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Hombo Shuzo Co. Mars Tsunuki Distillery

The southern most whisky distillery on the main Japanese islands
本坊酒造 マルス津貫蒸溜所
At the Mars Tsunuki Distillery you can see the old still tower buildings, and the stone barrel warehouse, as well as take a tour of the production process, and see the history of Honbo Shuzo's story of liquor making.
At the old Honbo family guest house called 'Hojo' built in 1933, you can enjoy a traditional Japanese residence and its garden which changes its apperance season to seaon, day to day, moment to moment.
Whisky and shochu tasing is availible for a fee, and liquor and a selection of orginal products, and local products are availible at the gift shop.

* Visitors wishing to take the tour are recommended to make an advanced reservation
* Tasting at the 'Hojo' bar, a visit to the gift shop, and a distillery tour would take approximately 1 hour

Basic Information

  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Prayer Room
  • Barrier-free Facility
  • Rest Room
  • Parking
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Business Hours [Time] 9:00am~4:00pm      
Closed days Undecided       [Notes] 29 Dec.- 3 Jan.
  • Free ¥0
DirectionsAbout 1 hour 20 minutes by car from Kagoshima Chuo Station
Telephone Number0993-55-2121  ※Japan's International Country Code is 81
Distillery tour Free
Tasting Fee required