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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 534821765
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Taste of eel pie (biscuits)

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2014
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Jakarta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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