Okuya Peanut Factory

Okuya Peanut Factory

This shop uses Aizu-grown peanuts in their delicious confectionery sweets. There’s a sampling corner for you to try their creations. Our top recommendation is the peanut soft-serve ice cream!

Venue Details

Venue Details
Websitehttps://shop.oku-ya.com/(Japanese)
Contact

Okuya Peanut Factory

(+81) 241-23-7630

Opening Hours

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Access Details
Access1114 Tenmanmae, Kitakata City, Fukushima Pref. 966-0852
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Getting there

By Train: 5 min walk from Kitakata Station (JR Ban-etsu West Line)

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