Menyu-kan(The World of Somen)(METI-KANSAI)

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Last update:January 9,2015


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.

Menyu-Kan (The World of Somen)


878 Hashinaka, Sakurai city, Nara prefecture

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Menyu-kan(The World of Somen)


 By car 20 minutes from Tenri IC, NISHI-MEIHAN EXPRESSWAY
(Along Route 169 )
By train bound for Tenri from Kintetsu and JR Sakurai station.
If you take bus, get off at Hashinaka bus stop. 2 minutes walk to the north.
 Or get off at JR Makimuku station and 10 minutes walk to the south .


Free parking area accommodates 10 tour buses and 60 automobiles.


Days closed year-end and New Year holidays (experience extending Somen noodles closed on Mondays and July, August, Golden Week holidays ).
Business hours /AM 9:00-PM 5:00

Number of visitors facility can accept

Maximum about 50 people

Visit requirements

Reservation required one week prior to the day you would like to visit us.

Average visit length

About 90 minutes.

Admission fee

1080yen per person

0Support in foreign languages

Please come together with an interpreter.

Materials in foreign languages

Video tours available in English
Pamphlet in English


TEL: +81-744-43-6661
E-mail: Thank you from the Contact Us Web site.
Web: Contact


Reservation before one week .
Telephone reservation is possible.
No Pets Allowed

Contact Information
(When you want to visit the facilities introduced in this list, please apply to each facility directly.)

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Kansai Bureau
International Investment Promotion Division
Address: 1-5-44 Otemae, Chuo-ku, Osaka, 540-8535
E-Mail:kin-kansai-technical-visit@meti.go.jpMail (mail client will launch)