Oita Breweries

Ōita Prefecture is on the north-eastern section of the island of Kyūshū. Mountain ranges include Mount Yufu, Mount Tsurumi, Mount Sobo, Mount Katamuki, and Mount Kujū contribute to the fact that 70% of Oita is covered by forests, and the rivers and streams that flow from these ranges give the prefecture rich water sources. The availability of high-quality water and rice makes Oita a perfect location for sake breweries. Oita has been brewing sake since the Edo period. A renegade brewer during their infancy they started making Superdry sake during a time when sweet sake was in vogue.

Fujii shuzo Sake Brewery

Fujii Sake Brewery is a company founded in 1872. The good sake can only be produced if there are good ingredients, good water, and a natural environment suitable for brewing. Fujii Sake Brewery is located in the mountainous area of ​​central Oita prefecture, and there are limestone caves scattered nearby, producing good quality water, and they have continued to brew sake from the blessings of nature with high quality ingredients. .. For this reason, sake brewing companies in the prefecture are among the first to acquire ISO14001 and are aiming for environmentally friendly production activities with the motto “Sake brewery in the village where the scenery is clear and clear.”

Breweries Info

Representative: Toru Fujii
Address: 213−2, Notsu-machi Usuki-Shi, Oita
TEL: +81-974-32-2008
FAX: +81-974-32-2410
Foundation (year) 1872

Inoue Syuzo Sake Brewery

The essence of sake is “water”. The water that divides the Hiko Mountains is clear water that is slowly filtered by the volcanic rock called the Yabakei Formation around the Otsuru Valley where the brewery is located. In addition. The water quality is the best with a good balance of minerals generated by the chemical action of rocks. Along with the ingredients, the process is also different as Large companies use “four seasons brewing” to brew sake throughout the year, but
Inoue Sake Brewery only brews sake in the “winter season”. The reason is that the steamed rice is cooled to the core and brewed at a low temperature, so it needs to be cold in winter. In the process of making sake, heat called “fermentation heat” is generated. Unless the outside air is cold in winter, the heat of fermentation cannot be suppressed, and the sake will have a rough taste

Breweries Info

Representative: Tikako Inoue
Address: Ooaza Oohi 2220-1, Hita, Oita
TEL: +81-973-28-2211
FAX: +81-973-28-2910
Foundation (year) 1804

Kayashima Sake Brewery

Kayashima Sake Brewing Co.Ltd was founded in 1873. The brand “Nishi no Seki” was named by the second president of the company. Nishi means western Japan, and Seki means a Yokozuna (a grand champion). He hoped that it would become a representative sake of western Japan, in which the company was located, and he firmly determined to make every effort to realize his dream. In1907, “Nishi no Seki” won the first prize in the all-Japan sake contest which was held for the first time. Since then it has received many prizes. The brewery consists of many wooden buildings. They were built around 1900, and they were registered as the national tangible cultural assets in 1997. They have been well preserved, and they are being used even today. A nostalgic atomosphere is there.

Breweries Info

Representative: susumu kayajima
Address: 398 taketa-machi, taketa-shi, Oita
TEL: +81-974-63-3816
FAX: +81-974-62-2754
Foundation (year) 2009

Kugehonten Sake Brewery

The Kugehonten was founded in Usuki City, Oita Prefecture, a brewing town blessed with the bounty of the sea, in the first year of Man’en (1860), with a brewery from the feudal lord, Kanto Inaba. Since then, sake with the original taste of raw materials (rice, wheat, potatoes, plums, kabosu ) that matches the local food. In recent years, about 60% of the raw materials are agricultural products from Oita prefecture, but they are determined to increase the ratio in the future.

Breweries Info

Representative: Satozo Kuge
Address: 382,Emuta, Usuki, Oita
TEL: +81-972-63-8000
FAX: +81-972-63-8022
Foundation (year) 1860

Nakano Shuzo Sake Brewery

Kitsuki City is a castle town located in the northeastern part of Oita Prefecture, at the southern end of the Kunisaki Peninsula. This castle town, which still retains the atmosphere of the Edo period, used to be lined with sake breweries. With the passage of time, one house and one house were closed, and now it is the smallest Nakano Sake Brewery, which is the farthest from the castle town. Since its founding, Nakano brewery have been manufacturing sake for 140 years, naming it “Chie Bijin” in the name of our proprietress “Chie” so that it will be more delicious and loved.

Breweries Info

Representative: Atuyuki Nakano
Address: Minamikitsuki 2487-1, Kitsuki-city, Oita
TEL: +81-978-62-2109
FAX: +81-978-63-4160
Foundation (year) 1874

Nishinohomare Meijou Sake Brewery

In the 4th year of Keio, sake brewing was started by the founder, Reisaburo Hida, in Shimogego, north of Oita prefecture in Buzen province. At that time, as a side business, it was a cottage industry made from local rice, but gradually it developed as a brewery worthy of supplementing the surrounding area. Kasutori shochu, which uses sake lees from sake brewing, also began to be produced around this time. After many changes, the six companies of Nagayoshi Sake Brewery, Sagara Sake Brewery, Miho Tsuru Sake Brewery, Ichiten Sake Brewery, Takeyoshi Sake Brewery and the founding brewery Masamune Yama Sake Brewery, which existed in the entire Shimoge area, joined together in 1958, West Japan. Established a joint bottling company as Meijo Co., Ltd. After that, it became “Nishi no Honor Meijo Co., Ltd.”

Breweries Info

Representative: Ishii Yoshihide
Address: Fukushima 2065-2, Nakatsu, Ooita
TEL: 0979-32-2600
FAX: 0979-32-6689
Foundation (year) 1868


In response to the blessings of clear air and pure water brought about by deep nature, they have established the
“Iichiko Hita Distillery” based on a new idea. It is “Sake no Mori that nurtures raw sake”. All the advanced techniques of shochu brewing, such as ” Zenkojizukuri Sake”, which is brewed only with barley koji for both primary and secondary preparation, and “Long-term storage sake”, which is slowly laid in oak barrels and enamel tanks, are used to enhance the taste.

Breweries Info

Representative: Wada Hisatsugu
Address: 2231-1Yamamoto, Usa, Oita
TEL: +81-978-32-1431
FAX: +81-978-33-3030
Foundation (year) 1958


Breweries Info

Representative: Masunao Aso
Address: 3364 Migita.Kokonoemachi, kusugun, Oita
TEL: +81-973-76-2888
FAX: +81-973-76-3071
Foundation (year) 1864

Yotsuya Shochu Sake Brewery

Breweries Info

Representative: Yoshifumi Yotsuya
Address: 4130 Nagasu, Usa, Oita
TEL: +81-978-38-0148
FAX: +81-978-38-6130
Foundation (year) 1864



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