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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TitleCategoryOpen for tours?
Akashi Sake Brewery Speculative Closed to the public
Akkeshi Distillery Whisky Closed to the public
Asaka Distillery Whisky Open to the public
Benizakura Distillery Future Closed to the public
Chichibu Distillery Whisky Closed to the public
Denzoingura Gin,Other Closed to the public
Eigashima Distillery Other,Whisky Open to the public
Fuji Gotemba Distillery Whisky Open to the public
Fujishiro Distillery Gin Closed to the public
Grace Rum Rum Closed to the public
Gyokusendo Shuzo Faux Closed to the public
Hakkaisan Brewery Speculative Open to the public
Hakushu Distillery Whisky Open to the public
Hanyu Distillery Closed,Faux,Whisky Closed to the public
Helios Distillery Faux,Rum,Whisky Open to the public
Hijiri Shuzo Akagi Speculative Open to the public
Ie-Island Distillery Rum Open to the public
Iichiko Hita Distillery Other Open to the public
Ikeda Grape and Wine Research Center Other Open to the public
Kagoshima Distillery Other,Whisky Open to the public
Kanosuke Distillery Future Closed to the public
Karuizawa Distillery Closed,Whisky Closed to the public
Kawasaki Distillery Closed,Whisky Closed to the public
Kikusui Shuzo Rum,Speculative Closed to the public
Kiuchi Shuzo Nukada Brewery Speculative Closed to the public
Kyoto Distillery Gin Closed to the public
Kyoya Distillery Gin Closed to the public
Mars Shinshu Distillery Whisky Open to the public
Mars Tsunuki Distillery Gin,Whisky Open to the public
Masahiro Distillery Gin Open to the public
Matsudo Factory Whisky Closed to the public
Matsui Shuzo Faux,Speculative Closed to the public
Meiri Shurui Gin,Other Closed to the public
Millex Japan HQ Whisky Closed to the public
Miyagikyo Distillery Gin,Other,Whisky Open to the public
Miyazaki Honten Faux Closed to the public
Mizuho Shuzo Gin Closed to the public
Monde Shuzo Whisky Open to the public
Mori no Sakagura Speculative Closed to the public
Musashino Beer Factory Speculative Open to the public
Nagahama Distillery Whisky Closed to the public
Niigata Beer Speculative Closed to the public
Nine Leaves Distillery Rum Closed to the public
Nishinomiya Distillery Other Closed to the public
Nishio Factory Faux Closed to the public
Nishioka-Kawamura Sake Brewery Other Closed to the public
Nishiyama Brewery Other Closed to the public
Nissin Shurui Gin Closed to the public
Ogasawara Distillery Rum Closed to the public
Ohishi Distillery Faux,Other Closed to the public
Okayama Distillery Gin,Whisky Open to the public
Okuhida Shuzo Other Open to the public
Osumi Shuzo Speculative Closed to the public
Otaki Botanical Distillery Future Closed to the public
Sakurao Distillery Faux,Future,Gin Open to the public
Sanraku Ocean Shiojiri Factory Closed,Whisky Closed to the public
Sapporo Factory Faux Closed to the public
Sata Souji Shoten Gin Closed to the public
Senju Shuzo Speculative Closed to the public
Shirakawa Factory Closed Closed to the public
Shizuoka Distillery Whisky Closed to the public
Sun Foods Nirasaki Factory Whisky Closed to the public
Sun Grain Chita Distillery Whisky Closed to the public
Suntory Kyushu Kumamoto Factory Speculative Open to the public
Suntory Osaka Factory Gin Closed to the public
Takaoka Shuzo Rum Open to the public
Tatsumi Distillery Gin,Other Closed to the public
Tominaga Boeki Ltd. Faux Closed to the public
Wakatsuru Saburomaru Distillery Whisky Open to the public
Yaegaki Sake & Spirits Other Open to the public
Yamazaki Distillery Whisky Open to the public
Yoichi Distillery Other,Whisky Open to the public
Yuza Distillery Future Closed to the public

 

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!