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At Nuchi masu salt factory, you can enjoy a salt factory field tour and shopping opportunities. It is an accessible place via the Okinawa Expressway.
- Phone number0989-83-1140
- ParkingBus：4 parking lots Car：55 parking lots
- TagField tourGuinness world recordRestaurantSouvenirUruma city
Miyagi island is located at the Uruma city the center part of Okinawa. Go straight down the Kaichudouro and you'll be on the Miyagi island, all accessible by Kaichudouro (No ferry required). The Nuchi masu factory is on the top of the hill that is surrounded by beautiful East coast ocean. 800 people live on the Miyagi island. The island prospers with a flourishing agriculture and fishing enterprise with Sabani (traditional small, wooden fishing boat of Okinawa).Nuchi masu means "The salt of life" in Okinawan dialect. The factory has been making salt for over 20 years and is loved by the Okinawan people. Visiting the factory and field tour is free. You can enjoy the field trip and relax at the cafe. The factory is now a popular tourist spot not only for Japanese, but also tourists from overseas.
The Guinness world record "the best salt in the world
The sea area that surrounds Miyagi island is called "Kuroshio" meaning "black tide". Kuroshio is a north-flowing ocean current on the west side of the North Pacific Ocean. Nuchi masu is made with 100% of sea water that is from Miyagi island. The salt consists of completely natural minerals. On February 2000, It was certified the as a Guinness world record because the precious salt consists of 14 different kinds of minerals. On May 2005, it was certificated again as the salt consists of 21 kinds of minerals. The salt made a new record. Hence, it is not just a Guinness record that makes this set special, the calorie count for the salt is very low. The salt is mellow and has a rich taste. Because the salt has a lot of minerals, it also works great for your skin. Recently, the company made a new beauty product for woman and is now very popular among tourists.
An International Patent「An instant salt crystalization into the air」
The process of making the salt is called "An instant salt crystalization into the air". This is the Worlds first and only patent Nuchi masu has. They draw up the water from Miyagi island's ocean using a fan to evaporate the water. The sea water crystallizes into the air and only the salt will be piled up. The fine crystallized salt that looks like snow is Nuchi masu salt. They collect the salt and let it dry. After it is dried, the manufacturing staff will inspect with visual confirmation and a metal detector. The Worlds No.1 salt Nuchi masu was made with a special process technique and careful staff.
Nuchi masu shop & cafe
After the field tour, It's recommended to visit the Nuchi masu shop and cafe. At the shop, you can get tons of Nuchi masu products. Shop around! Try Nuchi masu salt products and the beauty products as well. You can take your time shopping. At the restaurant near the shop, you can enjoy the food and sweets made with Nuchi masu salt. The top selling sweets "Nuchi masu softcream" is highly recommended to try! Here at the shop, you can get original goods that can't be found anywhere else.
Little tidbits of Nuchi masu factory
You can have a look at the process of making Nuchi masu salt. The room where the salt is made is all white and the finest of salt is piled up like snow. At the entrance of the factory, there is a guided tour service that'll show you around the factory. You can make a reservation at the entrance.
At the shop, there are a lot of products made with Nuchi masu salt. The beauty products are very popular among ladies. There are some products that can only bought here at the company-owned store. Its Highly recommended to check them out!
Close to the Nuchi masu factory, there is a beautiful cape where you can overlook the emerald green ocean and some spiritual pots like 龍神風道(Ryujin hudo), 果報バンタ(Kahu banta). The place is at the most beautiful location that is surrounded by marvelous nature.
Nuchi masu salt factory Information
|Name||Nuchi masu salt factory|
Postcode: 904-2423 2768 Miyagi Yonashiro Uruma-city Okinawa
It takes about 70minutes from Naha airport(31miles）
Salt factory field tour (free)9:00-17:30
Nuchi masu shop
Open year around
Nuchi masu shop
How to pay
Reservation is available
Bus：4 free parking lots
About 30 minutes
You are not allowed to smoke anywhere in the factoryThere is a designated smoking place out of the factory
A little advise from Churashima travel
|A brief comment||
You can get the World's No.1 salt Nuchi masu here at Nuchimasu factory on Miyagi island. It's also recommended for woman interested in beauty products.
The factory is open year around, please make a reservation when visiting with groups.
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