Industrial Tourism in Japan
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. At the end of the Edo period, middle of 19th century, soy sauce was appointed as the best grade soy sauce by the Shogunate for that quality. Now, Yamasa Choshi factory has the 1st and 2nd factory in the area around 23 hectare (about the size of 4 Tokyo domes), where soy sauce and soy sauce related seasonings have produced and shipped out. Yamasa Choshi accepts the plant tour, which customers can see Moromi (Brewing) tank and fermentation process. Also, customers can buy Yamasa products at the store in the plant.
YAMASA CORPORATION (Yamasa Choshi factory)
2-10-1 Araoicho, Choshi, Chiba,
*7 minutes walk by train from Choshi station on the JR line
*3 minutes walk by train from Nakanocho station on the Choshi railway line
*About 60 minutes by car from Sawarakatori IC (Higashi-Kanto Expressway)
|Working days and hours||
Everyday from 9 am to 4 pm
*The factory is closed every weekend and national holidays include the "Golden Week" holidays(from late April to early May) and summer holidays (mid August).
*Only the 20 minutes video viewing is available when the factory is closed.
|Closings||from December 28 through January 4|
|Visitor capacity||For more information, please contuct.|
|Time required for a tour||About 50 minutes|
Please call the factory visit desk at +81-479-22-9809 or Administration section of the head office at +81-479-22-0095.