Make Your Own Senbei Experience (Yamanaka Senbei)

Make Your Own Senbei Experience (Yamanaka Senbei)

Established over 110 years ago, the main store of Yamanaka Senbei serves up handcooked senbei rice crackers. Just like in times of old, they use a traditional brick oven to cook their crackers over a charcoal fire. This experience is highly recommended for foodies and tourists alike, as you’ll be able to enjoy senbei fresh from the charcoal oven! (Reservations are advised for the senbei-making experience)

Venue Details

Venue Details
Website http://www.yamanaka-senbei.com/shop.html (Japanese)
Contact

Yamanaka Senbei Main Store

Best Season All Year
Opening Hours

10:00 AM - 4:30 PM (Senbei experience run from 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM)

Open throughout the year

Parking Available (Space for 5 cars)
Entrance Fee 600 yen per person (for 3 senbei crackers)
Related info This experience takes around 15 minutes.
Access Details
Access Kita-machi 407-1, Sekishiba-machi Kamitakahitai, Kitakata City, Fukushima Pref. 966-0015 View directions
Getting there

By Car: 16 min from Aizuwakamatsu I.C. exit off the Ban-etsu Expressway

By Train: 17 min walk (8 min taxi ride) from Kitakata Station (JR Ban-etsu West Line)

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