Chichibu area in Saitama prefecture is located about 2 hours north-west of Tokyo. It is known for its beverages, including wine, Japanese sake and whisky as well as its rich nature, shrines and anime.
It is convenient to get to either by train or car from Tokyo, with the “Lavie – Red Arrow Limited Express Train” offering breathtaking views and a unique travel experience. It also has many seasonal events including festivals, flower shows and in winter, a frozen illuminated waterfall!
Chichibu area is a great place to visit if you love a glass of wine or a cup of sake, as the town has a long brewing history.
In fact, you can find four sake breweries, two wineries, a beer brewery and even a whisky distillery in the area. And you can visit many of them, as they are providing tours as well as tastings.
So if you like to learn more about Japan’s drinks and its culture visiting Chichibu is definitely worth a trip![ continue reading, click here]
In a friendly chat, we met beverage expert Mac from Kanpai planet to talk about Chichibu and learn more about Japanese Whisky.
We discuss its history, why it is worth trying and how it compares with famous whisky producing regions such as Scotland and Ireland.