- You can taste sake right at the station! “Kikizake-Koshi-no-shitsu”
- The hot spring “Yu-no-sawa” is rich with sake ingredients!
- Sake’s essential ingredient “Kouji”, or malted rice can be tasted at “Kouji Cafe”
You can taste sake right at the station! “Kikizake-Koshi-no-shitsu”
Echigo Yuzawa Station is where you can taste Japanese sake! In the back of Co Co Lo Gangi-dori Street, there’s a place called Ponshu-kan, where you can get just about any information on sake, as well as taste 5 different kinds of sake.
①Price: 500 yen at the reception and receive 5 medals and a cup.
②Choose from 93 different kinds of sake!
③Read the information about the sake you chose and taste it to confirm!
Through this process, you can tell which type of body might be your favorite, from a range of hard, medium, and light. The hours are A.M.9:00～P.M6:00（Summer） A.M.9:00～P.M8:00（Winter）
The hot spring “Yu-no-sawa” is rich with sake ingredients!
There is also an onsen called Sake-buro Yu-no-sawa. It’s a very rare hot spring, containing actual sake in the water. The sweet smell of sake and the vapor will surely heal you. Once you soak in the bath, your skin will get smoother thanks to the sake’s ingredients. The fee is 800 yen, which includes a body towel and hand towel. Follow the rules and enjoy your relaxing time!
※Please be careful not to slip on the floor after drinking sake.
Hours are A.M.10:30～P.M.5:30（Summer）A.M.10:30～P.M7:30（Winter）
Sake’s essential ingredient “Kouji”, or malted rice can be tasted at “Kouji Cafe”
The most important ingredient when making sake is Kouji or malted rice. There’s a café called “Kouji Cafe” next to the onsen, where you can taste the sweets and drinks that use Kouji. I highly recommend the Kouji softcreme! It’s so creamy and smooth with a light smell of malted rice. Why not try the Kouji softcreme after taking a bath?
Hours are A.M.9:00～P.M.6:00（Summer）A.M9:00～P.M8:00（Winter）
2427-1 Yuzawa, Minamiuonuma District, Niigata Prefecture