Handa Red Brick Building (Handa Akarenga Tatemono) | Handa City | Aichi Prefecture | Official Site | Sightseeing Information | Directions | Parking | Details | AichiNow-OFFICIAL SITE FOR TOURISM AICHI

We use cookies on this site to enhance your user experience. If you continue to browse, you accept the use of cookies on our site.
See our cookies policy for more information.

Accept

Handa-City Handa Red Brick Building (Handa Akarenga Tatemono)

  • Handa Red Brick Building (Handa Akarenga Tatemono)
  • Handa Red Brick Building (Handa Akarenga Tatemono)
  • Handa Red Brick Building (Handa Akarenga Tatemono)
  • Handa Red Brick Building (Handa Akarenga Tatemono)

Cheers to Handa's Red Brick Building, the Old Kabuto Beer Brewery

An old red brick building with weather-battered outer walls that may even give the impression that it is abandoned. But in reality, it houses a museum, and is used as a charming venue for animated festivals and cultural events!

Handa Red Brick Building

Red brick buildings like this became fashionable in the early Meiji period (1868-1912) when Japan emerged from 250 years of feudal period self imposed isolation. In an effort to catch up with the rest of the world, it called in foreign experts to assist in its industrial, educational, military and trade redevelopment. Their influences included the red brick architecture of Europe, foreign styled fashions, factories and even beer. A century ago, there were four major beer brands in Japan, Dai Nippon, Kirin, Teikoku and the most popular, Kabuto! A Kabuto is a Samurai's helmet, and the beer that won the Alcoholic Beverages category Gold Medal at the Paris Expo of 1900!

This old red brick building was the home of Kabuto Beer! Originally constructed in 1887, the old brewery is designated a National Tangible Cultural Property, being the largest red brick building remaining from the Meiji Period. The five-story building produced the nationally popular brew until 1921, when the company closed. From then, the complex was used as a cornstarch factory, and even as a warehouse.
Parts of the brickworks feature bullet holes, reminders of the American P51 air raids of 1945. During the war, the Nakajima Aircraft Company’s manufacturing plant in Handa City used the old beer factory to store airplane parts, making it a target for allied attack.

Red Brick Revival

Handa Red Brick Building

In the late 1990's the building came under the administration of Handa City. The historical factory was restored and the popular beer revived, complete with old styled labels. Beer is no longer brewed in the old factory, so another local brewer has kept the suds coming, although in limited supply.

The former factory now operates as a restaurant and souvenir stall. Take the time to wander the grounds and view the old factory's Victorian architectural style and influences.
Kabuto Beer is still available at the restaurant and in many other restaurants, hotels and pubs in and around Handa. Order yourself a Kabuto when you visit Handa, and raise a glass to the Handa Red Brick building.

  • Handa Red Brick Building
  • Handa Red Brick Building
  • Handa Red Brick Building
*: Underage drinking prohibited by law.

SPOT OVERVIEW

  • Multipurpose toilet
  • Souvenirs
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Wi-Fi
Location : 〒475-0867
8 Enokishita-cho, Handa-City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Fee : Permanent Exhibition Room: Adults (Senior High School students and older) 200 yen, Junior High School students and younger free of charge
Opening
days / hours
: Permanent Exhibition Room: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Shop: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Café and Beer Hall Re-BRICK: 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM (Last order 8:30 PM)
Parking : Available, free of charge (cap. 360 passenger cars/4 buses)
*: Joint parking lot with neighboring Nagoya Housing Center Handa
Restrooms : Available
Holidays : Year-end/New Years and periodic inspection days
Phone number : 0569-24-7031

Note: This page may not be current due to update time differences between site databases.
Should accuracy be critical, please verify this information using a direct source, whenever possible.

Barrier-free information

ACCESS

  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    ・From Meitetsu Nagoya Station, ride to Meitetsu Sumiyoshicho Station. Walk 5 min. eastwards.
    ・From JR Nagoya Station, ride to JR Handa Station. Walk 15 min. northwestwards.
  • Access by car
    Access by car
    Approx. 10 min. eastwards from Handa-Chuo I.C. on the Chita Peninsula (Chita-Hanto) Toll Road via routes 365, and 247.

Share spot information with a smartphone

QR code

ACCESS MAP

KeywordKeyword
#Handa Red Brick Building
#Handa Akarenga Tatemono

INFORMATION ON THE SURROUNDING AREA

MIZKAN MUSEUM (MiM) / Handa CanalHanda-City

MIZKAN MUSEUM (MiM) / Handa Canal
Vinegar has been a popular condiment in Japan since the 5th century. The brewing town of H...
  • Multipurpose toilet
  • Souvenirs
  • Parking
  • Nursing room
  • Wi-Fi

Yakachigawa River and Red Spider Lily Fields (Yakachigawa Higanbana)Handa-City

Yakachigawa River and Red Spider Lily Fields (Yakachigawa Higanbana)
Be amazed by the beauty of nature! From late September to early October, the banks of the ...
  • Parking

Nankichi Niimi Memorial Museum (Niimi Nankichi Kinenkan)Handa-City

Nankichi Niimi Memorial Museum (Niimi Nankichi Kinenkan)
This is the museum built in honor to Nankichi Niimi, a natural from Handa-City and the hig...
  • Multipurpose toilet
  • Souvenirs
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bus Stop
  • Wi-Fi

NO IMAGEHanda-City

AEON HANDA
  • Multipurpose toilet
  • Souvenirs
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Nursing room
  • Wi-Fi
  • Card
  • TAX-FREE

TOKONAME STORETokoname-City

TOKONAME STORE
Under the red roof tiles of a big warehouse in Tokoname-City are three smaller houses, pai...
  • Parking
  • Restaurant

Pottery FootpathTokoname-City

Pottery Footpath
The iron rich clays of Tokoname in Aichi Prefecture produce a rich earthy red, to dark bur...
  • Multipurpose toilet
  • Parking

THE SURROUNDING ACCOMMODATION

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE THESE SPOTS

  • Toyohashi TramsToyohashi-City

    Toyohashi Trams
    History & CultureIndustrial tourism & Traditional craftsHistory & TraditionHistory & Culture
  • Toyota Automobile MuseumNagakute-City

    Toyota Automobile Museum
    Museums, Aquariums, Art galleries, Science MuseumsIndustrial tourism & Traditional crafts
  • Nagoya City Science Museum (Nagoya-shi Kagakukan)Nagoya-City

    Nagoya City Science Museum (Nagoya-shi Kagakukan)
    Museums, Aquariums, Art galleries, Science MuseumsIndustrial tourism & Traditional crafts
  • Tokugawaen GardenNagoya-City

    Tokugawaen Garden
    History & CultureNature, Park, Garden, Flower

RECOMMENDATION COURSE RELATED TO THIS SPOT

  • Handa CanalChita

    One Day Course from Centrair: Discove...

Search for sightseeing spots and events

Page Top