Last update：February 3, 2017
Notice to Visitors
|Environment / recycling / energy||Fugen Decommissioning Engineering Center (Fugen), the Japan Atomic Energy Agency||Visitors can listen to an explanation of Fugen and observe the outside of the building.|
|Environment / recycling / energy||
Fukui-Sakai Municipalities Broad Regional Administrative Association|
Solid Waste Disposal Center
|General waste treatment facilities (process of combustible waste, from the carry-in treatment facilities of non-combustible waste incineration, until fracture)|
|Traditional industries / craftworks||MEGANE MUSEUM||
WORKSHOP: You can make a flame only for you with craftsmen.(However
you must make a reservation.)
MUSEUM: You can see many old flames and tools, which had been used actually by some craftsman in this city.
SHOP: You can see a kind of the newest flames, made in Japan, and buy it.
|Traditional industries / craftworks||Miketsukuni Wakasa Obama Food Culture Museum||Gallery: Exhibitions of food history, culture and local cuisine of
Kitchen Studio: Cooking workshops and food tasting of local cuisine.
Wakasa Craft Center: Hands-on experiences of traditional crafts such as Wakasa-nuri lacquered chopsticks, Wakasa agate, and Wakasa handmade paper.
|Traditional industries / craftworks||Echizen Pottery Village||
・Pottery making experience
・Bamboo shoot digging,cooking and eating experience
・Wood kiln firing experience
・Echizen Pottery Festival
・Echizen Pottery Village Autumn Tea Party
|Traditional industries / craftworks||TAKEFU KNIFE VILLAGE||
・Metal Keychain production classroom
・Leather key chain manufacture classroom
・Paper knife classroom
・Sharpening the way classroom (kitchen knife takeaway)
・Koide blade classroom
You can take home all the after fabrication those that were manufactured
|Traditional industries / craftworks||Echizen Washi Village||Japanese Traditional Papermaking Workshop|
|Science & Technology / laboratories||Fast Breeder Reactor Research and Development Center Monju, Japan Atomic Energy Agency||Brief introduction of Monju and facility tour|
|Liquor / tea / drinks||Kawashima Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.||
Visitors can observe the brewery and can taste sake.
Visitors can see display of the former president's pictures and an instrument used long ago by master brewer.
|Liquor / tea / drinks||Kirin Shiga Oishisa-taikan factory||Visitors can observe manufacturing processes of "Kirin Ichiban Shibori" and " Gogo-no-Kocha"|
|Transportation / logistics / distribution||Hiniaratakan Corporation||Visitors can observe a state-of-the-art distribution system and equipment.|
|Metals / machinery / electronic components||Yanmar Museum||The museum contains a wide range of interactive exhibits, practical activities and workshops relating to the history and future directions of industry.|
|Environment / recycling / energy||Lake Biwa Museum||Exhibitions viewing about Lake BIWA (Natural history, the history, environment, aquatic animal )|
|Environment / recycling / energy||Aqua-BIWA||
Visitors can learn about Lake BIWA and water through various experiences.
The room experiencing rain is popularity.
|Traditional industries / craftworks||Japanese Candle DAIYO||
Visitors can observe manufacturing processes of Japanese candles.
Visitors can see demonstration of manufacturing of candles.
|Traditional industries / craftworks||ZEZE-YAKI Museum||Zeze-ware is pottery for the Japanese tea ceremony. They were produced by Kobori Enshu ,an artist of many talents during the Edo period, but they all about disappeared in short term. In 1919 Iwasaki Kenzo revived Zeze-ware. The museum exhibit ancient Zeze-wares and another tea utensils. Visitors can all purchase Zeze-wares in an adjacent pottery "Kagerouen".|
|Traditional industries / craftworks||【NEW!】Inoue Butsudan, the Buddhist Altar Maker||
Butsudan is a Japanese Buddhist Altar.
Making this Butsudan (Buddhist Altar) is a Japanese traditional craftwork and needs 7 different types of well-skilled artisans.
It is considered the pinnacle of Japanese craftwork to make a Butsudan.
Our recommended course is to see the workshop of Japanese traditional craftworks and do making some craftwork experience (it takes about 2hours in total)
It will be a great to see and feel the Japanese craftsmanship.
We have several courses such as Kinpaku-Oshi (covering with gold leaf) experience,
Makie (gold lacquer work) experience or Urushi-Nuri(lacquering) experience.
You can choose one of these experiences you want to see and try but
all the participants are supposed to take the same experience.
|other||KOKUYO Product Shiga Co., Ltd||
Visitors can see part of the production line of notebooks.
