Nada sake breweries []

Kikumasamune Museum
Kikumasamune Museum
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Sawanotsuru Museum
Sawanotsuru Museum
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Nada is the Japan's largest sake producing area.
Hyogo Prefecture produces over 25% of the national production volume of sake, and Nada occupies the many parts.

The area spreads along the coast from about 5 km east of central Kobe to Nishinomiya city.

Since the 17th century, this area has produced much sake.

High-quality rice for sake and water had been obtained in this area, and it had been easy to transport the sake to Edo (current Tokyo) by ship.

Now many major sake breweries have their factories in this area.

Generally, this sake producing area fas been called Nada-gogou (灘五郷).
It means "Five districts in Nada".

Three districts of them are in Nada district in Kobe city, and two districts are in Nishinomiya city about 8 km east of Nada district.

Boiled rice to make sake
Boiled rice to make sake
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Sake in Nada
Sake in Nada
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Three districts in Nada are Nishi-go (西郷), Mikage-go (御影郷) and Uozaki-go (魚崎郷).
All of them are in the area between Hanshin Railway and the coast.

There are about 14 sake breweries in three districts in Nada.
Some breweries have museums and guided tours of the factories.
Of course, visitors can have a tasting.

Generally, new sake is shipped between late January and March.
And autumn is also a good season to visit the breweries.

From late October to late November, a route bus visiting some sake breweries is operated.
The visitors can catch the bus at JR Rokkomichi, Sumiyoshi stations, Hanshin Mikage station, and Hankyu Mikage station.

Nada-gogo Breweres Association

Kobe Shushinkan
Kobe Shushinkan
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Sakuraen
Sakuraen
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Map of Nada

Main spots in Nada are the following.

The position is in the map.
Each number of the following corresponds to the number in the map.

  1. Sawanotsuru Museum (沢の鶴資料館)
    Sawanotsuru is one of the major sake breweries.
    This museum is in the building of the old factory, and introduces the process of making sake and old facilities.
    Sawanotsuru Museum
  2. Kobe Shushinkan (神戸酒心館)
    Kobe Shushinkan is the brewery making the sake named "Fukuju".
    The guided tour of the factory is held and the restaurant and shop are opened every day.
    Fukuju Brewery
  3. Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum (白鶴酒造資料館)
    Hakutsuru is one of the major sake breweries.
    This museum is also in the building of the old factory, and introduces the procees of making sake and old facilities.
    Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum
  4. Kikumasamune Museum (菊正宗酒造記念館)
    Kikumasamune is also one of the major sake breweries.
    This museum is in the building of the old factory, and introduces the procees of making sake and old facilities.
    Kikumasamune Museum
  5. Sakuraen (櫻宴)
    Sakuraen is a facility for visitors of Sakuramasamune Brewery.
    There are museum, restaurant, cafe and shop in the facility.
    Sakuramasamune Brewery
  6. Hamafukutsuru Ginjo Koubou (浜福鶴吟醸工房)
    Hamafukutsuru is a new brewery founded in 1996.
    This brewery has produced high-quality sake in the up-to-date factory.
    We can visit the factory every day except Monday.

How to get here

By Hanshin Railway, get off at Oishi, Ishiyagawa, Uozaki and Sumiyoshi.
Limited express train stops Uozaki.
By limited express, about 8 minutes from Sannomiya to Uozaki.
To the other station, use local train.

Hotels around Nada district

Hotels around Nada district

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