Japan Distillery Map

Japan Distillery Map

If you're looking for a map of Japan's whisky distilleries, rum distilleries, gin distilleries, or other kind of distilleries, you're in the right place!

This map shows all major distilleries in Japan, including legendary distilleries that have closed, those currently operating, and even those expected to start distilling in the near future. I'll keep this updated as much as possible going forward. Each listing describes the distillery's major products, when they opened/closed, and whether or not it's open to the public.

Please note that for now the map covers only distilleries making Western liquors. I'll consider adding shochu distilleries later if there's enough demand.

Like many countries, distilling for purposes of making liquor requires a license in Japan. This licensing process is managed by Japan's National Tax Agency.


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Akitakenhakko Kogyo Co. Ltd.Gin
Akkeshi DistilleryWhisky
Asahikawa FactoryGin
Asaka DistilleryWhisky
Benizakura DistilleryFuture,Gin
Chichibu DistilleryWhisky
Chichibu Distillery 2Future,Whisky
Fuji Gotemba DistilleryWhisky
Fujishiro DistilleryGin
Grace RumRum
Gyokusendo ShuzoFaux
Hakkaisan BrewerySpeculative
Hakushu DistilleryWhisky
Hanyu DistilleryClosed,Faux,Whisky
Helios DistilleryFaux,Rum,Whisky
Hijiri Shuzo AkagiSpeculative
Hioki DistilleryGin
Ie-Island DistilleryRum
Iichiko Hita DistilleryOther
Ikeda Grape and Wine Research CenterOther
Kadzuno MeishuFuture
Kagoshima DistilleryOther,Whisky
Kaikyo DistilleryFuture
Kanosuke DistilleryWhisky
Karuizawa DistilleryClosed,Whisky
Kawasaki DistilleryClosed,Whisky
Kikusui ShuzoRum,Speculative
Kiuchi Shuzo Nukada BrewerySpeculative
Koganei ShuzoGin
Kumesen DistilleryFaux
Kurayoshi DistilleryFaux,Future,Speculative
Kyoto DistilleryGin
Mars Shinshu DistilleryWhisky
Mars Tsunuki DistilleryGin,Whisky
Masahiro DistilleryGin
Matsudo FactoryWhisky
Matsui Shuzo Baba FactorySpeculative
Meiri ShuruiGin,Other
Millex Japan HQWhisky
Minami Alps Wine & BeverageFaux
Miyagikyo DistilleryGin,Other,Whisky
Miyazaki HontenFaux
Monde ShuzoWhisky
Mori no SakaguraSpeculative
Musashino Beer FactorySpeculative
Nagahama DistilleryWhisky
Niigata BeerFaux
Nine Leaves DistilleryRum
Nishinomiya DistilleryOther
Nishio FactoryFaux
Nishioka-Kawamura Sake BreweryOther
Nishiyama BreweryOther
Ogasawara DistilleryRum
Ohishi DistilleryFaux,Other
Okayama DistilleryGin,Whisky
Okuhida ShuzoOther
Osumi ShuzoSpeculative
Otaki Botanical DistilleryOther
Sakura no Sato SyuzouSpeculative
Sakuragaoka KuraGin
Sakurao DistilleryFaux,Future,Gin
Sanraku Ocean Shiojiri FactoryClosed,Whisky
Sapporo FactoryFaux
Sata Souji Shoten Akayane DistilleryGin
Satsuma Tsukasa DistillerySpeculative
Senju ShuzoSpeculative
Shirakawa FactoryClosed
Shizuoka DistilleryWhisky
Sun Foods Nirasaki FactoryWhisky
Sun Grain Chita DistilleryWhisky
Suntory Kyushu Kumamoto FactorySpeculative
Suntory Osaka FactoryGin
Taikou DistilleryGin
Takada ShuzohjyoGin
Takaoka ShuzoRum
Tatsumi DistilleryGin,Other
Tenryu KuraGin
Tominaga Boeki Ltd.Faux
Toumu WinerySpeculative
Wakatsuru Saburomaru DistilleryWhisky
White Oak DistilleryOther,Whisky
Yaegaki Sake & SpiritsOther
Yamamoto ShuzoSpeculative
Yamazaki DistilleryWhisky
Yasato DistilleryFuture
Yoichi DistilleryOther,Whisky
Yuza DistilleryWhisky



Whisky distillery
Gin distillery
Rum distillery
Other spirit distillery
A faux "distillery" that use imported malt/grain whisky as part of their final product. They might still call it Japanese whisky, they might not.
Closed distilleries
A future distillery that has already announced their intention to make whisky or some other spirit
A speculative distillery that has obtained a license to make whisky, but hasn't made any public announcements yet

If you have any corrections, additions, or comments, please contact me!