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Glicopia Kobe (グリコピア神戸) is the factory of Ezaki Glico Company (江崎グリコ) which is one of the major confectionery makers in Japan which located in Kobe-shi, Hyogo.

Pocky‘ of the snack which everyone loves!!

Now, this snack is sold worldwide as well as Japan.
It is called ‘Pocky’ (Same name) in the United States, ‘Mikado’ in Europe, and ‘百奇’ in China.

Then, how will the Pocky be made?
Are you at all interested?

Therefore, the 7th of the visit to social studies that adult can enjoy is the “Glicopia Kobe (グリコピア神戸).”

We can observe the process of manufacture of Pocky & Pretz in this factory.

In the factory, it was like the house of the cake.




Contents:

  1. About Glicopia Kobe
  2. Reservation method of the factory tour
  3. Experience-based report of the factory tour
  4. Photos of Glicopia Kobe
  5. How to get to Glicopia Kobe
  6. Hotel search & reservation around this factory

1.About Glicopia Kobe

Hours:10:00~, 11:00~, 12:00~, 13:00~, 14:00~, 15:00~ (Visit time:about 80 min.)
Admission Fee:Free
Regular holiday:Every Friday, Obon holidays (mid-August), New Year’s holiday
Address:7-1, Takatsukadai, Nishi-ku Kobe-shi, Hyogo, 651-2271, Japan
Phone Number:+81-78-991-3693
Brochure:Japanese text only
Guide Signboard:Japanese text only
Video guide:Only Japanese available.
Staff:Only Japanese available.

Glicopia Kobe (グリコピア神戸) is the factory of Ezaki Glico Company (江崎グリコ) which is one of the major confectionery makers in Japan which located in Kobe-shi, Hyogo.
The nearest station is Kobe City Subway Seishin-Yamate Line Seishin-chuo Station (西神中央駅).
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The factory tour is held in this factory everyday (excluding regular holiday).
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Pocky & Pretz which are a main product of the Ezaki Glico Company (江崎グリコ) are made in this factory.
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2.Reservation method of the factory tour

This factory tour must be booked in advance.
We can perform the reservation on the Internet or telephone.

・Factory tour is possible to book from 4 months ago.
・The deadline of the reservation is the day before.
・Cancellation of the reservation:+81-78-991-3693

■Phone Number
+81-78-991-3693

■Internet

■Summary of the internet reservation method




3.Experience-based report of the factory tour

Because this factory tour is very popular, we can’t make a reservation easily on a Saturday, Sunday and holiday.
It seems to be uncrowded on weekdays.
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Glico’s station wagon!! d(*゚ー゚*)
Because there is the parking lot in this factory, we can also go to the factory by car.
(Let’s convey that you go by car when you make a reservation.)
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This is a waiting room. We wait in this room until tour start time.
The factory tour has six processes.
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This is a guitar which is like package of Pocky.
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●Mini theater

At first we watch an introduction video of Glico in this mini theater.
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●History introduction of Glico

Next, we learn the history of Glico. (A guide explains it carefully for you.)
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This is the famous logo mark of Glico.
As for this logo mark, a design changes many times from old days.
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This is successive advertisements of Glico.
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The snack which Glico developed first is a caramel candy.
In old days, a caramel candy was sold by such a vending machine.
By the way, because a nourishment ingredient which was called the glycogen was contained in the Glico’s caramel candy, this company was named Glico.
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When someone bought caramel candy with this vending machine, a short movie was broadcasted by the screen of this vending machine.
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●Observation of the production line of Pocky & Pretz

Next is the observation of the production line of Pocky & Pretz. (Photography is prohibited in this area.)
The production line was automated approximately all.
Because it is very interesting, please go there as well too.
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●Kitchen experiencing zone

Next is the kitchen experiencing zone.
This zone is like the house of the cake.
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The fairy teach us how to make cookies.
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This is how to make ice cream.
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This is how to make chocolate.
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Here is the mini theater, too.
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●3D theater

Next, we watch a 3D movie in this theater.
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The movie was about eight minutes.
The movie was a story to make a trip for obtaining the rare snack.
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●Corner of the Glico’s toy

Next is the corner of the Glico’s toy.
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The Glico’s snack comes with a free small toy from old days.
This is the museum of such a small toy.
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Now, this snack is sold worldwide as well as Japan.
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This is a souvenir section.
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There is the assorted snacks to be able to buy only in this souvenir shop.
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Finally we get a souvenir!!
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4.Photos of Glicopia Kobe

■Flickr:グリコピア神戸:Glicopia Kobe (20160719)
グリコピア神戸:Glicopia Kobe (20160719)




5.How to get to Glicopia Kobe

The nearest station of the Glicopia Kobe is ‘Kobe City Subway Seishin-Yamate Line Seishin-chuo Station (西神中央駅)’.

