Iichiko Hita Distillery

As a sake producer that develops raw sake, Iichiko Hita Distillery is devoted to every advanced technique for producing shochu, including utilizing raw sake made entirely of malt that is brewed during both primary and secondary preparations using only barley malt, and long-term storage that slowly ages sake in oak barrels and hollow tanks. The distillery produces raw sake for Iichiko shochu while striving to create an even greater depth of flavor. The development process for creating shochu can be viewed by the public.



Sanwa Shurui Co., Ltd.
810-1 Nishiarita-machi, Hita-shi, Oita Prefecture

- Turn left after coming off the Oita Expressway at Hita IC, then drive about 4.5 km for the Nakatsu area on National Road 212.


Admission fee Free
Working days and hours 10:0- 16:00
Closings Closed on most Tuesdays (except those which fall on national holidays) and Obon, year-end and New Year holidays
Visitor capacity No particular limit
Time required for a tour 1 hour
Language Japanese
English (pamphlet only)
Reservation No Required
E-mail or telephone
TEL: 0973-25-5600
Other conditions Picture available


Tel: 0973-25-6215
E-mail: sanwa-otoiawase@kokuzo.co.jp