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Liquor Store Spots in Nagano Area

  • Okazaki Brewery Corporation
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    4.0
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    Nagano Pref. Uedashi Chuou 4-7-33
    A sake shop alive with tradition since 1665. The sake here is distilled using the famous Shinshu waters and rice from the prefecture and takes into account the whole taste, flavor and aroma. Overall they mainly produce dry junmaishu (sake made without added alcohol or sugar), but their plum wine, developed on sake, is also popular. Their Shinshu Kirei was awarded first prize in the Ginjo category, and received an excellence award in the Junmai category of the Kanto Shinetsu National Research Institute of Brewing Sake Awards. It’s possible to taste the various sake on offer in the distillery and you can also pick up some souvenirs from the shop.

    柳町にある建物が素敵な酒造です。入ってみると、甘酒なども売っていました。日本酒の試飲は2種類だけでしたが、季節柄生原酒があり、一升瓶で購入しました。お正月にぬる燗でいただきましたが、口に近づけるとふわっとフルーティーな香りがたち、味は甘さもありきりっとしていて、とても美味しかったです。冷蔵庫での貯蔵は大変でしたが、またぜひ購入したい。もっと試飲の種類があるといいと思いました。

  • Hasumi Farm & Winery Shop & Cafe Ueda Yanagimachi Branch
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    4.5
    4 Reviews
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    Nagano Pref. Uedashi Chuou 4-7-34
    This shop and cafe is run directly by Hasumi Farm which operates a winery in Tomi City. In the cafe visitors can enjoy one-plate lunches and desserts served with plenty of the Shinshu delights. Make a booking for dinner and treat yourself to a course meal selected by the chef. The shop offers various kinds of wine, juices, jams and original goods. Visitors can sample the wines and juices too.

    柳町にあるお店で2階で食事ができ、1階はカウンターで気軽にワインが楽しめます。コンコードのドライ(400円)を飲みました。さっぱりして飲みやすい味でした。時間が無く頼みませんでしたが週末限定のシナモンロール(200円)も美味しそうでした。

  • Masuichi Ichimura Sake Brewery
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    4.5
    6 Reviews
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    Nagano Pref. Kamikitai-gun Obuse-machi 807
    This long-standing wine cellar opened in 1755 and is located in Obuse, Obuse Town along National Route 403. The adjoining building is used by workers during the preparation process for lodging and breaks, and direct sales are offered here as well. At the “Teppa” counter, you can enjoy famous brands such as Kozan and Square One.

    As a newcomer to Sake it was good to be able to taste a number of different types and strengths. Sadly you can only see a vat for making sake, but not the process. Nonetheless, with a few minutes of...

  • Miyamaso Mei Liquor Store
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    Nagano Chino-shi Kitayama Shirakabako 3419 Shirakaba Kohan
    A liquor store with a distinctive white Japanese-style building and a large parking lot situated along the road on the southern shore of Lake Shirakaba. The store primarily carries local Suwa and Saku liquors such as those made by the nationally famous Masumi company, and local brand wines like Izutsu Wine made in Kikyogahara. The store has an area where children can read books while their parents enjoy a leisurely time shopping. In addition, small breed dogs are allowed inside as long as they are carried. The store offers a daily changing selection of liquors and wines for tasting, as well.
  • Otsuka Shuzo
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    Nagano Komoro-shi Ote 2-1-24
    A sake brewery situated east on Babaura-dori Street from the front gate of Komoro Castle. This long-standing brewery, established in the late Edo period, is known for its deep connection to the literati; for example, in the Meiji period, Komoro Gijuku school teacher Toson Shimazaki composed a poem about the company. The company's Asamadake, a celebrated seishu refined sake made since it was established, is crated with underground spring water from Mt. Asama and rice grown in Nagano Prefecture. The brewery also sells Kenshin, a health-promoting liqueur created with odorless garlic. With an advance reservation, from April to September visitors can view the brewery's sake making tools.
  • Nakajima Liquor Store
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    Nagano Matsumoto-shi Chuo 1-3-7 Central Building 1F
    A liquor store located a one-minute walk from the east exit of Matsumoto Station; look for the red noren shop curtains and tanuki statue out front. Established in 1927, this long-standing store primarily carries local liquors and beers. The shop also offers a wide selection of local Nagano wines. The shop offers tastings and has informational magazines on hand so even beginners can find a wine they'll like. In addition, the shop sells French and Italian Makicolle wines.
  • Ichinoya
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
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    Nagano Omachi-shi Omachi 2527-I
    Records state this history-rich sake brewery was founded in 1865. The brewery's sakes are painstakingly crafted one at a time by the chief brewer with the aim of preserving traditions which have been around since the brewery came into existence. The brewery makes an abundant variety of sakes, including daiginjo, junmai ginjo, nigori, and fresh sake. Of all its products, the brewery's Kinran Kurobe Cho Tokusen Daiginjyo is a gem among gems; sold only in limited quantities, this sake is made with Yamada Nishiki rice, an ideal rice for sake, polished down to 39% and brewed amidst the harsh cold of the Nagano winter.

