Things go quick once you actually decide to do something with them.
As of the last mention of this project, I had yet to even confirm the actual number of kura in Yamaguchi. I asked around and was eventually recommended to the national tax bureau, since they’re the ones that actually license and monitor kura. Lo and behold, the local tax office just down the block actually provided me with a current (paper) map of every running brewery in the prefecture!
Also, poking around led me to local, recently defunct ones which…well, that’ll be a post for another day.
So then, here are the details. As of the tax map, there are 44 (actually maybe only 43) breweries operating in Yamaguchi. That does not count a couple of agricultural high schools that have brewing programs, nor does it include distilleries that make brewer’s alcohol, nor beer breweries.
I took the info from that map, put it into Google and now we have this!
This google map is as accurate as I can make it so far. It has all the operating breweries and their main labels, as well as a couple of prominent ones that seem to be out of business.
Please be aware, many of these breweries are small local business and NONE of them accept drop in visitors. If you want to tour a brewery, stick to major ones with websites and make an appointment. (Most of the Iwakuni ones do this, and in Tokuyama Hatsumomiji does for sure).
As time goes by I’ll be adding more info such as my reviews, visit updates, and pictures when possible.
What do you think?