Where does Hokto originate from?

Hokto originates from the prefecture of Nagano, Japan where there is the highest life expectancy.

Mushrooms are popularly consumed in Japan, such as, Simeji, Maitake, Shiitake, Enokitake and Matsutake. This may be among the many reasons why Japan has been ranked number one in life expectancy in the whole world. With such high standards, Japans life expectancy is an apt testament to the quality of Hokto mushrooms.

For more information in the technology used in cultivating our mushrooms, click the link Japan Technology


Where are Hokto mushrooms harvested? In farms, mountains, or in forests?

Hokto mushrooms are carefully harvested and grown in our factory in a fully controlled environment to protect the mushrooms from outside forces. Even our employees, who take part in the growing process, are subject to a thorough hair and dust removal and alcohol disinfection process before they are allowed to enter the facility. Moreover, our workers are provided with exceptionally clean suits and custom boots before they can begin work.

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Do you contract out any part of the mushroom making process?

Some mushroom companies delegate seeding, growing, packaging, and selling to other companies. However, Hokto mushrooms are completely produced in-house . We control everything from spore production to selling the final product, giving us the guarantee that our mushrooms are the highest quality available.


What is the difference between ordinary mushrooms and Hokto mushrooms?

With Hokto mushrooms, you have reassurances that they are 100% organic and cultivated using only the best natural ingredients without any agrichemicals. Also, the Hokto mushrooms are USDA certified so you don’t ever need to think twice before you buy them.

Comparison of Kinoko with White Mushrooms


When are Hokto mushrooms produced?

Hokto mushrooms are produced every day. By making a great effort to ship the mushrooms every weekday, including Saturday, we can efficiently supply fresh and high quality Hokto mushrooms to all our consumers.


Where are Hokto mushrooms produced?

The Hokto Kinoko Company currently produces mushrooms in San Marcos, California. By producing our mushrooms locally we guarantee them to be fresh and delicious and support the local economy.