YKK Center Park
Let’s go see YKK’s manufacturing secrets!
Fasteners made by YKK are used around the world. The YKK group operates in 71 different countries around the world, and the Kurobe Plant is home to the YKK Center Park.
At the YKK Center Park, you will be able to discover the history and technologies behind the manufacturing of zippers and windows, as well as the business ideology and the life of the company’s founder: Tadao Yoshida.
You can also buy original gifts decorated with zippers, and enjoy some homemade roasted coffee, directly imported from YKK’s own Brazilian plantation, at the café and lounge. The hour-long “Zipper making and guided exhibition hall tour” (reservation required) is also extremely popular. You can also freely visit the “Furusato-no-Mori,” or hometown forest, a park that aims to recreate Kurobe’s original natural forest.
YKK Center Park
|Address||〒938-8601 200 Yoshida, Kurobe, Toyama City|
|TEL||0765-54-8181 (Kurobe Tourism)|
|Non-trading hours||Mondays (or the next day in case of a national holiday falling on a Monday), New Year’s Holidays, Extra Holidays
*On extra holidays and New Year’s holidays, the whole park is closed.
|Price||Free (Reservations are necessary for group visits)|
|Access||■Around 17 minutes by car from Kurobe Unazuki Onsen Station (Hokuriku Shinkansen)
■Around 25 minutes by bus using the Shinkansen-Ikuji Line from Kurobe Unazuki Onsen Station (Hokuriku Shinkansen)
■Around 6 minutes by bus using the Shinkansen-Ikuji Line from Ikuji Station (Ainokaze Toyama Railway)
■Around a 15 minute walk from Ikuji Station (Ainokaze Toyama Railway)
■Around 15 minutes by car from the Kurobe IC (Hokuriku Expressway)
*Find the Shinkansen-Ikuji Bus Line timetable below (Japanese only)
|Remarks||■A fee and a reservation are required for the “Zipper making and guided exhibition hall tour”
■The Park may close due to other circumstances; please confirm ahead of your visit.