Factory / Workshop Spots in Yamanashi Area

  • Suntory Hakushu Distillery and Suntory Natural Mineral Water Minami Alps Hakushu Plant
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    4.5
    363 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamanashi Hokuto-shi Hakushucho Torihara 2913-1
    "This malt whiskey distillery, also known as the ""Forest Distillery"", is located in the foothills of the Southern Alps approximately 20 minutes by car from Kobuchizawa Interchange on the Chuo Expressway. On the grounds is the ""Whiskey Museum"" where visitors can learn about the history of the birth of the single malt whiskey ""Hakushu"", and the worldwide culture of whiskey. There is also a shop that offers goods limited to the distillery, as well as restaurants and bars featuring seasonal dishes made from local produce. There is no charge for admission but reservations (at least one day in advance) are required. A factory tour (including tasting) is also available (fees apply)."

    I love whisky distilleries and this one did not disappoint (except for one thing, to be mentioned below). The location was breathtaking, in the Japanese Southern Alps, and the tour was fantastic...

  • Koshu City Katsunuma Budo no Oka
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    4.0
    82 Reviews
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    Yamanashi Pref. Koushushi Katsunumachouhishiyama 5093
    This tourist facility in Kofu City, Yamanashi Prefecture is focused on grapes and wine. The underground wine cave offers brands of wines that have passed the wine quality screening organized by the city. In addition to wine tastings, the facility also offers an area where guests can enjoy wine as part of a meal or a barbeque. The hot springs spa featuring views of Southern Japan Alps, the Kofu Basin, and the Misaka Mountains is also popular.

    I dont know if we were unlucky because we went on a week day, but the place seemed to be half abandoned. You pass by a first building literally abandoned, and then go to the main building were you...

  • Suntory Tomi no Oka Winery
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    4.0
    76 Reviews
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    Yamanashi Pref. Kaishi Onuta 2786
    Suntory Tominooka Winery is located in KaiCity, Yamanashi Prefecture, and it handles all phases of wine production, from preparing the soil to cultivating the grapes to vinifying and bottling. Panels and videos have been set up to provide simple explanations of the processes that occur throughout the year. A tour of the plant and the vineyards is available for a fee, and afterwards, participants can enjoy a wine-tasting session.

    Very boring especially if you are visiting on weekend. No factory tour nor free wine tasting are available. Besides only beverage they have for people who do not/ cannot drink is ordinal grape juice...

  • Chateau Mercian
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    4.0
    54 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamanashi Prefecture Koshu City Katsunaga cho Iwasaki 1425-1
    This winery features a variety of facilities where visitors can learn hands-on about viticulture and winemaking. It also features a wine gallery with a cafe and a tasting counter where visitors can try the company's wines or enjoy a meal. The winery is divided into one area that can be toured with a reservation and one which can be toured without a reservation. Winery tours are for guests aged 20 and older.

    I participated in the guided tour for 4(reservation is necessary) reduced from original 8 due to corona virus. It lasted one and a half hours including the factory tour, a vineyard visit and 6 kinds...

  • Manns Wines Katsunuma Winery
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    4.0
    40 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamanashi Pref. Koushushi Katsunumachouyama 400
    This winery is located in Koshu City, Yamanashi Prefecture. One of the largest wineries in the prefecture, visitors can take tours of the wine-making facilities and the winery's museum. There is also a winery shop that offers samples of a wide variety of wines. The barbeque house located on the winery's grounds allows visitors to enjoy grilling and eating meat while drinking wine.

    マンズワイン勝沼が落ち着いた雰囲気のスタイリッシュなワイナリーに、生まれ変わりました。 少しお話を伺ったら、本来今年の三月にオープン(renewal...

  • Katsunuma Winery
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    4.5
    33 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamanashi Pref. Koushushi Katsunumachoushimoiwasaki 371
    This winery has followed the motto make the best, even if that means making only one barrel since it was founded in 1937. The winery offers two types of winery tours on an irregular basis. Both types require a reservation.

    勝沼のちょうど中央部に位置するワイナリーです。 しかし玄関はそれほど大きくないので、車で行く場合は事前に下調べして行かれることをお勧めします。比較的、道路上の案内板が多く出ています。 ショップはワイン展示の棚に置いて販売するスタイルではなく、スタッフの後ろに数本だけ置いてあるだけで、カタログから選ぶような形になります。 ワインそのものに自信があるのだと思います。最近はこういうスタイルが多いような...

  • Marufuji Winery
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    4.5
    29 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamanashi Koshu-shi Katsunumacho Fujii 780
    This winery is located in the Fujii area of Katsunuma-cho, Koshu City. In a shop with over 120 years of history, founded in the Meiji period, they make wine from grapes grown in the company's own farm. You can visit the museum containing historical resources, the storehouses and where the grapes are pressed for free, and twice a day (once in the morning and once in the afternoon) you can enter the rooms themselves. You can also pay for a wine tasting and to buy from their shop.

