Inside a Kanagawa Sake Brewery

Sake is Japan's most famous and delicious drink

By Larry Knipfing    - 1 min read

The Kanei sake brewing company has been creating wonderful tasting sake for 150 years. Located in Hadano, very near the Tanzawa mountain range, they accept tours between the months of April-October. Starting in November, their entire team becomes busy processing, packaging and shipping their sake just in time for Japan's year-end festivities and beyond. The brewery is not large (but colorful!), and took about 90 minutes to tour. The sake tasting at the end was a lot of fun!

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Larry Knipfing

Larry Knipfing @larry.knipfing

Born on Long Island, New York in 1958, I have spent the last 30+ years of my life living in Japan, and enjoying every minute of it! I especially love photography, and Japan is definitely one of the most beautiful places in the world to photograph! My other love is fiction writing and I have published quite a few books that take place in Japan. Fun stuff! You can find them at my Amazon Author's Page. In addition to my writing, I have mainly been working in the field of corporate training, and at the same time have done a lot of photography. *Kamakura, and now Yokohama (both in Kanagawa Prefecture) have been my home for almost twenty years and are perfect places for me: Hilly, situated on the water, and with amazing histories. The rest of Kanagawa is equally amazing and includes the great Hakone onsen and spa area.  *Tochigi Prefecture, with World Heritage site Nikko, is one of the most beautiful places in the world, and not far from Tokyo.  *Fukui Prefecture, located in central Japan on the coast of the Japan Sea, is brimming with classic Japanese culture and great natural beauty everywhere you look. I really look forward to sharing ALL of Japan's beauty and magic with all of you.