NODA- Learn about Japanese food culture through plant tours and washoku route



NODA- Learn about Japanese food culture through plant tours and washoku route


Visit spots to learn about the depth of Japanese food culture in Noda, which has been long known as a manufacturing area for soy sauce.

●Gorgeous and Photogenic NODA
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Shimizu Park is Japan's Top 100 Cherry Blossom Spots

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The park is home to around 2000 blossoms

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The historical buildings in the park are also a popular place to take photos


1. Kikkoman Soy Sauce Museum

A museum of a leading manufacturer of soy sauce in Japan. Learn more about the soy sauce making process. Tastings possible.
Kikkoman Soy Sauce Museum

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Kikkoman Soy Sauce Museum | キッコーマン もの知りしょうゆ館
Address: 110 Noda, Noda, Chiba (In the Noda plant of Kikkoman Corporation)
Hours: 9:00-16:00 (Final admission 15:30)
Closed: Every 4th Mon.
Price: Free
TOPICS 1: A Chiba Specialty: The Difference Between “Shoyu” and Soy Sauce
Almost all of us used to see "SOY SAUCE" in supermarket shelves and probably think that it is authentic Japanese condiment. However, Japanese people normally eat "Shoyu" in their daily life. Let's go to  Noda city in Chiba perfecture, where is famous for manafaturing high quality Shoyu in Japan, to learn the differences between soy sauce and Shoyu!


2. Takanashi Gardens / Kamihanawa Institute

The estate of an influential soy sauce manufacturer of the Edo period (A.D.1800 years ago). The gardens were registered as a national natural beauty spot in 2001.
Takanashi Gardens / Kamihanawa Institute

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Takanashi Gardens / Kamihanawa Institute|高梨氏庭園 / 上花輪歴史館
Address: 507 Kamihanawa, Noda, Chiba
Hours: 10:00-17:00 (March/Oct.-Dec. till 16:00. Admission till one hour bef. closing)
Closed: Mon. / Tue. (changes in case of public holidays)
Price: Tour courses from 500 yen
TOPICS 2: Take a walk around Shimizu Park, one of Japan’s top 100 places to see cherry blossoms
One station away from Atago Station on the Tobu Urban Park Line, you can get to Shimizu Park in 10 minutes by walking. Noted for being one of the top 100 places to view cherry blossoms in all of Japan, this famous park is home to around 2,000 blooming cherry blossoms in early April every year. Other than the cherry blossoms, you can see beautiful azaleas in spring and kochias in fall making it a great place to visit at any time of year.
Shimizu Park

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Shimizu Park | 清水公園
Address: 906 Shimizu, Noda-shi, Chiba(MAP


3. Shinkawa Japanese restaurant

Traditional Japanese restaurant established in 1892. You can enjoy authentic washoku Japanese cuisine using high quality ingredients such as eel and wagyu beef.
Shinkawa Japanese restaurant

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Japanese restaurant Shinkawa|日本料理 新川
Address: 805 Nishi-Fukai, Nagareyama, Chiba
Hours: 11:30-16:00, 17:00-22:00
Closed: Mon. (open if public holiday)


4. Kashiwa-Nibangai covered shopping arcade

One of the most bustling shopping arcades in the prefecture. The arcade is covered, meaning you can enjoy shopping whatever the weather.
Kashiwa-Nibangai covered shopping arcade


Kashiwa-Nibangai covered shopping arcade| 柏二番街商店街
Address: 1 Kashiwa, Kashiwa, Chiba
Hours: Depends on shop

Getting to Noda

Getting to Noda 【Advice】
Sightsee in Noda with its thriving soy sauce industry using Tobu Railway originating in Kashiwa at the heart of the Hokuso area. At the end of the course return to Kashiwa and enjoy shopping. The area around the station is bustling, and also has department stores of long-standing.

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