Factory / Workshop Spots in Kyoto Area

  • Suntory Kyoto Brewery (Natural Water Beer Plant)
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    4.5
    120 Reviews
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    Kyoto Nagaokakyoushi Choushi 3-1-1
    This Suntory beer factory in Nagaokakyo City, Kyoto Prefecture holds free guided tours of the production process for its “The Premium Malts” beer. Places on the tour must be reserved in advance and each tour takes 70 to 90 minutes. After learning about how beer ingredients are chosen, one can look at the preparation pots up close and then learn about the real production process. After the tour there are three types of beer or soft drinks to try. In the shop they sell beer direct from the factory, original goods and limited-offer beer snacks.

    Great tour to understand how Suntory beer is made and you get to have audio guides as the tour is in Japanese. Reservations required. The tour ends with free beer tasting of the many variety they...

  • Doi Shibazuke Honpo Main Store
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    4.0
    45 Reviews
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Yasehanajirichou 41
    Doi Shibazuke Honpo, located in Kyoto's Sakyo Ward, specializes in tsukemono pickled vegetables. It sells many varieties and combination packs of tsukemono and other popular products. Customers can look through a glass partition to watch the production processes going on in the plant. Groups can make reservations to tour the rooms where the tsukemono are aged. Tourists visit this shop to enjoy the genuine taste of Shiba tsukemono.

    This is a regular spot for my family, but I think given the easy bus service from Kyoto station, it would be good for any foreign visitors. As other posters have said, tsukemono - Japanese pickles...

  • Mukai Brewery
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    25 Reviews
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    Kyoto Yosaguninechou Hirata 67
    Mukai Brewery is a sake brewery located in the town of Ine, Yosa County, Kyoto Prefecture. It is an old brewery, in business since 1754, and unusual in that the storehouse is built into one end of a group of traditional fishermen's houses known as funaya. that faces the sea. One of its major brands is called Kyo no Haru, including such varieties as superior junmai daiginjo, yamahai shikomi, and nigorisake.. Customers can now order the brewery's products over the Internet.

    We visited as a part of a guided tour. Our guide was local so she knew it was a great place to visit. The experience was amazing and we had the chance to sample some different kinds of sake. It was...

  • Amanohashidate Winery
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    3.5
    30 Reviews
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    Kyoto Miyadushi Kokubun 123
    The Amanohashidate Winery makes its own wine from grapes they cultivate in vineyards looking out on Amanohashidate. Guests enjoy wine tastings and a lunch buffet featuring handmade dishes with plenty of local ingredients. Their original white wine soft serve ice cream comes recommended, as does their Baby Wine, like a sparkling wine in the process of fermenting that you can only drink there. You could only get such flavors at a winery.

    We had lunch here between our boat cruise of ine bay and visiting amanohashidate, one of three Japans scenic view. The food was delicious, there are plenty to choose from, Japanese and western.

  • Oishi Sake Brewery, Tanbaji Sake-no-Yakata (Kameoka Main Branch)
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    17 Reviews
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    Kyoto Kameokashi Hiedanochousaeki Kaichimata 13
    The Oishi Sake Brewery Co., Ltd. has a history of more than 300 years. Guests can visit the Sake-no-Kan shop, the main building, and the Motokura. The Motokura is its old brewery, and they have a tasting counter as well as a hakari-uri corner where they sell sake by volume, with guests filling up bottles of their choice as much as they'd like. It's also popular for selling sake varieties not available anywhere else.

    今は酒造りは美山でやっているそうで、この場所は瓶詰めの行程だけを行っているそうです。 昔の酒造りの道具などが展示されているスペースと売店があり、ドライブ途中の立ち寄りスポットとして楽しめました。

  • Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.-Plant tour
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    6 Reviews
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    Kyoto Kusegunkumiyamachou Tai Shinarami 128
    This is a Coca Cola West factory in Kumiyama-cho, Kuse-gun, Kyoto Prefecture. Each day they hold a free to reserve Magical Factory Tour. On the tour one can see the canned coffee production line (Georgia) and enjoy learning about the history and production process behind Coca Cola. It takes around 90 minutes to see everything. There is also a free drink corner and a corner selling original goods.

    海外からの学生団体を案内しました。無料ですし、大型バスも駐車できるので、事前に予約をお願いして訪問。外国語の対応はナシなので、同行者が通訳しながら進みました。工場見学としては一般的なものですが、コカコーラブランドは海外の若者にも人気のようで、出口のショップでノベルティ商品を買う姿も多く見られました。個人グループでも団体でもとりあえず無料なので、良いと思います。

  • Marukyu Koyama-en Makishima Factory
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    8 Reviews
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    Kyoto Uji-shi Makishimacho Nakagawara 172-4
    This historic manufacturer of Japanese tea started as a tea cultivation and manufacturing operation in 1688. Today, it is also involved in the sale of tea and is a familiar name to tea lovers across Japan. If you make a reservation one week in advance of your visit, you can tour the matcha tea factory, sample the matcha tea, and even learn how to make matcha tea.

    We had an excellent tour with Seima of the matcha factory which covered the matcha production process from start to finish. The tour costs 500 yen but you get a 500 yen voucher to spend in their...

