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Sake (Associated spots)

Introduction to associated facilities

Tamura shuzoujou

  • Fussa
  • Food
  • JR

A brewery located in Fussa with 200 years of history known for "Kasen", "Tamura" and other sake. At Tamura Shuzojo sake brewery, who’s slogan is "Wajo-ryoshu" as "A good relationship brews a good sake.", the elite workers are rigorously trained by Mr. Nambu Toji, he is one of Japan's top three Toji and is locally born. Sake brewing is carried out daily with the utmost care and love.
The Kisen Junmai Daiginjo sold in spring is a special limited item that can be brewed only in small amounts using 35% of "Yamada Nishiki" rice and with Chichibu Okutama ground water used as sake mother water, producing an attractive Fruity fragrance and soft taste.

626 Fussa, Fussa City, Tokyo
TEL. 042-551-0003

Ozawa Shuzo Co., Ltd.

  • Ome
  • Food
  • JR

This brewery, founded in 1702 has been long-established in Sawai, Ome City, and is known for its representative sake brand "Sawanoi". In the lush green area of Okutama, the sake brewed here is popular among drinkers at liquor stores and restaurants all over Japan. The brewery uses the premium raw rice and the spring mother water from deep inside a cave dug out of Chichibu Paleozoic strata bedrock. We have a sake brewing tour (free) with an enjoyable tasting experience held 4 times a day. We produce tofu in addition to sake. In the surrounding neighborhood there are also restaurants and museums where you can taste other local sake and tofu dishes.

2-770 Sawa, Ome City, Tokyo
TEL. 0428-78-8215

Ozawa Shuzojo Co., Ltd.

  • Hachioji
  • Food
  • JR

The Ozawa Shuzojo brewery was founded in 1926, and since then has been brewing the sake known as "Kuwano-miyako". When Hojo Ujiteru built the castle "Hachioji-jo" and dominated all of Musashi-no-Kuni about 450 years ago, the area was already known for its diverse silk production. This area was locally referred to as “Soto:Kuwano-miyako”. This is where the name of the sake "Kuwano-miyako" historically originates from.
The sake “Hachioji-jo” is made using the rice from Hachioji and has been commercialized and sold as local sake.

2-15 Yagi-machi, Hachioji City, Tokyo
TEL. 042-624-1201

Ishikawa Shuzo Co., Ltd.

  • Fussa
  • Food
  • JR

It is a brewery founded in 1863 in Kumagawa, Fussa City. The Sake of superior brand "Tamajiman" uses underground natural water in Tokyo that pumps up from the site 150m below the ground and is brewing with old-fashioned cold-weather brewing. Also, using this good quality water, we have make a comeback a craft beer making since 1998 which we had been doing in the Meiji era. Buildings designated by the six national tangible cultural properties are located along the premises including a storehouse of sake brewery, and also a historical museum and a restaurant are established. It is a "Drinkers theme park" that you can touch the appeal of sake while tracing the history of sake brewery and Kumagawa.

Fukushima-shi, Tokyo, 1 Kumagawa
TEL. 042-553-0100

Nakamura Shuzo

  • Akiruno
  • Food
  • JR

Located in the Akikawa River watershed, this sake brewery was founded in 1804. Clean water filtered by the Chichibu Paleozoic strata is pumped from 170 meters below and used for brewing. The brand name was chosen because long ago the Akikawa River watershed was host to a large crane population and was auspiciously name "Chiyotsuru" for this fact. The brewery is a Japanese style storehouse with thick walls built in the Edo period and a modern storehouse with air-conditioning that is kept at 10 degrees C or less throughout the year, and utilizes both features for sake brewing. The sake "Chiyotsuru" is still in many ways hand made. It is a flavorful sake, though a tranquil variety that cherishes the original umami of the rice.

Ukinawa 63 Akiruno-shi, Tokyo
TEL. 042-558-0516

Toshimaya Shuzo Co., Ltd.

  • Higashi-Murayama
  • Food
  • Seibu

Founded in 1596, Toshimaya Shuzo Co., Ltd. is the oldest liquor company in Tokyo with brewing facilities in Higashimurayama. In preparation for sake production, water is pumped up from the Musashino bedrock at a depth of 150 meters. Brands such as “Kinkon” and “Kinkon Masamune” have been developed, here where “Kinkon Masamune” is the only sake that is dedicated as a sacred sake at Meijijingu and Kandamyojin. The brewery will allow sake tasting (for a fee). In addition, events such as live jazz are occasionally held at the warehouse with food provided.

