Kanto Area

Kanagawa

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Kanagawa began developing around the port of Yokohama, which the government opened in the 19th century after a long isolation policy. It was one of the first places to adopt overseas cultures as a China town and Western red brick warehouses were built, and it is a popular sightseeing spot. The Yokosuka area used to be a naval port and the shipyard from that time is a designated cultural property. Kamakura is an ancient capital that flourished back in 1192 during feudal Japan, where the Great Buddha and many shrines and temples remain. The Odawara Castle was where the reigning Hojo clan resided during the middle ages and it attracts many tourists as a sightseeing spot. Kanagawa is known for Ashigara tea and is also home to active manufacturers of transportation equipment and chemicals. It also has unique traditional crafts, such as wooden mosaic work from Hakone – a famous hot spring spot – and classic furniture.

Ajinomoto Kawasaki Plant

Ajinomoto Kawasaki Plant : Established in 1914, the Kawasaki Plant is the oldest factory of Ajinomoto Co., Inc. In fact we celebrate the 100th anniversary in 2014. During the ...

Location: Kawasaki-City, Kanagawa

Language: Japanese

Chohachi Kaiun Co., Ltd. (Night View of the Factory Zone of Kawasaki)

A tour to enjoy the night view of the factory zone from the sea, boarding a pleasure boat from Shiohama, Kawasaki-ku, and traveling Shiohama Canal, ...

Location: Kawasaki-City, Kanagawa

Language: Japanese / English (Brochure/video) / Chinese (Brochure) / Korean (Brochure)

CUPNOODLES MUSEUM (official name: Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum)

Originating in Japan, instant noodles have now become a “global diet.” At this interactive museum, you get to learn their history. ...

Location: Yokohama-City, Kanagawa

Language: Japanese
English (Signage/brochure/video/audio guide)
Chinese (Signage/brochure/video/audio guide)
Korean (Signage/brochure/video/audio guide)

Fujiko•F•Fujio Museum in Kawasaki-city

Fujiko•F•Fujio Museum in Kawasaki-city (hereinafter referred to as the “museum") is a cultural facility of the city to spread the message of Fujiko•F•Fujio, a manga artist ...

Location: Kawasaki-City, Kanagawa

Language: Japanese / English(Signage/brochure) / Chinese(Signage/brochure) / Korean(Signage/brochure)

Hato Bus (Night View of the Factory Zone of Kawasaki)

Leave Tokyo to enjoy dinner at “Kawasaki Korea Town," a town famous for beef barbecue, and then see the night view from secret night spots ...

Location: Kawasaki-City, Kanagawa

Language: Japanese / English (Brochure/video) / Chinese (Brochure) / Korean (Brochure)

Kanagawa Brewery of Asahi Breweries

We are very much concerned about the natural environment and this brewery is surrounded by abundant water and greenery. In fact we consider..

Location: Minami-Ashigara-city, Kanagawa

Language: Japanese or English

Kanei Brewery

Kanei Brewery is located at the foot of the Tanzawa Mountains and brewing sake in old-fashioned manner. Established in 1868, we value progressive spirit as wel...

Location: Hadano-City, Kanagawa

Language: Japanese
English (pamphlet only)

Kawasaki Eco Gurashi Mirai-kan

Kawasaki Eco Gurashi Mirai-kan is an environmental study facility in which you can directly experience and learn with pleasure how to protect the environment, ...

Location: Kawasaki-City, Kanagawa

Language: Japanese / English (Brochure) / Chinese (Brochure)

Keystone Technology

Keystone Technology : We develop and manufacture cultivation system for vegetable factories. "LED vegetable garden", one of our products, requires very limited space,...

Location: Yokohama-city, Kanagawa

Language: Japanese only

Kirin YOKOHAMA Beer village

Beer factory tour

Location: Yokohama -city, Kanagawa

Language: Japanese only

Koganei Brewery

Established in the 1st year of Bunsei Era (1818), Koganei Brewery is the only Sake brewery in Atsugi city. Refined Sake "Sakarimasu" is made from care...

