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Sake Storehouse Art Museum - Gallery Tamamura Honten

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1163 Hirao, Yamanouchi-machi, Shimotakai-gun 381-0401 Nagano Prefecture
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This action-packed Nagano adventure has it all—a historic temple, a sake tasting, and snow monkeys. Avoid the hassle of figuring out local public transport schedules, and opt for a much more relaxed form of sightseeing—an organized tour with transfers between sights and entry tickets included. Visit the beautiful Zenko-ji temple, have a guided sake tasting, and go to the Snow Monkey Park to see monkeys bathing in hot springs.
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eddiesng wrote a review Aug 2019
Singapore, Singapore533 contributions113 helpful votes
Tamamura Honten Brewery is located in Yamanouchi and this location is very close to the Snow Monkey Park - you can combine both visits as they are rather close to each other. The brewery is in the hot spring area so maybe even try out the hot spring (onsen) after a walk in the Snow Monkey park. We drove to the brewery and arrived about half an hour before closing - they close at 6pm. Tamamura Honten is one of the oldest brewery in the area making use of the clean water and excellent climate to make some very nice sakes. The sakes are free for tasting which is always great. Located within the brewery is also a museum that showcases the history of sake making. Also laid out are the certificates awarded to the brewery. And upstairs, you may visit the museum and also view the brewery from upstairs. For the sake, they have a full range of sake - from Ginjo to Daiginjo and they even make beer - craft beer. The sake is light and aromatic, sweet even. Very good sake IMO. The attendant at hand speaks good English and very accommodating to the questions you might have. They have a list in English so be sure to ask. For beer lovers, I understand they craft their own beer and some have been winning awards. We ended up buying 4 bottles of sake for our own consumption. A worthwhile trip if you are in the Nagano area.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Saibal S wrote a review Apr 2019
San Francisco, California2,197 contributions69 helpful votes
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This was recommended to us by another Tripadvisor reviewer (Thanks, Pam). We walked into here on our way back walking from the snow monkey park. Was surprised when one of the staff member pointed us to the bar and asked us to help ourselves - and no charges! We sampled all the seven sakes and purchased a bottle after that to take it back to our ryokan and enjoy it before dinner. The museum was quaint with beautiful artifacts of the brewery, which is over 200 years old!
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Date of experience: March 2019
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hvidberg wrote a review Mar 2019
Copenhagen, Denmark41 contributions11 helpful votes
The museum itself is quickly overseen but if you are interested in sake a visit to the Tamamura Honten kura (brewery) is a must. We were fortunate enough to visit the city of Yudanaka for a few days during the nama sake "season" (the period where fresh, unpasteurized sake is released) and had ample opportunity to indulge in the fresh produce of the kura. The Tamamura Honten ginjo and daiginjo types of sake also come highly recommended. Btw, their beers are great too :-)
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Date of experience: March 2019
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juliehudson1215 wrote a review Feb 2019
Northampton, Massachusetts80 contributions25 helpful votes
I actually didn't take the time to see the art, because I was hungry and wanted to find lunch. However, the sake tasting was helpful, and I selected some sake -- which I later found at a local gift shop for twice the price, so I was glad to have purchased it at the Storehouse.
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Date of experience: January 2019
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Adam G wrote a review May 2018
London, United Kingdom247 contributions93 helpful votes
Essential pit-stop on the way back from the snow monkey park, as they have free samples you can try of a range of delicious sake. There’s also a pay-for beer bar if you wanted to have a bit more than a sample, and all bottles are on sale to take away.
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Date of experience: April 2018
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