Nagoya Asahi Brewery Tour

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Hidden away on the quiet banks of the Shonai River in Moriyama Ward is the Asahi Brewery アサヒビール名古屋工場. Visitors can learn fun facts about Asahi, the brewery and the basics of brewing. There are many boards and posters that illustrate the brewing process, and these usually have a short English explanation as well. English brochures are also available at the reception desk. Tours in English are available, but you have to take a tour at the time they tell you. There are several Japanese-language tours throughout the day.

Photo: © Asahi Breweries, LTD.

Open: Daily (09:30 – 15:00) Closed: 8/31(pm), 9/30(pm), 10/29(pm), 11/7(pm), & 11/8

Tour time: 75 minutes – including a 20 minute tasting period (max 3 drinks).

Cost: Free

Reservations: Reservations are required. English tours are available & can be reserved by calling 052-792-8966 (08:30 – 17:00).

For a tour in Japanese, book on-line at www.asahibeer.co.jp/factory/brewery/nagoya/

Points to Note: No food or pets allowed. Soft-drinks will be provided to designated drivers and visitors under 20 years of age; please do not drink & drive. The production line does not operate on weekends and holidays (and occasionally on weekdays); tours on these days will be shown a video presentation to explain the production line.

Access: A 10-15 minute walk from the JR Chuo Line’s Shin Moriyama Station 新守山 (see map).

Address: Nagoya City, Moriyama Ku, Nishi-gawara-cho 318 名古屋市守山区西河原町318