Visitors can realize our quality of notebook through some attractions.
Visitors can get a souvenir.
|Liquor / tea / drinks||Sake no Yakata||Visitors can observe a brewery and a tea house.|
|Liquor / tea / drinks||Fukujuen CHA Experience Park||
It is a tea theme park, where you can enjoy learning about teas that
have been loved by people of the world for ages.
Please also enjoy our tea gardens, various tea products and unique facilities.
|Liquor / tea / drinks||Kinshi Masamune Horino Memorial Museum||
Visitors can observe sake cellar of the Edo era and the Kyoumachi
house of the Meiji era.
Visitors can taste of Japanese sake and the craft beer.
|Liquor / tea / drinks||MARUKYU KOYAMAEN||
Matcha, Powdered Green Tea: Factory tour in Uji
1. Screening of video about Matcha production, Japan's finest green tea
2. Touring Matcha tea processing facilities
3. Visiting a traditional tea room (chashitsu)
4. Learning how to prepare and then enjoy your bowl of Matcha tea
|Traditional industries / craftworks||Cosaien Taneda Kyoto||The experience classroom of making the beanbag of Kyo-Kanoko shibori (tie-dyeing).|
|Traditional industries / craftworks||Kyoto Handicraft Center||Demonstration of manufacturing of traditional craftwork and display and sale of craft products.|
|Traditional industries / craftworks||Shoyeido(Manufacturing Process of Incense Sticks)||Visitors can observe manufacturing processes of incenses and tools for making them.|
|Traditional industries / craftworks||Marumasu Nishimuraya Yuzen Kobo workshop||Visitors can experience Kata-e-zome of Kyo-Yuzen (stencil-printed Yuzen).|
|Traditional industries / craftworks||Nishijin Textile Center||Visitors can observe a demonstration and make Nishijin-textile, purchase products and observe a kimono show and the historical data room.|
|Traditional industries / craftworks||Kyoto Montsuki Co., Ltd.||Visitors can watch a film showing the manufacturing processes.|
|Traditional industries / craftworks||Inui Shikki||Visitors can experience Kyo-maki-e work (gold-relief lacquer). (Observation only is not acceptable.)|
|Traditional industries / craftworks||Kyoto Shibori Kogeikan||Visitors can observe Shibori (tie-dyeing) work and listen to an explanation of the manufacturing process.|
|Traditional industries / craftworks||Ikkanbari Yumehitori||Visitors can experience and observe the processes of making Ikkanbari (bamboo craftwork).|
|Traditional industries / craftworks||KOBORI BUTSUGU MFG.CO||Inspection of the manufacture spot of a Buddhist altar and Buddhist instruments, experience, a Buddhist altar happy end story.|
|Traditional industries / craftworks||Yokoyama Bamboo Products(TAKENOKO)||The experience classroom of making the chopstick basket and traditional tea spoon of Bamboo.|
|Traditional industries / craftworks||TAKEZASADO||Visitors can experience of printing postcard by woodblock.
Visitors can be lectured about Ukiyoe print.
|Traditional industries / craftworks||Kyoto Unraku-gama||
Visitors can observe teori(handwoven tie)work and listen to
an explanation of
the manufacturing process.
Visitors can experience of making a place mat only for you with craftsman.
Visitors can learn about textile through the work shop.
|Traditional industries / craftworks||KUSKA||
Visitors can observe manufacturing processes of Kiyomizuyaki-pottery
Visitors can experience of making Kiyomizuyaki-pottery
Visitors can see display of Kiyomizuyaki-pottery
|Metals / machinery / electronic components||The Kyocera Museum of Fine Ceramics The Kyocera Museum of Art||
Visitors can observe manufacturing processes of Fine
Visitors can experience Characteristics of Fine Ceramics.
Visitors can see 「Kyocera’s Technology and Product Evolution」「Fine Ceramics Help Expand the Boundaries of Scientific Research」「History of Ceramic Packages in the Semiconductor Industry｣.
|Metals / machinery / electronic components||SAIJOINX Co., Ltd||
Visitors can observe manufacturing processes of extremely precise
Visitors can see display of Metal insects.
|Science & Technology / laboratories||Kansai Photon Science Institute, the Japan Atomic Energy Agency||Visitors can observe a laboratory studying photon science.|
|Mass media/publishing||Asahi Shimbun Kyoto Plant (Tohshi Printing Service Co.，Ltd.)||Visitors can observe
printing and packing newspaper and loading to trucks.
