Enjoy Free Asahi Beer at This Brewery Factory Tour

Know about their eco-friendly manufacturing process and more.


The 130-year-old brewery
Asahi Breweries, founded in 1889, is one of the premium beer brands in Japan. The ASAHI SUPER DRY is enjoyed globally, exported to many countries all over the world. In Japan, you can experience a tour of their factories — 8 in total — close to the main tourist cities of Tokyo, Osaka, Yokohama, Fukuoka and Sapporo. Know more about how the beer is made, and appreciate their efforts to make sustainable and eco-friendly beer!


Asahi Kanagawa Brewery is surrounded by a lot of nature


What to expect on the tour


The free 90-minute tour covers the whole beer making process from start to finish. This includes a 10-minute video presentation and a 20-minute beer tasting session.


The brewery is known around the world for their Asahi Super Dry.


An English-speaking guide can do the tour in English. However, you must tell the beer factory beforehand for a hassle-free experience.


Asahi has topnotch quality control incorporating sensory tests and machine analysis to provide top-grade beer.


Part of the tour is a 10-minute video presentation about how
Asahi Beer is made. The quality of the production process is what makes Asahi the leading beer brand in Japan.


Learn how the brand evolved through time.


The
Asahi Beer Factories make sure to give back to mother earth by incorporating eco-friendly schemes to production and more.


The guides provide information about the different processes step by step as you tour around the facilities. They answer your question to the best of their abilities to ensure a rich educational experience.


They say that 1,500 350ml cans of beer are produced every minute. Do the math!


Marvel at the sheer scale of the plant, and how many beer cans are produced every day. See how the machines work during the day, and watch beer being fermented, packed, and labeled.


Children can have fun with the interactive displays. (Photo is from the Kanagawa Factory)


The facility is also child-friendly, with educational activities that kids can enjoy. The interactive displays allow children to have a hands-on experience of how
Asahi produces eco-friendly beer.


Learn about all the products
Asahi Group produces and the award-winning beers that they manufacture.


Asahi Group
produces a multitude of products that the Japanese people have grown to love and enjoy. Including the beloved CALPIS drinks that celebrates its 100th anniversary this year.


Free beer tasting


The draft beers are served fresh and they are super crisp to boot.

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Beer tasting is part of the tour. You can enjoy 3 glasses of beer for 20 minutes:
SUPER DRY, DRY BLACK, and the DRY PREMIUM (The selection may change). The draft beers are freshly made from the factory, and it is a taste you can only enjoy in the breweries.


Note that drivers and minors (below 20 years old) are not allowed to drink during the tour. A selection of non-alcoholic drinks is also provided.


Drink beer while watching the epic views of Kanagawa.


Sit and enjoy a fantastic view from the factory while enjoying snacks to go with your beer.


Non-alcoholic beverages are provided for those who can’t drink beer.


Buy official
Asahi merchandise and snacks at the Gift Shop in the factories.


There are many
Asahi Breweries available to visit in Japan. The activities and facilities available during the brewery tour vary per location and the season. These range from restaurants for tourists to enjoy after the tour to seasonal events.


Asahi Breweries Tour


Handhelds are distributed for English-narrated tours (also available in Chinese and Korean), but these are limited in number. English-guided tours are also available upon reservation through phone. It is necessary to make a reservation beforehand to ensure a slot or book an English-speaking guide upon availability.


Ready for your beer tour? Here are the different factories you can schedule a tour with.


From Tokyo:


Ibaraki Brewery
1-1-1 Midori, Moriya Ibaraki
Open from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. except for scheduled holidays and new year period
Reservation: +81-297-45-7335
Access from Moriya Station of the Tsukuba Express


From Osaka:


Suita Brewery
1-45 Nishinosho-cho, Suita, Osaka
Open from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. except for scheduled holidays and new year period
Reservation: +81-6-6388-1943
Access from Suita Station of the JR Kyoto Line or Hankyu Senri Line


From Yokohama:


Kanagawa Brewery
1223 Nuda, Minami Ashigara, Kanagawa
Open from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. except for scheduled holidays and new year period
Reservation: +81-465-72-6270
Access from Shin-Matsuda Station of the Odakyu Line


From Fukuoka


Hakata Brewery
3-1-1 Takeshita, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka, Fukuoka
Open from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. except for scheduled holidays and new year period
Reservation: +81-92-431-2701
Access from Takeshita Station of the Kagoshima Line


From Hokkaido:


Hokkaido Brewery
1-1 Minami 4 Nango-dori, Shiraishi-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido
Open from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. except for scheduled holidays and new year period
Reservation: +81-11-863-3515
Access from Shiroishi Station or Nangonanachome Station of the Tozai Line

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The complete list of breweries in Japan is available on the
Asahi website.


 (25 March 2019)


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