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Japan is situated in northeastern Asia between the North Pacific and the Sea of Japan. The area of Japan is 377,873 square kilometers, nearly equivalent to Germany and Switzerland combined or slightly smaller than California. Japan consists of four major islands, surrounded by more than 4,000 smaller islands.

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Breweries offer factory tours, where you can see the process of beer production and also taste freshly produced beer. Gift shops offer products not found anywhere else, confectionaries made from beer, and so on.

KIRIN Brewery Corporated

1. Yokohama Plant: 1-17-1, Namamugi, Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa.
Kobe Plant: 2-1-1, Akamatsudai, Kita-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo.
2. Yokohama Plant: 10-min. walk from Keihin Kyuko Namamugi Sta.
Kobe Plant: 15 min. by taxi or shuttle bus from JR Sanda Sta.
3. Yokohama Plant: 10:00-16:30(Mar.-Dec.), closed on Mon. & New Year's holiday
Kobe Plant: 9:30 - 15:40, closed on Mon.
4. Apply by phone.
5. Yokohama Plant: (045)503-8250
Kobe Plant: (078)986-8001
6. 1 hr. (including beer sampling)
7. English-speaking guides are not available at neither Yokohama nor Kobe Plant.
8. Yokohama Plant: Taking photographs and smoking are prohibited.
Kobe Plant: Smoking is prohibited.
The Chitose, Sendai, Tochigi, Toride, Nagoya, Ishikawa, Shiga, Okayama and Fukuoka Plants also accept visitors.

Suntory Ltd.

1. Musashino Brewery: 3-1, Yazaki-cho, Fuchu-shi, Tokyo
Kyoto Brewery: 3-1-1, Choshi, Nagaokakyo-shi, Kyoto
2. Musashino Brewery: 5 min. by shuttle bus from Bubaigawara Sta. on JR Nambu Line or Keio Line.
Katsura Brewery: 5-10 min. by shuttle bus or taxi from JR Nagaokakyo Sta. or Hankyu Nagaoka-Tenjin Sta.
3. Musashino Brewery: Tours start every 30 min. 10:00-16:00. (Closed on New Year's holiday.)
Kyoto Brewery: Tours start every 60 min. 10:00-15:00 (Jan.-Mar & Dec.). Tours start every 60 min. on weekdays 10:00-15:00. Tours start every 30 min. on weekends and national holidays 10:00-15:30 (Apr.-Nov.). Closed on New Year's holiday.
4. Apply by phone several days in advance.
5. Musashino Brewery: PR Dept., Suntory Musashino Brewery; Tel. (042)360-9591
Kyoto Brewery: PR Dept., Suntory Katsura Brewery;
Tel. (075)952-2020
6. Musashino 1 hr., Katsura 1 hr.
7. English-speaking guides available at both Musashino and Kyoto Brewery.
8. Foods, drinks and Smoking is prohibited. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Beer Museum Yebisu

1. 4-20-1, Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo.
2. 8-min. walk from Ebisu Sta. on JR Line and subway Hibiya Line.
3. 11:00-19:00 (enter by 18:00), closed on Mon. (open when Mon. falls on a national holiday and closed the following day.) & New Year's holiday.
4. Advance booking is not necessary.
5. Tel. (03)5423-7255
6. 15 min.
7. No English-speaking guide is available. (English pamphlets are available.)
8. Taking photographs are prohibited.Tasting beer is charged.