Hida Takayama Nonbei Festival

Funasaka Sake Brewery

“Nihonshu Theme Park”

Funasaka Sake Brewery

Funasaka is not only a sake manufacturer but also an unusual sake brewery with three aspects of “production,” “taste” and “purchasing.” There is a direct sales store where customers can taste sake in a “masu” container while shopping for other local products for souvenirs and also a restaurant where guests can enjoy drinking sake and eating local cuisine such as Hida Beef. By offering sake from manufacturing to sales, brewery management listens carefully to customers and utilizes their opinions to develop new products. While preserving tradition, the brewery endeavors to develop new types of sake.

Business Hours
8:30–18:00
Tasting Hours
9:00–16:00
Business Days
Open all year round (Tasting may occasionally not be available due to temporary closure of the brewery for maintenance. )
Brand Name
Miyamagiku
Address
105 Kami-Sannomachi, Takayama, Gifu 506-0846
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Phone Number
+81-577-32-0016
Website
http://www.funasaka-shuzo.com/

Hida Takayama Nonbei Festival
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Tasting Hours 9:00–16:00

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Hirata Sake Brewery

43 Kami-Ninomachi, Takayama, Gifu 506-0845

8:00–17:00
Open all year round (may close irregularly)

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Niki Sake Brewery

40 Kami-Ninomachi, Takayama, Gifu 506-0845

8:00–17:00
Open all year round

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Kawashiri Sake Brewery

68 Kami-Ninomachi, Takayama, Gifu 506-0845

8:00–17:00
Open all year round (may close irregularly)

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Hirase Sake Brewery

82 Kami-Ichinomachi, Takayama, Gifu 506-0844

8:15–17:00
Open all year round (may close irregularly)

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Funasaka Sake Brewery

105 Kami-Sannomachi, Takayama, Gifu 506-0846

8:30–18:00
Open all year round

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Harada Sake Brewery

10 Kami-Sannomachi, Takayama, Gifu 506-0846

9:00–17:00
Open all year round

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Oita Sake Brewery

67 Kami-Sannomachi, Takayama, Gifu 506-0846

9:00–17:00
Open all year round (may close irregularly)

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Hida Takayama
– Holy Land of Japanese Sake

Takayama City is located almost directly in the center of the Japanese Islands.
Surrounded by mountains with altitudes of over 3,000 meters (9,800 feet)
including those in the Hida Mountain Range, it has four distinctive seasons.
There is a large temperature gap between daytime and nighttime.
It is extremely cold in the winter with heavy snowfalls,
and we can see mountains covered with lush greenery in the spring.
Rich natural resources and well-balanced climate conditions are essential for sake making.
Clean and clear water comes from the Hida Mountain Range.
Takayama is famous for the production of a type of rice called “Hidahomare,”
one of the best rice brands for sake making. With climate, water and rice,
Takayama has all three necessary requirements for sake making.

Local sakes are developed together with traditions and culture,
such as the two Takayama Festivals in the spring and fall. The sakes have a smooth taste with a deep flavor.
With love, the seven breweries have been producing unique and original flavored sakes only available in Takayama.

Types of Sake

Ginjō-shu

Sakes made using the “ginjō” method in which rice is polished and carefully brewed at a low temperature. The best feature of these sakes is their delicate and fruity fragrance called “ginjō-kō.” Sakes with high “ginjō-kō” will lose their fragrance if heated, so these will not usually be consumed hot.

Junmai-shu

Junmai-shu is made from regular rice and malted rice. These sakes have a rich umami. They have a strong flavor and can be consumed various ways: hot, cold, on-the-rocks or diluted with hot water.

Honjōzō-shu

There are various kinds of honjōzō sake. A small amount of alcohol is added before squeezing “moromi” lees in order to adjust the flavor. These light body sakes are best consumed hot.

Namashu / Namazake

Sake is normally heated twice for pasteurization (hiire) before shipment, but sakes without hiire are called Namashu or Namazake. Due to the absence of heat processing, these sakes have a fresh taste. They are best consumed chilled.

Genshu

No water is added after moromi lees are squeezed. This gives the genshu a high alcohol content and makes them very rich. These sakes are delicious diluted with hot or cold water.

Koshu

Sakes made last year or earlier are called “koshu.” These sakes have a “jukusei-kō” (mature fragrance) and a smooth taste.

Shinshu

Sakes made during the current year are called “shinshu.” You can enjoy their fresh taste and aroma.

Nigorizake

These sakes are cloudy and bottled after “moromi” lees are removed using a coarse cloth.

STOP! Don’t Drink & Drive! Underage drinking is prohibited.

  • Drinking and driving is prohibited by law.
  • Enjoy drinking while realizing your limits.
  • The legal drinking age in Japan is 20.
  • Drinking is not recommended for pregnant or nursing women.

The “Takayama City Ordinance Prohibiting Littering and Smoking along the Streets” prohibits the following acts:

  • Littering anywhere in the city.
  • Smoking on the streets of designated areas.
  • - Please take your trash home with you.
  • - Obey traffic rules and etiquette. No excessive idling in parking lots.