An intoxicating space that reaches beyond time
Founded in 1862, Wakatsuru Sake Brewery has been brewing sake with pure, clear well water drawn from the Shogawa Valley. In the atmosphere of the brewery premises, which have been ranked in Toyama Prefecture’s Top 100 Modern History Sites, you will feel the lingering spirit of each of the many people who have diligently tended the brews since. These days, the brewery conducts tours, which include sake-tasting, and even hosts concerts. Besides sake, it also sells glasses and snacks, both developed together with local makers. Wakatsuru also runs Taisho-gura, the only whiskey distillery in the Hokuriku region. The facility is also popular with overseas visitors.
Activity tour itinerary
- Tour features Brief presentation. Account of Taisho-gura (Saburo-maru Distillery).
Times: Tours run for about 40 minutes after
(1) 10:00 AM; (2) 1:30 PM; and (3) 3:15 PM
Closed: Sunday, New Year period, etc. You can check availability on the website.
Free of charge
・By law, tasting is not allowed for minors or for adults who will later operate any motor vehicle. Please come by public transport if you want to take part in the tasting.
・Applications accepted by telephone only. Please call the reception center.
WakatsurushuzoAccess：〒939-1308 208 Saburomaru, Tonami-shi, Toyama
Parking: Space for 15 cars. Large bus operators, please consult in advance.
Coming by train: Transfer from Hokuriku Shinkansen Shin-Takaoka Station to the JR Johana Line to arrive at Aburaden Station. From there, the brewery is a one-minute walk.TEL:0763-37-8159 FAX:0763-37-8110
Reception opening: 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday to Friday