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Imayo Tsukasa Sake Brewery

1-1 Kagamigaoka, Chuo-ku, Niigata 950-0074, Niigata Prefecture
+81 25-245-0325
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Very good experience for sake lovers

Very nice sake brewery with wide varieties of sake, very nice staff. A must visit when at Niigata...

Reviewed April 29, 2018
varghesejo
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Last minute tour and happy that we did it!

We arrived in Niigata without any booking or arrangement so one night before the tour we contacted... read more

Reviewed April 10, 2018
yasc0rk
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County Cork, Ireland
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For foreign customers : You can enjoy tax-free shopping in our shop from June 1, 2018! Imayo Tsukasa started as an inn and sake shop. From the late Edo period to the early Meiji era, Niigata was said to have a higher population than Edo. Since the middle of the Meiji era Imayo Tsukasa has been a fully dedicated sake brewery. The Niigata soil was fertile, the Agano water was clean, and we built a facility in Nuttari, a hub for Japanese fermented goods like miso, sake and soy sauce. Wanting to review our brand and reflect on our brewing method, In 2006 Imayo Tsukasa vowed to be an “only-junmai” company. It’s not easy. Because you can’t add anything to adjust taste or alcohol content, you have to take extra special care of the rice in every step of the process. We value the importance of producing nothing but high-level sake, working hard to make only premium sake. These include Junmai Daiginjo, Junmai Ginjo and Junmaishu.
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1-1 Kagamigaoka, Chuo-ku, Niigata 950-0074, Niigata Prefecture
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+81 25-245-0325
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Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

Very nice sake brewery with wide varieties of sake, very nice staff. A must visit when at Niigata...

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今代司酒造株式会社, 支配人 at Imayo Tsukasa Sake Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2018

Dear varghesejo, Thank you for coming to Imayo Tsukasa Sake Brewery and your valuable comment. We hope to see you again on your next trip. Satoshi Imayo Tsukasa Sake Brewery

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Reviewed April 10, 2018

We arrived in Niigata without any booking or arrangement so one night before the tour we contacted the brewery and received a quick reply advising that the tour was possible for the next day but no english speaker. No problem, let's do this!!!! We decided...More

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今代司酒造株式会社, 支配人 at Imayo Tsukasa Sake Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2018

Dear yasc0rk, Thank you for coming to Imayo Tsukasa Sake Brewery and your valuable comment. I will show your comment to Yamamoto. We hope to see you again on your next trip! Satoshi Imayo Tsukasa Sake Brewery

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Reviewed March 6, 2018

We made arrangements beforehand with Jarom, who came in on his day off to show us around. Very informative & fascinating. The brewery is having a make-over at present, should be good when completed. Contact the brewery before you set off to ensure you have...More

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今代司酒造株式会社, 支配人 at Imayo Tsukasa Sake Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2018

Dear Wolverleyman, Thank you for coming to Imayo Tsukasa Sake Brewery and your valuable comment. We hope to see you again on your next trip. Satoshi Imayo Tsukasa Sake Brewery

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Reviewed October 1, 2017 via mobile

Disappointing: I made a detour to Niigata to experience a tour of the brewery, supposed to be in English and every hour. Turns out that in those dayd there was no guide, so no tour. After some obvious complaining, one of the girls at the...More

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Imayotsukasa_Brewery, 支配人 at Imayo Tsukasa Sake Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2017

Dear Daniele M, Thank you for coming to Imayo Tsukasa Sake Brewery and your valuable comment. We are sorry for not having been able to offer you an English guide. Because it might be difficult to understand how to reserve the English guide, we will...More

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Reviewed August 12, 2017

Booked a tour online though it was not necessary since it was just my husband and I. Only need to book group tours. Had an English speaking tour guide named Jarom. He explained all the brewing/fermentation process to us and since it was just the...More

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Imayotsukasa_Brewery, 支配人 at Imayo Tsukasa Sake Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2017

Dear ,noodlelover57 Thank you for coming to Imayo Tsukasa Sake Brewery and your valuable comment. We are glad to hear that two of you enjoyed our sake a lot. We hope to see you again on your next trip to Japan. Kitsu Imayo Tsukasa Sake...More

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Reviewed August 11, 2017

This Sake Brewery tour is so exciting!! Please see the manufacturing process. The tour is free. When you finished the tour, you can tasting in this sake brewery.

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Imayotsukasa_Brewery, 支配人 at Imayo Tsukasa Sake Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2017

Dear tomontomon, Thank you for coming to Imayo Tsukasa Sake Brewery and your valuable comment. We hope to see you again on your next trip to Japan. Kitsu Imayo Tsukasa Sake Brewery

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Reviewed July 16, 2017

Two things will make this tour worthwhile: (1) a desire to learn how sake is made (b) an understanding of Japanese. The first is the reason for being on the tour and the second the way only you comprehend the content of the tour as...More

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Imayotsukasa_Brewery, 支配人 at Imayo Tsukasa Sake Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2017

Dear freeamac, Thank you for coming to Imayo Tsukasa Sake Brewery and your valuable comment. We hope to see you again on your next trip to Japan. Kitsu Imayo Tsukasa Sake Brewery

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Reviewed July 2, 2017

My wife and I took the tour in June 2017 and we were the only ones in our group. Our English speaking guide was Jarom, who is originally from the states. The tour took around 30 minutes and we both found it to be very...More

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Imayotsukasa_Brewery, 支配人 at Imayo Tsukasa Sake Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2017

Dear JT108, Thank you so much for coming. It was a pleasure having you. I hope you consider making us a part of your next trip to Japan. I’m glad you enjoyed your lunch, as well. For anyone interested, the name of the inexpensive and...More

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Reviewed May 12, 2017

Imayotsukasa offers a rare chance to tour a sake production facility every step of the process. The tour was led by the brewmaster himself, however, it is in Japanese only. However, do some online research of the sake production process, it would be kind of...More

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Imayotsukasa_Brewery, 支配人 at Imayo Tsukasa Sake Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2017

Dear semanticvision, Thank you for coming to Imayo Tsukasa Sake Brewery and your valuable comment. We are sorry for not having been able to offer you an English guide. Basically, Jarom, our staff who is from the U.S., can guide in English, but not when...More

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Reviewed April 16, 2017

We went on a 5 day tour of sake breweries in Niigata Prefecture. This was our favorite. It includes a nice tour of the brewery and a great tasting of some absolutely wonderful sake. The Junmai Daiginjo is spectacular. For non-drinkers like my wife, the...More

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Imayotsukasa_Brewery, 支配人 at Imayo Tsukasa Sake Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded June 15, 2017

Dear dcpalter, Thank you for coming to Imayo Tsukasa Sake Brewery and your valuable comment. We hope to see you again on your next trip to Japan. Kitsu Imayo Tsukasa Sake Brewery

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