The Annual Opening of the Jojima Sake Breweries


Along with Hyogo Prefecture’s Nada District, Kyoto’s Fushimi District, and Hiroshima’s Saijo District, Chikugo’s Jojima is an area well known for its sake. Blessed with the rich waters of the Chikugo River, large grain Chikugo rice, aromatic Hita (Oita Prefecture) cedar, and the convenience of a water transportation system, Jojima has long thrived as a sake producing region. Eight breweries in the towns of Jojima and Mizuma continue to brew highly unique sake even today.
From comparative tastings of Chikugo’s various sakes, food and sake stalls, and “power hot pot” made with locally grown vegetables and handmade miso to sales of local goods and performances of sake-making songs and Japanese drums, visitors to the annual “Opening of the Jojima Breweries” will find a multitude of hospitality-themed events to enjoy, all centered around the main venue, Chomin no Mori. The pure, newly brewed sakes only available at the opening of the breweries are a can’t-miss attraction for sake lovers! Free shuttle buses are operated to each brewery so that visitors can try them all! Allow yourself to be intoxicated by the distinctively cheerful atmosphere that envelops the entire town for the day and by its wonderful sakes!

Basic Information

Address (Japanese) 830-0211 福岡県久留米市城島町楢津764 城島町民の森(メイン会場)開放酒蔵
Address Chomin no Mori, 764 Naratsu, Jojima Town, Kurume City, Fukuoka
Telephone Number 0942-64-3649(城島酒蔵びらき実行委員会(久留米南部商工会内))
Contact Southern Kurume Commerce and Industry Association, Jojima Branch
Open 9:30am - 4:30pm
Price Entrance fee: Free
Comparative tasting participation fee (six small cups): 500 Yen
Power Hot Pot (one bowl): 300 Yen
Car Park Available; about 400 vehicles
Access By train and car - Take the Nishitetsu “Omuta” Line to Mizuma Station; free shuttle buses are also available from there
By car - About a 30 minute drive from the Higashi Sefuri Interchange off the Nagasaki Expressway OR the Kurume or Hirokawa Interchanges off the Kyushu Expressway

*Information on facilities is subject to change. Please check each official website for the latest information.


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