Location: Atsugi-City, Kanagawa

Language: Japanese

NEXCO Central Communication Plaza Kawasaki

Communication Plaza Kawasaki is a facility to introduce the businesses promoted by NEXCO Central Group in an integrated manner including construction and ...

Location: Kawasaki-City, Kanagawa

Language: Japanese / English (Brochure/video)

Shimizu Brewery

Established in 1751, we are the oldest sake brewery in Kanagawa and the present brewery owner is the 9th generation. Our products are nurtured in the country wi...

Location: Sagamihara-City, Kanagawa

Language: Japanese

Shoei Co., Ltd.

Shoei Co., Ltd. is an integrated manufacturer from development to manufacturing, sales and maintenance, whose main product is an FRP circulation-type sand filtration system ...

Location: Kawasaki-City, Kanagawa

Language: Japanese

Showa Denko KK Kawasaki Plant

Showa Denko KK Kawasaki Plant produces and sells an abundant lineup of unique technologies and products supported by comprehensive technological skills ...

Location: Kawasaki-City, Kanagawa

Language: Japanese / English (Brochure/video) / Chinese (Video)

WAGASI-DOKORO MIRAKUAN

Our business is to manufacture and sell handmade Japanese confections, Wagashi. Also we have wagashi trial classes for tourists twice a day, where you can...

Location: Yugawara-machi, Kanagawa

Language: Japanese only

Nissan Motor - Oppama Plant

Established in Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture in 1933, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. currently manufactures vehicles in 20 countries and areasr..

Location: Yokosuka-city, Kanagawa

Language: Japanese only

Yokohama Smart City - Smart Cell Project -

Smart Cell Project is operated by Yokohama Smart Community (YSC). Over 87 companies and organizations join YSC and Yokohama city...

Location: Yokohama -city, Kanagawa

Language: Japanese or English

Chiba

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The Chiba Prefecture, due to it’s neighboring status, has the distinction of being an important supplier and producer of food towards the densely populated Tokyo metropolitan area. As the number 1 domestic producer of scallions, spinach, peanuts and Japanese pears (2016 consensus), Chiba is also a major producer of livestock such as pork and eggs, as well as an abundant source of seafood around the Choushikou, with large catches of sardines and Ise lobsters. In addition to being home to an internationally famous theme park, the peninsula area is full of nature that are rich and plentiful, making it famous for sea-related leisure activities and flower gardens. Traditional handicrafts of the area include the Boshu-Uchiwa, a type of fan that had long-been a staple sideline work of the wives of local fishermen. Chiba is also home to Narita International Airport, an important gateway between Japan and the rest of the world. And located in the seaside industrial area is a large-scale petrochemical complex.

Kikkoman Soy Sauce Museum

We introduce the soy sauce manufacturing process at the factory through videos and displays...

Location: Noda-city, Chiba

Language: Although presentation is provided in English and/or Chinese, an interpreter needs to be accompanied.

Minamiboso Dorakuen "Tampopo farm"

This is a pick-your-own farm shop. You can eat strawberries as much as you want for 30 minutes by paying admission fee...

Location: Tomiura-cho, Chiba

Language: Japanses only

Yamasa Choshi factory

In 1645, Yamasa started brewing soy sauce in Choshi, Chiba. Since then, Yamasa soy sauce has been known widely as the products of its high quality...

Location: Choshi-city, Chiba

Language: Japanese only

WAGO

Newly started FARM Resort Cottage, near NARITA International Airport (30 min by car), Farm for rent, Hot spring, Restaurant caf?, and BBQ facilities ....

Location: Katori-City, Chiba

Language: Japanese or English by e-mail

Gunma

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Gunma is known for its many hot springs – including the Kusatsu hot springs, which have the greatest amount of water naturally emerging at the source in Japan. The Tomioka Silk Mill is one of the first establishments in Japanese modern industry and is registered as a world heritage site. It is an important historical site for raw silk and silk production. Gunma is nationally renowned for kokeshi and daruma: traditional woodcraft dolls. It was the top producer of konjac potatoes in Japan in 2017. The potatoes are used to make a jelly called konnyaku, which is often used in traditional Japanese dishes. Gunma is also an active producer of edible plums and takes advantage of the cool climate in the foothills of Mt. Asama by growing cabbages. It used to have the largest aircraft manufacturer in the East and is now home to advanced technology and great manufacturers of transportation equipment.

