NODA－ Learn about Japanese food culture through plant tours and washoku route
●Gorgeous and Photogenic NODA
Shimizu Park is Japan's Top 100 Cherry Blossom Spots
The park is home to around 2000 blossoms
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.
InformationKikkoman 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.
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.
InformationTakanashi 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
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.
InformationJapanese 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.
InformationKashiwa-Nibangai covered shopping arcade｜ 柏二番街商店街
Address: 1 Kashiwa, Kashiwa, Chiba
Hours: Depends on shop
■Getting to Noda
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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■For more information on Chiba, check out this video Click here for the full version of the promotional video
|Click here for the e-guidebook of Chiba's highlights and tour plans
《Chiba Japan Perfect Guide for Tourists》
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THIS ARTICLE IS BASED ON INFORMATION FROM 11 17,2017 Author：DiGJAPAN! Editorial Team