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Tochigi Local Sake Tasting in Kinugawa Onsen

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Taste 32 kinds of local sakes from most of all Tochigi's famous breweries in Kinugawa Onsen!

With the Nikko Mountain Range, the Nasu Mountain Range, and Mount Yamizo, Tochigi is a mountainous prefecture with many sources of fresh water. Pure water is said to be the “life of sake making,” and many delicious sakes are created here.

We would love for visitors to Kinugawa Onsen to sample our excellent local sake. That’s why, on weekends during the spring, Kinugawa and Kawaji Onsen Tourist Information Center will be holding a sake tasting event.

Please feel free to drop by for a quick drink after arriving in Kinugawa Onsen or while you wait for your train home.
Don’t miss this opportunity to savor local sake made with the utmost care by master brewers.

*Event period, time, and contents are subject to change without notice.

Location Map

Basic Information

Address 1404-1 Kinugawaonsen Ohara, Nikko-city, Tochigi 321-2522 (Kinugawa and Kawaji Onsen Tourist Information Center)
Telephone Number 0288-22-1525
Website http://www.nikko-kankou.org/event/1227/
Price 5 local sakes of your choice for ¥1000.
*Sake serving size may vary by sake variety.
Date Friday, Saturdays and Sundays between May 12 (Fri) and June 30 (Fri), 2023
Time 09:30 am - 3:30 pm
Venue Kinugawa and Kawaji Onsen Tourist Information Center (1404-1 Kinugawaonsen Ohara, Nikko-city, Tochigi)
DIRECTIONS A short walk from Kinugawa Onsen Station on the Tobu Kinugawa Line
Map Code 367 566 428*12

Nikko Area

The Nikko area, in the northwestern part of the prefecture, is particularly mountainous. In the midst of the rich nature, including the 2,486-meter-high volcano Mt. Nantai, Lake Chuzenji, and Kegon Falls, there are numerous shrines and temples that are registered as UNESCO Cultural Heritage sites. From Kinugawa Onsen to Kawaji Onsen, hot springs can also be found throughout the area. There are a wide range of outdoor activities to enjoy as well, such as stand-up paddleboarding in the summer and snowshoeing in the winter.

Seasons in Tochigi