3-14-10 Kumegawa-cho, Higashimurayama city, Tokyo
TEL. 042-391-0601

Partnership Company Noguchi Sake Store

  • Fuchu
  • Food
  • JR

This brewery founded in 1860. As Fuchu City used to be the location of the National Agency, the name of the representative brand "Kozuru (National Crane)" came from there. On the other hand, the "Tsuru (Crane)" is a bird which has been respected since ancient times. The brand name also comes from sake as beautiful as the cranes in the old National Agency. "Kozuru" which uses rice called "Miyama Nishiki" produces sake named "Kozuru Junmai Ginjo" and "Junmai Nakaya Kyubei" in addition, it also brews the sake named “Kurayami-matsuri Festival” named after the great festival at Okunitama jinja Shrine.

4-2-1 Miyanishi Cho, Fuchu City, Tokyo
TEL. 042-362-2117

Nozaki Shuzo Co.,Ltd.

  • Akiruno
  • Food
  • JR

Nozaki Shuzu Co., Ltd. is located in Tokura, Akiruno City and has moved further away from Tokyo along the highway Hinohara-kaido. The sake “Kisho” is commonly drank locally. The brewery uses the underground water of the mountain Shiroyama which comes above ground in front of the sake brewery. This waster is used as the originating water for the sake, also known as “mother water” in Japanese. The purchase of goods can be done in a liquor store centered in Akiruno City, in addition to the direct purchase that can be made at the brewery. These items have become popular souvenirs for those touring through Akikawa Keikouku Valley.

Tokyo Tokoro 63 Akiruno City
TEL. 042-596-0123

Introduction to tourist spots

TAKAO 599 MUSEUM

  • Hachioji
  • Culture
  • Keio

This museum conveys the appeal of the natural environment surrounding Mount Takao-san, which is said to be "a top destination for hikers around the world". Within four minutes of walking from the Keio Takao-san Guchi Train Station, you can touch the ecology and history of Mount Takao-san through unique exhibits which include acrylic resin specimens and projection mapping.

2435-3 Takao-machi, Hachioji, Tokyo
TEL. 042-665-6688

Suntory <Natural Water Beer Plants> Tokyo Musashino Brewery

  • Fuchu
  • Food
  • JR

The Suntory <Natural Water Beer Plants> Tokyo Musashino Brewery was opened as Suntory's first beer plant in 1963. A facilities walking tour is popular because it provides close-up access to the brewing equipment. After visiting the manufacturing process, you can enjoy tasting our specialty selected beer "The Premium Malt's (Beer)". In the plant shop, the only place where many original goods are sold.

3-1 Yazaki cho, Fuchu-shi, Tokyo
TEL. 042-360-9591

Mitake-Keikoku Valley

  • Ome
  • Activity
  • JR

Upstream from the Ikusabata district of Ome City and before arrival at Mitake Station is an area called the Mitake-Keikoku Valley, it is also a scenic spot designated as one of the selected one hundred exquisite waters of Japan. In addition, you can enjoy river activities and Ayu, Iwana, and Yamame fishing. There are also well-established breweries, art museums, and autumn foliage sightseeing spots around the area. Visiting various places while walking around the valley is an encouraged activity.

Omeake Ome city, Tokyo
TEL. 0428-85-8652 (Mitake Information Center)
TEL. 0428-24-2481 (Ome City Tourist Information)

Kotoku-ji Temple

  • Akiruno
  • Seasons
  • JR

The old temple "Kotoku-ji" of the Rinzaishu-kenchouji-ha group in the Itsukaichi area of Akiruno City is a formal temple founded in 1373. The highlight of the temple grounds are the two giant ginkgo trees rising near the massive mountain gate with the thatched roof. They color perfectly in the autumn, glowing a bright golden hue is a scene that you would not think of as being in Tokyo.

Owakata 234 in Akiruno City, Tokyo
TEL. 042-558-1111(Sightseeing City Development Promotion Division)

Fussa Base side street

  • Culture
  • JR

This is shopping arcade along National Road Route 16 that runs along the Yokota US Air Force Base district between Fussa Station and Haijima Station. The area contains stores such as American grocery stores, restaurants, and army goods. It is the spot where you can experience the culture of the United States.

