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You can learn everything about making soy sauce.
And You can see the wooden barrel “Japanese KIOKE”
Nowadays, only few craftmen can make those special barrels.
The factory tour explains you the process of making soy sauce while your
observing how soybeans are steamed and wheat is roasted.

wooden barell coopers made soysource KINBUE KIOKE(KIOKE PROJECT)

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: required 25 minutes
:【weekday】10:30~(Excluding Monday),12:30~,13:30~
 【weekend and holidays】10:30~15:30,Held every 30 minutes.(Not be held at 12:30)
*Above are the normal tour timess for Japanese-language tours. If you would like to book a tour in English, please require by Email one month prior to the desired date.
: Maximum 25people at a time
: 660Kamiigusa,Kawajima town,Hiki-gun,Saitama.
:【By Car】It takes 1 hour and 50 minutes from NARITA airport ./
【By public transportation①】90 minutes from TOKYO station by train and bus./
【By public transportation②】 2 hours by train and bus from NARITA airport./
【By express bus】From Narita, take the express bus to Kawagoe(It takes 2 hours and 15 minutes), then 20 minutes by taxi or bus.
: 049-297-0917
: Available for 27cars(Large vehicles ok. Advance notice required.)
: New year’s holiday season
: contact by mail : yoyaku@kinbue.jp

(How to book your visit)
You can make a reservation from the WEB.
For 16 or more people, please tell us the desired date and time,and the number of people.

information around the area

The Bell of Time (Tokinokane)

Old storehouse zone in Kawagoe

The townscape of warehouse building still remains today in Kawagoe City.
The warehouse is a fireproof building,made to prevent the fire from spreading,and this was developed as a format of townhouse in the Edo era.
It retains traces of the Edo period.

rose tunnel at Heiseinomori park.

Japan’s longest rose tunnel(Kawajima town)

The small diameter of the rose consisting of about 480 tsurubaras and about 60 varieties was approved as “Japan’s longest rose tunnel” with a total length of 340.5 meters.
You can enjoy the rose tunnel in the middle of May.

Koedo Kawagoe Tourist Association (the external links) www.koedo.or.jp/foreign/english/index.html