Fun Sake Brewery Tours

Yottemikke Sake Tourism Association

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Four amazing sake breweries to visit

Tonoike Sake Brewery

Based in Mashiko, a famous pottery town, Tonoike Sake Brewery is a popular family-run brewery. Visitors can enjoy learning about sake making and try different sakes in Mashiko pottery cups.

Speak English : YES

Open Times: 9:00-17:00 (Open 7 days a week)

Price: FREE  (Tasting set 500-800 yen)

Watanabesahei Sake Brewery

The seventh-generation owner of this brewery spent some time in Australia, so a lot of the information is available in English. He also offers brewery tours in English, but these are very popular so please book in advance.

Speak English : YES

Open Times: 9:00-16:00 (Open except some holidays)

Price: FREE   (Please book in advance)

Shimazaki Sake Brewery

Also known as ‘The Cave Brewery’, Shimazaki brewery produces fresh sake as well as aging the world’s finest vintage sakes in hillside caves which were originally dug out during WW2.

Speak English : YES

Open Times: 10:00-16:00 (Closed on 1st Jan) 

Price: FREE  (Please book in advance)


Katayama shuzo

Founded in 1880, Katayama Shuzo is located in the foothills of Nikko. This small traditional brewery is the only sake brewery to brew the official sake for the All Blacks (NZ Rugby team)!

Speak English : YES

Open Times: 10-12:00, 13-16:00  (Closed 1st Dec-4th Jan, 13-16th August, 9-10th Sep)

Price: FREE  (Please book in advance)


Travel Assistance

Hagiwara Kanko

Hagiwara Kanko is a highly reputable local travel company that offers bus tours to these four breweries as well as providing tailor-made tours from Tokyo and international airports.
(Wheelchair access busses are available)

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Yottemikke Sake Tourism Association
Phone: +81 285-72-0001

333-1 Hanawa, Mashiko-machi, Haga-gun, Tochigi-ken, Japan 321-4216
〒321-4216 栃木県芳賀郡益子町塙 333-1

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