Doburoku, the original unrefined sake, has been liberally plied to all comers at the Shirahige...
Commonly known in Japan as nihonshu, sake, which is fermented from rice, is widely recognised around the world as a distinctly Japanese drink. Although the cooler more northerly climes of Japan are well-known for their sake, Oita has a number of smaller, boutique breweries that produce high quality sakes that should not be missed. In contrast to the generally sweeter varieties found Japan’s north, Oita’s sakes provide a mostly cleaner, drier taste.
Breweries open to the public include:
Many breweries also distill shochu, the drink Kyushu as a whole is famed for.
At a glance
The popular libation to the kami, Japan's gods.