About 15 minutes on foot from Haijima JR Station (until Tomitaya), about 12 minutes on foot from Fussa JR Station (until Yokota Koban)

Kitayama-kouen Park

  • Higashi-Murayama
  • Activity
  • Seibu

Kitayama-kouen Park is a nature-rich park set against the hills of Sayama-kyuryo. Many plant varieties grow naturally in the park. The best highlight is the Shoubuda where 300 species, 8,000 bulbs, and 100,000 irises grow. The "Higashimurayama Shoubu-matsuri festival" is held in June, the middle of flowering season. The park's pond and many wild birds gathering about it are also one of the many attractions.

4-50 Noguchi Town, Higashimurayama City, Tokyo
TEL. 042-393-5111

Tradition / Culture

"Make carefully and sell politely". The interwoven history of the Tamura family and the Fussa area.

  • Fussa
  • Food
  • JR

The Tamura brewery is a long-established sake brewery located on the banks of the Tamagawa-Jousui River. The Tamura family, which is said to be one of the first to settle in Fussa Village (currently Fussa City), founded a sake brewery in 1822, with the encouragement of the shogunate.

The sake brewing process begins with the construction of a well which pumps up the large amount of water necessary for sake making. Due to the effort of digging so much on the premises, and then the eventual pleasure of successfully bringing up Chichibu Okutama underground medium hard stream water suitable for sake brewing, we named the sake "Kasen". In general, sake made from soft water is suitable for a fresh taste at first, but sake made using hard water is more suitable for aging. By using water of medium hardness you can have fresh tasting sake no matter how old.

The Tamura family's precept is "Make carefully and sell politely". The Toji, Mr. Takahashi who is the supervisor in the sake brewery said, "Because sake making is always evolving, we are trying to maintain tradition, while avoiding wasting time. We consistently make our sake while imagining people drinking it with a smile". In the Tamura family the tradition of sake brewing has been preserved until today, and on occasions of ceremony the workers sing sake brewing songs while all wearing the same Happi coat.

Introducing long established stores/Tama's Gourmet

Mamagoto-ya

  • Ome
  • Food
  • JR

A homemade Tofu/Yuba Kaiseki restaurant managed directly by the Ozawa Sake Brewery. There you can taste authentic Tofu cuisine with the Sawanoi Sake. The Tofu used is made only with 100% domestic soybeans using the mother water Shikomi-sui of the Sawanoi Sake. In addition to three course dishes to enjoy which include ingredients such as Tofu, Yuba, and Okara (reservation required), we also prepare "Seasonal Mamagoto-ya Zen" cuisine which is in limited quantity due to the use of seasonal ingredients.
* The contents of the dish may be slightly different than what is shown in the picture.

2-748 Sawai, Ome City, Tokyo
TEL. 0428-78-9523

Juan-Chuzaemon

  • Akiruno
  • Food
  • JR

A restaurant offering hand-made Soba and Japanese cuisine opened by the long-established noodle factory "Sumiya" which was founded around about 150 years ago where you can enjoy the local Sake “Kisho”. This establishment has the feeling of a small shop. The renovated dining hall, which is separate from the main house, was built in the Taisho era. Buckwheat noodle Soba starts at 850 yen, and the menu provides sake pairing suggestions such as vegetable Tempura, Menchikatsu, salted sweet beans, all part of a prepared multi-course meal.

Akiruno-shi, Itsukaichi, Tokyo, Tokyo 64
TEL. 042-595-2438

Naorai-Stand-Miya

  • Fuchu
  • Food
  • JR
  • Keio

Located near Okunitama Shrine, Izakaya is a standing-style pub where you can enjoy seasonal vegetable dishes with Sake. In addition to Sake from the Tama region such as Kou-Tsuru and Sawanonoi, you may enjoy other Sake from various places in Japan, rare Sanchi Hoppes from the Tama region, and premium beers produced by the Suntory Musashino Factory. Small dishes with reasonable prices from 120 to 420 yen are also served. Additionally you can enjoy stewed beef and seasonal vegetable tempura, as well as western items such as grilled cheese and olives. Fuchu produced vegetables are used abundantly in many of these dishes, increasing their quality.

2-3-8 Miyacho, Fuchu-shi, Tokyo
TEL. 042-306-9030

Beer hut in Fussa

  • Fussa
  • Food
  • JR

After the resumption of beer brewing by the Ishikawa-shuzo Brewery, a restaurant was opened on the premises because we wanted to make a "place where regional people can gather at a long-established store". You can enjoy meals with craft beer such as "TOKYO BLUES", "Tama-no-Megumi", etc, along with the local sake “Tama-jiman”. The cuisine is mainly Italian dishes, and their quality is improved by the incorporation of local and seasonal ingredients.

Fukushi city Tokyo Kumagawa 1
TEL. 042-553-0171

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