manufacturer. We have inherited the confidential skills, and producing entirely by hand, which was passed down from Inaniwa Kichiemon, the founder of INANIWA-UDON.
Our company started as a cottage industry founded by an artisan and turned into a local-oriented company. Since the opening of the "Sato Yosuke Honten" udon restaurant in 1986, we have developed 7 branches in Akita, 2 branches in Tokyo, 1 branch in Fukuoka, and also developed into a worldwide business.
We keep on advocating "evolution and accession" with rooting in tradition, and always developing along with time, the market and consumption. Because it’s all handmade, we believe that it’s significant to nurture the mind of "to develop people = inheriting skills and spirit."
At the main branch of Sato Yosuke that opened in 2008, we have a restaurant, a souvenir shop, and a factory which you can actually watch INANIWA-UDON being made. Also we offer a *"UDON making workshop" and *"UDON making and cooking workshop" in which you can participate. We wish you'll feel our "inheriting skills and spirit" through the facilities here and discover Sato Yosuke’s "INANIWA-UDON" world.
*prior booking necessary.
SATO YOSUKE Co.,Ltd.
229 Aza-Inaniwa, Inaniwa-machi, Yuzawa-city, Akita JAPAN
By bus : take the bus to "Yuzawa, Koyasu" from JR Yuzawa Station and get of at "Inaniwa-nakamachi".
One minute walk from there.
By car : 20 minutes drive from Yuzawa IC
Factory tour : 15 minutes / free
INANIWA UDON making workshop : 60minutes (prior booking necessary) / ¥500
INANIWA UDON making and cooking workshop : 90minutes (prior booking necessary) / ¥1,000
|Working days and hours||
Factory : 9:00-16:00
Shop : 9:00-17:00
Restaurant : 11:00-17:00
|Closings||Opened everyday of the year except New year holiday|
Factory tour : 1-20 (prior booking necessary)
Workshop : 1-15 (prior booking necessary)
|Time required for a tour||
Factory tour : 15 minutes
INANIWA UDON making workshop : 60minutes (prior booking necessary)
INANIWA UDON making and cooking workshop : 90minutes (prior booking necessary)
Please e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 81-183-43-2226 (Japanese only)
An interpreter must be arranged by the visitor.
A guided tour is available.
*English-speaking guide will be available depending on circumstances, so please contact us in advance.