Factory / Workshop Spots in Oita Area

  • Iichiko Hita Distillery
    19 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Oita Pref. Hitashi Nishiarita 810-1
    A shochu distillery located in Nishiarita, Hita City. The production and storage facilities to produce Iichiko barley shochu are open to the public for free, so visitors can watch the distillery’s tanks and distillation equipment in action. There’s also a tasting section where visitors can try and also purchase limited run liquors.


  • Ume Shuzo Oyama
    12 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Oita Hita-shi Oyamamachi Nishioyama 4587

    「梅酒蔵おおやま」は、梅林が広がる梅の郷、日田市大山にあります。私たちは、梅酒蔵のお隣にある温泉宿「うめひびき」に宿泊した翌朝、こちらの梅酒蔵を訪ねてみました。 というのは、前日いただいたうめひびきの夕食の際、食前酒としてこちらの梅酒蔵でつくられた梅酒が提供されて、とてもおいしかったので購入して帰ろうと思ったからです。 こちらでつくられている梅酒は、高級なものからリーズナブルなものまで数種類...

  • Ajimu Budoushu Koubou
    1 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Oita Pref. Usashi Ajimumachishimoge 798
    A winery located in Shimoge, Ajimu-machi, Usa City. The winery takes advantage of the extreme differences between day and night time temperatures (a feature of the Ajimu’s climate) to cultivate grapes and produce wines. Visitors can view the winery’s vineyard and wine production area and also taste and purchase the company’s wines. The winery also holds events such as a new wine festival in fall and a barrel opening event in spring.

    嫁と「安心院葡萄酒工房」を訪れました。 白、赤のいろいろ種類のワインを試飲できました。その中で気に入った2本を購入しました。 ちょっと楽しかった小旅行でした。

  • Hara Jirozaemon Miso Soy Sauce Warehouse
    3 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Oita Pref. Hitashi Nakahonmachi 5-4
    A miso and soy sauce brewery located in Nakahonmachi, Hita City. In addition to miso and soy sauce, the company also makes and sells sweetfish fish sauce and ramune sodas made with natural flavorings and colorings. The facility offers free tours and is adjoined by the Kyushu Folk Toy Museum.

    味噌と醤油で、買い物をしていたが、ここでしか生産できない 鮎魚醬 この鮎魚醬 和洋中華 何の料理でも 味をグンと旨くする とても重宝して、日田に行けば 買い求めます。 ハーブドレッシングも。

