The Shoryudo has been a cornerstone of Japan's industry,
ranging from the traditional arts such as carpentry, ceramics,
textiles, and food commodities since ancient times.
Nowadays, there are also many other industries along the Shoryudo,
including car manufacturing,
which makes it the strongest industrial area in Japan.
For this reason, the Shoryudo has
become the best region to tour Japan's manufacturing industry.
Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology
Public Relations Group
"Let‘s experience the great history of the Shoryudo, and visit the heart and soul of Japan‘s manufacturing known as MONOZUKURI."
The Shoryudo Area has been selected for both its industrial institutions and its sightseeing attractions where one can have a hands-on experience, observe, and enjoy both the traditional arts and modern industries established there.
Choose an establishment by
location or category.
Traditional Industrial Arts
These establishments handle a variety of industrial arts which have been passed down through many generations. These arts include ceramics, wagashi (Japanese paper), woodworking, and metal casting, as well as other traditional industrial arts recognized by the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry,
These establishments offer tours of their factories related to MONOZUKURI, ranging from food commodities to industrial arts.
Industrial and Natural History Museums
These establishments present an opportunity for one to learn about the technology, products, and history of the region's businesses, industrial arts, and food culture.
Modernized Manufacturing Legacies
These establishments will talk about the process of Japan‘s manufacturing modernization from the end of the Edo period to the pre-war days, as well as introduce structures and machines recognized by the Ministry of Economy and Industry.
Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry
These establishments are related to the Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry industries operating in this region.
Personal Experience Available
These establishments offer opportunities for hands-on experiences in MONOZUKURI.
These establishments offer tours on which you may observe the workers and operations of MONOZUKURI.
This route, which symbolizes the Shoryudo, is shaped like a dragon rising to the sky with the Noto Peninsula as its head.
This route let you experience the spirit of the Japanese people, providing encounters with the nation’s good old days.
This route puts you in touch with the bustle and magnificence of the great outdoors, including mountains, fantastically-shaped rocks, and ancient lakes.
This route lets you enjoy crafts and experience castles related to the samurai, who played a formative role in the period we see depicted in ukiyo-e paintings.