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Shirataki Sake Brewery | Yuzawa

Snow Country Region > Yuzawa Town

The brewery surrounded by rice fields

About “Shirataki Sake Brewery | Yuzawa”

Note: Do not purchase without prior consultation about the tour availability.

Shirataki Sake Brewery is located right in the center of Yuzawa town and makes a range of popular, easy-drinking sakes. They also allow visitors to take a tour of their production facility to learn more about the traditional art of sake brewery. Things are a little different now to the olden days but it is still a fascinating process and sake is enjoying a bit of revival at the moment. The local sake is highly regarded as the rice grown in this part of Japan is of the highest quality. The tasting tour deepens your knowledge and trying examples of different styles allows you to see what effects altering different parts of the process can have on the final product.

Another recent innovation is the use of sake bi-products in cosmetics. It was noticed that workers in the brewing process had soft, white hands, and the beneficial effects of the sake ingredients for the skin were soon discovered. Many leading cosmetic companies are using these ingredients in their products and have garnered fans across the world. Shirataki produces its own line of beauty products - "Jozen Mizuno Gotoshi Skin Care"-which can be purchased at their showroom.


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Monday-Friday 09:00-12:00, 13:00-16:00



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You can also join this trip to the local sake brewery as per your prior confirmation after completing the adventerous trip of Snowmobiling & Hegi-Soba Making workshop.
Please understand that this strawberry picking tour is provide by us as the complementary tour option after the trip to treat you with another rich experience available here in Yuzawa. There will be the same charge of 5,800JPY per person to take the trip, also the personal expenses at the brewery is on your own if you wish to buy and take it to your home beside the free tasting samples provided by the brewery themselves. Also, the trip maybe canceled or operated depending on the farm or strawberry conditions during the period.


Ooaza Yuzawa 2640, Yuzawa Machi, Minami-Uonumagun, Niigata-ken 949-6101

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