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Eel Pie Factory

748-51 Okubo-cho, Nishi-ku, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture 432-8006 , Japan
+81 53-482-1765
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Ranked #6 of 66 attractions in Hamamatsu
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We were allowed to try the various flavor of the eel biscuits. The best is the chocolate ice cream type.

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Tokyo, Japan
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110 reviews 110 reviews
55 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We couldn't pass up the chance to visit the Unagi Pie Factory, even though it was about a 20 minute (JPY2,250) cab ride from the nearest train station (Takatsuka). We weren't able to join an organized tour, but it seemed that our self-guided tour allowed us to see all the same things, so we didn't mind. It was fascinating to... More

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Italy
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7 reviews 7 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

The factory of eel was very nice, because you could eat some of pies free. I guess people in other country thinks that 'eel factory' is a little bit disgusting but it is actually not true! They call 'eel factory', because in my opinion it looks like eel because it is rolled, and they say because in this city Hamamatsu-City... More

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Boston, USA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

We really enjoyed the tour of the unagi (eel) pie factory. Unfortunately there's no public transport to the site so we took a taxi from Takatsuka Station (small station but there's a taxi rank there) costing about $25 each way. The tour itself was free and we were given souvenir unagi pies upon arrival. The desk also called a taxi... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

I wasn't expecting much, but this was actually pretty fun. The fact that the tour is completely free is definitely a plus, and you even get free unagi pies! There is something almost hypnotic about looking down on the workings of the factory, seeing all the unagi pies zipping down their chutes... There's not a lot to the tour, but... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

Must bring home. Only in Hamamtsu. A unique piece of handmade pie.

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Calistoga, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2010

This factory featuring the local sweet treat, Unagi Pie, is a bit off the main road, but if you have access to a car, it's a fun experience. The factory itself is small but educational--did you know that these cookies were made with crushed eel bones and garlic? It may, and does, sound a little gross, but, as you'll find... More

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