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As soon as we got off the train at Choshi station, we could smell the soy sauce. It takes 5 minutes on foot to the huge Yamasa Shoyu Factory. Although this factory has a long history, we were surprised at modern machines used there. The workers were very friendly and kind. They answered our questions kindly and gave us a bottle of soy sauce to take home. Visiting the factory to learn how soy sauce is made was very interesting. It was much easier for us to understand the large scale of the factory by visiting it instead of just looking at a pamphlet.

  (reservations required)

 Information = 9:00 to 11:00 a.m./1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
 Guided tours take about 50 minutes,
 including an informational video.

 TEL = 0479-22-9809

 Access = Take the JR Sobu Line from Tokyo to Chiba,
  (about 1 hour), and from Chiba change to the JR
 Sobu Honsen and take it to Choshi (about 1 hour and
 30 minutes). It's a 5-minute walk to the factory.

Sushi, the quintessential Japanese food. For maximum enjoyment, serve only with Yamasa soy sauce.