Kagoshima Whisky Experience at MARS Tsunuki Distillery

Not only Shochu, Kagoshima also produces Whisky!
Kagoshima has the southernmost whisky distillery in Japan mainland, MARS Tsunuki distillery.
It’s run by Hombo Shuzo, which is also well known for its equally famous Shochu distillery in Kagoshima.
MARS Tsunuki distillery has started its own distillation in 2016. The whisky which was produced 100% in Tsunuki will be released around the end of this year. Their new make is already available.

Learn more about their “Spirit” as a Whisky Maker and Shochu Maker.

JPY 8,000/person
JPY 7,500/person
4 to 5 persons
6 to 8 persons

Visit MARS Tsunuki distillery with TABITTO Mate and learn the process of making whisky. And let’s taste their whisky at their beautiful traditional Japanese guest house “Hojo”. The experience includes the special lunch box.

If you are interested, you would visit Shochu distillery next to the whisky distillery. Please let us know when you book the experience.


3hrs / 10:00-

Attendee Requirement

Minimum 4 to Maximum 8 persons in a group


JPY 8,000/person (4 or 5 persons)
JPY 7,500/person (6 to 8 persons)

Meeting point

at MARS Tsunuki distillery

Book before

One week of the experience

Tips & Note

< Including >
– TABITTO Mate (translator) at the experience
– Special Lunch and TABITTO Special tasting set (3kinds) at the guest house “Hojo”

*TABITTO will arrange transportation at your request. Please ask for the quotation. Or you may book “Kagoshima distillery one day tour” visiting MARS Tsunuki Distillery and Kanosuke Distillery which includes transportation.

*In case you intend to drive yourself, you shall not be able to taste any whiskies or spirits. Driver’s take away packet is available (500yen).

*Bring your passport.

About the host

Mars Tsunuki Distillery / Hombo Shuzo 

Hombo Shuzo has established in 1872. Since then, the company has been producing high quality wine and spirits, including shochu, whisky and gin. Their company philosophy is “Pursue our own ‘Hombo Quality’ with the harmony of history, culture, people and craftsmanship by using local resources within the local community”