What's MIM?

MIM (Mizkan Museum) is an interactive museum where you can learn about Mizkan’s history as a vinegar manufacturer, and about the charm of Japanese food.

Zones Introduction

MIM is made up of 5 zones.

Zone 1

Room of Earth

MIM Area 1

In this zone you can learn about the processes and tools used to produce vinegar from the 19th Century to the present day.

Zone 2

Gallery of Winds

MIM Area 2

Mizkan and the city of Handa have grown together for two centuries. In this section, facing the canal that connects the city to the sea, pictures of Handa’s past are on display.

Zone 3

Room of Time

MIM Area 3

This section follows the history of the innovations and challenges taken by Mizkan. On board of the replica ship you can experience the journey from Handa to Edo (Tokyo).

Zone 4

Water Theater


Enjoy an atmospheric video of smiles around the dining table, beautiful nature and Japan’s rich food culture. The video expresses the connection between life and food across the four seasons.

Zone 5

The Park of Light

MIM Area 5

In this spacious and bright room, you can learn more about the importance of food and culture by participating in various activities.

Mizkan Museum Official Website

For museum tour reservation please check the link below.