Visit - Shirataki Sake
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Sake Brewery Tour & Tasting

A unique opportunity to explore our sake brewery to get to know about one of the most iconic Japanese food cultures, meeting the brewers to learn more behind the bottle. We are located at the entrance of Niigata prefecture which is well-known as one of the best places for sake brewing. The free tours include sake tasting at our showroom with great mountain views, imagining where the natural spring water used for our sake came from. You can also find the perfect gifts for anyone who enjoys good quality sake with traditional vessels – turning an informative visit into a great day out!

Tips: Our brewery is only a 5-minute walk from Echigo-Yuzawa train station where can be reached from Tokyo in 90 minutes by the JR Joetsu Shinkansen and the round trip is fully covered by the JR Tokyo Wide Pass.


As new infections of Coronavirus (COVID-19) are spreading in Japan,
our Showroom and Brewery Tours have been suspended for a while.
We will announce on our website on any updates when we resume them.
We apologize for any inconveniences, and appreciate your understanding.

Open weekdays* 10am-12am & 1pm-3pm (Last entry 30minuts before closing.)
* Excluding public holidays.

Sake Tasting: Reservations are not required.
Feel free to pop-in to taste our recommendations and explore more to find your favorite.
You can also enjoy shopping for sake, skincare products made with sake-derived ingredients and our original sake vessels which are all perfect for gifts and souvenirs.
*Please note we may request for your ID before the tasting. You must be 20 years old or older to drink alcohol in Japan.

Sake Brewery Tours: Reservations are requested by the previous business day. (can be made up to 3 months in advance)
* Starts 10:00- / 13:00- (Approximately 1 hour)
* Please arrive 5 mins prior to the brewery tour and contact us in case you are late.
On this tour you will explore inside of our brewery along the order of sake production and learn all about our sake, the history of Shirataki and stories behind. Afterwards, you can enjoy free sake tasting at the showroom to have a taste of the results of our work at the brewery.
* The best season to visit brewery is during production, mid-September to mid-April.

Ooaza Yuzawa 2640, Yuzawa Machi, Minami-Uonumagun, Niigata-ken 949-6101.
TE L(025)784-3443 FAX(025)785-5485

Reserve Your Tour

If you would like to book a sake brewery tour, please fill out this form and mail to us.

Number of Participants

Ages of children 
*Please fill in the ages of each child.
*The minimum age to participate in the brewery tour is 10 years old and in sake tasting is 20 years old.


*Please tick the boxes to show that you accept our requests and to proceed with your reservation.

Brewery tours do not permit the following:

The following conduct is prohibited.

*Please make sure everyone who will be on the tour understand those requests above.

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