Directions

Our Brewery Shop

The Shop is in our main brewery in Kounosu.
There is also mini bar to enjoy the samples of Hitachino Nest Beer on draft and Kikusakari sake.

1257 Kounosu, Naka-shi, Ibaraki

Opening hours :
Weekday 9:00-19:00
Weekend 9:00-18:30

Call:+81 29 298 0105

For a PDF version of the travel directions, please download this document

By Train from Tokyo


JR Ueno Station(上野) to Mito Station(水戸)

Express trains (Super Hitachi or Fresh Hitachi) depart from Ueno for Mito every 30 minutes during the day. At Ueno station, look for the Joban Line (常磐線)Hitachi Express, usually depart from the Platform NO.16 or 17
(traveling time from Ueno to Mito: approx. 1 hour)


JR Mito Station(水戸) to Hitachi-Kounosu Station(常陸鴻巣)

Change to Suigun line(水郡線)** at Mito station, the Platform NO.1 or 2
(traveling time from Mito to Hitachi-Kounosu: 20 minutes)


Hitachi-Kounosu station to Kiuchi Brewery (by walk)

After getting off the train at Hitachi-Kounosu Station, go straight behind the station.
When you can see the main street, turn left and keep walking, then you can see Kiuchi Brewery on your left side (approx. 5 minutes walk).

Back to JR Mito Station
Trains depart from Hitachi-Kounosu station for Mito every

Have a pint of Hitachino Nest at true brew bar !
true brew is our flagship bar at JR Mito station. You can enjoy regular and special range of Hitachino Nest Beers on draft! The bar serves some tasty nibbles and select dishes to complement your chosen Hitachino Nest Beer.

true brew
4th floor, exel-minami shopping complex, JR Mito station,
1-7-31 Miyamachi, Mito-shi, Ibaraki
tel : 81-29-306-7575
Opening time : 11:00-22:00 (L.O.21:30)

**Using the Suigun Line (水郡線) - Please be careful about the following**

・There are no station announcements or English information on the train. It's advisable to check the exact arrival times at Hitachi-Kounosu Station. (it's the 7th stop from JR Mito station, "常陸鴻巣" in Japanese writing)

・Suigun line is an one-man operated train often without a conductor on board. If the train is operated with a conductor, please pass the ticket to the person upon arrival. If the train has no conductor in operation, be careful as only the front door at the first carriage will open.

・It's advisable to purchase a return ticket from Ueno to Hitachi-Kounosu at Ueno station (all the trains are operated by JR) as Hitachi-Kounosu is an unmanned station. However you are still able to purchase the ticket in the train if the conductor is on board. If no conductor is apparent, please obtain a "zone charge" ticket from the machine installed in the train carriage and the payment can be made at the ticket counter in Mito Station.