Visitors get a commemorative newspaper with a visit photography.
|Fiber/Fashion||Textile Museum of Kawashima Selkon Textiles||Exhibits historical materials of textiles which the company has produced for more than 170 years and episode of historical projects it has handled.|
|Foods||Conpeito Museum (Yao, Sakai)||Visitors can observe and experience making conpeito (sweet confectionary) .|
|Liquor / tea / drinks||Daimon Sake Brewery Co. Ltd.||Visitors can observe the brewery and can taste sake and cuisine pairing|
|Liquor / tea / drinks||Suita Brewery, Asahi Breweries, Ltd.||Visitors can observe manufacturing processes of beer.|
|Liquor / tea / drinks||Suntory Yamazaki Distillery||Visitors can observe the manufacturing processes of Suntory whiskey and learn about its history.|
|Liquor / tea / drinks||Katashimo Winery||
Visitors can observe the winery, vineyard, and learn about its history.
(We have a tasting room on the second floor of the storage house designated as a national cultural property, where visitors can get a taste of our wine. In Heritage Tasting Room, we have brewing tools from dating back to the Meiji and Taisho periods on display. A very delightful experience can be had, by having wine suited to your tastes by learning about grape types and the making process
|Traditional industries / craftworks||Toothpick Gallery||Visitors can observe the history, culture, and manufacturing process of toothpicks.|
|Traditional industries / craftworks||Baieido Co., Ltd. (Show room & Manufacturing process of Incense Stick)||Visitors can observe manufacturing processes of incense and tools for making them.|
|Traditional industries / craftworks||Sakai City Traditional Crafts Museum||A facility to learn about the Sakai's traditional industries including world-renowned Sakai forged knives. The demonstrational and instructional space is on the first floor and the cutlery museum is on the second floor. You can also purchase the products at the museum.|
|Traditional industries / craftworks||SATAKE GLASS MFG. CO., LTD.||
SATAKE GLASS MFG. CO., LTD. is the only glass factory in Japan that has
produced color glass rods for glass craft supplies since the prewar periods.
Our building has been designated as a tangible cultural property of the country.
Visitors can do the factory tour.
We have Classes and Workshops to Lampwork (glass bead making) for beginners.
Visitor can buy the glasswork and accessories in the shop.
|Metals / machinery / electronic components||
DAIKIN SOLUTION PLAZA
|Visitors can feel, touch and enjoy the world of air-conditioning with wonder.|
|Metals / machinery / electronic components||Konosuke Matsushita Museum||Knowing the management philosophy of Konosuke Matsushita through the business history of Panasonic Group.|
|Metals / machinery / electronic components||Kawamura Gishi Co., Ltd.||
Visitors can observe manufacturing processes of prostheses and orthoses.
Visitors can see display of welfare equipment.
|Metals / machinery / electronic components||FUJI MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS MFG. CO., LTD. Osaka factory||
We made the very first mass-produced massage chair in the world, and receive
the certificate of machanical engineering heritage by the Japan society of
Mechanical Engineers in 2014.
Visitors can observe manufacturing processes and history of massage chair.
|Environment / recycling / energy||Suita resources recycling center (Kuru-kuru plaza)||
【Crushing and sorting factory】
Visitors can observe crushing and sorting the garbage.
Visitors can observe studio for recycle.
|Environment / recycling / energy||Gas Science Museum||
To explain manufacturing processes of city gas.
The factory tour by bus.
Demonstration of liquefied nitrogen.
Introduction to ""Tangible Earth(the world's first interactive digital globe)
|Mass media/publishing||Asahi news paper Osaka Factory||The guided tour takes you to a brand new press machine while the evening edition is in the press. After the tour, visitors get their photos on the extra edition.|
|Fiber/Fashion||FUKAKI WOOLLEN TEXTILE CO.,LTD.||
･Visitors can observe manufacturing processes of cashmere.
・It is only here in Japan to manufacture cashmere from row materials to products.
･Visitors can see the company lay emphasis on the protection of natural environments and the safety and hygiene.
･Visitors can see display of historical materials about woollen textile and Fukaki Woollen Textile.
