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Fundokin Soy Sauce Factory フンドーキン醤油 工場見学

Fundokin Soy Sauce Factory Fundokin Soy Sauce Factory
Fundokin Soy Sauce Factory Fundokin Soy Sauce Factory

A behind-the-scenes look at how to make Japan's favorite condiment

Designed to explain and demonstrate how to manufacture soy sauce, this factory tour lasts about 60 minutes and will show you the stages of the process.

Don't miss

  • The chance to learn about the art of making soy sauce on the daily factory tour
  • The sights, scents and sounds of soy sauce production
  • Insight from the guides on making a delicious soy sauce

How to Get There

Nearby Oita Station is served by the Kyudai, Hohi and Nippo Main Lines of Kyushu's train network.

From Oita Station, Fundokin Shoyu Factory is about 50 minutes by car or taxi. The nearest station is Usuki Station, and a taxi from there takes about 15 minutes.

Breaking records

Find out the secrets of making this popular Japanese condiment and visit the site where a Guinness World Record was made. Oita Shoyu Cooperative in Usuki City won the Guinness World Record in 2002 for creating the world's largest wooden brewing barrel, measuring nine meters in height and diameter, with a capacity of 540,000 liters.

Taking a tour

Tours are available for individuals or groups from Monday to Friday. You can make a reservation by phone and then confirm by fax (in Japanese). Tours are conducted in Japanese, so it's best to go with a bilingual guide. It may not be possible to view or photograph some parts of the factory depending on the manufacturing status or machine maintenance.

* The information on this page may be subject to change due to COVID-19.

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