The largest propeller maker in the world

Nakashima Ship Propellers

propeller ship
Tour the largest ship propeller maker in the world

ABOUT Nakashima Ship Propellers

The largest propeller manufacturer in the world was started in 1926 here in Okayama Prefecture. You will have the opportunity to tour the Kojima plant and learn about the technology and expertise it takes to make these marvels of engineering. A tour is the only way to truly appreciate the craft of propeller making.

These structures which usually hidden from plain sight are the backbone of the business that supports the shipping business

Nakashima prides itself in making propellers for all types of vessels and constantly advances its technology with the environmental concerns in mind. A company with high international stature, this propeller manufacturer has offices throughout Asia.


Kurashiki is the second largest city in Okayama Prefecture by population and is arguably its cultural center.The Bikan Historical Quarter, which is home to the Ohara Museum of Art, has become an international travel destination.

Kurashiki City is made up of several districts, many of which used to be independent towns. As a visitor, the air of independence and cultural distinction are palpable.

Kojima is the textile producing are of the city and is known as the birthplace of the Japanese jeans industry. There are factories, factory outlets and retailers galore.

Tamashima is a historic port town with a beautifully preserved merchant house district. It is also an important ship building area and fruit producer.

Mabi Town is an agricultural region that is also a center for light manufacturing. A town with a rich history, it is the reputed birthplace of the Nara period scholar and minister Kibi-no-Makibi.



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1) Detailed tour information & conditions will be given after application is made; please read and confirm the final itinerary before the departure date.
2) Reservations: Fill out the application contact form; application is complete upon payment. Reservations accepted by phone, mail, fax, online, or other communicative methods. The contract is not valid at time of reservation; the customer will be asked to submit an application form and payment within 3 days from time of reservation. If application form and payment are not submitted within the term, the reservation shall be considered void.
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