One of the oldest sake makers in Okayama Prefecture

Juhachi-zakkari Sake Brewery in Kojima

The life of a sake owner, promoting and selling the labor of his work

ABOUT Juhachi-zakkari Sake Brewery in Kojima

One of the oldest sake makers in Okayama, the business has proudly been continued by the same family for over 200 years. They make many varieties of sake (rice wine or more accurately, liquor), shochu (liquor made from sweet potatoes) and fruit flavored liquor.

Located in the coastal town of Kojima (a district of Kurashiki City), the sea views and breeze will make visiting and drinking at this brewery a memorable experience.

First of all, the story begins in 1785 during the Edo era and proceeds along the family line to the present time where the eighth generation of the family sits firmly at the helm.

The brewery is a complex of wonderfully maintained lattice-work exterior warehouses, workshops and offices. Given the long history of the company, it’s reasonable to assume that continued use more than preservation is the reason behind the superb condition of the buildings at the facility.


The second largest city by population in Okayama Prefecture, Kurashiki City is a popular regional, national and international tourist destination. The city offers visitors history, recreation, shopping, and nightlife in a vibrant setting.

The cultural zone of the city includes the Bikan Historical Quarter, with its preserved Edo era shopping streets and merchant houses as well as scores of galleries, restaurants, cafes, bars and shops for you to explore.

A visitor favorite is the Ohara Museum of Art, which houses important works by both Japanese and European master artists. You will also find works by many of the notable impressionists of the 19th century.

If you want to explore other areas of the city, try Kojima. This town sits on the Seto Inland Sea is the place to go for handmade textiles. Kojima jeans are an example of a local product that has reached the top of the fashion world.

While in this section of Kurashiki, head over to the old Shimotsui trading district and experience the exhilarating views from Mt. Washuzan.


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