Factory / Workshop Spots in Kumamoto Area

  • Yamamura Shuzo
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    4.0
    12 Reviews
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    Kumamoto Aso-gun Takamorimachi Takamori 1645
    This sake brewery in Takamori Town is encircled by the five peaks and southern outer crater rim of Mt. Aso. Since it was founded in 1762, the brewery has continued to make sake utilizing the Aso region's extreme differences of heat and cold, and using pure underground spring water from Mt. Aso and Aso rice. The brewery's most popular brand, Reizan, has a crisp flavor and is designed to accompany meals. Amidst a boom in ginjo sakes in which many breweries are pursuing exceedingly fragrant beverages, this brewery continues to be dedicated to the production of traditional flavors which remain beloved by area residents and others. The brewery also offers tastings of its products, making it fun to find your favorite.

    We recently visited the Yamamura Sake Brewery while touring the Mt. Aso region with Japanese friends. Our friends called ahead to make the arrangements so unfortunately I don’t know what’s involved...

  • HAKUTAKE DENSHOGURA kuma shochu museum
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    4.0
    12 Reviews
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    Kumamoto Pref. Hitoyoshishi Gounoharumachi 461-7
    This museum in Hitoyoshi City, Kumamoto Prefecture is dedicated to Hakutake, a kind of Japanese rice shochu. It presents the traditional manufacturing process of the Takahashi Distillery through videos and has displays of shochu making equipment in their exhibition area. They also have an area for tastings where you can try shochu varieties like Hakutake and Shiro and then purchase a bottle of the one you like best to take home.

    Visited Kuma Shochu Museum to learn how Shochu is made. Followed by shochu and umeshu tasting. We bought a few small bottles of umeshu to try. Nice museum and wide selection of liquor.

  • Maruoyaki
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    4.5
    7 Reviews
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    Kumamoto Amakusa-shi Kitaharamachi 3-10
    "A pottery studio founded in 1845 with an attached workshop and gallery. While the pottery has a long history, their work features modern designs to blend with contemporary life under a concept of ""vessels for daily use that enrich people's living spaces."" All of their pieces are masterfully created by hand without any machine-based mass production at all. The gallery's permanent exhibit features Maruo ware's work as well as pieces from other potters."

    beautiful pottery, friendly and helpful staff. The high ceilings and open concept of the gallery made me feel comfortable and relaxed.

  • Chiyonosono Sake Brewery
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    Kumamoto Pref. Yamagashi Yamaga 1782
    The Chiyonosono Sake Brewery is located in Yamaga City, Kumamoto Prefecture. They have a shop selling their brews, as well as a free museum where you can learn about their brewing history and check out displays of valuable sake related items. It's a popular stop for tourists on the local Komekome Somon Tour.
  • Sengetsu Shuzo Distillery
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    Kumamoto Pref. Hitoyoshishi Shinmachi 1
    A shochu distillery established in 1903. The distillery makes its Kumamoto rice shochu according to traditional techniques over 100 years old with just choice, quality rice and the pure, abundant waters of the Kuma River, making use of no additives whatsoever. The staple Shingetsu junmai pure rice shochu, the distillery's most famous product, is mild and smooth and is particularly loved by locals. The distillery is open to visitors and you can enjoy a guided tour provided by an attentive guide. After the slow and relaxing tour, you can also sample and purchase the distillery's products. The distillery shop carries products sold no place else, making this a destination not to be missed by liquor aficionados.
  • Suntory Kyushu Kumamoto Plant
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    Kumamoto Pref. Kamimashikigunkashimamachi Kitamagi Yawata Water 478
    A factory where visitors can watch Suntory’s “The Premium Malts” being crafted. From stocking to fermentation and packaging, the entire tour is filled with exciting and interesting sights. At the end, tourgoers can enjoy sampling Suntory’s beer and soft drink products. The tour requires approximately 70 minutes.
  • Matsunoizumi Shuzo
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    Kumamoto Kuma-gun Asagiricho Uekita 169-1
    This longstanding brewery was established in 1875. The brewery continues to make now world-famous Kuma Shochu Kumamoto rice shochu by stilling fermenting mash made using underground spring water from the Hitoyoshi/Kuma region. The brewery's Matsu no Izumi shochu is a well-cured shochu created based on the principle of quality rice, water, and people; and is aged for over 10 years in earthenware pots. Visitors can view the company's shochu brewery, which boasts over 500 years of history and tradition, every day of the week except Sundays. Brewery visitors can also sample Kuma Shochu, which is a recognized geographical indication by the World Trade Organization; as well as other examples of the company's well-cured shochus and prized alcoholic beverages.
  • Takahama-yaki Juho-gama
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    Kumamoto Amakusa-shi Amakusamachi Takahamaminami 598
    A leading pottery studio using Amakusa toseki, lauded in the Edo period as the best ceramic material in the land. Said to have been started by Dengoemon, the sixth head of the Ueda clan in 1762, they make Takahamayaki pottery to this day. White and translucent, Amakusa pottery stone is still renowned as Japan's highest quality raw material for white porcelain and it is used for Arita ware, Seto ware, and other top-grade styles. The adjacent museum displays antique Takahama ware and old Amakusa documents, as well as world famous Amakusa pottery stone and information about its background for up close viewing.
  • Fukano Brewery Main Store
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    4.5
    3 Reviews
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    Kumamoto Hitoyoshi-shi Gonoharumachi 333

