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Lets go factory tour! Part2
There are more interesting factory tours!
Visiting factory tours are also to know Japanese culture in another aspect of sightseeing.
Yamaha piano factory, in Shizuoka prefecture
Yamaha is known as piano maker besides motorbikes.
This is the piano factory tour.
It is combined modern technology and 100 years history of technique for creating pianos.
Each piano has man working by hand
Stuff takes you to the showroom and the factory with explanation.
Looks interesting factory!
It takes 90 minutes tour and 20 people are max in each tour.
Tour has 2 times a day from 10am and 13:30pm to start.
You need to make a reservation before visiting.
The fee is free.
Iwachu, the cast iron products, in Iwate prefecture
Nanbu tekki (Nanbu cast irons) is famous as good quality and traditional products especially in Iwate prefecture.
You can take Fe when you cook with cast iron pots, so it is good for health also.
Here is Iwachu cast iron products museum.
This is theme park style museum. You can see the exhibits also take the tour how cast iron products are made.
This is the factory.
Cast iron was used as defense products in the war, samurai period.
Feudal lord in this area were interested in industry and culture, so he invited the professional engineers all over Japan to create cannons, battle-gears, bells, and tea ceremony kettles. 8th generations of Feudal lord loved tea ceremony and spread out to Samurai and merchants in his land.
And one of the engineers made the shape of kettle like the picture on top. This style is much easier to use daily so spread out.
Mentai-park, in Ibaraki
Mentaiko is seasoned cod roe. Perfect combination with white rice! You can’t stop eating.
Mentai-park is the theme park that you can see the exhibit, eat on site, buy souvenir, and take the factory tour!
There are 3 Mentai-parks, in Ibaraki, Aichi, and Hyogo prefectures.
Very cute characters that are represent of mentaiko and this is the Mentai-park
This is the inside of the factory
You can see the procedures closely.
Spaghetti with mentaiko sauce is very popular in Japan. It is Japanese fusion cuisun.
Here is spaghetti with mentaiko sauce!
You can eat it in restaurants, buy cooked spaghetti with mentaiko sauce meal convenience stores, or cook by yourself.
This is spicy salty creamy rich taste. You will love it!
If you get hungry after the tour, here is a place you can order and eat!
Aohata, in Hiroshima prefecture
Aohata is well known as high quality jars of jam.
The factory is face to Seto Island Sea
Aohata JamDeck is a factory. Deck has many meanings. D as Discovery and Delicious, E as Emotion, C as Creative, and K as knowledge!
This factory is open from Tuesday to Saturday, 9:30 to 16:30.
You need to make the reservation before visiting.
You can see the animation about the history of jam and the secret of jam also!
You can see all products since Aohata has been established, and the jams from all over the world.
There is a monitor that you can listen to the history of this company.
There is a circle kitchen as same as jar of jam. Here you can have experience for making jam! This is the most fun part!
Taking only tour is fee and it takes 1 hour and a half. Taking tour and making the jam cost 800yen and it takes 2 hours and a half.
Mazda museum, in Hiroshima prefecture
Mazda is a car company and world famous.
Here is a museum that has factory located in the same areas as Mazda Hiroshima headquarters!
Fabulous entrance! You can see the latest car exhibit and events.
You can see all the Mazda products history since 1920.
Introduce for rotary engine here. The racing car, which won 24 hours du Mans, is also exhibited here.
Introducing the process of creating the cars.
Here you can see what steps needs for CX-5.
Finally you can see the automated assembly line!
It would be powerful and memorable scene!
Mazda tries to make good relationship with people, environment, and cars.
Here is introducing what Mazda contributes to the environment, safe, and the next cars.