Kinbue Soy Sauce Park

Discovering the Secrets of Japan's World-Famous Soy Sauce

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1.5H from Tokyo

Ever wondered how Japan's famous soy sauce is made? Dive into the experience at Kinbue Soy Sauce Park!

Established in 1789, Kinbue Soy Sauce continues to practice traditional brewing methods, and invites visitors to explore its Soy Sauce Park to enjoy everything soy sauce has to offer by “eating,” “learning,” “shopping,” and “playing.” Join an informative and fun guided factory tour, compare different soy sauce flavors at the restaurant, and discover an array of soy sauce-based souvenirs at the shop.

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The main attraction of the facility’s Kinbue Soy Sauce School (Factory Tour) is the 38 large barrels lined up in the brewing warehouse! These cedar barrels slowly ferment and mature the brew over 1-3 years, letting you see soy sauce at various stages of fermentation.

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At the restaurant, you can enjoy udon noodles prepared daily on-site and served in a wooden bowl, as well as sample various soy sauce flavors and styles. After your meal, try a dessert with soy sauce specially made for sweets!

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Along with soy sauce itself, the shop sells soy sauce-based products, soy sauce baumkuchen, rice crackers, and other confections. The unique soy sauce soft serve ice cream is also a big hit. Be sure to try it!

If you wish to join the Kinbue Soy Sauce School English Tour, please check  and contact them via email at least one month in advance.


660 Kamiigusa, Kawajima-machi, Hiki District, Saitama 350-0152

Access Information

By train or bus: Take the Tobu Tojo Line to JR Kawagoe Station, or the Seibu Shinjuku Line to Hon-Kawagoe Station. Then ride the Tobu Bus bound for Higashimatsuyama/Hachiman Danchi or Konosu Menkyo Center for 20 minutes. Get off at the Igusa Shogakko-mae bus stop and walk for 5 minutes.

By car: 5 minutes from the Kawajima IC or Sakado IC on the Ken-O Expressway.

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Business hours

Kinbue Soy Sauce School (Factory Tour):
Weekdays : 10:30 AM (except Mondays), 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM
Saturdays, Sundays, and Public Holidays : Tours run every 30 minutes from 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM (excluding 12:30 PM, total of 10 tours)
Shop : 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Restaurant : 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Regular holidays and closed days

None (year-end and New Year holidays, etc.)


Kinbue Soy Sauce School Free of Charge

Parking Information

27 regular cars

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