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Niigtata Rice Cracker Museum

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Address: 2661 Niizaki, Kita-ku, Niigata 950-3134, Niigata Prefecture
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+81 25-259-0161

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Fun experience mostly for kids

Senbei museum is an attraction more than a "museum". The main attraction was the opportunity to make senbei crackers yourself - first you heat the raw cracker, then you draw your... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
Los Angeles, CA
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Los Angeles, CA
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Senbei museum is an attraction more than a "museum". The main attraction was the opportunity to make senbei crackers yourself - first you heat the raw cracker, then you draw your own design on it. It's fun and educational, but really for kids. I was hoping for a factory tour, but you get to see someone making a set of... More 

Thank dcpalter
Riverside, California
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We had a fun time at the rice cracker museum. We weren't sure what to do when we first entered. We needed to purchase a token from the machine, allowing us to make our own cracker. You can choose from round or heart shaped. We chose heart shaped. You hold it over a hot fire while it cooks, create a... More 

Thank Elizabeth W
Tallahassee, Florida
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

For Baka Uke senbei fans, this is an interesting, slightly off the beaten track, destination. I tried the senbei making experience, which was pricey at 1500 yen, but a unique experience. The employees don't seem to speak very much English, but even non-Japanese speakers would be able to follow the senbei making process. The shop has a few feee samples,... More 

Thank monica336753
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56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

The kids can grill at 300 C their own cracker and the paint with Doha sauce and then grill at 400 C. As u have to turn all the time you ll enjoy the temperature.

Thank Fvancaen
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2016

We made a quick stop here to buy some rice crackers. They didn't speak any English and the toast your own rice cracker activity was priced a bit too high for our budget. Instead we bought some big bags of extremely delicious seconds from a shelf at the back. They have plenty of fun flavors (you can sample some), however,... More 

1 Thank Amanda S
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6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015

The very first place for this tour is Niigata Senbei Okoku (cracker industrial) which is the only one place you can make your own cracker. In that place you can make your own design cracker. When you arrived at Senbei okoku, they will show you how to make cracker and how hard it is. And then you can make your... More 

Thank Skylark1987
Niigata, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 July 2015

It was interesting to make the rice cracker by myself! And also you can buy some sweets there. But it's not a place to spent a lot of time. 30 minutes is enough

Thank Dana B
Manila, Philippines
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26 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2014

If you like rice crackers, this is definitely worth seeing even if you don not care much for them. It is a well organized tour for both Japanese and non-Japanese speakers. They have a miniature version of the processing plant as well as a viewing deck. For an extra fee, you can personalize your design on a huge rice cracker... More 

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