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Factory / Workshop Spots in Kagoshima Area

  • Iso Artcraft Hall
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    4.0
    17 Reviews
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    Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Yoshinochou 9688-24
    This gallery and shop is located in Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture and adjoins a Satsuma Kiriko cut glass factory. Satsuma Kiriko is known for the gradations of color created by making deep cuts into thick glass, and its intricate designs and gorgeous hues make this traditional art a delight to behold. Though the techniques went out of use at the beginning of the Meiji period, a movement to revive the art started in 1985, and it continues to be produced today. Visitors can purchase utensils, interior goods, souvenirs, and other items, and they can also observe the creation process. The old-fashioned building itself is a registered Tangible Cultural Property, making it a must-see.

    明治期に建築されたレトロな洋館がギャラリーになっており、芸術品のように美しい薩摩切子が展示販売されています。晩酌用の焼酎グラスでも買って帰ろうかと思っていましたが、タンブラーが安いものでも約5万円と高価で手が出ませんでした。隣接する工房で作業を見学することもできます。

  • Amami no sato
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    3.5
    2 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Nanei 1-8-1
    A sightseeing destination where visitors can come in contact with the culture and natural beauty of Amami Oshima. The 52 thousand square meter grounds enclose a beautiful, sprawling garden, and visitors can enjoy the site of tropical plants like Bougainvillea and Sago palms. There’s also a museum dedicated to the history of Oshima tsumugi pongee where visitors can learn about the history of this gorgeous fabric. Visitors can also experience area culture and try dyeing fabrics with vegetable dyes, weaving, and kumihimo string craft, or watch up close as masters weave spectacular Oshima tsumugi with specialized tools and skilled techniques. The adjoining restaurant serves local cuisine.

    伝統工芸や伝統的な家屋を見学できるスポット。個人的には隣接のレストランでいただける鶏飯が絶品だと思ってます。

  • Satsuma Kinzangura
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    4.0
    20 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagoshima Pref. Ichikikushikinoshi Noshita 13665
    This refined sake brewery, Kagoshima’s foremost, is located a 10-minute drive from JR Kushikino Station. Utilizing a 120-kilometer-long tunnel dug as part of the Kushikino Mine which once supported the bygone Satsuma Domain, the brewery produces shochu liquors based on recipes predating the Meiji period. Visitors can ride a mine trolley and view the earthenware vessels used for brewing and at the same time experience the vestiges of what was once a prosperous mine. The brewery’s shop sells gifts and souvenirs such as local specialty products and Satsuma Kinzangura brand shochus and refines sakes. Visitors can also relax in the adjoining brewery café.

    金鉱後を整備しトロッコに乗って鉱山中へ。 終点で焼酎製造、貯蔵しています。 また温度が一定の為、貯蔵に向いており 購入した焼酎を貯蔵してくれるサービスもあります。 冬は寒いと思います。 約1時間かかりますので時間のある方には勧めます。

  • Musougura
    Travel / Tourism
    1-1-17 Natsushima, Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture
    A facility where you can see and hear up close the processes involved in creating Kagoshima’s famed sweet potato shochu liquor. Here visitors can breathe in the scent of koji wafting from one of the top wood barrel stills in the prefecture, and view the traditional production process involved as the chief brewer and other workers go about tending the great earthenware pots buried in the ground. The adjoining shop sells some 200 varieties of Satsuma (Kagoshima) shochu, including popular and limited run products, plus other products and merchandise offered no place else. Shop to your heart’s content while sampling shochu liquors and umeshu plum liqueurs.
  • Ooshima Tsumugimura
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagoshima Pref. Oshimaguntatsugouchou Akaogi 1945
    A facility where visitors can watch Amami Oshima tsumugi pongee cloth being made and try making it themselves located a two-minute walk from the Oshima Tsumugimura-iriguchi bus stop. Visitors can listen to a courteous guide and watch as Oshima tsumugi is laboriously crafted in the adjoining workshop. The facility also offers a variety of classes, including T-shirt and handkerchief dorozome mud dyeing, weaving, and kimono wearing. The facility’s shop sells Oshima tsumugi accessories and exclusive Oshima tsumugi items in both Japanese and Western designs offered no place else.
  • Satsuma Shuzo Shochu Distillery, Meijigura
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    4.5
    40 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagoshima Pref. Makurazakishi Tategamihonmachi 26
    A distillery open to tourists operated by Satsuma Shuzo, the company which makes Satsuma Shiranami shochu. Shochu making was perfected in the late Meiji period, and even today this distillery is still deeply colored by the atmosphere and craftsmanship of this era. The distillery presents the culture and history behind shochu, and visitors can also see earthenware vessels and tools actually used to make shochu throughout the years. With an advance reservation, visitors can also tour the distillery itself and see it in action, plus enjoy a free shochu tasting session. The adjoining Kedogawa Beer House restaurant serves authentic French cuisine together with sweet potato shochu and sweet potato beer.