    すでに「しろ」の試飲で軽く酔っている状態で、寄ってみました。ちょっと、入りにくかったが、親切に案内してもらいました。 そして、ここでも、試飲を遠慮なくいただきました。いろんな種類の珍しい焼酎がありました。

  • Food Pal Kumamoto
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    Kumamoto Kumamoto-shi Mitsugumachi 581-2
  • Hana no Koyatsu Brewery
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    4.5
    2 Reviews
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    Kumamoto Tamana-gun Nagomimachi Nishiyoshiji 2226-2

    花の香というお酒をお土産に購入しましたよ。 水と米にこだわった日本酒はこだわりがある1品でしたね。 スパークリングの日本酒は軽い感じで、スーと飲むことができましたよ!!

  • Kyushu Electric Power Reihoku Power Plant
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    Kumamoto Amakusa-gun Reihokumachi Toshikara 1091
  • Roku Choshi Brewery
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
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    Kumamoto Kuma-gun Nishikimachi Nishi 1013

    熊本の球磨焼酎の老舗です。 初めて訪れました。 酒造名も「球磨の六調子」に由来されていました。 購入して自宅で飲みましたが、スコッチが好きな方にもお勧めです!!

  • saishankanseiyakusho saishunkan Hill top
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    Kumamoto Pref. Kamimashikigunmashikimachi Jichu 1363-1
  • Stained Glass Workshop Solanjy
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    Kumamoto Kumamoto-shi Kita-ku Shimizushinchi 2-9-1
  • Crackers Workshop
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
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    Kumamoto Yamaga Yamaga 1799

    GW中に訪問。 お店に入ると明るくて優しいご主人がまず「試食してみてー!」と薄焼きおせんべいとお茶を試食させてくれました。 続いて子供たちに「せんべい焼いてみるかい?」と1人ずつせんべい焼き体験をさせてくださり、出来立てせんべいをその場で食べさせてもらえて小学生の息子も幼稚園児の娘も大喜び! なんと無料です! おせんべいも梅や青のりなどいくつか味があり、とっても美味しいのでお土産にいくつか...

  • Glass Workshop Kalihiro
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    Kumamoto Pref. Tamanagunnagomimachi Eta 302
  • Kanzentenjituseiensho
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    Kumamoto Pref. Amakusashi Itsuwamachifutae 106
  • Kamada Brewing Tokoro
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    Kumamoto Hitoyoshi-shi Kajiyamachi 45
  • Salt farm
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    Kumamoto Pref. Amakusashi Itsuwamachifutae 650

Kumamoto Areas

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Kumamoto lies in the center of Kyushu, a calm prefecture perfect for easy strolls around the historic center and lazy evenings in the natural hot springs at Kurokawa Onsen. For a slightly more strenuous activity, head to Mount Aso, whose surrounding hills offer hiking opportunities aplenty with views over the active volcano.

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