Kinki Area



The Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum introduces you to the fascinating history of sake brewing with its nostalgic buildings, tasting experience, and...

Location : Kyoto-city, Kyoto
Language : Japanese only

Kyoto UNRAKU-gama

Unraku is a traditional handicraft now in its third generation. Under the mottos of "treasuring the teachings of our forefathers" and "our ...

Location : Kyoto-City, Kyoto
Language : Japanese only


Baba Cutlery Works

Baba Cutlery Works was established in 1916 and since then, we keep producing kitchen knives to satisfy professional chefs, using traditional techniques and ...

Location : Sakai-City, Osaka
Language : Japanese only


Baieido has dedicated itself to making incense for over 350 years.
We at Baieido continue to protect the secret formulas of our forefather "Jinkoya ...

Location : Sakai-City, Osaka
Language : Japanese only

Izumiriki Seisakusho

Established in 1805, Izumiriki's kitchen tools have been in the hands of home cooks and professional chefs. Based upon the traditional technique, we keep ...

Location : Sakai-City, Osaka
Language : Japanese only

JIKKO Japanese Knives

Jikko was established in 1901. There is a historic background to Sakai city. We've been discussing with so many chefs to create our products for more than 100 ...

Location : Sakai-City, Osaka
Language : Japanese only

Suntory Yamazaki Distillery

Yamazaki Distillery is distinguished by its uniqueness that a single distillery can produce a variety of whiskies, which a very few distillery in the world...

Location : Shimamoto-cho, Osaka
Language : An audio guide describing the manufacturing process in English, Chinese and French is available.

Takahashikusu Co., Ltd.

Our company was established in 1917, and since then, we have introduced many Japanese knives to the world and contributed to Japanese food culture. ...

Location : Sakai-City, Osaka
Language : Japanese, English (Signage/brochure/accompanying guide)

The Entrepreneurial Museum of Challenge and Innovation

Aiming to develop the next generation of human resource, the Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry established the museum. Since the early days, Osaka has been called “the city of merchants”. ...

Location : Chuo-ku, Osaka
Language : Japanese, English, Chinese and Korean

The Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum

The world's first instant noodle product, "Chicken Ramen," was invented by Momofuku Ando in August, 1958.
"Space Ram" was made as the ...

Location : Ikeda-City, Osaka
Language : Japanese, English and Chinese(Only brochure)

Yamamoto Haken

"Hide" knives are widely used and trusted by Japanese professional chefs throughout the Kansai region of Japan, a place known for its rich food ...

Location : Sakai-cuty, Osaka
Language : Japanese only. *Voice translator for many languages is available.


Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum

【1st Floor】 Various sake production implements are on display, including a huge vat made of Japanese cedar once used for fermentation and ...

Location : Kobe-City, Hyogo
Language : Japanese

Kawasaki Good Times World

On May 17, 2006, Kawasaki Good Times World opened within the Kobe Maritime Museum at Kobe Meriken Park. A museum showcasing Kawasaki's ,...

Location : Kobe-city, Hyogo
Language : Japanese or English

Kobe Shu-Shin-Kan Breweries

We are trying to give visitors an authentic feel of the tradition of sake brewing that has been handed down through the ages and through that e broadly and ...

Location : Kobe-City, Hyogo
Language : Japanese, English

The Kiku-Masamune Sake Brewery Museum

The Kiku-Masamune Sake Brewery Museum is an ideal venue for understanding the true concept of the joy of discovery, for you will learn about ...

Location : Kobe-City, Hyogo
Language : Japanese


The city of Takarazuka was Osamu Tezuka’s home for nearly 20 years, from the age of 5 to 24. At the museum, ...

Location : Takarazuka-City, Hyogo
Language : Japanese, English: Signage/brochures, Korean: Brochures, Chinese: Brochures



The three basic elements of sake brewing are considered to be water, rice and brewing techniques. We use an abundant amount of subsoil water that gushes out...

Location : Yokkaichi-city, Mie
Language : Japanese only


Our tea (Ise tea) is made by the deep-steaming method, paying special attention to heating techniques...

Location : Taki-cho, Mie
Language : Japanese only

Nagatani Seito

Since the opening of a kiln in Iga in 1832, Nagatanien has been engaged in making products that can cater to the needs of the times, while valuing...

Location : Iga-city, Mie
Language : Japanese only


Since its establishment in 1924, our company has developed various designs. We have produced innumerable, valuable paper patterns, observing the tradition of Japanese...

Location : Suzuka-city, Mie
Language : Japanese, English a little bit


Japanese black ink has been in wide use for writing, drawing, and painting since the ancient times in Japan. It is obtained by rubbing a stick of dry watercolor called "sumi"...

Location : Suzuka-city, Mie
Language : Japanese only



AKASHIYA is the largest brush manufacturer in Japan with some 380 years of history, having been founded in the Mid Edo Period. While honoring our traditions, ...

Location : Nara-City, Nara
Language : Web site: Japanese, English.
E-mail: Japanese, English,
Tour and Workshop :Japanese only.



Starting with a soy sauce brewing business, we have produced so many products such as Shochu (Japanese distilled spirits), Japanese sake, Mirin (Japanese ...

Location : Kainan-City, Wakayama
Language : Japanese only