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Niigata Senbei Okoku
Niigata prefecture is known as one of the largest rice producing regions in Japan. The amount of production of rice confectionery is also the largest in Japan. Niigata Senbei Okoku (Niigata rice cracker kingdom) is a sightseeing spot in Niigata featuring senbei or the ubiquitous rice crackers. Niigata Senbei Okoku offers visitors opportunities to see employees baking senbei in the factory, try roasting original senbei, and eat some unique dishes made with senbei. There is also a souvenir shop in the facility that sells original goods only available here.
- 2661 Niizaki, Kita-ku, Niigata-shi, Niigata
- Contact No.
- 20-min walk from JR Niizaki station
- Opening Hours / Holidays
- Official Website
- Time Required
- 90 minutes
- Admission fee
- Admission free. Each program is charged individually.
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Rice Cracker Roasting Experience, Make your Original
You can make your original senbei here in Niigata Senbei Okoku. Draw your original picture with soy sauce on a large senbei which is about 25 cm in diameter. You can make your own personal, one of its kind senbei in the world. You can take it back home in a special package as a souvenir.
Make an Original Flavored Senbei
"Bakauke" is a popular senbei made in Niigata. You can blend various kinds of flavor powder that are used to make Bakauke and create your original flavor. You never know how it tastes until you actually take a bite!
In Niigata Senbei Okoku, visitors can see employees baking senbei in the factory. You will see confectioners spreading soy sauce on each senbei and roasting them over a charcoal fire. You can learn how senbei is made.
Original Food and Souvenirs
Unique and original food that you can only try here, such as soft ice cream or croquettes made with senbei, is available for purchase. The souvenir shop also offers many selections of souvenirs sold only in Niigata Senbei Okoku. Don't forget to pick the original flavored senbei too.