Imayo Tsukasa Sake Brewery Co. Ltd.


Visit a brewery within walking distance from Niigata Station and enjoy tastings and shopping

Founded in 1767 in Nuttari, Niigata, a town of fermented foods. 

A sake brewery that brews all of its products using pure rice without adding distilled alcohol. </p><p> The brewery is only a 15-minute walk from Niigata Station. During the tour, the staff will guide you through the brewery, explaining the history of Niigata, the Nuttari region, and the sake-making process. 

At the tasting corner, you can sample more than ten kinds of sake and non-alcoholic koji amazake (fermented rice drink), including sake brewed in wooden vats, which was revived for the first time in half a century. 

Shopping at the stylish direct sales shop renovated from a warehouse built during the middle of the Meiji period (1868-1912) is another fun part of the experience. You can also find limited-edition sake, original sweets, and miscellaneous goods, some of which are only available here. 

Reservations are required for the brewery tour, but same-day reservations are possible if space is available.

General Information

Niigata PrefectureNiigata-shi1-1 Kagamigaoka
Brewery tour: free
Opening Times
Weekends, Mondays and holidays: 9:00-17:00
Tuesdays-Fridays: 13:00-17:00 (*Hours are subject to change. For the latest information, please visit the website of Imayo Tsukasa Sake Brewery)
New Year holidays
15-minute walk from Niigata Station, 7 minutes by taxi
Car Park
Large buses: 3 spaces
Standard cars: 30 spaces
Official Website
Brewery tour: Reservations required