Yummy Factory Tour at Mentai Park Kobe Sanda

mentai park kobe sanda

Yo! It’s Mr. Wada back on duty. I am going to share our trip to Mentai Park Kobe Sanda this time.

About Mentai Park Kobe Sanda

Meintaiko is salted roe of Alaska Pollock (great combination with rice). Mentai Park Kobe Sanda is actually a part of a Mentaiko factory where we can take a look at how it is being processed.

Mentai Park Kobe Sanda



1-7-1 Akamatsudai, Kita ward, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture


There are free buses from the JR Sanda Station.

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Note: This schedule above is as of 2017 January.




Business Hours

Store: 9:00〜18:00
Factory: 9:00〜17:00


Check out Mentai Park Kobe Sanda official website here. (in Japanese only)


Enter Mentai Park Kobe Sanda

As you step in to the building, Mentaiko class begins. It’s quite informative and educational.

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Different types of cod.



The path is quite short actually. Anyway let’s take a look. It really got me hungry though!

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Sample time. Yeeey! I looked forward to it badly. Go pick a piece of Mentaiko. Yum yum. Now I want more.

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Only one piece for each person!


Food Court

It’s lunch time. What should I get…..to be frank there aren’t much options aside from Mentaiko stuff. Well, that’s what I am here for. Why not?

Mentai Park Kobe Sanda



Fresh Mentaiko is available at a reasonable price. It’d be nice for souvenir. Meintaiko is available at every supermarket in Japan but this one especially tastes great.

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Though it was a quick tour, there are many places to visit around this area such as MITSUI OUTLET PARK MARINE PIA KOBE (most of places are for shopping). Perhaps it would nice to stop at this Mentai Park Kobe Sanda on the way.

See you around!


Farewell Naruto


Hi there. It’s Mr. Wada back on duty. It’s a personal farewell to Naruto this time. Hehe.

About Naruto

Its manga serialization began in 1999 on the most popular manga magazine called JUMP. It was still the time where every kid was down after Dragon Ball ended in 1996. However soon after, Naruto had hooked kids and became one of the popular series.

Friendship, Effort, Victory – as Jump’s motto, it had all needed. As the TV animation began in 2002, its popularity skyrocketed especially internationally since it showed people a new figure of Ninja (although it’s quite different from a traditional Ninja). Aside from the unique characters (even villains), the core story took huge part of it which is bond. Love, hatred, and war. Many things seemed to reflect the real world, so it wasn’t just for kids after all.



Farewell Naruto

The serialization of manga ended in 2014. The writer, Masashi Kishimoto, from Nagi town in Okayama Prefecture, threw the special exhibition in 2015 for the finale of his long-run work. After reading it for 15 years it sure leaves me some feelings. It went a bit long but the it concluded the entire story well, I’d say. Naruto has made huge foot steps in manga/anime history and also has become a big challenge for many writers. I look forward to seeing another big title like Naruto in the future.



Anime series continued with many fillers but it finally has come to an end. However, it is still going to continue as a new show called BORUTO (about Naruto’s son). Well, that’s TV original anyway after all. It’s over for me already. Anyway, farewell Naruto!

See you around!