Industrial Tourism in Japan
Kurozu Factory shop & Restaurant
"Sakamoto Kurozu", artisan amber rice vinegar made of premium-rice, aged in handcrafted glazed earthenware jars, was first made in Fukuyama, Kirishima-shi of Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan in about 1800 during the Edo Period. The optimum conditions of a warm climate, the availability of excellent water, and the Satsuma ceramic jars for aging, produced the highest-quality rice vinegar. In 1975, the vinegar was named "Kurozu", Artisan Amber Rice Vinegar. "Sakamoto Kurozu" is made from a unique technique, known for its mellow taste and health-promoting benefits, it has become recognized nationwide, as the original "Kurozu". Sakamoto Kurozu, Inc. has maintained the 200-year tradition of technique and craftsmanship to produce its "Kurozu".
Sakamoto Kurozu, Inc. / Kurozu Factory shop & Restaurant
3075 Fukuyama, Fukuyama-cho, Kirishima-ctiy, Kaogshima-prefecture
About 50 minutes' drive from Kagoshima city.
About 30 minutes' drive from Kagoshima airport.
About 50 minutes' drive from Kirishima hot spring village.
About 40 minutes' drive from Sakurajima port.
|Working days and hours||
Factory shop; every day between 9 AM and 5 PM
Restaurant; every day between 10 AM and 5 PM
|Visitor capacity||1 to 180|
|Time required for a tour||40 minutes|
|Language||Japanese, English, Chinese, Spanish|