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Funasaka Sake Brewery

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4.3 (578)

105 Kamisannomachi, Takayama, Gifu 506-0846, Japan

This sake brewing complex surrounds a nice courtyard that includes a tasting bar, store, and very pleasant restaurant specializing in Hida beef.

hourglassDuration: 00h50min

phone+81 577-32-0016
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clockOpening hours

Mondays: 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Tuesdays: 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Wednesdays: 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Thursdays: 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Fridays: 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Saturdays: 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Sundays: 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM

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Ad Chua 2 weeks ago

1000yen will get you 13 coins to get the sake cup and taste of the available sake. Even though I shared the 12 cups with my wife, I would say it was still lots of sake to not get "high". In my opinion, the sake quality and taste is much better than those in the opposite shop "Sansha". Overall, quite an unique experience to try the locally brewed sake.

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Dylan 2 months ago

My partner and I had an excellent time here tasting sake at 100 yen apiece. The system is pretty elegant: first you pay 100 yen for a capsule that dispenses a sake cup (which you can wash and place in provided bags to take home as a souvenir). Then, you exchange yen at a nearby machine for special tokens (100 yen = 1 token, 1 token = 1 sample) and use them at the dispensers with tasting notes on the front. It's great if you're on the fence about sake or not a big drinker in general. Some of the sake varieties weren't available at the time we were here, which was a little disappointing, but that didn't detract much from the experience when the variety on offer was still great! They also have a shop with a range of Hida region souvenirs and sweets that seemed a little more distinct than the repeating souvenir merchandise we'd seen elsewhere in Takayama.

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Eric 2 months ago

Funasaka Sake Brewery in Takayama is a historic establishment offering a captivating glimpse into sake production. Explore traditional methods, learn about the brewing process, and indulge in authentic sake tasting. Armed with a 1,000 yen worth of sake tasting tokens, I have to say the premium ones are pleasantly nice! Got two bottles, I can highly recommend these. They are venturing in to producing Whisky as well, Single Malt but won’t be ready for a while, if I remember right first batch will be ready in 2026.

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Cecil M 4 months ago

I enjoyed the experience: you buy a small cup (100 Yen) and keep it as a souvenir, then buy tokens (100 Yen for 1 token, 500 Yen for 6, etc) and self-service different sake from the automatic pouring machines. Each machine has a description of the sake so you can decide which one(s) to try. I would rather do this than pay more for larger servings at other places. The sake were good, but not as good as the sake we tried in Osaka. (Not complaining, just sharing.) I didn’t feel compelled to buy anything but it was a fun experience.

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Amanda Weilenmann 8 months ago

We really enjoyed coming here to try the sake. The experience is informative, enjoyable, straightforward, affordable and English friendly. Each sake available for tasting has an English description and we ended up trying 10 different ones between us. They also have a water jug so you can take a sip after every tasting, and stay hydrated! It’s all completely up to you how many you try based on the number of tokens you buy (1 token = 100 yen = 1 taste) and you can do it at your own pace. It’s a lovely experience if you like trying sake!