tokyoIt takes about two hours by bullet train from niigataprefecture to nagaokacity.
nagaokais blessed with clear water, air and rich soil, and is a rice-producing region and home to 16 sake breweries. Among them is a rare brewery supported by women, hasegawaSake Brewery.
hasegawaThe brewery is located in the brewing town of settaya. The town has six breweries dating back to the edoera, and is lined with earthen storehouses and other buildings that have remained from that time.
At the far end of the town is the hasegawabrewery.
The brewery has been brewing sake that blends well with a wide range of dishes, including Western as well as Japanese cuisine, for about 180 years, with a focus on careful manual work rather than relying on machines. The brewery continues to produce soft, easy-drinking sake that is loved by local people.
And this warehouse is a women's warehouse supported by a mother and daughter.
It is characterised by sake with a soft, feminine taste, while preserving the traditions inherited from its predecessors. In recent years, the brewery has been ambitiously expanding its exports, so you may one day be able to find hasegawasake from the brewery in your home country. When you visit Setagaya, please visit the hasegawasake brewery.
hasegawaAbout a 10-minute walk from the brewery is LIS settaya, a renovated warehouse built in 1930 and home to niigata's collection of brewed liqueurs and regional products. settayaWhile you're enjoying a walk around niigata, stop by LIS settayafor some unique souvenirs.