Hachitsuru is the most famous brand of the Hachinohe Shurui co. It was established in 1786 during the late Edo era. The brand takes its name from the Nanbu family crest which features two cranes facing each other, a motif called mukaitsuru in Japanese. The company combined this crane theme, tsuru, with the “Hachi” from Hachinohe to make Hachitsuru.
Tours of the factory are available for booking, and during the brewing period of December to March you can even see the sake as it bubbles and ferments. Experience Hachinohe’s traditional sake brewing methods that have been handed down through generations. The company brews under the direction of a master brewer of the Nanbu style, a tradition that has been supported through centuries by both Hachinohe’s surrounding nature and residents.
- 1 Yokamachi, Hachinohe City
- [Tour hours] 9:00AM-4:00PM (By appointment only)
Time required – 30-40 minutes
- Rates, etc.
- [Tour Fee] Free
- By car: 20 minutes from JR Hachinohe Station, 10 minutes from Hachinohe Expressway Hachinohe IC
By train: 10-minute walk from JR Hachinohe Line Hon-Hachinohe Station
By bus: Hachinohe City Bus / Nanbu Bus – “Hachinohe Chushingai Terminal (Yokamachi)” bus stop
- Large buses – 2 spaces, Cars – 5 spaces