Founded in 1920 as the successor to Santan Sake Brewery. News of this brewery often appeared in the local newspapers during the Meiji era (1868-1912), as it had been a local favorite for generations. Currently, Yasuo Kiuchi, who succeeded here after working for a beer maker for 10 years, serves as the president and chief brewer. Immediately upon entering the brewery store, you’ll see a retro bottling machine that’s still active. There are old tools, materials such as koji, yeast, and rice polishing rates listed, as if you entered a laboratory. It's also nice to be able to purchase bottles after tasting. There is sweet sake reminiscent of the local area, as well as a refreshing series of sake hand-crafted by the master brewer.
- Yakushimae-4 Mikatacho, Ayabe, Kyoto Prefecture
- About 15 minutes by car from Kyoto Jukan Expressway Kyotanba Wachi IC or Maizuru Wakasa Road Ayabe IC to "Wakamiya Sake Brewery" bus stop
- Business Hours
- 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed: Sundays, national holidays