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Visitor Center Rest House Kiyosato Shochu Distillery and Kiyoru Information Center

Kiyosato Shochu Distillery and Kiyoru Information Center
Symbol of Kiyosato: the Kiyosato Shochu Distillery building.

Kiyosato Shochu was born out of the pristine, natural spring water flowing from the foot of Mt. Sharidake and potatoes grown on Hokkaido land that, despite the frigid winters, remains fertile and productive. At Kiyosato Shochu Distillery, you can take a tour of the distillery and its facilities free of charge (*Note that there are certain periods during the winter when the distillery is closed to tours. Please contact the distillery in advance.)

The nearby Kiyoru Information Center offers a splendid view of Mt. Sharidake from the large window in its cafe, and here, you can enjoy udon noodles made from locally produced flour, soft-serve ice cream made with local milk, and more. Kiyoru also provides sightseeing and regional information and sells local specialty products, making it another worthwhile stop during your trip.

Facility Outline

Open:8:15 – 17:00
Closed:Open daily throughout the year (except during the New Year’s holidays)
Usage Fee:Free of Charge
Parking:Available (70 cars)
Foreign Languages Accommodated:None
Wi-Fi:Available (at Kiyoru)
Dining:Available (at Kiyoru)
Address:2-2-6 Kawayu Onsen, Teshikaga Town, Kawakami County, Hokkaido
Tel:0152-25-2227 (Kiyosato Shochu Distillery)
0152ー25ー4111 (Kiyoru)
Designer shochu bottles
Designer shochu bottles
Cafe with a great view
Cafe with a great view
Message from the Facility
Masaaki Kushibiki, Mayor of Kiyosato
"Hokkaido Kiyosato," a kind of shochu distilled from potatoes and a specialty product of Kiyosato, was first sold in 1979. Since then, the Kiyosato Shochu Distillery has continued to make great efforts into improving its flavor. The packaging and bottle design have also been completely refined and updated since Hokkaido Kiyosato's debut. Please pay a visit to the beautiful, nature-rich town of Kiyosato and enjoy the wonderful taste of our potato shochu.

Masaaki Kushibiki, Mayor of Kiyosato