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Industrial Visits

Japanese work ethics are always impressive when displayed in their original environment. Visiting industries is one of the best way to experience them.

Make your own iconic Shiroi-Koibito cookies

While you are in Sapporo, don't miss the chance to tour the Ishiya Shiroi Koibito Park and learn how to make your own Shiroi Koibito cookies, the emblematic white chocolate treat from Hokkaido.

Enjoy the outdoors at Koiwai Farm

The city of Shizukuishi, located in the Iwate prefecture is home to the Koiwai farm. Easily accessible from Morioka by personal or public transports, the farm proposes a large panel of activites to its visitors, from horse riding to specialties degustation. Don't miss the centenerian "solitary cherry tree" and the historical silos on the premises.

Factory tours in Tsubame-Sanjo, Niigata

The Tsubame Industrial Materials Museum is a museum dedicated to the industry and the history of Tsubame City in Niigata Prefecture. Get familiar with the evolution of manufacturing and production processes of the area.

Discover the traditional handicrafts of Kyoto

Kyoto is famous for its traditional component, as the former capital of Japan, and is often referred to as the cultural hotspot of the archipelago. Grab the unique chances to discover the handicrafts that made Kyoto's reputation in one of the many open workshops available in the city.

Visit Sengan-en, a traditional Japanese garden, and expereience a Satsuma Kiriko cut glass workshop.

On the island of Kyushu, in the Kagoshima prefecture, take advantage of the fair weather to visit the Senganen garden, an emblematic Japanese garden with unique features. The tradition of cut glass in the Satsuma area traces back to the 19th century, take the opportunity to have a try of your own, from the glassware making process to the final glass cutting.

Discover the maglev train – the linear motor car

At the Yamanashi Prefectural Maglev Exhibition Center's Maglev Theater you can experience the sensation of magnetic levitation travel at 500 km/h. Depending on the day, it may also be possible to observe actual train test runs. (Confirmation is required for testing days.)

Visit the Hokudan Earthquake Memorial Park in Hyogo Prefecture

The Memorial Park explains the lessons of the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake of 1995. There are lectures about the disaster and facilities in which you can experience the shaking that an earthquakes produces.

Discover samurai culture at Kumamoto Castle

Kumamoto Castle was hit hard by the 2016 earthquake. Boasting a 400-year history, the building has been in danger of collapse. Learn about the sustainability and preservation of traditional architecture that made use of natural products and also experience the history and culture through Wakuwaku-Za (The Wakuwakuza History and Cultural Experience) located outside the castle.

Industrial Visits