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Enjoy Delicious Local Sake from Awaji Island

One of the pleasures of travel is local sake. Here are some delicious recommendations for local sake made in the blessed nature of Awaji Island, as well as stores where you can drink sake from long-established sake breweries that continued to make sake despite the severe damage caused by the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake.

Sennenichi Sake Brewery

Sennenichi Sake Brewery has been making local sake in Higashiura, Kita-awaji for over 140 years. It is a historical sake brewery that makes sake only by hand. The sake is carefully made with local Awaji Island rice and water.

Super Special “Sennennichi”

Alcohol degree16-17%
Sake degree*+2
Rice polishing ratio**70%
Tasterich, umami

*A sake degree indicates a level of dryness. A plus mark and higher the number is, the dryer a sake is. A negative mark and the higher the number is, the sweeter a sake is.
** A rice polishing ratio indicates how much brown unpolished rice is polished to get a white rice. By polishing, unfavorable taste can be removed, but at the same time, if too much is removed, it loses umami as well. Therefore, a percentage influences a taste of sake.

The Original “Awaji”

Alcohol degree19-20%
Sake degree+2
Rice “Nihonbare”
TasteMild sweet aroma, well matured and mellow taste

Miyako Bijin Brewery

Miyako Bijin Brewery is located in Minami-Awaji City. Since its establishment the brewery has continued to produce sake using the Yamahai method, which takes more time and work than other methods. By using both Yamahai and Sokujo methods, the brewery has been able to create a thicker sake with a deep and refreshing flavor that can be enhanced by being warmed up.

Junmai Ginjo “Akatsuki no Miyako Bijin”

Alcohol degree15.5%
Sake degree +4.5
Rice polishing ratio55%
Rice “Gohyakumangoku”
Tastecrisp, clear and dry

Yamahai Junmai “Kumo no Miyako Bijin”

Alcohol 15.5%
Sake degree +3.7
Rice polishing ratio65%
Rice “Gohyakumangoku”
TasteDeep aroma characteristic of Yamahai brewing. Thick and dry sake.

Yamahai Junmai “Super Dry” 

Alcohol 15.5%
Sake degree +14
Rice polishing ratio65%
TasteIt goes well with strong flavored dishes and can be enjoyed at room temperature or hot.

Awaji Shichifukujin (Seven Lucky Gods) Beer

This craft beer was born in the gourmet food complex, Tango Okoku, in the northern part of Hyogo Prefecture. This craft beer has an original Awaji Island label with a vivid illustration of the seven gods of good fortune that originated on Awaji Island. It comes in a variety of flavors, allowing you to enjoy pairing it with your meal.

Ingredients[LONDON ALE] Malted barley (made in England), hops
[MEISTER] Malted barley (made in Germany), hops, rice, cornstarch
[WEIZEN] Wheat malt (made in Germany), barley malt, hops
[SMOKED/AMBER ALE/PILSNER/MARZEN] Malt (made in Germany), hops

Restaurants Where You Can Drink Local Sake

Hajimari no Shima: Aman no Shokutaku

Available brands of sake are: Sennenichi (cold sake), Sennenichi Super Special (room temperature or hot sake), Miyako Bijin Junmai Ginjo (room temperature or hot sake), Awaji Seven Lucky Gods Beer

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Name Aman no Shokutaku
1F Utage
2F Sajiki
Address 1042 Nojima-Tokiwa, Awaji City, Hyogo Pref. 656-1726
Tel "Utage” 0799-70-9089
“Sajiki” 0799-70-9090
Operation Hours “Utage”: Weekdays 11:00~21:00 (L.O. 20:00) / Sat., Sun. & Holidays 10:30~21:00 (L.O. 20:00)
“Sajiki” 11:00~15:00 / 17:00~21:00 (L.O.19:30) Closed: Tuesdays
Website https://amannoshokutaku.jp/
Reservations: Utage https://www.tablecheck.com/en/shops/aman-utage/reserve
Reservations: Sajiki https://www.tablecheck.com/en/shops/aman-sajiki/reserve

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Available brands of sake are: Special Junmai Sennenichi (cold), Super Special Sennenichi, Junmai Ginjo Akatsuki no Miyako Bijin, Awaji Seven Lucky Gods Beer

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Name SEIKAIHA - Aonoya
Address 70 Nojima-okawa, Awaji City, Hyogo Pref. 656-1723
Tel 0799-70-9020
Website https://awaji-seikaiha.com/aonoya/
Reservations https://www.tablecheck.com/en/shops/awaji-seikaiha/reserve
Operating Hours 11:00~15:00 (Last In 14:00, L.O. 14:00)
17:00~21:00 (Last In 19:30, L.O. 20:00)
Closed: Thursdays

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Ocean Terrace

Available brands of sake are: Sennenichi Original “Awaji”, Miyako Bijin Yamahai Junmai (Kumono Miyako Bijin), Miyako Bijin Yamahai Junmai (Super Dry), Awaji Seven Lucky Gods Beer

We have introduced delicious local sake made by sake breweries. When you visit Awaji Island, be sure to enjoy a glass of local sake to accompany your meal. Awaji Shichifukujin Beer is also available at our online store and is a popular souvenir.

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Name Ocean Terrace
Address 816 Nojimahikinoura, Awaji City, Hyogo Pref. 656-1721
Tel 0799-82-1907
Website https://ocean-terrace-awaji.jp/
Reservations https://www.tablecheck.com/en/shops/craftcircus-oceanterrace/reserve
Operation Hours Lunch 11:30~15:00 (L.O.14:00) / Dinner 17:00~21:00 (L.O.20:00)

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