Kirin Beer is one of the four beer makers who have factories located in Kyushu; this factory can be found in Asakura, south of Fukuoka prefecture. Kirin Beer Park Fukuoka has vast grounds with noticeable sign boards of “Kirin Beer” all over the place. If you have a reservation, visitors can go on a guided tour of the factory, as well as to the restaurant inside and also participate in beer tasting. One highlight of the factory tour is the sight of beer cans dropped onto conveyor belts at high speed one after the other. The beer tasting is also something to look forward to; visitors may have up to three drinks.
A must-see of the factory is the 7-hectare wide field of flowers in the area which have over 10,000 flowers of poppies during May and cosmos during October.
Opening hours: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Guided tour hours: 9:30 AM-3:00 PM (a whole tour lasts around 70 minutes)
* closed on Mondays, except if the Monday is a holiday
Factory and entrance and guided tour are free of charge; reservation needed
Free parking for 30 spaces