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Kanto Tokai Kansai Chugoku Shikoku Kyushu Okinawa Islands SAPPORO TOKYO NAGOYA OSAKA FUKUOKA FURANO KUSHIRO AOMORI SENDAI FUKUSHIMA NIKKO HAKONE SADO TAKAYAMA KANAZAWA ISE KYOTO NARA HIROSHIMA NAGASAKI KAGOSHIMA NAHA
Hokkaido
Hokkaido
  • Hokkaido
Japan's great white north offers wild, white winters and bountiful summers—a haven for dedicated foodies, nature lovers and outdoor adventure fans seeking an adrenaline rush Japan's great white north offers wild, white winters and bountiful summers—a haven for dedicated foodies, nature lovers and outdoor adventure fans seeking an adrenaline rush
Tohoku
Tohoku
  • Aomori
  • Akita
  • Iwate
  • Yamagata
  • Miyagi
  • Fukushima
Fearsome festivals, fresh powder snow and vast fruit orchards—the rugged territory of Tohoku offers a new perspective on travel in Japan Fearsome festivals, fresh powder snow and vast fruit orchards—the rugged territory of Tohoku offers a new perspective on travel in Japan
Hokuriku Shinetsu
Hokuriku Shinetsu
  • Niigata
  • Toyama
  • Ishikawa
  • Fukui
  • Nagano
An easily accessible slice of rural Japan offering unrivaled mountainscapes and coastlines, endless outdoor adventure and amazing ocean fare An easily accessible slice of rural Japan offering unrivaled mountainscapes and coastlines, endless outdoor adventure and amazing ocean fare
Kanto
Kanto
  • Tokyo
  • Kanagawa
  • Chiba
  • Saitama
  • Ibaraki
  • Tochigi
  • Gunma
Jump from the neon glow of Tokyo to Gunma's mountain retreats, Kamakura's cultural heritage and the Ogasawara Islands' exotic wildlife Jump from the neon glow of Tokyo to Gunma's mountain retreats, Kamakura's cultural heritage and the Ogasawara Islands' exotic wildlife
Tokai
Tokai
  • Yamanashi
  • Shizuoka
  • Gifu
  • Aichi
  • Mie
Hallmark attractions such as Mt. Fuji and Takayama coexist with major cities and famous heritage in the center of Japan Hallmark attractions such as Mt. Fuji and Takayama coexist with major cities and famous heritage in the center of Japan
Kansai
Kansai
  • Kyoto
  • Osaka
  • Shiga
  • Hyogo
  • Nara
  • Wakayama
The Kansai region is one of contrasts, from the glittering lights of Osaka and Kobe to the cultural treasures of Kyoto and Nara The Kansai region is one of contrasts, from the glittering lights of Osaka and Kobe to the cultural treasures of Kyoto and Nara
Chugoku
Chugoku
  • Tottori
  • Shimane
  • Okayama
  • Hiroshima
  • Yamaguchi
Welcome to Japan's less-explored western frontier, where the weather is warmer and the pace of life is slower Welcome to Japan's less-explored western frontier, where the weather is warmer and the pace of life is slower
Shikoku
Shikoku
  • Tokushima
  • Kagawa
  • Ehime
  • Kochi
Island-hopping, cycling, soul-warming spiritual strolling and red-hot dancing—the island of Shikoku gets you up and moving Island-hopping, cycling, soul-warming spiritual strolling and red-hot dancing—the island of Shikoku gets you up and moving
Kyushu
Kyushu
  • Fukuoka
  • Saga
  • Nagasaki
  • Oita
  • Kumamoto
  • Miyazaki
  • Kagoshima
The southern island of Kyushu is home to hot springs, rugged geography, undeveloped beaches and volcanoes ranging from sleepy to smoky The southern island of Kyushu is home to hot springs, rugged geography, undeveloped beaches and volcanoes ranging from sleepy to smoky
Okinawa
Okinawa
  • Okinawa
Fly to Okinawa and discover a distinct island culture born of subtropical sun, white sand, coral, mangrove jungles and the age of the Ryukyu Kings Fly to Okinawa and discover a distinct island culture born of subtropical sun, white sand, coral, mangrove jungles and the age of the Ryukyu Kings

Attraction

Suntory Tominooka Winery サントリー登美の丘ワイナリー

An internationally-renowned winery thriving on the mineral-rich Mt. Fuji soil

Mt. Fuji looms large over Suntory Tomi no Oka Winery. The winery's tasting room boasts spectacular views of the mountain, and the local terroir is an area renowned for the high quality of its produce. Visit Suntory Tomi no Oka Winery to sample wines of distinction; it was the first Japanese winery to win a gold medal at France's Les Citadelles du Vin in 2003.

Quick Facts

The grapes grown at the vineyard include Merlot, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Koshu

The Tomi Farm was originally set up by a Railroad Councilor called Shinsuke Koyama in 1909

Winemaking in Japan can be traced back to 1874

How to Get There

By car, the winery is a 10-minute drive from the Futaba-Smart Interchange on the Chuo Expressway.

The closest train station is Ryuo Station on the JR Chuo Main Line. The winery is a 15-minute taxi ride from the station.

Drawing on European traditions, creating a Japanese style

In 1983, Suntory acquired the management rights to the distinguished Château Lagrange winery in Bordeaux, France, and in 1988 they expanded by adding Weingut Robert Weil in Rheingau, Germany. The knowledge and experience they gained from these famous European wineries led Suntory to set up the Tomi no Oka Winery.

Guided tours of the winery

Guests are invited to take a guided tour of the winery, where they can see the rolling hills of grape vines and hear about how different types of grapes need different environments to thrive and survive. The tour then delves into the winery itself with demonstrations of wine being made.

Some tours include wine tastings; the tasting room has a stunning view of Mt. Fuji rising against the horizon. Expert tasting notes are given to guests, so you know what characteristics to look out for.

Grapes of passion

The Tomi no Oka Winery spreads out over a large mountain and the foothills nestled around its base. Different grapes are cultivated to make the most of the area's climate and nutrient-rich soil.

Every area has a dedicated expert or vintner overseen by the chief winemaker, who visits the vineyard on a daily basis to keep a close eye on the progress of the different types of grapes.

Taste the Japan Premium Series

Since 2010, Tomi no Oka has been making wine exclusively using domestically grown grapes, the Japan Premium Series. New wines are constantly being developed and added such as the antioxidant, additive-free Sankaboshizai Mutenka no Oishii Wine, and the Bar de Nonda Sangria.

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