関西在住の外国人家族のための遊び場情報サイトです。
This website is to provide information about Kansai to foreign families.

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Our family often go on factory visits when we don't want to go somewhere crowded or go sightseeing.
There are often free gift coupons on their websites. Just print out the page, take it with you & present it to the receptionist.

Glico (Snacks)

江崎記念館

The confectionary maker, Ezaki Glico, opened "Ezaki Memorial" in commemoration of their 50th anniversary in 1972. The paviIion introduces Glico products.

ADDRESS/TEL
4-6-5 Utajima, Nishiyodogawa-ku, Osaka
大阪府大阪市西淀川区歌島4-6-5
06-6477-8257
URL
ACCESS
15 min. walk from Tsukamoto Stn. on the JR Tokaido Line.
ENTRY/CHARGES
Free but reservations are required.
HOURS
10:00 - 16:00Reservations are required from Monday to Friday.
You could visit us without a reservation on thefirst and third Saturday expect National holidays.
However, reservations are required for large groups.
HOLIDAY
The second and forth Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays, Obon & New Year's
FACILITY/SERVICES
Wheelchair

Meiji (Snacks)

明治製菓

About 50 products are produced here. The factory was established in 1955.

ADDRESS/TEL
1-10 Asahi-cho, Takatsuki, Osaka
大阪府高槻市朝日町1-10
072-685-5011
URL
https://www.meiji.co.jp/learned/factory/osaka/
ACCESS
10 min. walk from Fukushima Stn. on the JR Line or Shin-Fukushima Stn. on the Tozai Subway Line or Higobashi Stn. on the Yostubashi Subway Line.
ENTRY/CHARGES
Free but reservations are required.
HOURS
Tours at 9:30/1:30
HOLIDAY
Monday mornings & Friday afternoons.
FACILITY/SERVICES
Wheelchair

Asahi Beer

アサヒビール吹田工場

After taking a tour of the factory, beer & soft drinks are served & a commemorative gift is given out. This factory has a history of 100 years or more.

ADDRESS/TEL
1-45 Nishinosho, Suita, Osaka
吹田市西の庄1-45
06-6388-1943
URL
ACCESS
10 min. walk from Suita Stn. on the JR or Hankyu Line.
ENTRY/CHARGES
Free but reservations are required.
HOURS
9:30-3:00
HOLIDAY
New Year's & specified holidays.
FACILITY/SERVICES
Wheelchair

Instant Ramen Museum

インスタントラーメン発明記念館

The history of instant noodles is told. A hands-on-experience of ramen-making is available.

ADDRESS/TEL
8-25 Masumi-cho, Ikeda, Osaka
大阪府池田市満寿美町8-25
072-752-0825
URL
ACCESS
20 min. from Umeda Stn. on the the Hankyu Takarazuka Line to Ikeda Stn.
ENTRY/CHARGES
Free but costs ¥300 to make your own Cup of Noodles.
HOURS
9:30-4:00 (Last entry at 3:30)
HOLIDAY
Tuesday or the following day it is a holiday & New Year's.
FACILITY/SERVICES
Weelchair

Japan Mint Tour Mint Museum

造幣局

A famous cherry blossom viewing place.
See their English homepage for more details.

ADDRESS/TEL
1-1-79 Tenma, Kita-ku, Osaka
大阪市北区天満1-1-79  
06-6351-6150
URL
ACCESS
15 min. walk from JR Sakuranomiya Stn. or Kyobashi Stn.
10 min. walk from Osaka Tenmagu Stn. on the JR Tozai Line
ENTRY/CHARGES
Free but reservations required.
HOURS
9:00/10:00/10:30/1:00/1:30/2:30
About 90 minutes
HOLIDAY
Weekends, National Holidays & New Year's
FACILITY/SERVICES
Free parking

Suntory Yamazaki Distillery

サントリー山崎蒸留所

After taking a tour of the factory, whisky & soft drinks are served. A variety of ways to serve whisky is demonstrated. A gift shop & a whisky bar are in the main building.

ADDRESS/TEL
5-2-1 Yamazaki, Shimamoto-cho, Mishima-gun, Osaka
大阪府三島郡島本町山崎5-2-1
075-962-1423
Phone:+81-75-962-1423
(Reception hours: 09:30-17:00 excluding non-business days)
URL
ACCESS
10 min. walk from Yamazaki Stn. on the JR or Oyamazaki Stn. on the Hankyu Kyoto Line.
ENTRY/CHARGES
1,000 yen per person (including tax)
HOURS
Weekdays of from March 1st to May 31st】
9:50/11:00/12:20/13:30/14:50
【Holidays of from March 1st to May 31st】
9:50/10:30/11:00/12:20/13:30/14:50
HOLIDAY
Over the New Year’s holiday and during plant shutdowns
(some of which are not scheduled in advance)
FACILITY/SERVICES
An English guide may be available upon request.

大阪ガス ガス科学館

You can learn about natural gas.
There is an English homepage with recipes but no info on visiting the facility.

ADDRESS/TEL
3-1 Takasago, Takaishi
大阪府高石市高砂3-1  
072-268-0071
URL
ACCESS
15 min. by taxi from JR Higashihagoromo Stn. or Nankai Hagoromo Stn.
ENTRY/CHARGES
Free but reservations required.
HOURS
9:30-4:30
Tour times:10:00-12:00 /1:30-3:30
HOLIDAY
The 2nd & 4th Saturday
FACILITY/SERVICES
Free parking

Panasonic Living Showroom

パナソニック リビング ショウルーム 大阪

The homepage is in English and Japanese.

ADDRESS/TEL
2-1-3 Shiromi, Chuo-ku, Osaka
大阪府大阪市中央区城見2-1-3
06-6943-9575
URL
ACCESS
JR Kyobashi Station, West Exit: 8 min. walk Keihan Line, Kyobashi Station, Katamachi Exit: 8 min. walk
Nagahori Tsurumi Ryokuchi Subway Line, Osaka Business Park Station, Exit No. 4: 3 min. walk
JR Tozai Line, Osakajo-Kitazume Station, Exit No. 1: 6 min. walk
ENTRY/CHARGES
Free
HOURS
10:00-6:00 (last entry at 5:00)
HOLIDAY
Wednesday (expect for holidays), Obon & New Year's
FACILITY/SERVICES
Weelchair
Nursing Room

NHK TV

NHKテレビ

There is a place where you can experience being a newscaster or being on TV.

ADDRESS/TEL
4-1-20 Otemae, Chuo-ku, Osaka
大阪市中央区大手前4-1-20
06-6941-0431
URL
ACCESS
2 min. walk from Tanimachi 4 chome Stn. on the Tanimachi Subway Line.
ENTRY/CHARGES
Free but reservations requred.
HOURS
10:00-6:00 (Last entry at 5:30)
Time required:40 min.
HOLIDAY
Tuesday & New Year's.
FACILITY/SERVICES
Osaka Castle

Sakai Hamono Cutlery

Hamonoミュージアム

Sharpening cutlery can be experienced.
Sakai City is famous in cutlery.

ADDRESS/TEL
1-1-30 Zaimoku-cho Nishi, Sakai
堺市材木町西1-1-30
072-227-1001
URL
ACCESS
1 min. walk from Myokokuji Stn. on the Nankai line
13 min. walk from Sakai Stn. on the Nankai Line
ENTRY/CHARGES
Free
HOURS
10:00-5:00
HOLIDAY
The fourth Tuesday of every month
FACILITY/SERVICES