Genbudo Hand-crafted Rice Crackers

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There are many factors at play that determine the quality of taste of a rice cracker. Of course there are the ingredients used, but the methods used in creation also play a large part.
At Genbudo, high quality ingredients from the year’s harvest are used, and as instruments, machines are used to support bringing out the true voice of the rice grains.
Producing a cracker that brings out the gentle flavor of the rice with every bite is truly an artform. When you mechanise the vital and minute processes of cracker-making, the effects of the change can be tasted instantly.
The mindset of ‘doing a job not for the sake of doing it, but for the sake of the finished product’ has been taken by Japanese artisans for generations, and is held in high regard during Genbudo’s production processes.

Premium Hand-crafted Sembei Crackers


A touch of salt added with the delicate sweetness of black soybeans enhances the natural flavor of these sticky-rice crackers.

Soy Sauce Flavor

Enjoy the natural taste of black soybeans with these rice crackers. The light flavoring of the domestically grown whole-soybean soy-sauce adds to the cracker’s depth of taste.

Salad Flavor

To customers that prefer a stronger, more established taste.

Genbudo takes great care when selecting their ingredients

Sticky Rice

Genbudo’s rice snacks are all made with various Japan-grown rice. Among them, one of the main selections used is Hiyoku-mochi (produced in Saga, Kyushu), a high-grade rice species which is used the same year it is harvested.

Tamba Black Soybeans

Tamba-Sasayama Whole Black Soybeans are used in all Genbudo products made with black soybeans. These large and plump beans have a desirable softness and depth of flavor that make them ideal for use in Genbudo products.


Genbudo uses a blend of two salts in their products. The packed-with-minerals ‘Gokuten-en’, and a roasted salt made in Ako (Hyogo Prefecture) called ‘Yakushio’.

Domestic Soysauce

Organically brewed soysauce made from pure sun dried salt and Hyogo Prefecture produced soybeans (Sachiyutaka) and wheat (Shirogame-komugi).

Nori (Dried Seaweed)

Domestically produced nori is used in Genbudo products. With a smooth taste and strong scent, this nori is of particularly high quality.

Main store

Kinosaki Onsen store

Izushi store

Information listed below was last updated 11/2023 and is subject to change. Contact the business directly for updated information. Note, most businesses can only speak Japanese.


Business Name
Restaurant Type
Business Hours
・Main Store
Weekdays: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Weekends and Public Holidays: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
・Kinosaki Onsen Station Store
Business Hours:
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
(Noon - 1:00 p.m. Temporary closure)
・Izushi Store
Business Hours:
10:00 am - 5:00 pm (closed Wed. and Tues.)
・Main Store
・Kinosaki Onsen Station Store
・Izushi Store


Kinosaki Onsen Station Store
223 Yushima, Kinosaki-cho, Toyooka-shi,
Hyogo Pref. (1st floor) (669-6101)

Main Store
376-3 Nakakage, Toyooka-shi, Hyogo Pref.
(Inside the Wholesale centre) (668-0013)

Izushi Store
56-1 Uchimachi, Izushi-cho, Toyooka-shi,
Hyogo Pref. (In Izushi-bikkura) (668-0214)