  Timetable and Route Search

■Route Example (From JR Osaka Station to Seishin-chuo Station)
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■Route Example (From Namba Station to Seishin-chuo Station)
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■Route Example (From Kyoto Station to Seishin-chuo Station)
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■Route Example (From Sannomiya Station to Seishin-chuo Station)
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It’s about 60 minutes or more (3 km) on foot.
Let’s take a bus or use a taxi.
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The following buses are recommended.
(One way 210 yen.)
Get on:Seishin-chuo (西神中央駅)
Get off:Takatsukadai-1chome (高塚台1丁目)

■In the case of the factory tour from 10:00 on weekdays.
[Go]
Bus Stop 4 [9:34 Kobe City Bus Bound for Kogyo-Danchi (Industrial Park)]
Bus Stop 10 [9:40 Shinki Bus Bound for Oshibedani]
[Return]
[11:27 Shinki Bus Bound for Seishin-chuo]
[12:00 Shinki Bus Bound for Seishin-chuo]

■In the case of the factory tour from 11:00 on weekdays.
[Go]
Bus Stop 10 [10:47 Shinki Bus Bound for Oshibedani]
[Return]
[12:27 Shinki Bus Bound for Seishin-chuo]
[12:57 Shinki Bus Bound for Seishin-chuo]

■In the case of the factory tour from 12:00 on weekdays.
[Go]
Bus Stop 10 [11:40 Shinki Bus Bound for Oshibedani]
[Return]
[13:27 Shinki Bus Bound for Seishin-chuo]
[14:00 Shinki Bus Bound for Seishin-chuo]

■In the case of the factory tour from 13:00 on weekdays.
[Go]
Bus Stop 10 [12:40 Shinki Bus Bound for Oshibedani]
[Return]
[14:27 Shinki Bus Bound for Seishin-chuo]
[14:55 Shinki Bus Bound for Seishin-chuo]

■In the case of the factory tour from 14:00 on weekdays.
[Go]
Bus Stop 10 [13:40 Shinki Bus Bound for Oshibedani]
[Return]
[15:27 Shinki Bus Bound for Seishin-chuo]
[16:00 Shinki Bus Bound for Seishin-chuo]

■In the case of the factory tour from 15:00 on weekdays.
[Go]
Bus Stop 5 [14:36 Shinki Bus Bound for Okubo Sta.]
Bus Stop 10 [14:40 Shinki Bus Bound for Oshibedani]
[Return]
[16:27 Shinki Bus Bound for Seishin-chuo]
[17:01 Shinki Bus Bound for Seishin-chuo]

■In the case of the factory tour from 10:00 on holiday.
[Go]
Bus Stop 10 [9:40 Shinki Bus Bound for Oshibedani]
[Return]
[11:27 Shinki Bus Bound for Seishin-chuo]
[11:57 Shinki Bus Bound for Seishin-chuo]

■In the case of the factory tour from 11:00 on holiday.
[Go]
Bus Stop 10 [10:40 Shinki Bus Bound for Oshibedani]
[Return]
[12:27 Shinki Bus Bound for Seishin-chuo]
[12:57 Shinki Bus Bound for Seishin-chuo]

■In the case of the factory tour from 12:00 on holiday.
[Go]
Bus Stop 10 [11:40 Shinki Bus Bound for Oshibedani]
[Return]
[13:27 Shinki Bus Bound for Seishin-chuo]
[14:00 Shinki Bus Bound for Seishin-chuo]

■In the case of the factory tour from 13:00 on holiday.
[Go]
Bus Stop 10 [12:40 Shinki Bus Bound for Oshibedani]
[Return]
[14:27 Shinki Bus Bound for Seishin-chuo]
[15:00 Shinki Bus Bound for Seishin-chuo]

■In the case of the factory tour from 14:00 on holiday.
[Go]
Bus Stop 10 [13:40 Shinki Bus Bound for Oshibedani]
[Return]
[15:27 Shinki Bus Bound for Seishin-chuo]
[16:00 Shinki Bus Bound for Seishin-chuo]

■In the case of the factory tour from 15:00 on holiday.
[Go]
Bus Stop 5 [14:36 Shinki Bus Bound for Okubo Sta.]
Bus Stop 10 [14:40 Shinki Bus Bound for Oshibedani]
[Return]
[16:27 Shinki Bus Bound for Seishin-chuo]
[17:01 Shinki Bus Bound for Seishin-chuo]

■When you take a taxi

From Seishin-chuo Station:1,110 yen ~ 1,370 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.

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[タクシー配車連絡先(Phone number of taxi dispatch)]

6.Hotel search & reservation around this factory

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