There are many producers of alcoholic beverages dotted throughout Oita Prefecture, a result of the…
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:
You will find these and many other establishments on Discover Oita's Road Trip: Oita's Sake, shochu and wine country.
Many breweries also distill shochu, the drink Kyushu as a whole is famed for.