Factory / Workshop Spots in Yamagata Area

  • Sakai Winery
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    4.0
    9 Reviews
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    Yamagata Nanyo-shi Akayu 980
    This is a winery located about 5 minutes by car from the JR Akayu station. This historic winery, founded in 1892, is the oldest in the Tohoku region. Since its founding, this winery prides itself in making quality non-filtered, non-pasteurized old fashioned wine. In addition to winery tours, one can enjoy wine tasting and on-site purchase of the wines. In addition to the barrel-fermented Mujinasawa wine which combines five varieties of grapes cultivated in their own vineyards, the winery sells the Chardonnay, packed with delicious bitterness and a full-bodied fruitiness, and the Yamabudo Geneki which is 100% straight no additive grape juice.

    赤湯温泉の中心にあります。赤湯と言えばぶどう、そしてワインです。小さなワイナリーですが4種類くらい試飲させてもらい、一番口に合うウィンを買いました。手頃な値段です。

  • Takeda Winery
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    3.5
    9 Reviews
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    Yamagata Pref. Kaminoyamashi Yotsuya 2-6-1
    This is a winery in Yotsuya, Kaminoyama City. Since its founding in 1920, this winery has been conscientiously producing grapes under natural conditions of minimal chemicals and organic fertilizers. The process of producing the wine is all done on-site, from harvesting the wine grape varieties, cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, and merlot, to fermenting, bottling, and shipping. Tours of the vineyard are free (reservations required), which includes visiting the fields and the brewery. Wine tasting at the adjoining bar is available for a small fee.

    8月の3連休の初日に伺いました。 1920年開園で上山の郊外にあり、ショップは意外にもこじんまりとしていましたが、小綺麗なお店よりもかえって落ち着きます。 連れがいくつか試飲しましたが、『かみのやまテロワール(白)2018』(2,700円)を購入しました。 ちなみにこのワインは試飲できません。 帰京後にいただきましたが、上山産のデラウェア90%とシャルドネ10%を使用しており、この時期に合う...

  • Sudo Wine Factory
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    3.5
    3 Reviews
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    Yamagata Nanyo-shi Akayu 2836
    This is a winery located about 10 minutes by car from the JR Akayu station. All of the winemaking operations, from cultivation, harvesting, fermenting, and finally bottling are done by hand at this family-operated winery. Here at the Shikin Vineyards, although there are dedicated wine vineyards, from early August to mid-October some vineyards are open to the public for grape picking. The Nanyo Wine made here is similar to German white wine that is slightly dry with a hint of sweetness.

    JRの赤湯駅から車で、10分ほどでしょうか。こちらのワイナリーは大正時代からワインを作っている老舗です。100%手作りで手間ひまをかけています。自家畑で育てられたぶどうが大切に作られてます。市場に出回らない希少なワインもありますよ

  • Takahata Winery
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    Yamagata Pref. Higashiokitamaguntakahatamachi Nukanome 2700-1
    Created in 1990, Takahata Wine became the first domestic wine to win first place in the 2011 Japan Wine Challenge for its status as an excellent medium-body red wine. It also won in the 2013 Japan Wine Competition, a first for Yamagata Prefecture and bringing the winery’s accolade total to two. Winery tours are available throughout the year, and several events are held as well. After the tour, visitors should not miss the purchase of exclusive wines from the shop. It’s a 10-minute walk from JR Takahata Station.
  • Cybele Factory Park
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    Yamagata Pref. Yamagatashi Zaoumatsugaoka 2-1-3
    This is a multi-purpose park along the National Route 13 in Zao Matsugaoka, Yamagata City. With a confectionery factory, a bakery, and an Italian cafe on site, this park has over 600,000 visitors every year. There are factory tour paths throughout the factory park, where one can enjoy watching rusks made through a glass enclosure. Cybele was the first in Japan to make a quality genuine rusk. Their production of these requires over 20,000 French baguettes, which, when all in a row, is quite a site to see.
  • Kurashi Kobo
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    Yamagata Mogami-gun Kaneyamamachi Nakada 298
    This activity center is located in Nakada Sugisawa, Kaneyama Town, Mogami County. Here you can get in touch with nature through indigo dyeing, collecting maple sap and crafting. A bed and breakfast service is also available. All activities and stays require reservation.
  • Shinjo Kame-ayaori Weaving Association
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    Yamagata Shinjo-shi Tokamachi 1509-2
    The fabric workshop is on national route 13 in Toka-machi, Shinjo City. They carry on the traditional weaving style of Shinjo Kameaya-ori, which has a history going back 200 years to the feudal Hansei period, and is so intricate they say it takes an entire day just to weave 10 centimeters. This earned it the nickname “phantom fabric.” They display and sell cloth items like neckties and bags, and can also make fabric to order.
  • Hachimitsu no Mori Candles
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    Yamagata Nishimurayama-gun Asahimachi Tateki 825-3
    This candle workshop is on prefectural route 289 in Tateki, Asahi-machi, Nishimurayama County. They make beeswax candles from raw honeybee hive, an apiary byproduct. The attached shop sells their candles, and with reservations you can take a candle-making class.
  • Takagi Brewery
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
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    Yamagata Murayama-shi Tominami 1826

    14代で有名な酒蔵です。趣のある建物とお寺みたいな雰囲気の庭に立派でした。見学も販売も全くしていません。唯一、建物の写真撮影は可でした。

  • Katoyoshimihachiro Sake Brewing
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    2.0
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    Yamagata Pref. Tsuruokashi Oyama 3-chome 1-38

    連休初日の土曜日に訪れました。お寺の隣に酒蔵らしき建物はありましたが、周囲を巡っても入り口は見つからず、事務所も休みのようでした。一応、インターネットのホームページはあるので、ネットや取引先からお酒を購入できるものと思われますが、現地へ直接行っても何も見るものがありません。観光客の受け入れはやっていないのかも。酒蔵巡りを目的に行かれる方は、見学が可能かどうか事前に確認したほうがよいと思います。近く...

  • Ojiman
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    Yamagata Pref. Tsuruokashi Kamiyamazoe Shinmeimae 123
  • Yamagata Shimbun (Tour)
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    Yamagata Yamagata-shi Tachiyagawa 2-chome 2266-3
  • tukemonosho honcho
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    Yamagata Pref. Tsuruokashi Oyama 1-chome 7-7
  • Suzuki Kokeshi Workshop (Tour)
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    Yamagata Mogami-gun Okuramura Minamiyama 2126-291
  • Asahi Kawa Brewery
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    Yamagata Nishimurayama-gun Kahokucho Yachi Otsu 93
  • Arashiyama Brewery
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    Yamagata Higashiokitama-gun Kawanishimachi Kamikomatsu 3182
  • Gassan Brewery
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    Yamagata Sagae-shi
  • Ordovi Shonai
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    Yamagata Pref. Sakatashi Hamanaka B 123
  • Kane Ryu
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    Yamagata Sakata-shi Kuromori Kusakariyachi 180-1
  • Oshima Head office
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    Yamagata Yonezawa-shi Honcho 2-chome 2-3

Yamagata Areas

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Although often overlooked, Yamagata prefecture by no means lacks appeal: the Yamadera temple trail through the mountains, deliciously tender Yonezawa wagyu, and over 100 steaming hot springs, most notably Zao Onsen, await visitors. When winter comes, the snowcapped peaks become dotted with skiers by day and onsen-goers by night, while summer brings the celebration of juicy Yamagata cherries.

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