Factory / Workshop Spots in Nagano Area

  • Manns Wines Komoro Winery
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    4.0
    39 Reviews
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    Nagano Pref. Komoroshi Moro 375
    Manns Wines Komoro Winery is located in the east of Nagano Prefecture, a most suitable region for producing wine. The winery has a Chardonnay vineyard and a huge one hectare Japanese garden. The shop sells many products which cannot be purchased from anywhere else such as their domestic premium wine. In the restaurant you can enjoy food made with local Shinshu ingredients, with a glass of wine while looking out over the vineyard. Tasting is possible free of charge on the winery tours.

    団体旅行で行きました。はじめにビデオを見て、そのあとはスタッフさんとワイン貯蔵施設の見学、そして店内でワインの試飲と買い物でした。ワイン以外にもぶどうジュースもありました。ワイン好きの方にはオススメです。

  • Azumino Winery
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    4.0
    36 Reviews
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    Nagano Pref. Aduminoshi Misatogura 6687-5
    This winery is located in Misato-ogura, Azumino City. The wine is brewed from grapes cultivated onsite, and free tours of the fields and facility are offered (reservation required by day before). There’s also a cafe where you can try original wines, a terrace where you can have a light snack, a shop, a drinkable yogurt factory, and more.

    バスツアーに組み込まれていたので立ち寄りましたが、思いがけずに良いところでした。季節的にも7月で青々としたブドウの木がとてもきれいでした。メインはどうしてもショップの立ち寄りになりますが、無料の試飲6種類と有料試飲6種類がありました。無料試飲は白の甘口から辛口の赤へとカップに注いでくれるので、比較もしやすいですし、全部飲むといい気分です。最後にこちらもと言われた飲むヨーグルトが美味しくて、友人への...

  • Okazaki Brewery Corporation
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    4.0
    27 Reviews
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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.

    上田駅から2キロほど北の北国街道の柳町に岡崎酒造はあります。昔ながらの家並の酒屋です。ここは日本酒の醸造(信州亀齢)がなされていて、日本酒の買い物や試飲もできます。少し重いですが、お土産にもいい酒です。

  • Kametaya Sake Brewery
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    4.5
    28 Reviews
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    Nagano Pref. Matsumotoshi Shimadachi 2748
    This sake brewery is located in Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture. You can purchase specialty products from the Shinshu region and taste different sake. Besides being able to tour the main building with a reservation, you can also tour the storehouse when brewing is not conducted from April to October. In addition, it has a parking lot for large buses, and is visited by many large groups.

    We visited the brewery in September after making a reservation via email. A wonderful local experience. We took a 10 minute local train from Matsumoto to Shimonii Station and then walked from the...

  • Shinano Wine
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    4.0
    14 Reviews
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    Nagano Pref. Shiojirishi Seba 783
    This is a winery representing Kikyogahara built in 1916 in Shiojiri City, Nagano Prefecture. Passed on by between three generations of parent and child, the high quality wine has been well received at competitions at home and abroad. The grapes grown in the natural extreme heat and cold of Kikyogahara have a flavor only this region can make. Using grapes from their own plantation and contracted field, the wine is not just brewed in traditional fashion but in a number of free variations. In the shop one can enjoy wine samples, and even have a look down in the underground cellar (groups of 10 or more need prior booking).

    都内では普通の活動が塩尻では駄目なようです。試飲、地下セラーの見学はコロナの影響で出来ません。売店が開いているだけです。

  • Reijin Shuzo
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    4.0
    14 Reviews
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    Nagano Pref. Suwashi Suwa 2-9-21
    This brewery was established in 1789 along National Route 20 in Suwa, Suwa City. It sells high-quality spirits brewed using groundwater that runs underneath Kirigamine Highland. Tours of the facility are offered as well (unavailable from October until around March). There’s also a popular local brew available called “Suwa Roman Beer” that was created by the chief brewer.

