Sunday, April 20, 2014

Tanaka Shuzo Brewery 田中酒造 @Otaru

Founded in 1899, this old establishment brews sake in a stone warehouse that has an atmosphere reminiscent of the good old days of Otaru. The stone warehouse, built in 1905, is an historical building designated by the city. 
Tanaka Shuzo Brewery Kikko Gura

Outside compound of the brewery

Entrance to the brewery shop
The ground floor is the shop selling all different sake and wines and upstairs is the brewing area.

We first proceed to the upper level to checkout the brewing area. However, I failed to understand the whole thing as most of the display are written in Japanese -_-"'. So I shall just show you whatever photos I took in the brewing area and you figure it out urself ya..
Kenro san was explaining how they start the brewing process..kirikuru..dun understand
 Okay..move to see the brewing area..but no idea what each of it for

Okla..forget about the brewing area go to see the end product for sale la :-P
The sales ppl trying to explain what is each wine for and its benefits
I'm not standing in front when the lady was explaining since I was busy kepoing taking photos around.

So many varieties of wine..which one is good ah? Dun worry...their policy here is to use 100% local ingredients for their sake aka Japanese rice wine. Why are there several sake brewery in Otaru apart from this rite? Hokkaido is blessed with clean and tasty water and high quality rice available in here!

Anyway, for those who wondering which are the Otaru recommended alcohol brand, you can check the link below as its claimed to be the "official guarantee".
So, from the page it seems Tanaka Shuzo keeps the tradition of the Otaru refined sake “Takaragawa” using its advanced new technologies.

I bought one "beauty" wine from here..with the hope I look prettier like Japanese lady too? lolo
The shop gave us the 2 little wine cups for me to enjoy with the beauty wine
The benefits of these beauty wine..if you know how to read?
How to get here?
TANAKA SHUZO Brewery 田中酒造
Address: 2-2 Nobuka-cho Otaru-shi
Tel: 0134-21-2390
Business Hours: 9:00~18:00
It takes about 5 minutes on foot from JR Minamiotaru Station.
Website: (Japanese)

For the full itinerary of my Hokkaido trip, checkout here.

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