A factory where you can observe, for free, the process behind how Shizuoka's famous local product, unagi (eel) pie, is made. In this popular facility, visited by seven million people every year, you can see the huge oven where the pies are cooked, the wrapping line, etc. As well as the factory itself, there is also the unagi pie cafe serving "special edition" pies, and a factory-direct sales shop where you can get souvenirs.
748-51 Ōkubochō, Nishi-ku, Hamamatsu-shi, Shizuoka-ken 432-8006
JR "Hamamatsu Station" (JR浜松駅), take the 37 line bus at "Hamamatsu Station" (浜松駅) bus terminal to "Ōkubo"(大久保). 15 minutes walk from the station.
|Business hours||9:30 - 17:30 (18:00 in July and August only).
Closed on specified dates.
|Websites||Official Site (JPN)http://www.unagipai-factory.jp/|
A popular product in Japan, unagi pie has long been hand-made by experts, using eels from Lake Hamana.
Unagi pie V.S.O.P.
A high-grade unagi pie made without water, using fresh cream and milk along with macadamia nuts and brandy.
Unagi pie millefeuile.
A popular "gelato sandwich" made to go with unagi pie. The topping varies with the season.
Unagi pie jumbo parfait.
A jumbo parfait made from 13 unagi pies. Goes well with fruit and fresh cream. Also highly photogenic.