|Science & Technology / laboratories||OSTEC Exhibition Hall||Exhibition about the technology of the main company and authorities of Kansai.|
|other||Japan Mint||We provide guides to give you a general explanation of coin production.|
|other||OBAYASHI HISTORY MUSEUM||Visitors can see the exhibition about the history of OBAYASHI Corporation as well as the development of the cities and the modern industry.|
|other||The Entrepreneurial Museum of Challenge and Innovation||A facility where one can learn of the achievements of 105 entrepreneurs who have made Osaka the stage of their activities, including Konosuke Matsushita of Panasonic and Momofuku Ando of Nissin Food Products. In addition to the main exhibit that symbolizes Osaka, the “City of the People”, which has contributed to socioeconomic growth and improvement of life through a bold challenging spirit and diligent innovation, the museum also presents a number of informational materials such as corporate histories, autobiographies/critical biographies of entrepreneurs and videos of interviews. Exhibitions and audio guides are provided in Japanese, English, Chinese and Korean.|
|other||Tsunami/Storm Surge Disaster Prevention Station||Open to public, helps visitors gain knowledge of tidal surges that struck Osaka in the past as well as the Tonankai / Nankai Earthquakes and tsunamis that are likely to hit Osaka in the near future. Displays in the building also enable you to learn how to react when an earthquake or tsunami occurs.|
|other||Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Historical Museum||
*Company's history and activeties since the foundation 1678
*History and culture of Doshomachi District, where Japanese pharmaceutical business originated
|Foods||TOKIWADOSEIKA CO.,LTD||Visitors can observe the manufacturing processes of local traditional sweet.|
|Foods||HATOYA Corp.||Visitors can observe the kamaboko and chikuwa (fish paste) manufacturing process and experience fish paste making.|
|Foods||Hanshin Yuai Foods.Co.Ltd.||･Visitors can observe packing process of boiled agricultural
･Visitors can observe the job training to the handicapped persons.
|Liquor / tea / drinks||Kobe Shu-Shin-Kan Breweries||Visitors can observe a traditional way of making sake in Nada.|
|Liquor / tea / drinks||Rokko Brewery||Visitors can observe a brewing process and tanks.|
|Liquor / tea / drinks||Nadagiku Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.||Visitors can observe unspoiled breweries and sake storage and taste sake. There is also a restaurant.|
|Liquor / tea / drinks||Sawanotsuru Sake Museum SAKAGURA||Visitors can see the process as well as the Sake making tools of
Japanese Sake in many yeas ago.
We show the video how to the making Japanese Sake in English and Chinese .
|Liquor / tea / drinks||TOKIWA Co., LTD.||･The visitor can observe a manufacturing process through a window.
･Company PR DVD viewing.
|Liquor / tea / drinks||HAKUTSURU Sake Brewery Museum||Visitors can see a display of the traditional sake making.|
|Liquor / tea / drinks||TAJIME General Partnership||Visitors can observe the brewery for "CHIKUSEN".
We continue protecting the manufacturing method of the brewing more than 300 years.
|Liquor / tea / drinks||Hakushika Memorial Museum of Sake||Visitors can see display of every step in the traditional Sake.|
|Liquor / tea / drinks||THE KIKU-MASAMUNE SAKE BREWERY MUSEUM||Visitors can find various sake brewing tools and careful reproductions of shops, storage areas and other old style facilities for sake-brewing. Here you can explore the essence of Kiku-Masamune and “Kimoto Zukuri” through the displays focusing on three basic themes: Time, Places and People. Visitors can sample freshly brewed sake and experience tasting.|
|Traditional industries / craftworks||KYOEI-GOLF Industry Co., Ltd.||Visitors can observe the finishing process of iron heads.|
|Traditional industries / craftworks||KOYO SEIGA CO.,LTD.||Visitors can learn the traditional roof tile manufacturing and also experience roof tile making with artisans' instruction.|
|Traditional industries / craftworks||
Awaji Baikundou CO., LTD.
|Visitors can observe manufacturing processes of incense stick.|
|Traditional industries / craftworks||Kobe lampwork glass museum||Visitors can observe the making processes of lampwork glass beads.
Visitors can make their own lampwork glass beads.
|Traditional industries / craftworks||Sugihara Paper Institute||Visitors can observe manufacturing processer of Sugihara-gami〈washi〉.
Visitors can experience of the Kamisuki 〈paper making〉.
|Traditional industries / craftworks||Shosha Art & Craft Museum||Visitors can see display of the traditional arts and crafts of the
Visitors can experience painting Hariko (paper mache).
|Traditional industries / craftworks||
Kiryu Craft Museum
|Museum is located at the foot of Genbudo Cave National Park and
provided with restaurant and shop.
1F Experience of making basket.
2F Display of rocks, minerals and fossils.
