Did You Know: There's A Free Kewpie Factory Tour In Tokyo With Taste Tests & Cute Merch

You get free gifts too!

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Heading to Tokyo? Don't miss out on the adorable and free Kewpie Mayonnaise factory tour!

During this open kitchen factory tour at Mayo Terrace, visitors not only get to see how the beloved mayonnaise is produced and packed, but also learn about the history of the first company in Japan to manufacture and sell mayonnaise.

The interactive tour includes potato salad tasting, recipe tips, an inside look at operations in the mayonnaise factory, and a brief explanation of Kewpie products around the world, highlighting how different countries have different regulations.

Image via Where In Tokyo

There are also plenty of photo opportunities throughout the tour

TikTok user @em_me_ shared her experience, mentioning that Kewpie demonstrates how eggs are quickly cracked using special machines and that she got to taste-test Kewpie mayo in a potato salad.

Watch her video below:

The tour lasts about an hour to an hour and a half, and to top it off, you even get a free gift at the end!

She received a bottle of Kewpie mayo, salad dressing, and a cute Kewpie doll, but they also offer other items, such as pencils, from which you can choose.

Image via Where In Tokyo
Image via Where In Tokyo
Image via Where In Tokyo
Image via Where In Tokyo

At the end of the tour, there's a cute gift store with Kewpie merchandise that you can pick up as souvenirs

The official tour is conducted in Japanese. If you're lucky, there is a small group tour available in English, but it's not guaranteed. Em shared that she was lucky her tour was in English, but she was prepared to use Google Translate.

According to Where In Tokyo, there is also enough visual content in the multimedia presentations to keep things interesting even if you don't understand Japanese.

How to get there

Mayo Terrace is a seven-minute walk from Sengawa Station (Keio Line)

Image via Where In Tokyo

Sengawa Kiewport
2-5-7 Sengawa-cho
Chofu-shi, Tokyo 182-0002

Opening hours
10am - 5pm (Daily)
Closed on Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays, and other temporary closing days.
*The museum may be temporarily open on Saturdays.

There's no admission fee but you do need to reserve a spot in advance, as it is by appointment only.

You can use Google translate to book the tour here. Em also offered a step-by-step guide here.

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