  • Yatsushika Brewery
    Travel / Tourism
    Oita Pref. Kusugunkokonoemachi Migita 3364
    A sake brewery located in Migita, Kokonoe Town, Kusu County. Established in 1864, the brewery makes sakes such as Yatsushika and shochus such as Ginza no Suzume. Visitors can tour the brewery’s storehouse and bottling plant (advance reservation required), sample refined sake and shochu, and taste Yatsushika pickles made with sake lees.
  • Ajimu Chiisana Wine Koubou
    Travel / Tourism
    Oita Pref. Usashi Ajimumachiyahata 487-1
    A winery located in Yahata Ajimu-machi, Usa City. The winery produces wines which are made with 100% locally grown grapes and which harness the innate flavors of the fruit. The winery’s sweet, easy to drink sparkling wines and refreshing, fruity, and flavorful wines are quite popular.
  • Sapporo Beer Kyushu Hita Brewery
    Travel / Tourism
    Oita Pref. Hitashi Takase 6979
    "A brewery located along the Hita Bypass in Oaza-Takase, Hita City. 100% of Hita's groundwater is used in the production of beer. At the ""SAPPORO THEATER"" (charged, one drink tasting included), visitors can enjoy a movie telling the history of Sapporo Beer and the brand story of Black Label. In addition, you can freely enjoy the huge production facilities and the YEBISU GALLERY during the free tour (free of charge). There is also a shop handling limited-sale goods and a restaurant ""Beer Forest Sapporo"" serving barbecue and other dishes."
  • Kuncho Sake Brewery Museum
    Travel / Tourism
    Oita Pref. Hitashi Mamedamachi 6-31
    A sake brewery situated along Uwamachi-dori Street in Mameda-machi, Hita City. Making use of a group of brewery buildings built from the mid-Edo period to the Taisho period, the brewery creates refined sakes and shochus. Visitors can check out a museum which contains exhibits on tools used for sake brewing and also sample and purchase special limited run products. The brewery is adjoined by Tabi no Sha Sakabayashi, an establishment serving high quality ginjo sake ice cream and other sweets and selling sake drinking vessels; and Kogura, a café and bakery which makes natural yeast breads and which sells a popular anpan bread made with top quality daiginjo sake lees.
  • Fujiwaragama
    Travel / Tourism
    Oita Hayami-gun Hijimachi
    This shop, a 10-minute walk from JR Yokoku Station, sells Hiji-yaki pottery, such as plates modeled after Hiji's famous brand name Shiroshita Karei marbled sole fish. The shop also sells unique guinomi large sake cups and yunomi tea cups decorated with a cute sole fish clinging to the bottom which looks like it's swimming when tea or sake is poured in. The shop's sole fish-shaped chopstick rests and small otesho dishes are reasonably priced and are popular to buy as souvenirs. In the shop's studio area, you can try making pottery by hand. Those interested in participating in the pottery making activity should make a reservation by 5:00 p.m. no later than five days in advance.
  • Shuka
    Travel / Tourism
    Oita Nakatsu-shi
    This traditional Japanese umbrella workshop can be reached by heading straight down the road in front of the north exit of Nakatsu Station. The workshop was originally started by local interested parties to resurrect this traditional Nakatsu craft, but it eventually won acclaim and came to be known nationwide. The shop primarily makes one of a kind items diligently crafted one at a time by hand in line with customer specifications. In addition to various traditional Japanese umbrellas, the shop also accepts orders for lampshades and paper lanterns which employ umbrella-based designs. As the shop's products are made to order, prospective customers are recommended to call in advance to convey their specifications and requests.
  • Komorebi Kobo
    Travel / Tourism
    Oita Hita-shi Mamedamachi 10-1
    This shop, standing across from the Important Cultural Property-designated Kusano Honke, is owned and operated by a wood sandal company established in 1946. Selling traditional geta sandals as well as modern wood sandals, here you can find footwear that not only goes well with yukata robes and other Japanese clothing, but also original designs perfect for everyday use. In addition, as a company-owned and operated shop, the establishment also offers repair and mending services. Another nice thing about the shop is its wide selection of products suitable for different seasons and purposes.
  • Aizawa Shitsugei Kobo
    Travel / Tourism
    Oita Hita-shi Mamedamachi 10-2
    "This shop sells lacquerware on the Mamedamachi Shopping Street' Miyuki-dori Street a 20-minute walk from Hita Station. The shop is owned by one of the few remaining Hita lacquerware craftsmen. The shop's products, which employ an individual style and which are created using a technique called dry lacquering, have won numerous awards. The shop boasts a wide selection, including trays, plates, and flower vases. The shop's Mameda Mame ""Bean"" Hina dolls are as tiny as their name implies and are particularly popular. The shop also repairs broken and cracked tableware and holds kintsugi classes in which participants use lacquer and gold to slowly but surely repair a favorite piece of broken tableware with their own hands."
  • Daihatsu Kyushu Oita ( Nakatsu ) Plant
    Travel / Tourism
    Oita Nakatsu Showashinden 1
  • Sue Workshop yuyama
    Travel / Tourism
    Oita Pref. Yufushi Shounaichoufuchi 2264
  • Miroku Brewery
    Travel / Tourism
    Oita Kitsuki-shi Yamagamachi Tateishi 2245-4
  • Ume no Sato Ceramics Workshop
    Travel / Tourism
  • Oshihana Workshop Ichirinkusa
    Travel / Tourism
    Oita Pref. Taketashi Taketamachi 592 AC Room
  • Ningyo Workshop Kajika
    Travel / Tourism
    Oita Taketa Naoirimachi Nagayu 3122-2
  • Oitashoyukyogyokumiai
    Travel / Tourism
    Oita Pref. Usukishi Mochiduki 1500
  • TOTO Oita Plant
    Travel / Tourism
    Oita Oita-shi Yayama 300

Oita Areas


A trip to Oita is tantamount to a long soak in the Beppu baths. The mountainous, coastal prefecture of Oita is renowned for having more onsen than any other prefecture in Japan, most of which lie in the city of Beppu on the west coast of Kyushu, recognizable by its pungent sulphuric aroma and the clouds of steam that puff up across the hillside. Away from the Beppu hot springs await mountains, waterfalls, and temples, so don’t hesitate to explore Oita a little further.

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