  • Hakurei Brewing Co., Ltd.
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    7 Reviews
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    Kyoto Miyadushi Yura 949
    Established in 1832, this historic sake brewery is located approximately a seven-minute walk from the Tango-Yura Station on the Kyoto Tango Railway and approximately a 20-minute from the Miyazu-Amanohashidate Interchange off the Kyoto-Jukan Expressway. Visitors may tour the wine storehouse and casks from the early 1800s Tenpo era, when the winery was established, can listen to the history and story behind the origin of the name, and, of course, enjoy wine tasting the raw sake made on site. Next to the sake storehouse is a small shop selling various alcoholic delicacies including small brew sakes and liqueurs, and other related miscellaneous items. The tour lasts approximately 30 minutes. One can also rest and enjoy sake sweets in the cafe created inside the old rice mill.

    일본 맥주가 유명하다보니 이런 곳에 꼭 방문하고 싶었습니다. 내부에 들어가보지는 못했지만 겉에서 보기에도 장인이 근무할 것만 같은 곳이었어요.

  • Adashino Mayu-mura
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    4 Reviews
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Ukyo-ku Sagatoriimotoadashinocho 12-11
    A specialty mayu-doll (cocoon doll) shop in Adashino. Along with selling adorable dolls made from cocoons they also have classes and workshops on how to make your own and this is a popular school trip location. They have a wide variety of products, all of which are cocoon dolls. Come immerse yourself in a fairytale with dolls that represent the past and present.

    On our way back form Afashino Nenbutsuji Temple we stopped at this small and really unique suovenir shop. We were welcomed by 2 beyond lovely ladies! They showed us around the shop and told us about...

  • Snow Brand MEGMILK Kyoto Factory
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    3 Reviews
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    Kyoto Nantanshi Yagichoumisato Murasakino 1
    A factory a two-minute drive from the Yagi-nishi interchange on the Kyoto Jukan Expressway. This factory primarily produces Snow Brand MEGMILK brand milk, yogurt, and probiotic yogurt drinks. Seeking to help people learn more about milk and dairy products, the factory offers tours which last from around an hour to an hour and a half during which you can see the milk and yogurt production processes and quality assurance room, watch informational videos, and try some of the company's products. (Tours require an advance reservation by phone.)

    ホームページを見て、電話で予約をして車で行きました。最寄駅の山陰本線「吉富駅」からも割とありそうですが、徒歩圏内だと思います。 京都市内のゴチャゴチャした環境とは全く違います。工場がポツーンとある感じです。かといって周りに牛はいません。この工場で使われる原乳は、近隣や九州からのもありますが、北海道から船便で舞鶴港経由で来るものが多いそうです。 そんな話や雪印メグミルク牛乳(←少し高めの美味しい牛...

  • Tamba Wine House
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    1 Reviews
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    Kyoto Funaigunkyoutambachou Toyota Chihara 83
    The Tamba Wine House, in Kyotamba Town, Funai County, Kyoto Prefecture, has their own expansive vineyard and brewery where you can observe the wine making process from fermentation through to bottling, and then enjoy some wine tasting at the salon bar. The restaurant offers cuisine made from regional produce and Tamba beef. Wine and souvenir gifts can be purchased at the shop.

    見学ついでにレストランを利用しました。ワインは単品なら赤ワイン、白ワイン、それぞれ2種類から選びます。3杯飲む人は、2000円のセットがおススメです。メニュー以外から、好みに合わせて持ってきてくれます。2011タナという赤ワインが絶品です。料理もおいしく、デザートのサツマイモタルトまで、満足にいただきました。また行きたいです。

  • Matsui Brewery
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    4.5
    42 Reviews
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Sakyo-ku

    We had an incredible experience here! George did an amazing job explaining all of the sake and it was unlike we had ever tasted. It was the best sake we have ever had! Very impressed with the value...

  • Kinoshita Brewery
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    4.0
    9 Reviews
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    Kyoto Kyotango-shi Kumihamacho Koyama 1512

    3月末から発売のコウノトリラベルがすてきな新酒を見に行ってきました。歴史ある建物がとてもすてきです。ノンアルコールの酒ソフトクリームも美味です!

  • Yamamotohonke
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    3.5
    13 Reviews
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    Kyoto Pref. Kyoutoshi Fushimi-ku Kamiaburakakechou 36-1

    I was disappointed to learn that Yamamoto Honkes sake brewery no longer conducts visits but was very pleased to discover that its chicken restaurant next door serves one of the most succulent...

  • Tamanohikari Sake Brewing
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    7 Reviews
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    Kyoto Pref. Kyoutoshi Fushimi-ku Higashisakaimachi 545-2

    毎年3月に蔵開きのイベントをやっています。 このイベントでは、複数銘柄の日本酒とお肴を味わうことができます。 場所は広い会場で椅子席も結構あり、落ち着いて飲んだり食べたりすることができたと思います。

  • Fujinomori Dorm
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Kita-ku Murasakinohigashifujinomoricho 11-1
  • Koborimiyakobutugu Work
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Yamashina-ku Nishinoyamadodochou 88
  • Kyoto jozo Kyoto Brewing Company
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Minami-ku Nishikujoutakahatachou 25-1
  • Mikanohara Tokosha
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    Kyoto Kidugawashi Kamochoureihei Houjuan 14
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Fushimi-ku Daigominamisatocho 42

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Its wooden tea houses, shuffling geisha, and spiritual sights have seen Kyoto hailed as the heart of traditional Japan, a world apart from ultramodern Tokyo. Despite being the Japanese capital for over a century, Kyoto escaped destruction during World War II, leaving behind a fascinating history which can be felt at every turn, from the fully gold-plated Kinkakuji Temple down to traditional customs such as geisha performances and tea ceremonies, which are still practiced to this day.

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