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As a low-calorie and healthy food, konnyaku draws attention from overseas. Konnyaku is a gelatinous food that is made from konnyaku potato, and 90% of the potatoes are grown in Gunma prefecture. Konnyaku Park, located in Gunma, is a theme park where visitors can tour its factory and experience making konnyaku. It has a restaurant that offers konnyaku dish buffet as well. In the gift shop, you can purchase various konnyaku products, and there are also foot baths in the park.
- 204-1 Obata, Kanra-machi, Kanra-gun, Gunma
- Contact No.
- 10 minutes by taxi from Joshu Fukushima Station on Joshin Dentetsu Line
- Opening Hours / Holidays
Open all year round
- Official Website
- Time Required
- 2.5 hours
- Admission fee
- Free factory tour and buffet. Additional fee for konnyaku making courses.
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Fun Factory Tour
In the Konnyaku and Shirataki (noodles made from konnyaku) Factory Zone and the Jello Factory Zone, visitors can tour two production lines that make their products using konnyaku potatoes and konnyaku powder. There are also a video and a panel in the factory that introduces the history and trivia of konnyaku for visitors to enjoy leaning about konnyaku.
Fun Experience that everyone can Enjoy
In the park, visitors can not only tour the factory, but also have a konnyaku-making experience. They offer four courses like handmade konnyaku crafting experience. All the courses require reservations in advance. A first grader and older can join these courses.
Free Konnyaku Dish Buffet!
In the buffet zone, you can enjoy various kinds of konnyaku dishes all-you-can-eat and it's free. The menu includes fried konnyaku, konnyaku noodle ramen and konnyaku sweets. They are all delicious, and you will wonder if they are all made of konnyaku.
Wide Variety of Konnyaku Products
The gift corner is filled with konnyaku products. There are various konnyaku items, such as konnyaku bread, ramen noodles and konnyaku castella (cake). They offer a bag where you can pack as many konnyaku as will fit for 500 yen. It's a real bargain to get this many konnyaku goodies.
Free Foot Baths
At the park, they utilize high temperature steam that is generated from the konnyaku manufacturing process to heat the foot baths. You can enjoy four kinds of foot baths in five different locations. They are all very relaxing.