Encountering the Sake Brewery Culture in Tokyo
“Sake breweries” are essential for brewing and storing Japanese sake. But, did you know that such breweries can be found in Tokyo? Tokyo is seen as a big sprawling metropolis, but in fact, there are a number of areas blessed with high-quality water where sake brewing has been carried out from long ago. Among them are breweries designated by the government as important cultural properties. There, visitors can encounter remnants of a spirited past. We introduce sake brewing facilities across Tokyo that are sure to delight not only sake lovers, but also anyone with a taste for charming architectural structures.