Minagi Sugar, handed down from ancient times


As a local specialty of Akizuki domain, it has been produced since the Edo period. Even now, sugar cane has still harvested in Asakura region and the processing methods squeezing sugar canes and heated by firewood have been conveyed to the future generations

According to one story about Minagi sugar, it’s said it was made as the special product of a former clan from the Bunsei era (late 1800s) and in its golden age there were 12 waterwheels dedicated to squeezing sugar and around 500 hectares of sugarcane fields cultivated in the heart of the Minagi area.
The old method of sugar production is used even now, using firewood to heat and process the sugar.

Tours: Every year from November to just before January.
The Sugar Subcommittee of the JA Chikuzen Asakura handles sugar-making workshops and tours. The sugar manufacturing workshop is located about 5-6 minutes from the store by car.

During the sugar production period,
visitors can also apply to visit through the Asahi-ame Head Office.

Basic Information

Address (Japanese) 838-0062 福岡県朝倉市堤728
Address 728 Tsutsumi, Asakura City
Telephone Number 0946-22-3945
Contact Asahi-ame Head Office Kagura-ya Main Store
Fax Number 0946-22-7748
Open 8:40~19:00
Closed New Year’s Day
Car Park Available
Access Take the JR Kagoshima Main Line to Futsukaichi Station and disembark.
A 47 minute bus ride and get off at the Jizo Chaya Bus Stop.
Website http://asahiame-kaguraya.jp/

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


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