Visit a sake brewery in Tokyo: Ozawa Shuzo
Fresh air and spring water of nature-rich Okutama, carefully selected rice, knowledge and technique of master brewers: visit and learn about the secret of making sake at Ozawa Shuzo, a brewery founded around 1702 and known for its brand “Sawanoi”.
The company’s president and employees take turns to guide tours and tell you about the process. The icing on the cake, tasting sake comes at the end of the visit. Pick up an English leaflet if you happen to join the tour without a bilingual friend to accompany you.
The tour is free, and needs to be reserved beforehand on the company’s website or by telephone: indicate a preferred date, time, your name and contacts (address, telephone and email) and the number of people in your group (up to 10 people).
For getting there, take JR Ome Line for Okutama from Tachikawa Station (JR Chuo and Nambu Lines) and get off at Sawai Station (about 46 minutes’ ride). To extend your pleasure, have a snack in the Sawanoi Garden on the banks of the Tama River or go on hiking in the surrounding Mitake Valley, letting go the hustle and bustle of central Tokyo.
Place name Ozawa Shuzo Co.,Ltd. (in Japanese) 小澤酒造株式会社 Phone 0428-78-8210（Sawanoi-en: 10 am – 5 pm） Dates Year-round
(No tours on Mondays and unspecified holidays)
Opening hours Usually four times a day at 11 am, 1 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm (each visit takes about 45 min) Price Free Reservation Reservation required. The maximum 40 people each visit. Address 2-770 Sawai, Ome-shi, Tokyo Getting there
- 5 min walk from Sawai Station (JR Ome Line)
* The above is the information known at the time of publication and subject to change without prior notice.