A port town of hospitality which once flourished with water transportation
Located in the midstream of Kiso River, Yaotsu is the final point reachable by river boat and flourished from the Edo to Taisho periods as a port town where many goods were traded. Today, the river has lost its function as a logistical means, however, it has been designated as Hida-Kisogawa Quasi-National Park for its scenic beauty. The white-walled warehouses, historical floats and Karakuri Festival comprise a few of the many traditional landscapes that still remain and which attract huge numbers of tourists from all regions.
Yaotsu's historical background and quality underflow water has produced many specialty products. The brewing industries, including sake brewing, create one such type of product, and the two remaining sake breweries in the town were both established during the Meiji period when Yaotsu played an important role in transporting goods. The sake produced under the concept "making small amounts of high-quality sake that will be loved for years" was cherished in those days of river transport, and still delights many tourists.
Sake breweries in this region
YamadashotenYaotsu-cho, Kamo-gun, Gifu0574-43-0015