MONOZUKURI StoryLet´s explore the culture and craftmanship!

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.



Nousaku Inc.
Molding craftsman

Kenji Shiura

Takefu Knife Village
Blacksmith, Blade Honer

Shiro Kamo

Sample Village Iwasaki
Sample Craftsman

Takahiro Ishigami

Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology
Public Relations Group
Group Manager

Tahei Matsumoto

Ama Hut Hachiman Kamado

Mitsue Okano
Reiko Nomura


"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.

Takaoka: a place familiar to the Maeda lords of Kaga domain

Kurobe Gorge Railway

Nousaku Corporation

Minamoto Masunosushi Museum

Kaga Traditional Handicrafts Village Yunokuni no Mori

Gold Leaf Sakuda Co., Ltd. Main Store

Takefu Knife Village

Glasses Museum

Akasawa Forest Railway Memorial Museum

Silk Fact Okaya - Okaya Silk Museum

Togakushi Soba Museum - Tonkururin

Oak Viilage

Kakamigahara Aerospace Science Museum

Sample Village Iwasaki

Seki Sword Tradition Museum

Masu Workshop Masuya

Mino Washi Paper Goods Workshop Ishikawa Paper Goods, Ltd.

Grinpia Makinohara

Hamamatsu Museum of Musical Instruments

Aichi Prefectural Ceramic Museum

Aiya Nishio Matcha Museum - Waku Waku

Toyota Kaikan Museum

Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology

Toyota Automobile Museum

Noritake Garden

Maneki-Neko Museum

SCMAGLEV and Railway Park

Ama Hut Hachiman Kamado

Mikimoto Pearl Island

Inoue Butsudan

Kurokabe Square

Yanmar Museum

See Other Routes

The four Shoryudo routes.

Dragon Course

This route, which symbolizes the Shoryudo, is shaped like a dragon rising to the sky with the Noto Peninsula as its head.

Nostalgic Course

This route let you experience the spirit of the Japanese people, providing encounters with the nation’s good old days.

Great Nature Course

This route puts you in touch with the bustle and magnificence of the great outdoors, including mountains, fantastically-shaped rocks, and ancient lakes.

Ukiyo-e Course

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.

About Shoryudo ambassadors and their activities

  • About Shoryudo ambassadors and their activities Ms. Ryoko Nakano
  • About Shoryudo ambassadors and their activities Mr. Yuen, Man Ying
  • Retrace the footprints of the G7 Summit at Ise-Shima
  • Transit Information
  • Activity and Event Information
  • What's Shoryudo?
  • SHORYUDO Free Wi-Fi information