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Noda (野田市 Noda-shi) is a city in northwestern Chiba prefecture.
Noda has been a centre of Japanese soybean production for a long time. The Kikkoman soy sauce empire has its headquarters here.
Kikkoman Soy Sauce Factory Tourphone: +81 4-7123-5136address: 110 Noda, Noda, Chiba Prefecture 278-0037An explanation of how soy sauce is made, and Kikkoman's history in the making of soy sauce. Ends with a soy sauce tasting, and free samples. Reservations requested by phone (in Japanese) beforehand.
- Shimizu Kouen - Japan’s largest field-athletics course is about 90 minutes by train from central Tokyo.