IWACHU Casting Works

This is a theme-park style factory where you can see the production process of Nanbu cast ironware. There are facilities such as an exhibition gallery, and a souvenir shop. At the entrance there is a display of Morioka's festival float, with which you can take pictures. There is also a 350-kg teakettle, largest of its kind in the world.

Website: http://www.iwachu.co.jp/ (Japanese Only)

Category: Art, design and traditional goods

Region: Tohoku




IWACHU Casting Works
2-23-9 Minami Semboku, Morioka City ,IWATE

*From Tokyo Station:
[Rail]2h30min to Morioka Station by JR Tohoku Shinkansen

*From Morioka Station:
[Taxi]15 min by Taxi

*From Morioka-minami I.C.(Tohoku Expressway):
[Car] 8 min. drive


Admission fee Free
Working days and hours 8:30 - 17:30
Closings Tue, Dec.31st and Jan 1st.
Visitor capacity 700 people
Time required for a tour About 30-40min
Language Japanese only
Reservation No Required


Tel: +81-19-635-2505
E-mail: kaikan@iwachu.co.jp