    Visited this winery last of 4 on a Sunday afternoon. The employees spoke excellent English and were very accommodating. The winery is a beautiful traditional Japanese building and on top of it the...

  • L'Orient Wine Shirayuri Winery
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    4.0
    29 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamanashi Koshu-shi Katsunumacho Todoroki 878-2
    Shirayuri Brewery, founded in 1938, is a winery that has its own vineyard in Katsunuma-cho, Yamanashi Prefecture, which is perfect for growing grapes in terms of climate and soil, and continually seeks wine with consistency. From bottling raw wine and original label making to wine touring and experiencing farm work, there are a variety of courses available.

    お盆で販売店のみ営業。試飲の後で、炎天下の中うちわを貸してくれ、畑を案内して頂きました。 なんでも少し前までフランスで修行してたとのこと。 彼からブドウの説明を受けたら、もっと応援したくなっちゃいました。 ワインは種類によってみんな違う味わいでした。 コロナでお客さんは半分くらいだそうですが、負けずに美味しいワインを作っていって欲しいです。

  • Kikyo Shingen Mochi Factory Theme Park
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    Yamanashi Pref. Fuefukishi Ichinomiyachoutsuboi 1928
    Kikyo Shingen Mochi has been awarded many prizes including the honorary president award, at the National Confectionery Exposition. The factory is surrounded by lush vegetation with a site area of 11,000 square meters and a total floor area of 5,000 square meters. On the factory tour you can see how 100,000 pieces of Kikyo Shingen Mochi a day are packed meticulously by hand. You can also have a go at packing some of the mochi and enjoy sampling some of the delicious sweets. Admission is free and advance reservations are not required if going alone. Factory tour times are fixed so be sure to check in advance.
  • Maruki Winery
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    4.0
    22 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamanashi Pref. Koushushi Katsunumachoushimoiwasaki 2488
    This winery in Koshu City, Yamanashi Prefecture is the oldest in Japan. It sells a variety of wine labels including Raison, La Feuille, Iro, and Nigori. Not only can you buy wine here, but you can also tour the wine-making area.

    まる喜が経営されている旅館「坐忘」に宿泊し、そこでまる喜のワインや日本酒を幾つか堪能しました。 まず大きなライブラリーには飲み放題のまる喜ワインが数種類置かれていました。タイプの異なる2種類のワインを頂きましたが美味しかったです。 また夕食時にはまる喜が山形で生産している出羽燦々を使った日本酒を頂きましたが、これもとても美味しかったです。 まる喜の旅館で、まる喜産の美味しい醸造酒、ワインと日本酒を...

  • Chateau Sakaori Winery
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    3.5
    11 Reviews
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    Yamanashi Pref. Koufushi Sakaorichou 1338-203
    This winery is located in Sakaori, which is said to have been the center of ancient Koshu, a place associated with the legend of Yamato Takeru, the 12th emperor of Japan. The winery offers three different winery tours. The two-hour course, which requires a reservation at least one week in advance, allows visitors to taste five of the winery's recommended wines. The guided tour course is led by a licensed a Japanese Wine Expert. Visitors may also choose a self-guided tour course. Each type of tour requires a different amount of time, and some require reservations, so please call ahead.

    先月出来上がった濁りワインの説明に注力されていましたので、試飲したところ、味はまあまあでしたので1本買って帰ることにしました。

  • Soryu Winery Co., Ltd.
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    4.0
    19 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamanashi Koshu-shi Katsunumacho Shimoiwasaki 1841
    This winery, located in Shimoiwasaki Katsunuma-cho, Koshu City, was founded in 1899. The winery offers guided tours during which participants can learn about the winemaking process and view what goes on inside the facility, including the distillation room, bottling plant, and wine cellar. The winery also has a shop where you can sample around 40 different wines at any given time.

    Free tasting of a good variety of Koshu, Muscat Bailey A, and blended red wines. I went after being impressed with the Soryu wines at Buda No Oka. There are several labels with different price...

  • Kurambon Wine
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    4.0
    15 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamanashi Pref. Koushushi Katsunumachoushimoiwasaki 835
    This winery in Koshu City, Yamanashi Prefecture stands out for its traditional Japanese manor wine salon. The main house, where you can take a rest after your tour, was built some 130 years ago and was once a sericulture farmhouse. It is open to visits any time, and you can enjoy wine tasting and wine cellar tours. They also hold winery tours, one for regular tourist customers and another for alcohol buyers in the hospitality industry.

    ワイナリー見学ツアーは残念ながらやっていなかったのですが、 売店が空いてました。山梨甲州ワインをたくさん買えます。 建物が文化財に選ばれている立派な建物でした!

  • Budo-Kobo Wine Glass Hall
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    3.5
    12 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamanashi Pref. Koushushi Katsunumachoukyusoku 1709
    With a rich array of natural gemstones and glass accessories like wine glasses, the Budo-kobo Wine Glass Hall includes the Grape Museum with a collection of glasses and grape-related items, and a hands-on workshop where you can make original items. It is popular for various hands-on activities, like grinder experience (using a rooter to grind glass and draw a picture,) glass picture experience (painting glass with acrylic paints,) and the handmade accessory experience (choosing from a sample and then putting the parts together.)

