Imayotsukasa Sake Brewery

Sake Brewery
This well-established brewery was founded in 1764. It is located east of Niigata Station, along National Route 2, and is said to have been built on the site of a rice granary once owned by the Shibata clan. The current building was built at the end of the 19th century. The brewery is open to visitors all days of the week, and reservations are only necessary for groups of more than seven people. Tools used in the past to make sake are displayed here, and visitors can taste over ten kinds of pure rice wine. Thanks to the detailed explanations of the workers, even the most inexperienced can enjoy tasting the differences between the various types of sake. The brewery also offers non-alcoholic amazake for non-drinkers.

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New Year's Holiday
[Group tour information in English (Charge)] 400yen
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English Menu
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Average budget
[Lunch] 1-1,000yen
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly
Possible (groups of people under the age of 20 are not allowed to tour the sake brewery)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • Good Sake Lees Soft Serve
    4.0 Reviewed : 2023.11.04
    The Imayotsukasa Sake Brewery has English and Japanese tours of its production process but I did not go as I’ve been on such tours elsewhere before. However, I visited the brewery just for its sake...
  • Definitely a must see
    5.0 Reviewed : 2023.04.17
    Well worth doing. The tour was great, very interesting and not too long. You might want to check when the English speaking tours are as it is not available with all tours. The Sake was lovely.
  • Great Place to Tour!
    5.0 Reviewed : 2023.03.07
    Very informative tour about Sake making! I didn’t realize how much the rice is polished to make different kinds of Sake! They have a tasting room at the end of the tour! You can taste 15 different...

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