Nanawarai Sake Brewery Tour
Nanawarai Sake Brewery : 七笑酒造
Tour the Nanawarai’s Sake Brewery, the Pride of Kiso Valley.
Kiso River Valley
Nanawarai is the representative sake brewery of the Kiso Valley, and one of Nagano Prefecture's most well-known sakes. Take a tour of this major sake brewery.
Nanawarai means "7-laughs", referring to the ability of this sake to raise people's spirits. The Nanawarai brewery was established in the Kiso Valley in 1892. The valley is mostly cut-off from the surrounding areas and has developed a distinct culinary heritage involving river fish, unique mushrooms and edible mountain plants and ... a tendency to be picky about sake. Born in this environment, Nanawarai is a no-nonsense sake made by and for purists. Tours are offered by appointment.
- Hours :
- By appointment. Brewery hours 8:00-18:00. Shop hours 08:00-18:00
- Date(s) :
- Tours by appointment. Brewery closed on weekends and holidays. Shop closed on 1-Jan.
- Cost / Price of Admission :
- Time Required :
- 20-40 min
- Reservations :
- Required(1 week in advance by telephone. Provide name, contact tel#, address, and requested time and date.)
- # of Participants :
- Foreign Languages :
- (No English spoken.)
- Luggage Storage :
- Not Available
Tasting is available.
tel : +81(0)264-22-2073 fax : +81(0)264-22-4164 Official site
- By Train
- From Kiso Fukushima Station(JR Chuo Line), Go north on Route 269, at train crossing turn left and continue north (950m, 12 min. on foot)
- By Car
- From Ina IC, From Route 19 (the main Kiso Valley highway), go West at the Sekimachi signal in Kiso Fukshima (800 m).
From Shiojiri IC, Via Route 20 and Route 19, approx. 30 min.
- 5135 Fukushima, Kiso, Kiso 397-0001
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- Soba Tokkuriya : Handmade Japanese Cuisine in and Edo-era Post Town.
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- Master Gohei Mochi Making : Make Kiso’s Specialty Mochi-rice Sweats.
- Make Chopsticks out of Hinoki : Use Kiso’s Famed Hinoki Wood to Make Your Own Pair of Chopsticks.
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- Heritage Horseback Riding in Kiso : Horseback Riding on Kiso’s Own Breed of Horses.