Kagoshima Distillery Tour
Kagoshima’s food culture is always with fermentation. The warm climate gives the variation of the unique food culture. Kurozu, Kagoshima miso, Yamagawa zuke (Daikon radish pickles), Shochu… there are many kinds of fermented food.
Whisky is one of them. There are 2 whisky distilleries in Kagoshima,”MARS Tsunuki Distillery” and “KANOSUKE Distillery”. The history of making whiskey in Kagoshima is not that long but those companies are the specialists of making good quality liquor. The quality of whisky turns out unique and special due to the climate of Kagoshima. Why don’t we go and see how they are making their whisky?Itinerary
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Mars Tsunuki Distillery, 6594 Kaseda Tsunuki, Minamisatsuma 899-3611 Kagoshima Prefecture
Not only Shochu, Kagoshima also produces Whisky!
Kagoshima has the southernmost whisky distillery in Japan mainland, MARS Tsunuki distillery.
It’s run by Hombo Shuzo, which is also well known for its equally famous Shochu distillery in Kagoshima.
MARS Tsunuki distillery has started its own distillation in 2016. The whisky which was produced 100% in Tsunuki will be released around the end of this year. Their new make is already available.
Learn more about their “Spirit” as a Whisky Maker and Shochu Maker.
You will have "Hojo" Special lunch at the Distillery's guest house.
Duration: 3 hoursStop At:
Kanosuke Distillery, 845_3 Kaminokawa, Hiyoshicho, Hioki 899-2421 Kagoshima Prefecture
Visit KANOSUKE distillery with a TABITTO and learn the process of making whisky, the KANOSUKE way. You will also experience the maturation process of the 2018 “new pot” much prior to their first release in 2021. You’ll be amazed to see their Pot Stills & taste their Whiskey and Shochu at their brand-new tasting room/bar. Expect to be wowed by some great ocean views from your seat at the beautiful bar counter.
Duration: 2 hours
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Not recommended for pregnant travelers"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
Duration: 8 Hours
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up at hotels in Kagoshima city. Or we will meet at Kagoshima Chuo Station.Ports
Cancellations and refunds:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.