KITAKATA | Himawari Kimuchi Shokudō Sake Brewery is a hidden gem in Kitakata. Housed in an old tin warehouse down an unassuming alleyway, you won’t find much about this small sake brewery online, but those who do visit are rewarded with an experience that’s different than what the bigger breweries offer.
The old sake master is a baseball fan, and baseball paraphernalia dots the shed. He’s also a fan of photography and vintage cameras. Most importantly for visitors, however, is that he has a passion for brewing fantastic sake. A variety of sake is on offer, covering several styles and price points, and almost everything is available to try as a sample. While enjoying your sake, there are more than enough photos and trinkets to catch your interest.
While we have enjoyed all of the sake breweries that we’ve visited in this part of the world, there’s something special about a place that’s so small, simple, and intimate.
Himawari Kimuchi Shokudō Sake Brewery
Fukushima Prefecture 966-0818