February 16, 2019

JAPAN TRAVEL: Amakusa Shuzo in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan

  • HOME
  • Travel
  • JAPAN TRAVEL: Amakusa Shuzo in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan
  • Apart from its regional gourmet, Amakusa is known for its local beverage called shochu. This Japanese distilled beverage is not to be confused with sake. Shochu is distilled liquor made with rice, sweet potato, and barley, while sake is only made using fermented rice.

    Amakusa Shuzo in Kumamoto, Japan

    Hiraki Arito of Amakusa Shuzo

    In Kyushu, shochu is the quintessential drink. It is also in Kyushu, particularly in Amakusa, where Amakusa Shuzo is located; one of the companies in Kumamoto known for shochu production.

    The production house, where the shochu is being made

    This brewery started out in 1898 when Eizo Hirushita established a brewery for sweet potato shochu making. As time passed by, the clamor for sweet potato decreased, which is why they developed a rice shochu variety, which became popular in Amakusa. Gradually, they began to revive sweet potato shochu which is now getting more popular across Japan.

    Inside the storage room

    Amakusa Shuzo has a small-scale production although they ensure that their products are of superior quality through their traditional skills.

    Marie Lozano tries the Amakusa shochu

    Sweet potato fries, a delicacy in Kumamoto

    One of their bestselling products is the Ikenotsuyu, a distilled drink made with potato and malted rice. Although it is produced in small quantities, they make sure it still retains its quality through their meticulous methods.

    Ikenotsuyu 720 ml (¥1,358) and 1800 ml (¥2,726)

    To know more about their products and where to buy them, please contact them through the details provided below.

    General Information:
    Address: 11808 Komineichi, Shinwa Town, Amakusa, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan
    Contact: +81-969-46-2013
    Operating Hours: 8 am to 5 pm (Closed on Sunday, Public Holidays, and New Year)
    Website: https://ikenotsuyu.com/
    Contact form: https://ikenotsuyu.com/staticpages/index.php/contactform
    Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ikenotsuyu


    This first appeared on Philippine Primer magazine’s February 2019 issue.

    Google Map:
               
               
    Recent Comments

    Anonymous
    24 hrs ago

    plaquenil medication where to buy hydroxychloroquine

    Anonymous
    4 days ago

    https://plaquenil-hydroxychloroquine.com/ chloroquine hydrochloride

    Anonymous
    4 days ago

    bactrim side effects sulfamethoxazole and alcohol

    Anonymous
    2 weeks ago

    is prednisone a steroid buy prednisone online without prescription

    Anonymous
    2 weeks ago

    hydroxide chloroquine https://plaquenilx.com/# hydroxychloroquine cures

    Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    buy prednisone online without prescription side effects for prednisone

    Anonymous
    4 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    2 months ago

    hydroxychloroquine malaria plaquenil weight gain hydroxychloroquine 200 mg tablets

    Anonymous
    2 months ago

    antimalarial drugs hydroxychloroquine what is chloroquine hydroxychloroquine sulfate 200mg

    Anonymous
    2 months ago

    cialis coupon buy cialis usa

    Anonymous
    2 months ago

    malaria skin rash https://chloroquineorigin.com/# hydroxychloroquine side effects heart

    Anonymous
    3 months ago

    erectile disorder dsm 5 https://pharmaceptica.com/

    Anonymous
    4 months ago

    hcq malaria https://hydroxychloroquinex.com/# – hydroxychloroquine bnf hydroxychloroquine sulfate uses

    Anonymous
    5 months ago
    What do you think about this article?
    ★★ ★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★★

    *

    You might also like...
    National Museum of the Philippines Reopens This Week, Here’s What You Need to Know
    2021 World Travel Awards Recognizes PH as Asia’s Top Beach, Dive Destination
    TOP ISLANDS: 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards Includes Siargao, Palawan, and Boracay
  • TAGS:
  • Airlines
  • DOT, IAFT-EID Lift Age Restrictions for Fully Vaxxed Travelers
    DOT: More than Half of PH Tourism Workers Already Vaccinated
  • TAGS:
  • Airlines