Things to Do
Long-established Brewery in an Edo Period Station Town
At the foot of the Japanese Southern Alps, high-quality ingredients grown in the pristine Hakushu area are combined to create sake using traditional techniques.
Historical buildings maintain the atmosphere of a station town.
This area used to be part of the Koshu-kaido road’s Daigahara station town. Although the factory buildings have changed through modernization, many structures have kept their traditional style.
One of the 100 best sources of water in Japan
The water of Ojiro River, one of the 100 best sources of water in Japan, originates in the Mt. Kaikoma area. After it travels through a cleansing layer of granite, it enters the Daigahara area where it becomes even purer due to the clean air and severe cold of winter. The water, air, and natural features were the prime reasons why the founder chose this area for brewing sake.
Why not enjoy the tasting counter which features about 30 different kinds of sake priced from just JPY 30 per cup? The first one is on the house.
* Please make a reservation in advance if you come in a group of 10 or more people.
Old Japanese-style house cafe beside the brewery
Here you can try rice-malt cafe and sweets. Take some time to relax while looking at the small, but traditional Japanese garden.
The temporary palace of Emperor Meiji
This building has been preserved as the temporary palace of Emperor Meiji. The admission is JPY 200 per adult.
Our recommendation: "Kinu-no-aji" (taste of silk)
The mellow and round taste is popular among people visiting the brewery. The price is JPY 1,620 per 720 ml bottle.
Shichiken Brewery (Yamanashi Meijo Co.,Ltd.)
Address: 2283, Daigahara, Hakuchu Town, Hokuto City, YamanashiGoogle Map
Access: Taxi (about 20 min from Kobuchizawa Station)
Parking lot：Available for free／Credit card OK／Language：Japanese, English／Lavatory available／Average budget：Admission free／Open：9:30-16:30 ／Closed：Open all year around／Notice：Visibly intoxicated people are not permitted to enter.
[1 Day] Self-Guided Sake and Whisky Tour at the Foot of the Japanese South Alps!