Category: FACTORY TOURS

Upcycled art at Ishizaka educational factory tour

Ishizaka Environmental and Educational Plant tour, Santome PART 2 | MIYOSHI

Santome Group Environmental and Educational Factory Tour (Plant tour) After 8.5 years of touring the many attractions of Saitama prefecture, it is always refreshing to find something different that engages all the family. I previously wrote how the Santome village was our favourite find of 2017 for just that reason. And so far, for 2018 our best experience to date […]

Something different in Saitama

Something different in Saitama: Santome PART 1 | MIYOSHI

Something different in Saitama – We had so many adventures in 2017 and enjoyed each in different ways. However, in terms of new locations for families in the Saitama area, both my husband and I have Santome high on our list of favourites for 2017. Santome has actually been in existence for ten years, but the current set-up with the […]

Free Shoyu Factory Tour & Cafe Kura at Matsumoto Soy Sauce | KAWAGOE

Free Soy Factory tour Kawagoe Free Soy Factory Tour Kawagoe – Where in Kawagoe to bring a visiting famous Japanese food chef and author?  This is the question that faced me when I was bringing Fiona Uyema, Ireland’s leading Japanese food expert and owner of Fused Japanese sauces, on a tour of Kawagoe in Autumn 2015. I brought her to a few different […]

Experience Asakusa

Experience Asakusa Information Share “Where can I try some unique Japanese cultural experiences in Tokyo?” We often get asked a variation of “where can I enjoy some real Japanese experiences in Tokyo?” on the Facebook Japan Travel, Friendly Discussion Group. Unfortunately, the search field and files section of Facebook Groups is still somewhat limited and the information cannot be easily found.  I’m […]

Make your own POCKY at Free Factory Tour | KITAMOTO

Information on the free Glico Pia East tour where you can make your own Pocky

Amezaiku in Kawagoe

Edo period Candy craft in Penny Candy Alley | KAWAGOE

Candy Craft in Kawagoe Today, we went to watch the Candy Man in Kawagoe. Mr Suzuki is a performance artist, who sculpts candy into different shapes, characters and forms. It is an art form from the Edo period known as Amezaiku in Japan. From what I have seen of his work, his repertoire apparently knows no limits. The Candy Man Suzuki, […]