Imayo Tsukasa Sake Brewery


Imayo Tsukasa Sake Brewery is a longstanding producer of sake that started brewing in the mid-Meiji Period (1868-1912). Offering brewery tours and a shop with sake tasting, it’s a must-visit for sake enthusiasts!

Rice is the heart of sake brewing, and Niigata Prefecture, renowned for its rice cultivation, is home to the largest number of sake breweries in Japan.

Imayo Tsukasa Sake Brewery, just a short walk from Niigata Station, hosts engaging brewery tours led by an English-speaking guide. Immerse yourself in tales encompassing not only sake-making, but also the historical narrative of Niigata Prefecture and surroundings.

The sake crafted at Imayo Tsukasa Sake Brewery boasts a dry yet robust flavor that harmonizes exquisitely with food. Following the brewery tour, you can discover your favorite brew through sake tastings at the shop!

General Information

DirectionsApprox. 15 min. on foot from JR Niigata Station
Car Park30 cars
Opening TimesSake Brewery Tours (English Tours):
Weekdays (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays) from 2:00 pm

Sake Shop:
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
*Open year-round (closed 12/31 to 1/3)
PricesSake brewery tours are 400 yen per person (1-15 participants).
*Japanese-language tours are free. Refer to the website for details.
NotesAdvance bookings required for sake brewery tours.
For English tours with groups of 16 or over, please contact the brewery.


NameImayo Tsukasa Sake Brewery Co. Ltd.
Telephone Number025-245-0325
Fax Number025-245-3233