There are currently four breweries of major beer-making companies in Kyushu: Kirin Beer Fukuoka Brewery (in Asakura City, Fukuoka), Sapporo Beer (in Hita City, Oita), Suntory Beer (in Kashima, Kumamoto) and Asahi Beer Hakata Brewery (in Takeshita, Fukuoka City).
Asahi Brewery is an environmental friendly beer factory which has implemented a large-scale solar-powered system. Visitors will be greatly amazed at the factory tour, where a large screen will show how Asahi Beer is made. The raw materials for beer-making are also exhibited, and the production line where cans of Asahi Super Dry are filled with beer can also be witnessed.
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Opening hours: 9:30-15:00 (the factory tour lasts for around 90 minutes, with beer-tasting included)
Closed during New Year holidays and regular holidays
Free parking (reservation necessary)
Drivers, minors, pregnant women, and breastfeeding women are not advised to take part in beer sampling. Soft drinks will be prepared instead.