    1789年創業の酒蔵です。訪れた時は試飲は中止していました。 こちらでは300ccの3本セットが運び良さそうで2セット買ってしまいました(1つはギフト)。濁り酒、辛口も入っていて楽しめるセットでした。 麗人のネーミングは、麗人(美しい人)のようなきれいなお酒を醸したい、と言う願いをこめてつけられたとの事です。

  • Marui Ito Shoten
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    3.5
    6 Reviews
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    Nagano Pref. Chinoshi Miyagawa 4529
    A miso factory and shop located in Chino City, Nagano Prefecture. The establishment makes its miso in an old storehouse once used for silk production, and visitors can tour this factory area. In the shop area, you can buy a wide variety of miso as well as garlic pickled in miso, miso ramen, and more, and the establishment is popular with people of all ages.

    ドライブ中に、買い物で寄りました。 4代百年の丸井味噌、どぶろく(濁り酒)、漬物、甘酒、味噌スィーツなどが、店に並んでいました。 「どぶろく、にんにく味噌、味噌」を買いました。 「玄米のどぶろく」も以前はあったようですが、今回は無しでした。どんな味なのかいつかは試してみたいです。

  • Karuizawa Brewery Factory
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    4.0
    10 Reviews
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    Nagano Saku-shi Nagatoro 64-3
    This beer factory is located in Nagatoro, Saku City. Visitors can watch beer being made in one of the largest and most advanced craft beer factories in Japan. Visitors can also look at works of art by master painter Hiroshi Senju displayed throughout the factory, and sample fresh-made draft beers (reservation must be made via the official website).

    ビールに関して深く学びたい方には不足気味だと思うが,ざっくりビール工場を見学するという主旨なら,約20分のツアー時間は丁度良いと思う。 ツアー後の試飲では工場でのみ提供される種類の生ビールがある。見学代(1,000円/名)にグラス1杯の試飲が付帯しているが,300円でお代わり可。テラスからは長野県の山々が一望出来る為,天気が良ければテラスでの試飲がおすすめ。

  • Sakai Meijo Brewery Shuzo Collection
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    5 Reviews
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    Nagano Chikuma-shi Togura 1855-1
    Several famous breweries and a portion of their storehouses which produced countless liters of seishu refined sake. There are also four museums - the Kaya Shirao-kan, Yumeji Kaiga-kan, Shuzo Shiryoshitsu, and Hokkoku Kaido Rekishi Shiryoshitsu. The current oldest brewery was established in the Horeki era, and there are also breweries from the Kansei, Keio, Meiji, and Taisho eras; visitors may freely view the breweries, as well. Portions of the museum exhibits are changed on a seasonal basis, and reviews note this is a valuable space where one can learn about folk culture.

    戸倉駅から国道に向かって5分くらいの所にあります。茅葺き屋根なのですぐ見つかります。お酒以外にも地元産の果物なども買えます。

  • Azumino Glass Studio
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    4.5
    4 Reviews
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    Nagano Pref. Aduminoshi Toyoshinaminamihotaka 5076-17
    Located in Toyoshinaminamihotaka of Azumino City, this Azumino Glass Workshop allows you to observe the creation process directly as well as purchase products. You can also try your hand at glassblowing, and there’s also a ceramics painting workshop aimed at groups and a seasonal experience limited to the Golden Week holiday, among other programs.

    町と多摩美の協力で発足したガラス工房。 作品販売もしていますが、吹きガラス体験もあります。体験は確か中学生以上対象だったかと。 一輪挿しや、グラス、クリーマーなどの種類と、組み込む色ガラスを選べます。 指導してくれるスタッフは若く、多摩美の学生さんかもしれませんが元気よく気持ちが良いです。 出来上がりを数日後に取りに行くか、送料追加で郵送になるので複数人で遠方の方は発送先を1箇所にまとめるのがオス...

  • St. Cousair Winery Main Restaurant
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    4.5
    4 Reviews
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    Nagano Pref. Kamiminochigunidunamachi Imogawa 1260
    A winery located in Imogawa, Iizuna Town, Kamiminochi County. The winery's shop sells wines created from the winery's own grapes, cider, jams, and other foods, as well as tableware and knickknacks. The winery conducts tours and also holds events throughout the year. There's also an adjoining delicatessen and restaurant where you can enjoy a meal with the winery's wines.

