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.
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.
Hello, it’s Mr. Wada back on duty. Do you like coffee? I and Ren (Mrs. Wada) do drink quite a bit. This time we visited UCC Coffee Museum in Kobe City so I thought I should share our experience with you.
About UCC Coffee Museum
UCC Coffee is a Japanese coffee company that invented the very first canned coffee. It also runs some cafes over the country. The museum is located in an artificial island in Kobe City.
It’s accessible by car or by a train called Port Liner. The museum is in front of the Minami Koen Port Liner Station (10 minutes from Kobe Station).
Address: 6-6-2 Minatojima Nakamachi, Chuo Ward, Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture
Seniors (Over 65)
10:00 to 17:00 (Last admission: 16:30)
Closed on Mondays and during New Year’s holiday.
Inside UCC Coffee Museum
Admission fee comes with two tasting cups of different coffee. Take time to focus and taste the difference of the two. Beans vary every day.
There’s a quiz section where you can test how much you have learned about coffee (available in several languages). Answer all the questions correctly and you’ll get a certificate. This certificate allows you a free admission for a year! No worries, all answers are at the exhibitions. Take your time.
How do you find it? It was more fun than I expected. By the way, if your budget allows, there’s a great Kobe beef restaurant nearby. There are also reasonable places like convenience stores and cafes in the area. Since we’ve got the free tickets (certificates), we might be going back sometime.