Roadside Station Hakko-no-Sato Kozaki
"Tastes of JAPAN by ANA" is a regional vitalization project that collaborates with the different prefectures in Japan to present the Land of the Rising Sun in all of its diverse glory.
Learn about the Japanese fermented foods culture at a roadside station in Kozaki, Chiba
Roadside stations are complex facilities that serve as rest areas along major roads all over Japan, each with features unique to the region. Here in Kozaki, there is a one-of-a-kind roadside station featuring fermented foods. The fermented foods market offers fermented goods from across the country, and the restaurant serves various menus using fermented foods. Also at the fresh market, visitors can purchase fresh vegetables and regional specialties from local producers, as well as fresh seafood sent directly from Choshi Port.
Wide-lineup of fermented foods from all over Japan
Fermentation occurs when microorganisms break down or synthesize chemicals to cause changes in substances. During fermentation, these microorganisms also produce fragrance, flavor, and nutrition. Microbial fermentation has been at the base of Japanese food culture, creating such important items as Japanese sake and seasonings like miso, soy sauce, mirin, and vinegar. At Hakko-no-Sato Kozaki, visitors can enjoy shopping at a fermented foods specialty market that offers not only local fermented foods but also those selected from across the country.
Fresh produce from Chiba Prefecture
In the fresh market, visitors can purchase fresh vegetables and produce from the region. Also, fresh seafood caught just that morning in Choshi Port arrives directly on the highway express bus and are offered at the market on the same day.
Classes to experience fermented food making
At the workshop room located on the second floor of the fresh market, visitors can participate in various classes on fermented foods. Discover the deep world of Japanese food culture through making various fermented foods, such as miso balls, umeboshi (pickled plums) and soy sauce. Prior reservations are required for the classes.
|Name||Roadside Station Hakko-no-Sato Kozaki|
|Address||855 Matsuzaki, Kozaki-machi, Katori-gun, Chiba|
|Access||Approximately 3 minutes' drive from Kozaki IC on the Ken-O Expressway
From Tokyo Station Yaesu Exit, take the bus to Choshi and get off at Hakko-no-Sato Kozaki bus stop, then walk approximately 1 minute
|Business Hours||9:00 to 18:00
Subject to change. Please see the website for details.
|Closed||Open all year round|