Oh! (Fermentation, Health, Food Magic!!) is the name of the latest 10,000 m² food theme park coming to Hanno City in Saitama Prefecture. Originally supposed to open this spring, the date was pushed back to summer initially. It was further pushed back on account of the Coronavirus. In addition, on August 17th 2020 another press release declared would push the opening back even further – until February 2021 – on account of the Coronavirus outbreak. HOWEVER!! sometime between August 17th and today, they decided to have their grand opening on October 16th.
The Oh Company Hanno
The Oh Company is a subsidiary of the Pickles Corporation. Pickles Corporation is registered in Tokorozawa City, but the Oh Company is registered in Hanno City. The facility in Hanno will offer Pickles products, such as pickles, sweet sake and seasonings, in the restaurants (Femy and Yawataya) and “Piene” cafe as well as in shops on the premises. Furthermore, it will also sell local fresh and processed foods from Saitama Prefecture. Moreover, in summer time they will have an outdoor beer garden. However, on account of the Coronavirus the beer garden may not be able to open in the summer of 2021.
The above image is from Saitama Walker. The magazine linked below is from Amazon.
Furthermore, they will have an event and learning space, based on the teachings of No-nin-ji; a temple of Soto School of Buddhism. They plan to have seminars as well as hands on workshops in their Pari-Shaki Laboratory that teaches how to make things such as kimchi for example. They are aiming to support local farmers and businesses as well as promote health and the benefit of fermented products.
|Address:||1333 Hanno, Saitama 357-0063|
|Hours:||CLOSED ON MONDAYS. Each building has different hours, but they are all closed on Mondays. Generally everything is open Tuesdays to Sundays between 11.30 am and 2.30 pm. Piene cafe and Hachimanya open from 10.30 am to 5.30 pm.|
The complex is located relatively close to Hanno’s Mt Tenren. It is also not too far, by car, from landmark Do-Re-Mi-Fa bridge (in Hanno, there is also one in Hidaka) and the popular riverside barbecue spot on the Iruma river by the bridge.
Access from both Hanno and Higashi-Hanno stations. It is about a 15 minute walk or 7 minute bus ride from Hanno Station. By car: the nearest interchange is Sayama-Hidaka Interchange on the Ken-o expressway. Oh!!! is about a 15 minute drive from the interchange.
Also in Hanno:
- Moomin Valley, Tove Jansson Akebono Children’s Forest
- New quirky and trendy cafe &”Puisto”; in Moomin Valley | HANNO
- Kokemus Exhibition Facility, Moomin Valley Park
- Panza Miyazawako Funmock at Metsa Village
Opening in Saitama in the second half of 2020: