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Okazaki-City Kakukyu Hatcho Miso (Hatcho Miso no Sato)

  • Kakukyu Hatcho Miso (Hatcho Miso no Sato)
  • Kakukyu Hatcho Miso (Hatcho Miso no Sato)
  • Kakukyu Hatcho Miso (Hatcho Miso no Sato)
  • Kakukyu Hatcho Miso (Hatcho Miso no Sato)
  • Kakukyu Hatcho Miso (Hatcho Miso no Sato)
  • Kakukyu Hatcho Miso (Hatcho Miso no Sato)
  • Kakukyu Hatcho Miso (Hatcho Miso no Sato)

Get to Know Hatcho Miso

Kakukyu’s fermented soybean paste “Hatcho Miso” is made by filling huge wooden casks with only soybeans and salt, placing natural river rocks by hand in a pyramid shape on top, and then letting the miso slowly mature for two summers and two winters (more than two years).

Kakukyu Hatcho Miso

A long-standing miso maker that dates back to the early Edo period, Kakukyu’s Head Office and Archives were recognized as Registered National Tangible Cultural Properties by the national government. Once a large storehouse used for preparing miso, the Archives building introduces what traditional miso-making techniques looked like. You can also taste and compare miso soups made with Hatcho Miso and Akadashi Miso. The giant wooden casks with a diameter of 6-shaku, equivalent to around 1.8 meters, continue to be used to this day and the sight of them lined up in the miso warehouse is incredible!

  • Kakukyu Hatcho Miso
  • Kakukyu Hatcho Miso
  • Kakukyu Hatcho Miso

Old Streets Lined with Miso Storehouses (Hatchokura-dori)

A road where miso storehouses stand in a row, and the charm of the olden days remains

The name Hatcho Village (modern day Hatcho district) came from its location 8-cho (pronounced “hatcho,” or approximately 870 meters) from Okazaki Castle. Hatcho Miso, which derived its name from this place of production, differs from other types of miso in that it is made with only soybeans, water, and salt and doesn't use rice bran. For that reason, Hatcho Miso is treasured because it can be kept for a long time without a loss of flavor. This miso also became the starting point for famous, representative dishes of Nagoya and the Mikawa region such as miso-nikomi udon noodles, miso-katsu pork culets, and miso oden hot pot.
Miso manufacturers Maruya Hatcho Miso and Kakukyu Hatcho Miso continue to preserve the traditional production methods to this day. The appearance of old Japan remains in the warehouses that line the narrow alleyways with their characteristic contrast of black wooden boards and white earthen walls coated in plaster. Furthermore, this neighborhood was the location of NHK’s morning drama serial Junjo Kirari, which was broadcast in 2006. Along the road are stone monuments with the signature and handprint of the heroine, played by Miyazaki Aoi.


  • Multipurpose toilet
  • Souvenirs
  • Restaurant
  • Wi-Fi
Location : 〒444-0923
69 Oukan-dori, Hatcho-cho, Okazaki-City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Fee : Facility tours: Free of charge
days / hours
: ・Tours take 30 minutes and are capped at 20 people each time.
・Please apply for a tour at the reception desk near the store entrance.

Tour reception time
Twice per day at 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM

[Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays]
11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Guided Facility Tours start every hour on the hour

*: Please inquire by phone about tours during Obon in August and New Year’s holidays.

[Gift Shop and Rest Area] 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
*: Hours currently shortened to 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

[Kyuemon Restaurant] 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM (Last order at 2:30 PM)
Parking : Available, free of charge (cap. 40 passenger cars, 10 buses)
Restrooms : Available
Holidays : Open every day (excluding year-end and New Year's holidays)
Phone number : [Head Office] 0564-21-0151
[Facility Tours and Gift Shop] 0564-21-1355

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  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    From Nagoya Station, take the Meitestu Nagoya Main Line. Alight at Okazaki Koen Mae station and walk 5 minutes.
  • Access by car
    Access by car
    15 minutes from Okazaki I.C. of the Tomei Expressway.

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