    ぶどうツアーで立ち寄りました。ガラス製品メインのお土産屋さんです。 食品などのお土産も多少おいてありました。また隣にぶどう販売店もあります。 ワイングラス館という名前ですがワイングラス自体はそんなに種類置いておらず、普通のグラスが大半でしたので、がっつりワイングラスを選びたい方には不向きです。 個人としてはいろいろと見て回れて楽しかったです。

  • Fujicco Winery
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    3.5
    9 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamanashi Pref. Koushushi Katsunumachoushimoiwasaki 2770-1
    This winery was born out of a desire to create wine that pared well with Japanese cuisine. Located in the Kofu Basin, the winery's brick building is surrounded by a vineyard. Visitors can enjoy winery tours and tastings. No reservations are required for the 20-minute tours, which cover the entire process from pressing to fermentation. In addition to their wines, the winery's shop also offers coconut gel desserts made in the adjacent factory.

    勝沼の南端、中央高速に近い場所にあるワイナリー。 「フジッコのお豆さん」のCMでも有名な佃煮などの大手、フジッコが経営するワイナリーです。 大きな企業が経営するワイナリーだけあって、施設も比較的大規模です。 販売スペースもとても広く、展望コーナーもあります。 また、カトラリーなどの販売もあり、他のワイナリーと一線を画しています。 ただ、休業日が他のワイナリーより多いように感じました。 お出かけ...

  • Kinjo Wine
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamanashi Koshu-shi Katsunumacho Osade 1833
    "This winery is located along Prefectural Route 214 in the Osade area of Katsunuma-cho, Koshu City. This small-scale winery, a joint investment between local grape farms, produces wine bursting with the natural flavor of Katsunuma grapes. They sell a variety of wines, such as ""Kinjo Wine"" (served in 1.8 liters bottles), as well as offering tours (reservation required)."

    初めて錦城ワインを買いました。 生ワインの一升瓶は、赤ワインと白ワインのブレンドとの事、ラベルにはロゼワインとは載ってなく、色は赤ワインに近いです。火入れしてないので生ワインとの事です(一升瓶ワインの写真もアップしました。)。 辛口で美味しいワインです。

  • Huggy Wine
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    4.0
    4 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamanashi Koshu-shi Katsunumacho Todoroki 776-1
    "This winery is located in the Todoroki area of Katsunuma-cho, Koshu City. Using grapes from the original ""Koryu"" plant, which is over 100 years old and has been recognized as a cultural asset, this winery brews wine, local beers and grape juices. You can also taste the wine and beer at the on-site shop (fee required for some wines and beer)."

    甲州街道の旧道を歩いている時に見つけて立ち寄りました。新酒を買ったついでに、有料テイスティングで甕仕込みの白ワインを飲みましたか美味しかった。因みに500円でした。

  • Sasaichi Sake Brewery
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamanashi Pref. Otsukishi Sasagomachi Yoshikubo 26
    Using the gozensui water that springs from a home well, and abundantly using sake-suitable rice contracted locally to carefully hand-make sake, Sasaichi Sake Brewery is a company with a history of over 300 years that sincerely focuses on sake-brewing. Its Japanese sake is famous, but they make wine and liqueur as well.
  • Yamanashi Meijo Co., Ltd.
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamanashi Pref. Hokutoshi Hakushuchoudaigahara 2283
    This sake brewery is in Hokuto City, Yamanashi Prefecture. This historic sake brewery was founded in 1750, and uses underground water from Mt. Komagatake to finish the sake characterized by its clean, crisp taste. You can tour a number of historic buildings here, including the brewery, and the main building, called the Anzaisho, which was used as accommodations by the Meiji Emperor. The brewery also runs a restaurant focusing on local production for local consumption where can enjoy the sake with a meal.
  • Hombo Shuzo Marusu Yamanashi Winery
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamanashi Pref. Fuefukishi Isawachouyamasaki 126
    Admission and wine tasting is free at this popular winery visited by some 90,000 people per year. Their winery tours offer visitors a chance to visit the winery's underground wine cellar, which features murals on the history of viticulture (grape cultivation) and winemaking, their low-temperature storehouse, where the scent of wine hangs in the air, and their wine bottling line. At the winery's guest room, guests can enjoy paid tastings of its award-winning wines along with commentary by the winery's staff. Winery tours and paid tastings at the guest room both require a reservation.

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Yamanashi prefecture is the proud home of one of Japan’s most celebrated icons: Mount Fuji. Although the mountain straddles both Yamanashi and Shizuoka, the most breathtaking views of Fuji-san can be seen from the Fuji Five Lakes north of the mountain in Yamanashi prefecture. The plethora of outdoor activities in and around the lakes all have the benefit of the country’s highest mountain as their backdrop, and we can assure you that it is an unforgettable sight.

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