Learn, taste, and shop konnyaku at this foodie paradise located in Gunma, the konnyaku capital of Japan!
Making up for 90% of production in Japan, Gunma Prefecture is one of the most famous producers of konnyaku. It’s also home to a konnyaku specialty park, a veritable “mecca” for konnyaku lovers.
Inside the themepark you’ll find a factory where you can see three different spots, the “ita” (board-style) konnyaku production line, the “shirataki” (noodle-style) konnyaku production line and the “dessert” production line. Your tour starts with a video and introduction of the many intricate machine parts that require an extra-close eye to understand, as well as an all-encompassing overview at the end to make you a full-fledged master of konnyaku! For an even deeper dive you can try your hand at an interactive workshop. Be sure to reserve before 1:00pm the day before to secure a slot for 2 or more.
Other popular attractions include the free konnyaku cooking, sweets buffet, the “Foods Market” with plenty of fresh Gunma produce, or even the 500-yen as-much-as-you-can-cram konnyaku corner.
In the park you’ll even find an “ashiyu” (foot bath) area to kick back and rest your feet over a nice warm soak. (Only open on weekends as of July 2021).
Enjoy a chance to tour a real konnyaku factory.
The all-you-can-cram konnyaku corner is an especially popular spot to stock up on souvenirs.
Homemade konnyaku workshops available (advance reservation required)
Konnyaku dishes and dessert buffet available (free)
Colorful array of Gunma-produced veggies and fruits for sale.
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- Name in Japanese
- Postal Code
- 204-1 Obata, Kanramachi, Kanragun, Gunma
Entrance and Buffet are free
※Handmade Konnyaku Workshop requires a separate fee. The all-you-can-cram konnyaku corner costs 500 yen.
- Regular Closures
Open every day
※Temporary closures may occur to performance maintenance. Please be sure to check before visiting.
- Open Hours
Weekdays: 9:00am to 4:30on (admission closes at 4:00pm)
Weekends and Holidays: 9:00am to 5:30 pm (admission closes at 5:00pm)
※Please note that park hours may be subject to change.
※Dec. 31st to Jan. 3rd: Admission ends at 4:00pm and park closes at 5:00pm.
※Please call at least one day in advance for groups of 30 or more.
(1) Take the Joshin-etsu Expressway and drive for approx. 10 minutes after taking the Tomioka IC exit
(2) Approx 30 min. drive from Takasaki Station on the JR Shinkansen Line.
(3) Approx 10 min. drive from Joshu-Fukushima Station on the Joshin Dentetsu Line.
(4) Approx 15 min. drive from Joshu-Tomioka Station on the Joshin Dentetsu Line.
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- Official Website (Japanese)