Omachi Sake

Local Sake from Omachi’s Three Breweries – Hokuandaikoku, Kinrankurobe, and Hakubanishiki Sake

The peaks of the Northern Japan Alps are just like a jar brimming with water. At the foot of the Alps, Shinano Omachi receives this blessing of water. The beautiful water welling up from the Northern Alps is crucial to making delicious sake. Each unique sake of the three local breweries is exceptional.

Producers

  • Hokuan Brewery: website (Japanese)
  • Usui Shoten: website (Japanese)
  • Ichinoya Brewery: website (Japanese)

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amazake

Amazake (sweet fermented rice drink)

Drunk during mid-summer in the Edo period to combat heat fatigue. Packed with amino acids, vitamins, and minerals. Amazake prepared with brewer’s rice is extra special.

Producers

  • Hokuan Brewery: website (Japanese)
  • Ichinoya Brewery: website (Japanese)

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sake lees

Sake Lees

Sake lees, by-products of sake brewing, are full of vitamins, carbohydrates, and amino acids and are a very nutritional fermented food, capable of warming the body. Each of the different sake lees from city’s three breweries has their own fans, and depending on the season, you can find the lees at local supermarkets.

Producers

  • Hokuan Brewery: website (Japanese)
  • Usui Shoten: website (Japanese)
  • Ichinoya Brewery: website (Japanese)

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omachi wine

Omachi Wine

Made with grapes that have withstood harsh wind and snow to blossom and soak up the summer sun, Omachi Wine has a gentle aroma and a mild acidity. It is a refreshingly smooth wine that people will enjoy no matter their tastes.

Producers

  • Wine Grape Growers Association of Omachi: website (Japanese)

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