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Mihama-Town Shoku to Kenko no Yakata (Hall of Nutrition and Health)

  • Shoku to Kenko no Yakata (Hall of Nutrition and Health)
  • Shoku to Kenko no Yakata (Hall of Nutrition and Health)

Get to know a facility for primitive salt production and taste naturally made table salt

The town of Mihama is known for being a salt production region since the Kofun Period (late 3rd century-end of the 7th century CE). And at the Shoku to Kenko no Yakata (Hall of Nutrition and Health), the ancient methods of making salt are brought back to life for sightseeing and education. Located across the road from Onoura Beach (Onoura Kaisuiyokujo), this touristic spot themed around salt has also tole painting and "Tonbo-dama" Japanese beads crafting experiences available to the guests.

Shoku to Kenko no Yakata (Hall of Nutrition and Health)

Upon entering the parking lot, the first thing to notice is the large, four-tiered evaporation wooden structure made of bamboo branches arranged in a Kayabuki roof fashion. This is part of a saltern facility, namely of the "Flow-down type with shoot ream rack" method (Ryukashiki-Shijoka-Enden 流下式 枝条架 塩田), the only of its kind in Aichi Prefecture, and in which salt water pumped from the sea dripped from the top is recirculated several times until brine with 20% concentration is obtained for the posterior heated evaporation process. Besides producing table salt, such evaporation, made on a large metallic vessel for 4 hours, creates bittern, which is the magnesium chloride solution known in Japan as "nigari" and a key ingredient of "tofu" bean curd making.

Inside the facility guests are able to shop for souvenirs made with the salt produced in Mihama or have a meal at the adjacent cafe. One of the most sought-after items is the "Shio-Sofutokurimu", a soft serve made with the local salt.

  • Shoku to Kenko no Yakata (Hall of Nutrition and Health)
  • Shoku to Kenko no Yakata (Hall of Nutrition and Health)
  • Shoku to Kenko no Yakata (Hall of Nutrition and Health)

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Location : 〒470-3236
1 Nishikawa, Onoura, Mihama-Town, Chita-gun, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Fee : Facility admission free of charge
Opening
days / hours
: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Parking : Available
Restrooms : Available
Holidays : Tuesdays (if Tuesday is a holiday, opens on Tuesday and closes the next day), year's end and New Year.
Phone number : 0569-83-3600

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ACCESS

  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    From Nagoya Station, take the Meitetsu train bound for Utsumi (Tokyu Rapid Service 特急) (approx. 1hr ride) and alight at Noma Station. Take a taxi (approx. 10min ride).
  • Access by car
    Access by car
    Approx. 15min southwestwards from Mihama I.C. of the Minami-Chita Road via routes 274, 275 and 247.

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