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Industrial heritage

Mint is used to be often used as the raw materials of perfume, medicines and the ingredients of foods. Between World War I and II, Kitami was the biggest production area of mint, producing 70% of mint all over the world. The industrial remains, which show the prosperity at the time, are left in the city.

Mint represents herbs, and is the only natural plant, which allows us to taste freshness. The plant’s fresh aroma and taste is loved across countries in all ages. In the city of mint, Kitami, visitors can enjoy mint as an herb in every place in the city. In the Mint Park, ezo lythrum can be admired until around August 20.