Awamori distillery tours in Okinawa

Awamori distillery tours in Okinawa

by Takahiro Takiguchi
Stripes Okinawa

Several awamori distillers allow visitors to tour their facilities for free. Visit one and take a closer look at the art of distilling awamori. The tours usually end with complimentary samples of products. It is a great chance to learn about – and sample – some the different types of awamori that are out there.

Zuisen Distillery
Location: 1-35 Shuri, Sakiyama-cho, Naha City
Hours: Open Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
URL: (Japanese)
For reservation or more information, call 098-884-1968.

Sakimoto Distillery
Location: 1-25, Torihori, Shuri, Naha City
Hours: By reservation only.
URL: (Japanese)
For reservation or more information, call 098-884-1404.

Yamakawa Distillery
Location: 58 Namizato Motobu Town
Hours: 8 a.m.-12 p.m., 1:30 - 5 p.m. 
URL: (Japanese)
For reservation or more information, call 0980-47-2136.

The Okinawa Awamori Distillers Association offers valuable information on awamori in English at:

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