There is the factory where adults can enjoy in japan!!

The second of the visit to social studies that adult can enjoy is “Suntory Kyoto Brewery”.

You can tasting “Premium malts” which is the beer of the highest grade in beer of Suntory, and you can observe the process of manufacture of the factory.

In addition, there are a lot of souvenirs which you can buy only here.

How the beer is made? Please check the process of manufacture with your eyes!!

In addition, Suntory Yamazaki Distillery (Whiskey manufacturing plant) is near this factory.

↓Visit article of Suntory Yamazaki Distillery is here.↓


  1. Factory tour details and reservation method
  2. About Suntory Kyoto Brewery
  3. Factory tour report
  4. How to get to Suntory Kyoto Brewery

1.Factory tour details and reservation method

Suntory Kyoto Brewery holds two types of tours. Each tours are free of charge.

1:Guided tours (About 70 min)

This is a normal guided tour. This tour is held every day except a factory holiday.
A schedule for three months including this month can make reservations.

2:Lecture of “The Premium Malts” (About 90 min)

This is the guided tour which is include lecture of “The Premium Malts”. This tour is held on Friday / Saturday / Sunday / holiday.
A schedule for two months including this month can make reservations.

Both of the tour must be booked in advance. Let’s make a reservation by all means.

You can perform the reservation on a telephone or the Internet.


●Internet(*Japanese text only)

●Summary of the Internet reservation method

2.About Suntory Kyoto Brewery

Suntory Kyoto Brewery was built as the second production factory of the Suntory beer in 1969. (There is the first production factory in Musashino-shi of Tokyo.)

You go to the reception desk that is placed in the back of the entrance.

You show a reservation number and your name at reception desk.

Because there is a waiting room, you are okay even if you arrive early.

There is a souvenir shop beside the reception desk.

There are a lot of goods which you can buy only here. d(*゚ー゚*)

The smoked bacon and salmon are particularly recommended souvenirs. d(*゚ー゚*)

3.Factory tour report

This time, I participated in “Lecture of “The Premium Malts” (About 90 min)”.

By the way, you can’t do recording and video recording, but can take a picture.

Firstly you attend a lecture in this room.(There is not this lecture in normal guided tour.)

The seat is appointed. You receive a guest card and a pamphlet here.

Sampling of special malt used for premium malts called “diamond malt” is possible.

You go to the tour of the plant if you finish hearing the lecture of about 30 minutes.

Beer manufacturing process is divided into five steps of “Material”, “Preparation”, “Fermentation”, “Storage”, “Filtration”.

You can know the water, malt and hops which are raw materials of the beer.

There is a lot of training pots made by very big stainless steel.

This is the tank storing up beer made of the primary fermentation. Perform second fermentation here.

I can drink delicious beer thanks to the daily effort of the beer brewer. (○´艸`)

Filtration facilities of the beer seem to be totally mazes. (*゚v゚*)

This is the facilities which fill up a can with the beer that filtration was finished. These facilities turn at high speed. (○´艸`)

There were a lot of beer-barrels in the backyard. You come back to the original spot by bus from here.

The next is time for tasting!! I’ve been waiting for this time!!

Tasting of three kinds of “Premium Malts”(Normal, Ale beer, Masters Dream) is possible. d(*゚ー゚*)

I was able to feel the difference of taste and fragrance.

4.How to get to Suntory Kyoto Brewery

●Suntory Kyoto Brewery (*Japanese text only)

Nearest station of Suntory Kyoto Brewery is Hankyu Kyoto Line Nishiyama Tennozan Station.

  Timetable and Route Search

■Route Example (From Hankyu Umeda Station to Nishiyama Tennozan Station.)

Free shuttle bus runs from Nishiyama Tennozan Station or JR Nagaokakyo Station.
(About 10 minutes walk from Nishiyama Tennozan Station.)

Nishiyama Tennozan Station→Suntory Kyoto Brewery

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Have a nice trip! XD

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