The Asahi Shimbun
On a tour of a newspaper publisher, after watching a video of the newspaper production process from gathering material for a news item through to printing, you see the process of making-up pages on a computer, high-speed offset rotary presses at work and the distribution process after automatic wrapping. Some companies offer newspaper-related souvenirs by which to remember your visit.
Address: 5-3-2, Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Phone: (03)5540-7724 (English)
Hours open to visitors: Tours are offered Monday through Friday and available twice a day.
The first tour starts at 10:45 a.m. and the second at 12:45 p.m.
Admission Fee: Free
How to apply: Apply by phone at least two days in advance (more than 2 people).
Time required for a factory tour: 105 min.
Availability of English-speaking personal: English-speaking guides are available.
Restrictions to be observed at factories: Photography in Editorial and Production Departments is prohibited.
Closed: Sat., Sun., national holidays & New Year's holiday.
Directions: 1-min. walk from Subway Tsukijishijo Sta. on Toei Oedo Line.