Established in 1884, this sake brewery in Naramachi produces some of Nara’s best known sakes, sold internationally. The main building was originally a residence for a senior monk at Kohfukuji Temple, until it was given to the Imanishi family in 1924. You can tour the house and garden for a small fee and there is a cafe offering sweets and light lunch sets. In the shop next door, you can do a tasting of five different sakes for ¥500, with a souvenir glass to keep. Large groups need to make a reservation. Brewery tours can be taken on weekends in February, before the production gets too busy.
- Venue Details & Access Info
24-1 Fukuchiincho, Nara
From Kintetsu Nara Station:
- 15 minutes on foot from the station.
- 春鹿酒造 今西清兵衛商店 Harushika Sake Imanishi Seibei Store
- address 奈良市福智院町24-1 24-1 Fukuchiincho, Nara
- Opening Time & Admissions
8:15 - 17:15
Year-end and New Year holidays
Sake tasting is not offered when special events are taking place
Available Foreign Languages
Information in English
- Contact Details