Mentai Park (Oarai Town)
Mentai Park combines a mini museum, souvenir shop and cafe and the Kanefuku Mentai Factory site in Oarai. Mentai or mentaiko is marinated cod roe, a popular food in Japan which features in everything from pasta sauce to mayonnnaise to onigiri rice balls!
At Mentai Park, visitors can observe the production process and sample foods featuring made with mentaiko including onigiri and even mentaiko ice cream! In the souvenir shop, pick up some mentaiko to take home or buy yourself a giant mentaiko plushy of ‘Tarapiyo’ the company’s mascot.
8255-3 Isohamacho, Oarai Town
By car: around 10 minutes drive from Mito-Oarai IC on the Kitakanto Expressway
By train: around 20 minutes walk from Oarai Station on the Oarai-Kashima Line.
PARKINGParking spaces: 120 cars, 8 buses
HOURS9:00 - 18:00