    Ichinoya is a sake brewery in Omachi. It is located on the Main Street, and it is easy to find. As I was there at night, it was however already closed. On the following day, I had to leave Omachi...

  • Kiriman Liquor Store
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    Nagano Kitasaku-gun Karuizawamachi Naka Karuizawa 4-1
    A liquor store standing on National Route 18 in Nakakaruizawa, Karuizawa Town, Kitasaku County, Nagano Prefecture. The store sells local liquors like Tanakaya Shuzoten's renowned Mizuo, wines produced in the prefecture, and beers from local breweries such as Yo-Ho Brewing and Karuizawa Brewery.
  • Nanawarai Shuzo Co., Ltd.
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    Nagano Kiso-gun Kisomachi Fukushima 5135
    A sake brewery located in Fukushima, Kiso Town, Kiso County, Nagano Prefecture. Established in 1892, the brewery makes the famous Nanawarai sake and other sakes and shochus. In the adjoining brewery shop, visitors can sample the brewery's wares. The brewery also holds tours (advance reservation required).
  • Nakazen Brewing Company, Ltd.
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    Nagano Kiso-gun Kisomachi Fukushima 5990
    A sake brewery situated along Prefectural Route 263 in Nakahata Fukushima, Kiso Town, Kiso County, Nagano Prefecture. Established in 1865, the brewery makes Nakanorisan, a local Kiso sake crafted with spring water from Mt. Ontake and sake rice grown in the prefecture, including rice from the brewery's own farm. The brewery also offers tours, enabling visitors to enjoy a guided walk through the kura-zukuri style brewery.
  • Sake shop sho nakajimaya
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    Nagano Pref. Matsumotoshi Adumi 706-1
  • St.Cousair. AEON MALL Matsumoto
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
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    Nagano Matsumoto-shi Chuo 4-9-51 AEON MALL Matsumoto 1F

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  • Takeuchiwaosho
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    Nagano Pref. Naganoshi Wakahohoshina 2155-2
  • Supermarket Arai
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Nagano Nagano-shi Nishi Mi Sai 2357-1
  • Aizawa Sake shop Branch
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    Nagano Pref. Naganoshi Koshibami 371-2
  • Space 365
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Nagano Nagano-shi Nagano Higashinomoncho 365
  • Asahishiyuhan
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Nagano Pref. Naganoshi Tsuruga Nanasenambu 399-5
  • Ikedaya Store
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    Nagano Nagano-shi Shinkomachi Hinota 2288
  • Izumi Ya Store
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    Nagano Nagano-shi Togakushi Soyama 1851-2
  • Izumi Ya Takeuchi Store
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    Nagano Nagano-shi Iriyama 760-1

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Nagano prefecture is an exciting mix of mountains, hot spring monkeys, and preserved Edo history. At the heart of the Japanese Alps, Nagano is one of the country’s most popular destinations, whether in winter for its snow sports and the much-loved Jigokudani Monkey Park or in the warmer months for discovering the undulating hills on foot. For fantastic Edo architecture, head to the Kiso Valley for a 60-kilometer stretch of quaint wooden buildings that marked the Nakasendo route 200 years ago.

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