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Sake, Japanese alcoholic beverage


There are a lot of Sake brewery where you can visit in Kyushu.

Sake is an alcoholic beverage brewed from rice, koji mold and yeast. Its alcohol content

ranges from 13% to 16% and its quality varies according to its fermentation processes.

Depending on the season, it’s served warm or chilled, and it tastes good in either case. 
Sake produced in Japan is divided mainly into four categories, depending on the degree of
rice milling.  They are, Honjouzou-shu (sake with at least 30% of rice polished away and a 
little alcohol added), Junmai-shu (pure sake with no milling rate specified),  Ginjou-shu
(quality sake with at least 40% rice polished away), Daiginjou-shu  (top-quality sake with
at least 50% of rice polished away).
In general, the more polished the rice grain is, the higher the grade of sake become.
There are three important factors in sake brewing, quality rice, quality water, 
and master brewer’s expertise.
Yamada-nishiki, which is famous as top-quality rice for sake brewing, is widely used to 
make quality sake such as Ginjou-shu.

The second most important factor in sake brewing is quality of water, so sake 
breweries have been traditionally built where underground water is available. 

Since Japan is a mountainous and rainy country blessed with high quality water, 
sake brewing has been developed in many part of Japan including Kyushu.

Finally, master brewer’s techniques and crucial. It takes a lot of experience and a 
discriminating taste to control the complicated process of sake brewing.
Master brewers have long beloved that good rice malt guarantees good sake.

Japanese Castle


Japaense Castles were built by the lords to show off their power and control their provinces.

They were both residences and military bases. They were made of wood, but used various

defensive devices for protection. For example, moats were built around some castles. In fact,

moats around the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, which used to be Edo Castle, are still preserved. 



Shinto shrine


There are over eighty thousand Shinto shrines in Japan, and they represent the oldest

architectural style in the country. Shinto is a religion unique to Japan. Respect for land

and nature is its basic premise. Usually there is a mirror in the case inside each Shrine.

This is the symbol of Shrine’s deity. Shinto customs are common in Japanese life. Some

people household altars and pray for good health, success and happiness every day.

Torii Shinto Shrine gate, 鳥居

Is there any special meaning in the Torii Shinto Shrine gate?
Torii is a gate-like structure placed at key point in the path leading to 
the Shinto shrine.

It consists of two standing pillars, with two horizontal beams, one a little 
above the other.
It symbolically separates the holy world inside from the 
secular world outside.

The torii is derived from its homophone “tori” which means bird flying in the sky.

It is said to have originated as a perch for sacred birds within the shrine precine

Michino-eki, 道の駅


Michino-eki means Road Station in Japan and provides places for travellers to rest,

they are intended to promote local tourism and trade.



There are local shops such as agricultural products (fruits, vegetables, flowers etc. ) ,

seafood, snacks, souvenirs and other goods.

And also, some Michino-eki has reataurants.