Daimonya Bussan

We create "Takasaki Daruma" dolls - a famous school of such dolls with two centuries' tradition and history by hand. We also have a showroom, which ex...

Location: Takasaki-City, Gunma

Language: Japanese,Chinese (pamphlet only)

Nisshin Milling Museum

Tatebayashi, Gunma Pref. is where Nisshin Seifun was founded in 1900. "Seifun Museum" has twobuildings. One is the Main Building, which introduces ...

Location: Tatebayashi-City, Gunma

Language: Japanese only (Some of the movies are ready to watch in English, and pamphlet for English)

Tsukiyono Vidro Park

Tsukiyono Vidro Park is where a great variety of attractions await you - a visit to the glass studio, a museum of glass art, a workshop to experience glassmakin...

Location: Tone-gun, Gunma

Language: Japanese,English ,Chinese (pamphlet)

Usaburo Kokeshi

We provide guided tours of the kokeshi manufacturing process and kokeshi painting experience(charged) and guided tours of "Kokeshi Crafts Gallery" ...

Location: Kitagunma-gun, Gunma

Language: Japanese, English

Ibaraki

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Ibaraki is one of the food suppliers for highly populated areas – including Tokyo – and is an active producer of leafy greens. In 2017, it ranked at the top nationally for the production of Chinese cabbage, bok choy, and green bell pepper. It is also known for its fermented soybeans, called natto – their nationally-famous Mito Natto has over 100 years of history. Tsukuba City and its surrounding areas are designated as a comprehensive special zone for international competitiveness and perform cutting-edge research in science and technology for medicine and environmental sciences. Its traditional crafts include paper lanterns, which are traditional Japanese lighting devices, and a silk fabric production technique called Yuki tsumugi, also registered as an intangible cultural property. The Tsuchiura All Japan Fireworks Competition in Tsuchiura is the largest fireworks festival in Japan, in which artisans compete to show their mastery.

Inaba Shuzo

Since its founding in 1867, our company has been brewing from fine rice and carefully selected spring water from Tsukuba. ...

Location: Tsukuba-City, Ibaraki

Language: Japanese, English (Brochure/video/images/accompanying guide)

Kagami Crystal

Kagami Crystal Co., Ltd. established by Kozo Kagami, opened Japan's first crystal glass factory in 1934. Since its foundation over seventy years ago, the compan...

Location: Ryugasaki-City, Ibaraki

Language: Japanese, English (pamphlet only)

Kiuchi Brewery

We started brewing Hitachino Nest Beer in 1996 with a hint of the traditional sake brewing knowhow which has been passed down by the Kiuchi Family for 190 years...

Location: Naka-City, Ibaraki

Language: Japanese and English

Okujun

A museum of UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage registration "Yuki Tumugi."Including a museum, you can enjoy Yuki pongee from the exhibit space ...

Location: Yuki-City, Ibaraki

Language: Japanese

Science Square Tsukuba

Science Square Tsukuba is based on the concept of "Come and Feel the Future!". We have a number of electronic display panels and corners where ...

Location: Tsukuba-City, Ibaraki

Language: Japanese and English

Shibanuma Shoyu Brewery

Shibanuma Shoyu Brewery Inc. is a time-honored manufacturer having produced soy sauce for more than 325 years in Tsuchiura. We sell various soy products such as...

Location: Tsuchiura-City, Ibaraki

Language: Japanese only

Sudo Honke Inc.

Our brewery has been operating for 850 years. We only make pure rice sake, and ours is the first brewery to make pure sake in Japan. ...

Location: Kasama-City, Ibaraki

Language: Japanese, English (Brochure/presentations/accompanying guide)

Tsukuba Space Center

Welcome to the history of Japan's space exploration. We are one of the facilities of JAXA, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. Here you can learn about ...

