- Henmi Shuzou
A natural, tasty sake made at a small brewery
This brewery was established around the time of the Meiji Restoration and a small number of its brewers continue to make sake in earnest. The brewers' combined experience, limited dependence on machines and attitudes of utilizing these two aspects when brewing sake, are all based on a natural stance. The irreplaceable water, from a well on the premises, supports this choice sake, called Shinryo. Use of an activated charcoal filter, which usually removes color from the sake, is restrained as much as possible. The strongest selling point of this sake is its“natural” flavor, created by leaving the finished sake as it is. You can take a tour of the brewery, and sample its sake, too.
Facility Basic Information
- 84-Ko Nagaishi, Sado, Niigata 952-0305
- Official site
- Payment Methods
- Credit cards not accepted
- Assistance in Foreign Languages
- Not Available
- General Accessibility
- Not Available
- Transport Access
- Ryotsu Port Approx 30 minutes by car
- Nearest bus stop
- Nagaishi （Minamisen [South Line], Kuninaka Line, Akadomarisen Line, Ogi Line） Approx. 5 minutes on foot from bus stop
- Opening Times
- 8:30 - 16:30
- Open 7 days a week
- Free Brewery Tours
- Facilities and Service
- Shop, tour of the brewery, sampling, etc.
Ryokan (Japanese-style Inn)
Itoya, an inn where you can bathe in Sado’s deep-sea water
Itoya is located close to the seashore in the Mano area. It is a calm retreat with a nostalgic feel. The multi-course dishes made from locally produced seafood, and steak made from Sado Beef, embody the taste of Sado. You can also enjoy a wide selection of dishes at Restaurant & Bar: Kosado, which is attached to the inn. Pamper yourself with Sado's deep-sea water in a lavish Japanese cypress bathtub. Itoya offers high-speed fibre-optic internet connections with wireless LAN on its entire premises, and is popular with business travellers.
Minshuku (Japanese-style Bed and Breakfast) Ryokan (Japanese-style Inn)
Seikaiso (literally quiet sea inn) faces the Mano Bay renowned for its beauty at twilight. The shoaling Nagaishi beach is just a 1-minute walk from the inn. You will be treated with warm hospitality and the attentiveness of the owner and his wife, who are the seventh generation of owners. You will feast on wholeheartedly prepared dishes, and relax in guestrooms designed in a retro style. The Noh stage in the large banquet room and the Noh play masks kept carefully are legacies of Seizaemon Yamamoto, owner of the inn two generations back, who was adored as a Noh teacher. Seikaiso has a distinctive atmosphere, which expresses the culture and history of the town where ancient relics can be found in various locations.
Museums, Art Galleries and Resource Centres
Sado Mingeikan (folk crafts centre)
Sado Mingeikan is housed in a merchant house of the Meiji Period (1868 - 1912). The exhibition includes items that showcase craftsmen's skills and techniques, such as sea chests, Japanese-style chests, Japanese-style furniture, Sado's crossguards, and Mumyoiyaki pottery, along with precious objects including armour, gramophones, wall clocks, Sado-produced stones, etc. In addition, also showcased are early stages of Imari wares, pottery of Shigaraki, Bizen, Tanba, Echizen, Seto and Tokoname, all of which were delivered via kitamaebune merchant ships, and ceramics of China and Korea. Some of them are available for sale.
Stores where you can eat and drink nearby
Tea House/Coffee Shop Italian Cuisine Sweets
Garage cafe RENNSPORT
Garage cafe RENNSPORT was opened to display cars by the car-mania owner. The cafe exhibits changing displays of cars varying from classic Porsche vehicles to Lotus cars, which indeed make a garage! The cafe menu has weekly spaghetti and sweet delights, which speak of the cook's joy. Organic fruit juice and chai tea also have a crowd-pleasing reputation.
Dining & Bar Restaurant Tea House/Coffee Shop Bar/Snack Bar Steak and Burger steak Other Light meal Sweets
Restaurant & Bar Kosado
It is known for its set meals such as hamburger steak and Japanese-style pork cutlet, as well as for its "Sado beef sirloin steak" that is always available. Home-roasted coffee, handmade cakes made from Sado fruits and wild plants, and Sado Bancha pudding, a local pudding, are also popular. The mixed parfait "Jigoku-Mori" is a large parfait with cake on top, which is also a popular item.
Kappo Japanese Fine Cuisine at a counter Fish Dishes Sushi
Goshima is a Japanese-style fine cuisine restaurant serving local, delicious fish prepared by the master chef, who learned culinary skills in Tokyo. The customers', especially women's, favourite "barachirashi (sushi rice mixed with various ingredients),”whets your appetite, and delights your eyes and palate. The Chef's Choice Set Meal consists of plenty of fresh fish purchased on the day, and never fails to meet your expectations.
Restaurant Set menus/Rice bowls/Kamameshi(hot pot rice) Steak and Burger steak Chinese Ramen Noodles
Family Restaurant Taigaa
Family Restaurant Taigaa stands on the Minamisen bus route. The kitchen delivers a great variety of delights from burger steaks and a bowl of rice with breaded deep-fried pork cutlet to fried rice and Chinese ramen noodles. A popular man-pleasing menu item is "stamina-don", which is a bowl of rice with stir-fried garlic, Chinese chives and pork on top. Omuraisu (an omelette stuffed with fried rice) with its fluffy, soft eggs comes recommended for women and children. The restaurant is equipped with a stage and a drum set, so that you can enjoy live entertainment, too.