Suntory Kyoto Brewery is Suntory's second brewery, opened in 1969 in Nagaokakyo City. Around 90% of beer is made of water, so Suntory insists on building their brewery in places rich in high quality ground water. A tour of the brewery will demonstrate the process of beer production, from ingredient selection, wort production, fermentation, maturation, and filtration to packaging. At the end of the tour, there are 3 kinds of beer available for tasting (the types of beer available for tasting may change without prior notice). Other special events or seminars may take place, and inside the brewery you'll also find a souvenir store that sells the "Premium Malt's" beer and accompanying appetizers.
Guided tour: Includes explanation about each step of the beer making procedure and free beer tasting in the brewery. Available everyday except for holidays from 10:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. (last tour), 70 minutes each, free of charge, reservation required.
- 3-1-1 Choshi, Nakaokakyo City, Kyoto Prefecture
- Train: 10 minute walk or free shuttle bus from Nishiyama Tennozan Station on the Hankyu Kyoto Line.
Free shuttle bus from Nagaokakyo Station on the JR Kyoto Line.
From Yodo Station on the Keihan Railway, take a bus for 7 minutes, get off at "Kugai" bus stop, and walk for 1 minute.
*Free shuttle bus route: Hanky Nishiyama Tennozan" Station→JR Nagaokakyo Station→Suntory Kyoto Brewery
Suntory Kyoto Brewery→Hankyu Nishiyama Tennozan Station→JR Nagaokakyo Station
Please see the website for the free shuttle bus schedule:
- Business Hours
- 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed: New Years holidays, brewery closing days (including temporary closures)
- *Parking spaces are limited so please use public transportation