Find your own favorite awamori drink at Shinzato Shuzo, Okinawa’s oldest distillery
Established in 1846, Shinzato Shuzo is the oldest distillery in Okinawa and is highly appraised for its technology and the taste of its products. It boasts several awards, including the Prefectural Governor's Award and the Gold Award of Monde Selection, and recently, at the 2020 Awamori Appraisal, their “8-year aged awamori” has received the Prefectural Governor's Award too. One of their most popular items is "Coffee Spirit," awamori mixed with coffee. To develop it, Shinzato Shuzo took inspiration from Westerners, who have long enjoyed drinking awamori in this style, and made it into a great product. Try also their awamori mixed with soda or milk and find your own favorite variation! Access: from Naha, take bus No.31 at the bus terminal, get off at the “Awase 2ku” (about 65 mins), then walk for 1 minute to reach Shinzato Shuzo. If you are renting a car, drive for about 40 minutes following the navigation directions.