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Echigo Yuzawa Station Sake Festival

Sample local sake brews, all within the station itself

By Kim B    - 1 min read
Venue: Echigo Yuzawa Station When: Oct 19th - Oct 20th 2020 ,  3:00pm - 3:00pm

The Echigo Yuzawa area of Niigata Prefecture is known for two things in particular - snow and sake. You'll notice the region's pride in their sake even as you're passing through Echigo Yuzawa station, as it's home to the Ponshukan, a place where visitors can try brews from across the prefecture and bathe in a sake infused hot spring. Given this, it may not come as a surprise that the station also plays host to a sake festival within its walls.

For 1000 yen, festival attendees will receive a ticket which allows them to sample 10 different brews which originate from the local areas of Yuzawa, Minamiuonuma, Uonuma, Tsunan, Tokamachi, and Ojiya.

The two-day event does have differing hours, so bear that in mind. On Saturday the 19th of October the tastings are available from 3pm until 7pm, and on Sunday the 20th it's an almost all-day affair from 9.30 am until 3 pm.

Getting there

The festival will be held at Echigo Yuzawa Station itself, which is served by the Joetsu Shinkansen, the JR Joetsu Local Line, and the Hokuhoku Line.

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Kim B @kim.b

Japan dwelling expat, living in and loving this beautiful country. Tokyo was my home for several years, but I'm now enjoying the countryside life in Niigata. Currently at 44 of 47 prefectures visited - with only Kagoshima, Miyazaki and Kumamoto left to check out!

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Sleiman Azizi a month ago
Geez, I love Echigo Yuzawa Station.
Sleiman Azizi 4 weeks ago
It feels cozy, like it's just the right size to not be too overwhelming yet still large enough to spend some time wandering around.