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Eel Pie Factory

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Address: 748-51 Okubo-cho, Nishi-ku, Hamamatsu 432-8006 , Shizuoka Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 53-482-1765
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Free entrance and sample

It is interesting how Japan have their machines operating to make the unagi pies. It is not a large factory and it is not accessible by public transport. The unagi pie tastes... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2014
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Jakarta
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57 reviews 57 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

It is interesting how Japan have their machines operating to make the unagi pies. It is not a large factory and it is not accessible by public transport. The unagi pie tastes much like regular pie. There are samples to try and we love the peanut taste. They also have pies with brandy dashed on it. Interesting to visit.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
55 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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133 reviews 133 reviews
67 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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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Japan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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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
8 attraction reviews
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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