Highlights and how to get to the Kewpie Kobe Factory Tour.

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Kewpie Kobe Factory is one of the manufacturing facility of mayonnaise and dressing of the Kewpie Corporation, located in Higashi-Nada Ward, Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture.

This factory organizes the factory tours of mayonnaise and dressing on weekdays.

The factory tour is reservation-only.
(Foreigners must confirm by phone before visiting the factory tour. *Only available in Japanese)

Contents:

  1. About the factory tour
  2. Factory tour report
  3. Reservation method
  4. Photos of the factory tour
  5. How to get to the Factory
  6. Hotel search & reservation around the Factory
  7. Information of my favorite tourist spots

1.About the factory tour

Kewpie Corporation has nine factories in Japan.
Factory tours are held at five factories among them, Kobe factory is also one of them.qpkobefactory-04

This factory is located by the sea, so the scenery is very beautiful.
Near the factory there are Rokko Island, Port Island, Kobe Airport and so on.
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Factory tour is free, reservation-only.
(Foreigners must confirm by phone before visiting the factory tour. *Only available in Japanese)

There are “Mayonnaise course” and “Dressing course” for factory tours.

I went to the mayonnaise course.
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2.Factory tour report

Flow of the factory tour

・Visit and entryThe appearance of the Kewpie Kobe Factory.

The appearance of the Kewpie Kobe Factory.
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The entrance gate.
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Admission pass of the factory tour.
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There is a parking lot in the factory. (It’s free of charge.)
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The design of the factory pillar is the same as the mayonnaise package design.qpkobefactory-07

Entrance to the factory.
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Factory elevator. (We go to the fourth floor of the factory.)
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・Entrance hall

The fourth floor of the factory is an entrance hall (waiting room).
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・Memorial photography section
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・History of the Kewpie Corporation
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・Automatic face recognition display
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・Section of the knowledge of food
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・Section of picture books and magazines
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・Product exhibition section
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・Commemorative stamp section
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・Locker (free)
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・Drinking water server (Free)
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・Factory tour

・Map of the factory
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・Watching video
We watched the history video on mayonnaise in the viewing room at the entrance hall.
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・Tour of the production line of mayonnaise
Photography of the production line is prohibited. 

[Video of production line]

 www.kewpie.co.jp 
https://www.kewpie.co.jp/know/openkitchen/ok_02.html
https://www.kewpie.co.jp/know/openkitchen/ok_02.html


・Kewpie kitchen (Tasting)

・Kewpie kitchen
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We can sample various mayonnaise and dressing here.
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This is a mini salad for tasting.
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There were four kinds of mayonnaise for tasting.
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There were six kinds of dressing for tasting.
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・Kewpie shop (Souvenir)

We got mayonnaise and a prepared dish as a souvenir.
These are, of course, free.
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There is the souvenir shop ‘kewpie shop’ in the entrance hall.qpkobefactory-19

We can buy mayonnaise and kewpie goods here.
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Factory tour is about 90 minutes.

3.Reservation method

The factory tour is reservation-only.
(Foreigners must confirm by phone before visiting the factory tour. *Only available in Japanese)


■Internet Reservation

[Reservation Method]

 


■Phone (Reception time 9:30~12:00、13:00~16:00)
+81-78-411-6015


4.Photos of the factory tour

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5.How to get to the Factory

The nearest station is Hanshin Fukae station or JR Konan-Yamate station.

Because the distance from the station to the destination is far, I’ll recommend you to use a bus or taxi from station.


■From Osaka Station or Kyoto Station (by train)

  Timetable and Route Search

■Route Example (From JR Osaka Station to JR Konan-Yamate Station)
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■Route Example (From Hanshin Umeda (Osaka) Station to Hanshin Fukae Station)
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■Route Example (From JR Kyoto Station to JR Konan-Yamatee Station)
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■From JR Konan-Yamate Station (by bus)

  Timetable and Route Search of bus

Bus company:Kobe City Bus
Routes/Destination:30/Bound for Fukaehamamachi (深江浜町)
Boarding bus stop:JR Konan-Yamate Sta. (JR甲南山手)
Alighting bus stop:Fukaehamamachi-nishi (深江浜町西)
Bus fare:210 yen
Time required:About 20 min

[Timetable]

If the factory tour starts at 10:00am, you must get on the 9:20 bus.
If the factory tour starts at 1:30pm, you must get on the 12:20 bus.


■From Hanshin Fukae Station (by bus)

  Timetable and Route Search of bus

Bus company:Kobe City Bus
Routes/Destination:30/Bound for Fukaehamamachi (深江浜町)
Boarding bus stop:Hanshin Fukae Sta. (阪神深江)
Alighting bus stop:Fukaehamamachi-nishi (深江浜町西)
Bus fare:210 yen
Time required:About 14 min

[Timetable]

If the factory tour starts at 10:00am, you must get on the 9:26 bus.
If the factory tour starts at 1:30pm, you must get on the 12:26 bus.


■When you take a taxi

From Konan-Yamate/Fukae Station:About 1,240 yen (about 10 minutes)

・Let’s show a taxi driver the following phrase.
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・If you want to call a taxi, let’s show the following phrase.

[Phone number of taxi dispatch : Around the Kyoto Station]*Japanese text only.


6.Hotel search & reservation around the Factory


7.Information of my favorite tourist spots

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