More Than Just a Sake Brewery

Savor sublime sake brewed from locally sourced ingredients in a historical building.

Red brick, mud-walled warehouses and a traditional wood-crafted main building―these structures are striking in their own right. Even more impressive is that they’re a part of Hachinohe Shuzo, a prominent brewery in Aomori that brews delicious, world-renowned sake to this day. All six of their buildings were constructed during the Taisho Period (1912-1926), and have been designated as Registered Tangible Cultural Properties by the Japanese government and important landscape architecture by Hachinohe City. Historical architecture aficionados are sure to appreciate the perfect fusion of Japanese and Western building styles.

Needless to say, the sake is also a highlight. Brewed from locally sourced rice and yeast together with pristine water from the Kanisawa area, the quality of Mutsu Hassen sake is unmistakable, having received awards both in Japan and internationally. Known for its refreshing and sweet flavor, this sake is a perfect companion to almost any food on your dinner table. Why not treat yourself or your loved ones to a bottle of Mutsu Hassen as a souvenir?

To fully experience the brewing process and history of this award-winning sake first-hand, be sure to book a Brewery Tour before your trip. For a small additional charge, you’ll enjoy a tasting session at the end of your tour that’s sure to whet your whistle for more.

The Hachinohe Shuzo brewery is just a short 5-minute walk from Mutsuminato Station on the JR Hachinohe Line, and is also accessible by car, just 20 minutes from the Hachinohe Interchange.

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