    10月28日は新酒祭りです。 日本酒ではなく焼酎の新酒ですので、好き嫌いはあると思いますが、年に一度のイベントですので行ってみたいと思います。

  • Kirishima Distillery
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    4.5
    35 Reviews
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    Kagoshima Pref. Kirishimashi Kirishimataguchi 564-1
    A shochu distillery established in 1911. The distillery’s flagship Akarui Noson is made the traditional way in earthenware pots with spring water. Other than the first three days of the new year, visitors can view the distillery any day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The distillery tour takes 15 minutes and during the guided tour you can see everything from the actual production area where shochu is being made to the bottle filling area. The distillery’s shop offers samples and sells liqueurs and shochu liquors made on-site. Visitors can also hand draw their own shochu label and create their very own, one of a kind bottle of shochu.

    「明るい農村」で有名な焼酎の蔵と直売所です。 蔵の見学も可能ですが、今回はお土産を購入しました。 お店の方がとても親切で帰る際には道路に出て誘導してくれました。 ちなみに蔵元限定の焼酎は本当においしくておすすめです。 霧島神宮とセットで廻ると幸せな気分になれます。 ちなみに焼酎の試飲もできますので、運転者以外の方は楽しんでみて ください。

  • Kiln of 15th Chin Jukan
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagoshima Pref. Hiokishi Higashichikichoumiyama 1715
    This historic pottery in Miyama is operated by the 15th potter to go by the name Chin Jukan. This lineage of potters is best known for their beautiful works of white Satsuma ware. The masterpieces of previous Chin Jukans are displayed inside the building. Visitors can purchase works of white Satsuma ware and even watch the potter at work in his wheel room through the window.
  • Amami Oshima Kaiun Brewery
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagoshima Oshima-gun Ukenson Yuwan 2924-2
  • Anbo Crafts
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagoshima Kumage-gun Yakushimacho Anbo 2354-8
  • Takeda Industry
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagoshima Kumage-gun Yakushimacho Anbo 650-18
  • Kenkoigakusha
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagoshima Pref. Kirishimashi Kokubuhimegi 3080-1
  • Nomotokitoseikatubunka Museum Minamikazejinkan
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagoshima Pref. Kirishimashi Hayatochouoda 630
  • Kurenaigama
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagoshima Pref. Airashi Ikejimamachi 5-13
  • Datejozo
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagoshima Pref. Kirishimashi Fukuyamachoufukuyama 3621-1
  • Satumakiriko Glass Kojo
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Yoshinochou 9688-24
  • Satumabi Dorokogei
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagoshima Pref. Satsumagunsatsumachou Nagano 5665-5
  • Seika Shokuhin Toso Kojo
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Toso 4-chome 4-5
  • Chomei Helsin Sujozo
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagoshima Pref. Kirishimashi Hayatochounokumida 670-2
  • Taenkurimoto Sake Brewing
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagoshima Pref. Satsumasendaishi Hiwakichoutounohara 11356-1

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Over 100 active volcanoes across Kagoshima make it one of the Japan's most exciting prefectures. The prefectural capital, Kagoshima city, looks out to one of the prefecture's most spectacular volcanoes, Sakurajima, an island of its own that can be visited and seen close up or admired from afar, with the promise of breathtaking sunsets complete with frequent puffs of smoke and ash. Down the Satsuma Peninsula, the most southerly part of mainland Japan, waterfalls, sand onsen, and fascinating history await, while Kagoshima's abundance of satsuma imo (sweet potato) provide a wholesome snack as well as one of Japan's favourite drinksーshochu.

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