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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Title Category
Akashi Sake BrewerySpeculative
Akkeshi DistilleryWhisky
Asaka DistilleryWhisky
Benizakura DistilleryGin,Other,Whisky
Chichibu DistilleryWhisky
DenzoinguraGin,Other
Eigashima DistilleryOther,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
Kanosuke DistilleryWhisky
Karuizawa DistilleryClosed,Whisky
Kawasaki DistilleryClosed,Whisky
Kikusui ShuzoRum,Speculative
Kiuchi Shuzo Nukada BrewerySpeculative
Kumesen DistilleryFaux
Kyoto DistilleryGin
Kyoya DistilleryGin
Mars Shinshu DistilleryWhisky
Mars Tsunuki DistilleryGin,Whisky
Masahiro DistilleryGin
Matsudo FactoryWhisky
Matsui ShuzoFaux,Future,Speculative
Matsui Shuzo Baba FactorySpeculative
Meiri ShuruiGin,Other
Millex Japan HQWhisky
Minami Alps Wine & BeverageFaux
Miyagikyo DistilleryGin,Other,Whisky
Miyazaki HontenFaux
Mizuho ShuzoGin
Monde ShuzoWhisky
Mori no SakaguraSpeculative
Musashino Beer FactorySpeculative
Nagahama DistilleryWhisky
Niigata BeerSpeculative
Nine Leaves DistilleryRum
Nishinomiya DistilleryOther
Nishio FactoryFaux
Nishioka-Kawamura Sake BreweryOther
Nishiyama BreweryOther
Nissin ShuruiGin
Ogasawara DistilleryRum
Ohishi DistilleryFaux,Other
Okayama DistilleryGin,Whisky
Okuhida DistilleryOther
Okuhida ShuzoOther
Osumi ShuzoSpeculative
Otaki Botanical DistilleryFuture
Sakurao DistilleryFaux,Future,Gin
Sanraku Ocean Shiojiri FactoryClosed,Whisky
Sapporo FactoryFaux
Sata Souji ShotenGin
Senju ShuzoSpeculative
Shirakawa FactoryClosed
Shizuoka DistilleryWhisky
Sun Foods Nirasaki FactoryWhisky
Sun Grain Chita DistilleryWhisky
Suntory Kyushu Kumamoto FactorySpeculative
Suntory Osaka FactoryGin
Takada ShuzohjyoGin
Takaoka ShuzoRum
Tatsumi DistilleryGin,Other
Tominaga Boeki Ltd.Faux
Toumu WinerySpeculative
Wakatsuru Saburomaru DistilleryWhisky
Yaegaki Sake & SpiritsOther
Yamamoto ShuzoSpeculative
Yamazaki DistilleryWhisky
Yoichi DistilleryOther,Whisky
Yuza DistilleryFuture

 

Legend

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!