Pocky Lovers, You Have to Visit Glicopia Kobe
Find out how your favorite treat is made.
7-1 Takatsukadai, Nishi District, Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture
Open at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. daily except on Fridays. The activities are only held at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
How to get there: It's a 1-minute walk from the Takatsukadai Itchome bus stop via Shinki Bus Route No.12 (approximately 8 minutes away from the Subway Seishin Chuo Station).
At Glicopia Kobe, you can learn all about Glico's popular snacks like Pretz and Pocky. After a major renovation, it now has larger spaces for different attractions and sections, including the Make Your Own Bisco Biscuits area and the Historical Section where various toys from one's childhood are on display.
Here's a sneak peek of all the activities you can do inside:
For a price of ¥1,500, two people can share a kit to customize their own Bisco treats. This activity will take about 70 minutes to finish and will require prior reservations made through Glicopia Kobe's website or by phone.
Experience what it's like to make Bisco at the Kobe factory!
With the provided dough, you can make at least 12 biscuits.
Baking molds are provided so that you can freely shape the biscuits. You can choose from various shapes such as the heart and the triangle.
Design your own packaging while waiting for the staff to bake the biscuits for you.
Once the sweet-smelling fresh-from-the-oven biscuits are brought back to you, you can start putting cream on them using the spatula provided.
Spread the cream over your freshly baked biscuits.
Here is the finished product!
You can bring home three of your handmade Bisco treats along with two original ones. You can consume the rest at the factory.
Aside from this, you can also try the digital cooking activity offered by the facility.
Use your imagination when you make your own digital Pocky or Bisco.
The Pocky Factory allows you to watch how the Pocky treats are made.
A giant cacao tree will welcome you at the Pocky Factory.
Here, you'll get a chance to learn more about the actual size of cacao beans and differentiate each of their scents from the other.
The Glico museum showcases the first Glico toys ever made and how their advertisements have evolved over time.
There is also a Glico vending machine where a short film is projected when you insert a coin.
The facility also offers several photo spots for its visitors, too. Included in the recent renovation is the three-meter tall Pocky tunnel.
The entrance to the factory is a huge Pocky.
You'll also find a giant Pocky and Pretz packaging inside the facility.
Provided by Japan Walker™, Walkerplus™, and Kansai Walker™ (10 January 2019)