Saiki City Tourism Encyclopedia

food

Natural Salt

天然塩 (tennenshio)

Gifts from the local waters

The natural salt, which is packed with minerals, is carefully roasted in huge caldron and sun-dried, giving it a distinctive taste called "Umami". Recently, normal salt which is sold at supermarket has almost no minerals because they are refind much. Natural salt needs time and laborious work but in the seaside area in Saiki, many professional skilled labours are working to keep on making natural salt.
You can also go for backstage tour with/without a guide in Japanese. Resevation required for the guide.