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Fukui Prefecture Kelp Commercial and Industrial Cooperative Association

Japan, 914-0061 8-1 Horaicho, Tsuruga City, Fukui Prefecture

Tsuruga has been a busy port since ancient times, serving as the main route for transporting products from Hokkaido and Tohoku to Kyoto and Osaka, and as the largest gathering port for ingredients and goods. One of the most sought-after ingredients was kelp, and its craftsmanship is still passed down in Tsuruga today. Tsuruga is one of the leading kelp processing areas in the country, producing about 80% of the total handmade konbu. The techniques are supported by craftsmen in the city, and you can experience kelp oystering while being taught by a craftsman how to use a knife in a way that machines cannot.

Business Time

All year round (Please contact us in advance if you would like to try it out.)

Telephone number 0770-24-4500
  • Approximately 5 minutes by car from JR Tsuruga Station
Wi-Fi No
Language 日本語 / English / 中文繁體
Other (Language support) ・Traditional Chinese/English pointing panels and pamphlets available. The conversation language is Japanese only. (Other precautions, etc.) ・Please contact us if your stay time is convenient. In some cases, this can be done by adjusting the number of craftsmen. ・When processing kelp, please sit on a special pedestal. Especially for women, please come wearing pants rather than a skirt. ・When processing kelp, we will use a small special knife that will be loaned to you. Please handle with care as it is a knife.
Last Update : 2024.02.08   Map Travel Co., Ltd.

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