Discover Classic Japanese Souvenirs

Discover Classic Japanese Souvenirs

Tour the production sites of classic Japanese souvenirs! First stop, a “kawaii” eraser factory to see how lifelike sushi and animal erasers are made and to find your favorite. Then, visit a hand-baked senbei (rice cracker) shop in an area famous for rice crackers. Enveloped in the savory aroma of soy sauce, you’ll be able to experience hand-baking your own rice cracker, sure to become a cherished memory.

Start

Akihabara Station (9:30 AM)

Approximately 30 minutes : From Akihabara Station, take the Tsukuba Express for 20 minutes to Yashio Station, then a 10-minute taxi ride to Eraser Iwako

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Eraser Iwako

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Retro, cute, and unique eraser assembling experience!

Eraser Iwako

What the heck! This!" We are a company that makes erasers that will surprise you. These "fun erasers" are miniature versions of food, animals, stationery, and various other shapes. During the tour course, a guide will take you through the production process of erasers, which are made 24 hours a day without a break.

Approximately 40 minutes : From Eraser Iwako, take a 20 minute taxi ride to Soka Station, then ride the Tobu Skytree Line for 5 minutes to Shinden Station, and walk 15 minutes to Yamako Senbei no Niwa

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Yamako Senbei Hand-Baked Rice Crackers

12:10 PM - 1:10 PM

Roll up your sleeves and savor the essence of Japan at Yamako Senbei Honpo, where the excitement of crafting your own senbei rice crackers comes alive in a hands-on baking experience!

Yamako Senbei Hand-Baked Rice Crackers

Take a train from Tokyo Station, and in just 40 minutes, you'll arrive at Yamako Senbei Honpo in Soka City, Saitama. Immerse yourself in the rich tradition of crafting Soka Senbei, a beloved Japanese delight. With Soka City's history of abundant rice production, Soka Senbei emerged as a flavorful solution using surplus rice. Now a celebrated snack with 41 shops in Soka City, it's time to relish the hands-on experience of baking Soka Senbei. Let the flavors come to life through your eyes, hands, and sense of smell. Creating your very own rice cracker is sure to be an unforgettable adventure!

Approximately 70 minutes : Walk from Yamako Senbei Honpo Main Shop to Shinden Station (Tobu Skytree Line, Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line) and take a train to Akihabara Station

Goal

Akihabara Station (2:20 PM)

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