A sake brewery resort full of interactive experiences showcasing the charms of Shibata, a former castle town. Experiences include sake tasting, projection mapping in an old brewing warehouse, and more, plus a range of souvenirs such as sake available for purchase.

Gokaibishi is an interactive “resort” facility situated inside a fully renovated sake brewery, which boasts over 200 years of history stretching back to the Edo period. Visitors can experience guided sake tastings with a concierge, regular sake tastings, projection mapping, and more, all designed to showcase the food and culture of the castle town Shibata.

Gokaibishi is also surrounded by lots of other fantastic spots that further illustrate Shibata’s castle town history and culture. This includes Suwa Shrine, which has been treasured by generations of locals for around 1,400 years; Shimizuen, a Japanese-style garden where many samurai have enjoyed tea ceremonies, and more. These places stand as remnants of old-world Japan, and their charm can be taken in on a stroll around the neighborhood.

General Information

Directions6 min. on foot from Shibata Station (JR Hakushin Line)
Approx. 30 min. by car from Niigata Airport
Car ParkDedicated parking available
Carpark A: 30 cars (including oversized buses)
Carpark B: 12 cars (for small/medium cars)
Opening Times9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Closed: Open all year
PricesProjection Mapping Admission: 1,000 yen (general)
*Other paid tours are also available. See the official website for details.


Telephone Number0254-22-5150
Fax Number0254-23-6233
E-mail addressinfo@aumont.jp