Kamoizumi Sake Brewery
Kamoizumi Sake Brewery
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ozthekeymaster
By ozthekeymaster
A personal VIP tour round the brewery.
5.0 of 5 bubblesMay 2017
Before we went to Japan my Japanese teacher helped arrange a tour of the brewery so we walked (a little unsteadily - there are plenty of free sample of sake around in Saijo!) down to the Kamoizumi brewery to be met by our guide Kyoko San. She apologised for her poor English but honesty she is better than she thinks. We had the tour in a mixture of English and Japanese (conversation level - nothing to advanced as I'm awful at it) but if it had been entirely in English it would have been fine. Sake breweries don't produce sake outside the winter months due to temperature control issues and we were there in May 2017 so the only work going on was bottling and packing. Kyoko San gave us a proper VIP tour of the entire brewery, even taking us up to the roof to see all the other breweries and explaining why they were all on the same side of town (no iron in the water there apparently which would taint the final product). Will be writing later to a) thank her properly and b) apologise for the atrocious Japanese to which I subjected her! Really really interesting tour and she honestly could not have been more helpful. Kyoko San then let us sample every type of sake they make. 10 of them. Hard life eh? Bought several bottles and if we had had a team of sherpas we'd have bought more! Later note: we could only actually bring one bottle back home as we were over our suitcase weight limit. The one we brought back was the 山吹色(Yamabuki Colour sake) and it is, genuinely, the best sake I have ever had. Can I find anyone who imports it into the UK? Nope. Am I trying? Oh heck yes!

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JooMaae
Paris, France1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Family
We had a great experience visiting the brewery and appreciated the fact that we could do a whole tour. Thanks to Julie, we learnt a lot about saké making process in a very interactive way. We also enjoyed the tasting time, thank you very much !
Written 2 March 2018
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ozthekeymaster
Halstead, UK44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
Before we went to Japan my Japanese teacher helped arrange a tour of the brewery so we walked (a little unsteadily - there are plenty of free sample of sake around in Saijo!) down to the Kamoizumi brewery to be met by our guide Kyoko San.

She apologised for her poor English but honesty she is better than she thinks. We had the tour in a mixture of English and Japanese (conversation level - nothing to advanced as I'm awful at it) but if it had been entirely in English it would have been fine.

Sake breweries don't produce sake outside the winter months due to temperature control issues and we were there in May 2017 so the only work going on was bottling and packing. Kyoko San gave us a proper VIP tour of the entire brewery, even taking us up to the roof to see all the other breweries and explaining why they were all on the same side of town (no iron in the water there apparently which would taint the final product). Will be writing later to a) thank her properly and b) apologise for the atrocious Japanese to which I subjected her! Really really interesting tour and she honestly could not have been more helpful.

Kyoko San then let us sample every type of sake they make. 10 of them. Hard life eh? Bought several bottles and if we had had a team of sherpas we'd have bought more!

Later note: we could only actually bring one bottle back home as we were over our suitcase weight limit. The one we brought back was the 山吹色(Yamabuki Colour sake) and it is, genuinely, the best sake I have ever had. Can I find anyone who imports it into the UK? Nope. Am I trying? Oh heck yes!
Written 9 August 2017
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brendanb76
Melbourne87 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Family
Not satisfied with having visited "only" two sake breweries, we headed to Kamoizumi. The road on which it's situated is very narrow, so walking along it with children, in the rain, was a bit precarious. The map we had wasn't very helpful, as the cellar door was located in a different place and was not sign-posted well for non-Japanese speakers.

Inside, there was a diverse array of goods on sale, and a handful of sakes on tasting, several of which are unpasteurised and need to be kept in the fridge. The sakes were nice but not extraordinary, though the tasting was improved when an employee with a great command of English gave us some extra information on the range. It's certainly worth a trip.
Written 25 January 2016
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LaSingers
Hong Kong, null, Hong Kong374 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Family
Visited 2 years during Sake festival. Very good food pairing sake with grilled oyster and miso. Top umami notes with attractive complicated.

Bought a bottle of its over 15 aged sake, it was perfect!
Written 14 October 2015
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