Kanie, a riverside town full of enchanting history
Sunari Festival is a piece of UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage and is hosted in Kanie, which is 10 minutes by train or 20 minutes by car from Nagoya Station. Kanie is a town with riverside hamlets, hot springs and history. Rivers flow throughout the town and the hot spring with water flowing directly from the spring source is enjoyed by more than 30,000 visitors annually, and facilities offering accommodation, day trips, and footbaths are in good supply. As mentioned in the Genji legends dating back 800 or so years, the town has a long history and the historical sites of the Siege of Kanie along with traditional events have been preserved to this day. Also to be found situated alongside the riverside scenery are monuments to the works of literary legends, a haiku and tanka literary garden, and a literary walkway. Kanie has been known for its water transportation and brewing industries for a long time and there used to be more than 10 sake breweries there. There are now two sake breweries continuing more than 150 years of tradition. One of those sake breweries, Kankyo Shuzo Co., Ltd. keeps a proud tradition of sake brewing and participates in many events nationwide. Four buildings, including the old head office of Kankyo Mirin, are registered as pieces of tangible cultural property by the Agency for Cultural Affairs and hold importance as modern-era monuments. On your Japanese sake trip to Aichi, make sure to visit the conveniently-located Kanie and enjoy delicious traditional Japanese sake.
Billboards which tell the history
The buildings of Kankyo Shuzo were built between the Meiji and early Showa periods, and you can feel the history even from the billboards.
Registered as tangible cultural properties by the Agency for Cultural Affairs.
Established in 1862. Sake breweries which reflect 140 years of rich history.
The old head office of Kankyo Mirin
This site is registered as a tangible cultural property by the Agency for Cultural Affairs and holds importance as a modern era monument.
A photo from a promotional event
Kankyo Shuzo also brews hon mirin (sweet cooking rice wine) and shochu.
Sake breweries in this region