Guide to Japanese Sake: Japanese Studies Resources Series: HOME

This guide means to assist research on the history, traditions, and culture on Japanese Sake, as well as provide information on Sake Brewers. We recommend using a PC/tablet when viewing this guide, sorry for the inconvenience.

Guide Info

This interactive map organizes Japan’s brewers by their region and prefecture. Click on the region you would like to see, and then click on a prefecture to see the list of to the brewers’ and their featured sake, each are links to the brewer’s website. The different colored links in English are translated websites of the brewery listed above it.

Some prefectures, especially in Kyushu Region and Okinawa, include Shochu, which is distilled liquor made from grains, sweet potatoes or brown sugar. We included Shochu to be included at the bottom of the list, after the sake brewers. And at the very bottom of the list, there are links to that prefectures’ sake brewery union.

You can also use the drop-down menu under the HOME tab to select a region. To see the list of the brewers in Okinawa, click Okinawa on this map.

Click here to see the Sake Breweries Map of Kanto-Shinetsu Area (Niigata, Nagano, Gunma, Tochigi, Ibaraki and Saitama), created by Kanto-Shinetsu Regional Taxation Bureau.

Map of Japanese Sake Breweries

Image Map

Sake News


  • Link to a website SAKE TALK was added to "Online Reference Tools and Related Links" (10/20/2023)
  • Link to a website きた産業株式会社 was added to "Online Reference Tools and Related Links" (10/19/2023)



By trayuki (写真AC)

Michiko Ito 


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