Location: Tsukuba-City, Ibaraki

Language: Japanese, English

Saitama

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Saitama is a commuter town for people that work in Tokyo and is one of the most populated areas near the capital. It had the highest number of sunny days in Japan in 2016; Kumagaya City is known for its record high temperatures of 41.1 degrees Celsius in July 2018. Saitama is a producer of various kinds of vegetables, including leek and spinach, and is one of the largest producers of taro and Japanese mustard spinach in Japan. It is also an active food producer and was the largest producer of biscuits and Chinese noodles in Japan in 2015. Saitama ranked at the top nationally in pharmaceutical goods and cosmetic lotion shipments in 2015 as well. To the west is the Chichibu region, which is rich with nature and a popular sightseeing spot, as it provides a rare view of steam locomotives. Saitama is known for Hina dolls, which are put up during events to celebrate the growth of girls.

Glicopia East

Opened in 2012 within the premises of Kanto Glico Co., Ltd., Glicopia East is a museum that communicates the joy of confectionery by showing the production ...

Location: Kitamoto-City, Saitama

Language: Japanese

The Metropolitan Area Outer Underground Discharge Channel

The Metropolitan Area Outer Underground Discharge Channel is one of the world's largest underground discharge channels, which takes water overflow underground ...

Location: Kasukabe-City, Saitama

Language: Japanese Only

The Omiya Bonsai Art Museum

The Omiya Bonsai Art Museum, Saitama, which lies adjacent to the renowned Omiya Bonsai Village, aims, through its activities, to promote the culture of ...

Location: Saitama-City, Saitama

Language: Japanese

The Railway Museum

A museum with three pillars of a railroad, history, and education.

Location: Saitama-City, Saitama

Language: Japanese

The Tougyoku company

160-year time travel of the Hina dolls with the four beautiful seasons of Japan.

Location: Senda-City, Miyagi

Language: Japanese only

Tochigi

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Tochigi is an active producer of strawberries, headed by a brand of strawberries named after the prefecture, the Tochiotome. Its production of dried shavings of calabash, called kampyo, accounts for 90% of national production. Dairy cow farming is also active in Tochigi due to the cool climate. Like its neighbor Ibaraki, Tochigi’s traditional craft is a silk fabric production technique called Yuki tsumugi. It is also home to a popular sightseeing spot: the Nikko Toshogu Shrine. The Nikko Toshogu Shrine is a prestigious cultural property where Ieyasu Tokugawa is enshrined. He is the founder of the Edo Bakufu, which was the last feudal military government of Japan, which lasted for 260 years from 1603. It attracts many tourists from in and out of Japan with the Kinugawa River and the Nasu hot springs. It had the second largest industrial lot size in Japan in 2017 and is home to major Japanese manufacturing factories.

Higeta Aizome Kobo (Higeta Indigo Dyeing Studio)

Once, some 80% of all the clothes worn by common people were indigo-dyed. Our studio has been maintaining and spreading Japan's traditional art of indigo dyeing...

Location: Haga-gun, Tochigi

Language: Japanese

The Omochanomachi Bandai Museum

The Omochanomachi Bandai Museum in Tochigi Prefecture is intended to present the wonder of innovation and joy of creating to the public. The museum displays app...

Location: Shimotsuga-gun, Tochigi

Language: Japanese

Mibumachi Toy Museum

A museum where you can have fun, situated in a big park. Once inside its colorful interior, you see large toys you can play with using your whole body, as well ...

Location: Shimotsuga-gun, Tochigi

Language: Japanese only

Mobilityland Twin Ring Motegi

In the Honda Collection Hall, approximately 300 restored motorcycles, automobiles, power products and racing machines are on display. Please feel our passion, ...

Location: Haga-gun, Tochigi

Language: Japanese

Nikko Yuba Seizo

Nikko "yuba" (bean curd) has been an essential food for Shinto and Buddhist priests of Toshogu and other temples and shrines in Nikko, especially when...

