Joetsu sake history tour
need3 hours. to see
here is the original SAKE in Joetsu
Are you interested in making sake or history of sake? Visit the places of sake doctor Sakaguchi Kenichiro, Kawakami Zembei who is the father of Japanese wine
Joshinetsu Expressway Joetsu Takada IC
Iwanohara Vineyard Co., Ltd.40min. to stay
recomendation to visityou can try the taste several wine or some limited wine at wine shop.also available seeing prepare wine in harvest season.
In 1890, the "Father of Japanese Wine", Kawakami Zenbei, began making wine and opened up a vineyard in this snowy Joetsu area in Niigata.For more than 100 years now, they have been producing the finest wine with passion that has been passed down unchanged through the years.
Sakuguchi Memorial Hall30min. to stay
recomendation to visitabout 190 Yukitsubaki trees in the garden, can see the full blossom in March and April
Dr. Keiichiro's Sakaguchi was considered an international authority in Applied Microbiology. Because of his detailed knowledge of sake brewing he was known as "Dr.Sake". His work and sake making materials are on display. It captures the atmosphere of the former house of the Sakaguchi family (Rakuhoan) and inside is a replica of the den containing a traditional Japanese hearth that was Sakuguchi's favourite room. Sakaguchi's much beloved garden featuring snow camellias is also on display. The hall is a place where one can get a sense of Sakaguchi the educated, cultured individual and Sakaguchi the master sake brewer. The building has been organized into four cultural sections. The atmosphere of his house, known as "Rakuhoan" and the hearth in his study den
Road Station: Yoshikawa Touji no Sato ("Master Brewer Town")30min. to stay
recomendation to visitenjoy ice cream using sake kobo yeast
Road Station: Yoshikawa Touji no Sato is a rest stop for travellers, providing a unique location to take a break, get information and connect with the community.As a rest stop on the main regional road "Arai-Kakizaki sen," this facility makes full use of the characteristics of the region, including the famous paragliding spot Ogamidake, the magnificent Yoneyama mountain, as well as the Myoko mountain ranges.In addition, fresh, locally picked vegetables are sold at the Shikisa no Sato (4 Seasons Market) along with a wide variety of locally produced products.Also on the premises is the "Yoshikawa Toushi no Sato" sake brewery, which offers visitors the chance to learn about and taste sake and dairy products made from Yoshikawa's traditional culture and technique.