If you have an interest in what happens behind the scenes of liquor making, the Tsunuki Distillery Festival in Kagoshima is an event worth checking out. The festival includes a variety of ways to connect with the area's brewing culture, such as informative lectures from distillery staff and shochu brewery tours.
The event is designed to be enjoyed by both alcohol and non-alcohol drinkers alike. Even if you don't drink you may appreciate other elements that are highlighted at the festival, such as the history and the dedication to craftsmanship that liquor making involves.
There will be food and drink vendors on site, so bring yen if you plan on making a purchase. In addition, commemorative liquor bottles will be sold via a lottery system.