Kyoto by the Sea

Wakamiya Sake Brewery

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