Location: Nikko-City, Tochigi

Language: Japanese
Chinese (pamphlet only)

Oya Historical Museum

This museum was opened in 1979 to show the history and mining operations of Oya stone. The museum is situated in an unusual setting of carved hills, whose arche...

Location: Utsunomiya-City, Tochigi

Language: Japanese
English (guide plates,displays,brochure)

Tonoike Shuzouten

100km north of Tokyo, Mashiko is a town of traditional crafts. Our brewery stands in that town, with emphasis on handwork in sake brewing. Our sake's quality st...

Location: Haga-gun, Tochigi

Language: English
Chinese (pamphlet only)

Tsukamoto

At Tsukamoto, we have been making ceramic works of the Mashiko Yaki school since 1864.
Our facilities stand on vast premises surrounded by nature, includin...

Location: Haga-gun, Tochigi

Language: Japanese only

Tokyo

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Tokyo has been the center of Japanese politics and the capital of Japan ever since the Tokyo-based Ieyasu Tokugawa unified Japan in 1603. The Tsukiji Fish Market, known for its marine products, was relocated to Toyosu but continues to thrive by buying and selling tuna and other fresh seafood. Tokyo’s printing business remains active to this day due to being the center of culture and information since olden times. Early modern culture is still strong in Asakusa and other areas, making them popular sightseeing spots. You can find many wholesale dealers in these areas. Artisans gathered in Tokyo over the course of its long history as an urban town, turning it into a home for rare traditional crafts, including silverware, tortoiseshell work, and ivory work. Despite its strong image as an urban town, it is also a producer of unusual vegetables, such as Nerima daikon horseradish and Shinagawa turnips.

Advanced Technology Exhibition Hall @TEPIA

TEPIA disseminates information about innovative technologies developed by Japan's machinery and information industries and offers people of the chance to ...

Location: Minato-ku, Tokyo

Language: English and Japanese

Ishikawa Brewery

Ishikawa Brewery started business in 1863. Later, in 1881, we built new brewing facilities here in Kumagawa, Fussa City, Tokyo. Since then, we have been in ...

Location: Fussa-City, Tokyo

Language: English and Japanese

Ozawa Shuzo

Since its founding in the 15th year of Genroku (1702), Sawanoi (Ozawa Shuzo's brand) has been a popular sake locally produced in Oku-tama, or the western part o...

Location: Ome-City, Tokyo

Language: Japanese
English (guidance board, pamphlet)

Sanriopuroland

Come meet Hello Kitty and other Sanrio characters in this “all-weather” indoor theme park.
In addition to parades and attractions, we have popular original goods and character-themed food. ...

Location: Tama-City Tokyo

Language: Japanese, English: Signage/brochures/videos, Chinese: Signage/brochures/videos, Korean: Signage/brochures

Science Square Tokyo Waterfront

"Science Square Tokyo Waterfront" is an exhibition hall introducing cutting-edge R&D activities of the National Institute of Advanced Industrial ...

Location: Koto-ku, Tokyo

Language: Japanese and English

Suginami Animation Museum

Offering abundant and informative displays on Japanese anime as well as interesting experiences, the museum is for everyone, from small children to senior ...

Location: Suginami-ku, Tokyo

Language: Japanese

Sumida Edo Kiriko-kan

The geometric patterns of Edo kiriko cut glass are a thing of beauty. Guests of the workshop engrave these attractive traditional patterns on glass in a color ...

Location: Sumida-ku, Tokyo

Language: Japanese only

Tamura Shuzoujou

In the 5th year of Bunsei (1822), Kanjiro, the ninth head of the Tamura family, founded our sake brewery. The founder dug a well (subsoil water from the Chichib...

Location: Fussa-City, Tokyo

Language: Japanese only

TOKYO ONE PIECE TOWER

Here is the first-ever theme park based on the popular Japanese anime “One Piece.” ...

Location: Minato-ku, Tokyo

Language: Japanese, English: Signage/brochures, Chinese: Signage/brochures, Korean: Signage/brochures