Industrial Tourism in Japan
Established in 1909, this former north-sea fishery’s century-long history continues to this day.
The town of Kurobe has produced a large number of cultivated fisheries, but today Marunaka is the only one that remains. Today, Marunaka engages in fishing for sanma, or pacific saury, using nets on sticks, using them to make delicious saury products like Ebisu Sanma Nuka-zuke (preserved saury), which the company also sells. Additionally, as a contribution to the local community, part of the fishing gear storehouse is operated as a reception hall and gallery, called “Hokusen no Yakata,” where visitors can see the changes in fishing boat measurement equipment over time, with free admission to the public.
330 Ikuji Ashizaki, Kurobe City, Toyama 938-0084 Japan
By car: 30 minute from Hokuriku Expressway Kurobe I.C.
10 minute from JR Ikuji station, 15 minutes from JR Kurobe station
By train: 40 minute walk from Kurobe station
Parking (passenger car): Available (on/near the facility)
Parking fee (passenger car): Free
Parking (tour bus): Available (large, medium) (on/near the facility)
Parking fee (tour bus): Free
(Content: factory tour, 2 hours netting glasses workshop
Charge: factory tour: free, netting glasses workshop:1,200 yen~)
|Working days and hours||10:00 am – 4:00 pm|
|Time required for a tour||Glass bead netting workshop is 2 hours. Tour by itself is 10 minutes.|
|Other conditions||An interpreter must be arranged by the visitor (Japanese only.)|