Activities - Factory Tours
Ishii Miso Factory
Matsumoto’s Famous Maker of Aged Miso
Founded in 1868, Ishii Miso makes miso the way they always have – aging it in cedar barrels for 3 years. They pride themselves in only using soybeans and rice grown in Japan as well as local spring water. Factory tours are available as well as their “Factory-Direct” lunch at their restaurant.
- Hours :
- Date(s) :
- Closed around the New Years holiday.
- Cost / Price of Admission :
- Entrance to the miso brewery and miso soup tasting free.
- Reservations :
- # of Participants :
For large numbers of people, the party may have to be split into 2 groups and take turns touring the brewery (e.g. a group of 300 guests will be split into 2 smaller groups of 150 people).
tel : +81(0)263-32-0534 fax : +81(0)263-36-3033 Official site
- By Train
- From Matsumoto Station(JR Shinonoi Line), Take the "Town Sneaker" bus "Higashi" (East) Course to the Shimin-geijutsukan stop (7 min), then 5 min on foot.
- By Car
- From Matsumoto IC, 20 min
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