    This place is like a treasure trove of food goodies. They are well known for jams and spreads but they also have so much other gourmet food. Pasta, sauces, dried fruit, popcorn, juices, oils...

  • SakenunoyaHonkinBrewery
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    3.0
    5 Reviews
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    Nagano Pref. Suwashi Suwa 2-8-21
    "This sake brewery is on National Route 20 in the Suwa section of Suwa City. Established in 1756, their brews include the choice label known as ""Honkin."" There are five veteran breweries in the same part of town; known as the ""Suwa Gokura,"" they hold events like the Nomiaruki Brewery Crawl that let you purchase coupon tickets and wander the area tasting sake from the different establishments."

    訪れた時は試飲は中止していたので、ワンカップサイズを試しに買ってみました。 本金(ほんきん)の名前の由来は、左右対称のごとく、裏表のない商売で本当の金(=一番)を目指すと言う思いを込め、命名されたとの事です。

  • Château Mercian Kikyogahara Winery
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    Nagano Pref. Shiojirishi Souga 1298-80
  • Senjyo
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    Nagano Ina-shi Takatomachi Kamiyamada 2432
    A long standing sake brewery established in 1866 situated along the Mibu River east of downtown Ina City. The brewery has been making products under the Kuromatsu Senjo label, one of Nagano's top sake brands, since the 1960s. Maintaining tradition while at the same time developing new products, the brewery also makes old-fashioned beverages like amazake sweet half sake and doburoku unrefined sake, and Konna Yoru Ni, a new style of sake made with local ingredients from Nagano. Based on a business philosophy of conveying the culture of rice fermentation to future generations, the brewery continues to develop products which meet modern needs while preserving traditions rooted in the Ina Valley region.
  • Takeshige Honke Sake Brewing Co., Ltd.
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    Nagano Saku-shi Motai 2179
    A one-minute walk from the Motai iriguchi bus stop and a 30-minute drive from the Saku Interchange and Yunomaru Interchange. This sake brewery is located not far from the Shinano Sanrin Art Museum; look for the stone Bokusui Wakayama monument out front. The brewery makes and sells sakes using underground spring water from Mt. Tateshina , including Misonotake, a sake variety well-known by locals; and Bokusui, a sake whose name is derived from the poet Bokusui Wakayama and the water of the former village of Maki. The brewery's Nakasendo is made by taking the rice-based shochu Misono and aging it for over five years. The brewery also makes special seasonal sakes such as for New Years and the flower viewing season. On the day of the Spring equinox, visitors can tour the factory and taste some of its wares, 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.
  • Matsusaki Washi
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    Nagano Omachi-shi Yashiro 6562
    A handmade Japanese washi paper studio whose origins are believed to date back to 1042 when a shrine servant used wild mulberry, a raw ingredient used in washi, to make paper for a festival on the request of Nishina Shinmeigu Shrine. Visitors can tour the actual shop floor where the studio makes its wash and also try hand-sieving washi paper themselves. The washi papermaking activity requires an advance reservation, so be sure to contact the studio in advance.
  • Ichinoya
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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.
  • Alps Rice Polishing Factory
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    Nagano Omachi-shi Taira 1040-250
    Around 100 sake breweries in Nagano Prefecture collaborated in a joint investment to purchase the land and built this rice polishing factory; the facility is also operated by a group consisting of these breweries. The automated facility has 30 rice polishing machines and tanks capable of holding 40 thousand sacks of unpolished rice. The Nagano Sake Brewing Association, which operates the factory, has many great ideas for ways to tour various sake-related facilities and destinations in Nagano and also has a fun stamp rally which allows you to collect ink stamps from the various places you visit.
  • Kawa-no-ko Kobo / Kirishita-ori Kobo
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    Nagano Kitasaku-gun Karuizawamachi Hotchi 1216-5
    A studio located in Hotchi, Karuizawa Town, Kitasaku County, Nagano Prefecture. Adjoined by a leatherwork and dyeing studio, the establishment sells leather sandals and accessories as well as shawls and sweaters made with thread dyed using natural materials. The studio also offers leatherwork and dyeing activities for visitors to try.

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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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