"TSUBAMESANJO KOUBA NO SAITEN" provides you the scene of the manufacturing at Tsubamesanjo.
Category CLOTH PRODUCTOpen 26・27Workshop -Area SANJO

SHIONOYA HOUSEIA sewing and processing shop in Sanjo, a town of manufacturing. They "cut," "sew," and "finish" accessories for Kanakura processed goods, storage bags, outdoor goods, etc.


KOUBA tour

Friday, October 27 – Sunday, October 29, 2023

You can visit the factory while it is in operation.

(No Appointments Required) Factory tour: 9:00 – 17:00
*Except for 12:00 – 13:00

(Scheduled Times) Machine operating hours, explanatory guidance: (1) from 9:00 (2) from 10:30 (3) from 13:00 (4) from 14:30
*About 30 minutes for each session

Experience / Workshop

Thursday, October 26 – Sunday, October 29, 2023

(1) 9:30 – (2) 11:00 – (3) 13:30 – (4) 15:00 (By Reservation Only)

(1) Let’s sew a drawstring bag to the last!
Let’s sew a drawstring bag to the end using an industrial sewing machine! The level of difficulty is high, but it is very rewarding! Let’s try to do everything from sewing to stringing by yourself! We will help you if it is difficult!
(2)Let’s complete the tote bag!
Let’s complete a tote bag using an industrial sewing machine! It’s easy for everyone! The difficult part is already sewn! Sew both ends and turn over to complete the bag!
(3)Pigeonholing for tool bags (no reservation required)
Let’s try finishing touches such as drilling holes, caulking, and threading strings! You can choose your favorite color for the caulking and stringing. You can choose your favorite colors for the caulking and stringing!

2 persons per session (no capacity for tool bag pigeonholing only)

Let’s sew a drawstring to the end! Let’s finish the tote bag! 2,000 yen
Pigeonholing a tool bag: 1,000 yen

Experience time is by appointment only. (Reservations can be made by phone or through the reservation website)
Reservation site: https://coubic.com/shionoyahousei
An open chat is now available for viewing the contents of the tour, progress, workshop reservations, and other communications.
Open chat “Shionoya Sewing Factory Festival 2023

Address1867 Nishinaka, Sanjo, Niigata 955-0822, Japan
Parking10 cars
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Notes & Rules

KOUBA Tours and Experiences have age and clothing restrictions. Please be sure to read the following in advance.


Those under junior high school age must be accompanied by a guardian. (Please refrain from attending if you are a preschooler.)

Those under the drunkenness of alcohol are not allowed to participate.

Please follow the instructions of the staff in KOUBA.

Please never touch the equipment or products in KOUBA.

Smoking is completely prohibited in KOUBA.

Before taking photos, please get permission from each KOUBA staff. And, please refrain from using flash.

In advance, please check reservations is required or not.

KOUBA has a limited capacity, so if you have more than 10 people, please contact each KOUBA in advance.

About clothes

Please wear clothing that is no problem even if it gets dirty and shoes that are easy to move.

Please refrain from wearing sandals, high heels, platform shoes, etc. They may cause you falling.

Please refrain from wearing skirts or baggy clothing as there is a risk of getting caught in the machine.

Visit by car

When coming to KOUBA by car, please use each KOUBA parking area or a nearby temporary parking area.

Please note that you may not be able to use the parking area if it is full.

If you do not follow the rules above, we may refuse your participation. Additionally, the organizer and each KOUBA will not take any responsibility for any accidents caused by your fault within the factory.
We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in order to ensure a safe tour and experience.