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Nousaku New Building is the must-see spot of Takaoka for both tourists and local residents!

2017.07.07 UP

Do you know the new company building of Nousaku Co., Ltd., conceived as “industrial tourism” which opened on April 27 (Thursday) this year? Visitors can enjoy their fashionable cafe / shop, cast-making experience and factory tours.

Among the buildings constructed on the site of approximately 4,100 tsubo (1 tsubo = 3.954 sq. yds.), there are not only manufacturing factories, but also the following attractions with large open space: “NOUSAKU LAB” which lets you experience six types of cast-making experience; “FACTORY SHOP” which sells all kinds of items with superb design, including items that are limited to this company, such as large sake cups and trays; café “IMONO KITCHEN” where you can enjoy the cuisine made with local ingredients and served in Nousaku ware.

You can also visit the manufacturing factory and see the work process of the craftsmen while listening to the commentaries of the guide. By standing up close to the craftsmen, rather than through a glass barrier, you can experience the traditional technique of Takaoka Casting close at hand.

In addition, the “tourist information space” which was established to fulfill “Toyama’s sightseeing hub-like role” is a must-see. Available for the visitors here are the information cards which the members of the Nousaku Industrial Tourism Department have produced, using their unique cutting-edge method in collecting the material. Visitors are free to take home these information cards, totaling about 200 kinds, ranging from those on the well-known spots to those on unique spots that are only familiar to the local residents.

◼ Factory tour
・Advance reservation system (free)
・Days off: Sundays, holidays, year-end and New Year holidays (Saturdays may be closed, depending on the month)
・For further information: www.nousaku.co.jp/main/en/tourism/tour/

◼ Cast-making experienceー”NOUSAKU  LAB”
・Advance reservation system (fee: Elementary school student: 500 yen ~ : adult: 800 yen ~)
・Days off:New Year holidays
・For further information: www.nousaku.co.jp/main/en/tourism/nousaku_lab/

◼ Cafe—”IMONO KITCHEN”
・Business hours: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (last order at 17:30)
・Days New Year holidays
・For further information: www.nousaku.co.jp/main/en/tourism/imono-kitchen/

◼ Shop—”FACTORY SHOP”
・Business hours: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (last order at 17:30)
・Days New Year holidays
・For further information: www.nousaku.co.jp/main/en/shops_info/factory_shop/

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