Nada Gogo 灘五郷
Come to sake central for tours, samples, and knowledge
If you have an interest in sake, add Nada Gogo, also known as the five villages of Nada, to your itinerary. It has been brewing this signature Japanese beverage for centuries, and you will drink and learn plenty about it here.
The first sake production reportedly began here nearly seven centuries years ago
Sake Brewery Street has many sake museums
How to Get There
The Nada Gogo area is a six-minute walk from Mikage Station on the Hanshin line.
The best, oldest sake
Considered one of Japan's best sake-brewing areas, this coastal cluster of towns located around 12 kilometers from central Kobe and Nishinomiya includes Nishigo, Mikagego, and Uosakigo. It is said that breweries began producing sake around 1330.
The brewers located in this area are responsible for over a quarter of the sake production in the entire country, making it the largest sake-producing region in Japan. Take a walk through the heart of the brewing area down Sake Brewery Street, which is home to many independent museums that shed light on the sake production process. Some of the brewers offer tours and samples.