3F Display of the history of the traditional Kiryu Craft(Wicker Work).
|Traditional industries / craftworks||Ojiyama Ceramic Factory （Ojiyama Toukisho）||
Visitors can see the making of Ojiyama-yaki (ceradon) andou
display of Ojiyama-yaki in our gallery and a climbing kiln.
|Metals / machinery / electronic components||Big Daishowa Seiki Co., Ltd. Awaji Plant.||Visitors can observe metal processing and the showroom.|
|Metals / machinery / electronic components||Miki City Hardware Museum||Visitors can see how to make tools in old days and imagine the old days when craftsmen, blacksmiths of village, worked hard using tools.|
|Environment / recycling / energy||Kobe Power Plant||Visitors can listen to an explanation of coal fired power generation and observe the power plant.|
|Environment / recycling / energy||Kako-gun Recycle Plaza||Visitors can observe the garbage disposal plant and the explanations about the recycling system.|
|Science & Technology / laboratories||The Advanced Materials Processing Institute Kinki Japan (AMPI)||Visitors can listen to an explanation of overviews and observe various machines systems.|
|Science & Technology / laboratories||SPring-8, synchrotron radiation facility / SACLA X-ray free electron laser facility||Visitors can see display of models and panels regarding Synchrotron radiation facilities and research result.|
|Science & Technology / laboratories||Akashi Kaikyo Bridge Exhibition Center||The Bridge Exhibition Center offers the opportunity to learn about the bridge-building technologies used to construct the Honshu-Shikoku Bridges, including the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, through scale models, videos and panel displays.|
|Science & Technology / laboratories||AKO MARINE SCIENCE MUSEUM||Visitors can learn marine science, history of making salt, and nature
They can also experience the process of making salt.
|Transportation / logistics / distribution||KOBE CUSTOMS||Visitors
can learn Japan Customs' role.
Visitors can see display of import-prohibited good, etc.
|other||OKUMURA BOATS Co., Ltd||Visitors can observe the manufacturing process of FRP yachts and also learn rope knots through experience.|
|other||The Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake Memorial Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution||This Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake caused massive damage to the area around Kobe City and southern Hyogo Prefecture, and shocked people around the whole world as well as in Japan.|
|other||THE OSAMU TEZUKA MANGA MUSEUM||Visitors can see
display of Osamu Tezuka World.
Visitors can experience animation workshop.
|other||Nadahama Science Square||Visitors can experience the wonders of science through fun activities based on the themes of Iron-making, Power Generation, Energy and the Environment.|
|other||ASICS SPORTS MUSEUM||ASICS SPORTS MUSEUM where you will experience the evolution of sports.|
|other||Kawai Bee Farm||Visitors can observe beehive, etc.|
|Foods||Menyu-Kan (The World of Somen)||Visitors can observe manufacturing processes of Somen.
Visitors can experience of making Tenobe Somen.
Visitors can see demonstration of manufacturing of somen.
Visitors can see display of history, culture, work tool.
|Traditional industries / craftworks||Kinkouen||Visitors can attend a mini class introducing the attractiveness of raw Japanese ink (warmness and softness).|
|Traditional industries / craftworks||Akahada-yama Motogama Pottery Gyozo Furuse||Visitors can observe the former workshop, the exhibit hall and climbing kiln (registered tangible cultural properties).|
|Traditional industries / craftworks||Hakomotokan Konya||Experience indigo dying, and display of the work that has a goldfish motif.|
|Metals / machinery / electronic components||SHARP Memorial & Technology Hall||Visitors can learn about the history of electric appliances, biomimetics technology, environmental technology, and photovoltaic generation, etc.|
|Science & Technology / laboratories||Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST)||
Guided tours and laboratory observations.
|Foods||Nakata Foods Co., Ltd.||Visitors can observe the factory producing pickled ume, etc.|
|Foods||Kishu umeboshikan||Visitors can observe manufacturing processes of umeboshi.|
|Liquor / tea / drinks||Nakano BC Co., Ltd.||
Visitors can see a part of our brewing process.
Visitors can tasting our sake and plum wine.
Visitors can see our Japanese garden.
|Science & Technology / laboratories||Japanese apricot laboratory, Wakayama fruit tree experiment station||Visitors can observe experimental orchard and equipment.|
|Science & Technology / laboratories||Shirahama Aquarium, Kyoto University||This aquarium features exhibits of local marine fauna of Nanki Shirahama, especially fish and invertebrates. More than 500 species of marine animals are on the display throughout the year.|
|Science & Technology / laboratories||Wakayama Agricultural Experiment Station||Visitors can take a lab tour of our rice fields and greenhouses of vegetable and flower crops.|
|Science & Technology / laboratories||Wakayama Prefectural Fisheries Experiment Station||Visitors can see the facilities of Fisheries Experimental Station and learn about its experiments and researches.|
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Kansai Bureau
International Investment Promotion Division
Address: 1-5-44 Otemae, Chuo-ku, Osaka, 540-8535