With its delicious local sake,
Saku is just waiting for you to visit!
There are 13 sake breweries around Saku, Shinshu. Having so many breweries within such a small area is quite rare throughout the country. This location, surrounded by Mt. Asama, Mt. Tateshina, and Mt. Yatsugatake, and with the Chikuma River flowing through, has a rich source of water. With this distinctive-tasting mother water, the weather and natural features, and the passion of the sake brewers, unique sake is produced. Since 2013, young owners of the 13 breweries started an unprecedented project, SAKU13, where they jointly produce rice and brew sake together to make a single brand of sake. This project is the first of its kind to be seen in Japan, and has been receiving great feedback from people in and outside of the region.
The place is also famous for its baked sweets as one of Japan's three greatest towns for cake, and for its specialty Saku carp. We sincerely look forward to welcoming you to Saku; a place conveniently accessible from the metropolitan areas via Joshin-Etsu Expressway or Hokuriku Shinkansen, and a place known to enjoy some of the country's highest rates of fine weather.
Sake breweries in this region