Activities

Soy sauce making experience tour

Open year-round

  • Japanese Culture

The wooden factory, a designated cultural asset used for over 100 years since Meiji era, is one of the most must-see historical buildings. The owner master will guide you through the soy sauce making process, including tools, devices, and equipment that are essential for making soy sauce. Taking a tour and experience soy sauce straining can deepen your knowledge of soy sauce, one of the supporting pillars of Japanese food culture.
Meijiya Shoyu was founded in the 8th year of the Meiji era (1875), and its family recipe has been preserved and passed down for generations. It offers an experience tour which you can strain and make your own bottle of soy sauce after a tour of factory. ●Factory tour The wooden factory, a designated cultural asset used for over 100 years since Meiji era, is worth visiting. ●Soy sauce making You can try the soy sauce straining to make your own soy sauce. A simplified reproduction of the soy sauce making process enables you to deepen your knowledge about Japanese cuisine and Japanese culture. You can take your own bottle of strained and heat-treated soy sauce home with you at a room temperature as a souvenir. ●Soy sauce tasting Dip the Tofu into different types of soy sauce, taste and compare their differences. ●Souvenir to take home A bottle (100ml) of heated-treated soy sauce.

Details

Date & Time8:30-18:30
Reservations are required.
Required Time3 hours
Max. Number of Participants1-10 people
Prices15,000 yen/person~
Included in Cost/Factory tour, Experience pressing soy sauce, Taste pressed soy sauce (※1), Souvenirs(※2), English speaking guide (Taxi fare not included in price)
LocationMeijiya Shoyu
Address2276 Komatsu, Hamakita-ku, Hamamatsu-shi
AccessBy train: 12 minute walk from Enshu Komatsu Station(This plan included transportation to and from Enshu Komatsu Station (Taxi fare is not included in the price))
By car: 15 minutes from the Shin Tomei Hamamatsu Hamakita IC, 15 minutes from the Tomei Hamamatsu IC
ClosedSunday, year end and New Year holidays, Golden Week, and summer holidays
Foreign Language SupportPlans with English, Chinese, Indonesian, or Portuguese interpreters are available.
Cancellation PolicyFor a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Additional Notes

• To protect the brewery's koji (mold vital in soy sauce production) do not eat natto before the tour
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availabilityNot wheelchair accessibleNear public transportationInfants must sit on lapsMost travelers can participateThis tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelersOPERATED BY mocha-chai Inc.
Included in Cost/ Factory tour, Experience pressing soy sauce, Taste pressed soy sauce (※1), Souvenirs(※2), English speaking guide (Taxi fare not included in price)
※1 Tasting and comparing Tofus with several types of soy sauce
※2 100 ml bottle of double heated soy sauce and original towel
★The soy sauce has heated, so you can carry it at normal temperature.
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