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Imayo Tsukasa Sake Brewery (Imayo Tsukasa Shuzou)

  • 1-1 Kagamigaoka
  • Chuo-ku
  • Winery/Brewery/Distillery

Published 12/20/2010

Fodor's Review

Originally established as an inn and sake shop in 1767, but brewing since the Meiji period, Imayo Tsukusa is one of the one hundred or so sake brewers that have made Niigata famous for nihonshu (sake). They run 20-minute tours of the brewery every day (hourly from 9 to 4), where staff explain the sake brewing process. That's followed by a tasting session, where you can sample multiple brews. Better yet, it's free, and if you book in advance (online), they will arrange for an English-speaking staff member to join you on the tour. It's a 15-minute walk of south of Niigata Station.

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1-1 Kagamigaoka, Niigata, Niigata-ken, Japan



Published 12/20/2010


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