Factory / Workshop Spots in Wakayama Area

  • Kishu Umeboshikan
    17 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Wakayama Pref. Hidakagunminabechou Yamauchi 1339
    This tourist facility is annexed to a dried plum factory in Minabe Town, Hidaka County, Wakayama Prefecture and offers both shopping and factory tours. The direct sales shop carries Kishu Nanko plums and other products straight from the factory as well as processed plum goods. Learn about the history of dried plums via the 3-D theater and panel exhibitions. You can even make your own plum juice. About 20 to 40 minutes are required, and single participants are allowed.


  • NAKANO BC Co., Ltd.
    Travel / Tourism
    Wakayama Pref. Kainanshi Fujishiro 758-45
    "This sake brewery facing Wakaura Bay is approximately two minutes by car from the Hanwa Expressway Kainan Interchange. They started in 1949 making ko-type shochu distilled spirits and released their Fujishiro shochu. They went on to win first place for their Kinokuniya Bunzaemon junmai sake at the 2011 International Wine Challenge, the largest of its kind worldwide. While maintaining traditions of ""quality first"" and ""creative ingenuity,"" today they also work on research and development of health food and cosmetics made from Wakyama Prefecture specialty products like plum extract. They regularly hold brewery tours where you can view the production process of sake, plum wine, and more."
  • Kuyogura (Yuasa Soy Sauce Ltd.)
    Travel / Tourism
    Wakayama Pref. Aridagunyuasachou Yuasa 1464
    This soy sauce maker is approximately ten minutes on foot from JR Yuasa Station. The establishment is recognizable by its Kinzanji-miso sign. You can tour the brewery under a worker's guidance and get up close to cedar barrels that have been in use for over 100 years. They provide visitors experiences not available at other soy sauce breweries, like the chance to stir the contents of these old barrels, helping the fermentation process along. They also sell merchandise including specialty items like soy sauce made just for the specific food, yuzu-ponzu sauce, and their top prize winning Kiippon Kuromame Shoyu of Yuasa Soy Sauce. Their cafe serves coffee and soy sauce soft serve ice cream.
  • HatsusakuraSake Brewing Co.
    Travel / Tourism
    Wakayama Ito-gun Katsuragicho Nakaiburi 85
    "This sake brewing company has a brewery located a short walk from JR Nakaiburi Station on National Route 24. It is the only brewery in the foothills of Mt. Koya. It makes sake the old-fashioned way with sake rice grown using reduced agrochemicals by contracted farmers. The company's flagship sake is its Kishu Katsuragi Kawakamisyu, which has long been the favorite ""hannyato"" of Mt. Koya. Hannyato is Japanese Buddhist jargon literally meaning ""hot wisdom"" that refers to a daily allowance of sake. The company offers brewery tours (reservation required) from mid-October to early April (except for January and February). One of the highlights of the tour is the brewery's historic main building, which is a registered national tangible cultural asset."
  • Nanki Shirahama Nagisa Beer
    11 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Wakayama Nishimuro-gun Shirahamacho 2927-220
    This is located about a ten-minute drive from the Nanki Shirahama Interchange on the Kisei Expressway. It is the manufacturing and sales source for Nagisa Beer, a product of the traditions and geography of Nanki Shirahama. This beer, made with the famous local Nanki Shirahama Tonda Water, goes down easily, has a rich, deep flavor, and a fragrant scent. The sales counter inside the plant features not only the usual pale ale, American wheat, and IPA varieties, but also seasonal specialties, such as Mandarin orange ale and Pilsner, all freshly brewed and available to taste. The plant also offers free tours.


  • Kao Wakayama Plant
    Travel / Tourism
    Wakayama Wakayama-shi Minato 1334
  • Umeboshinoseizokoteikengaku
    Travel / Tourism
    Wakayama Pref. Tanabeshi Shimomisu Ltd. Nakata plum studio 1475 Nakatashokuhin
  • Bio Center Nakatsu
    Travel / Tourism
    Wakayama Hidaka-gun Hidakagawacho Takatsuo 1052-2
  • Ozaki Brewery
    Travel / Tourism
    Wakayama Shingu-shi Funamachi 3-chome 2-3
  • Nate Brewery
    Travel / Tourism
    Wakayama Kainan-shi Kuroe 846
  • Sanseisentarosho
    Travel / Tourism
    Wakayama Pref. Kainanshi Fujishiro 19
  • Kawaguchikenichi
    Travel / Tourism
    Wakayama Pref. Hidakaguninamichou Shimada 999
  • Kishinokoichi
    Travel / Tourism
    Wakayama Pref. Goboushi Gobou 60
  • Kuma no Beer
    Travel / Tourism
    Wakayama Shingu-shi Kumanogawacho Kaminagai 302
  • Shimamoto Shuzojo
    Travel / Tourism
    Wakayama Kainan-shi Fujishiro 54
  • Shukuho Sake Brewing
    Travel / Tourism
    Wakayama Pref. Wakayamashi Tanakamachi 2-chome 20
  • Takagaki Shuzojo
    Travel / Tourism
    Wakayama Arida-gun Aridagawacho Ogawa 1465
  • Tuho Sake Brewing
    Travel / Tourism
    Wakayama Pref. Kainanshi Nokaminaka 449
  • Tencho Shima Mura Sake Brewing
    Travel / Tourism
    Wakayama Pref. Wakayamashi Honmachi 7-chome 4
  • Suzukisoemon Sake Brewing
    Travel / Tourism
    Wakayama Pref. Tanabeshi Akiduchou 1305

Wakayama Areas


Wakayama prefecture unites pilgrims, food lovers, and culture buffs in a tranquil corner of Japan at the base of the Kii Peninsula. The setting for many a Kumano Kodo pilgrimage trail, Wakayama invites those in search of spirituality from one side of the prefecture to the other, from the 100-plus Buddhist temples of the sacred Mount Koya in the west to the inspiring temples of the Kumano Sanzan set among breathtaking nature in the east. Once the grueling hike is complete, make a beeline for Wakayama city to savor some of the country's most delicious ramen noodles.

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