nagano 5 sense

The differences between four seasons in Japan are sharp and distinct, each season is so refreshing that would amaze you. And Nagano Prefecture, which has the second largest number of sake breweries in Japan, has clear water and clean air, can said to be one of the best places for sake brewing. Let Saketora team takes you to Nagano and experience the four seasons there through your five senses. In addition to the newly launched sake 【Nanawarai Daiginjo Kasho】, Saketora would also give away a pack of Nagano-limited snack - Shinshu Wasabi Pretzel as free gift to the first 30 customers from 6:00pm 25th Feb on first-come-first-served basis! Act now!

  • Saketora - Sense of sight

    SENSE OF SIGHT

    Achi Village, known as the best starry sky in Japan, full of stars in the clear winter's night, which is the best scenery you would never forget.

  • Saketora - Sense of Touch

    SENSE OF TOUCH

    Jigokudani Onsen, a hot spring that even the wild monkeys can enjoy. Just need a simple touch to the hot spring, you would forget the cold weather immediately.
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  • Saketora - Sense of hearing

    SENSE OF HEARING

    Shirakawa Ice pillars in Kiso. Listening to the sound of falling ice pillars at the tranquil riverside makes you feel calm.
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  • Saketora - Sense of smell

    SENSE OF SMELL

    The famous of the animated film 'Your Name' - Lake Suwa. The cracks on the surface of the frozen lake are like the traces of god walking by. The smell of the lake makes you feel the breath of winter.



SENSE OF TASTE

Second to iigata prefecture, Nagano is the prefecture with the second largest number of sake breweries, producing a large amount of high quality sake every year

Saketora - Sense of taste

SENSE OF TASTE

Second to iigata prefecture, Nagano is the prefecture with the second largest number of sake breweries, producing a large amount of high quality sake every year

High-quality water from Japan's "Alps"
Including the Japan's Alps, Nagano is surrounded by many mountains, clean groundwater is formed by the melting snow on the mountains.
A wide variety of sake rice
Including Miyamanishiki, one of the three best sake rice, a great place to grow rice for sake brewing.

[Miyamanishiki]:With a relatively larger proportion of the 'shimpaku', the visually white part in the middle of the grain which is beneficial to polish. The aroma is moderate and with less miscellaneous taste, light and delicate.
[Kinmonnishiki]:The sake rice once extinct. Due to the difficulty of cultivation, the best polishing and brewing skills are required. The smell of the sake brewed is comples with strong umami, which makes it suitable for making aged sakes and Junmai Daiginjo.

Regional taste diversity
Nagano Prefecture is long and large from north to southm ad can be roughly divided into three main regions with different food culture.
Saketora - The secret behind delicious no1 High-quality water from Japan's "Alps"
Including the Japan's Alps, Nagano is surrounded by many mountains, clean groundwater is formed by the melting snow on the mountains.
Saketora - The secret behind delicious no2 A wide variety of sake rice
Including Miyamanishiki, one of the three best sake rice, a great place to grow rice for sake brewing.

[Miyamanishiki]:With a relatively larger proportion of the 'shimpaku', the visually white part in the middle of the grain which is beneficial to polish. The aroma is moderate and with less miscellaneous taste, light and delicate.
[Kinmonnishiki]:The sake rice once extinct. Due to the difficulty of cultivation, the best polishing and brewing skills are required. The smell of the sake brewed is comples with strong umami, which makes it suitable for making aged sakes and Junmai Daiginjo.

Saketora - The secret behind delicious no3 Regional taste diversity
Nagano Prefecture is long and large from north to southm ad can be roughly divided into three main regions with different food culture.
  • -North-
    Refreshing and dry sake

    saketora - Pickles

    Fermented foods with strong flavor such as miso and pickles.

  • -East, Central-
    Refreshing sake

    saketora - Shinshu soba noodles

    Refreshing dishes such as soba noodles and freshwater fish.

  • -South-
    Smooth and sweet sake

    saketora - Horse meat Sashimi

    Umami dishes such as horse meat and pork cutlet with thick sauce.

Click into the following banner for the tips of Brewery at Nagano
  • Saketora - Senjo Brewery
  • Saketora - Miwatari

Kuromatsu-Senjo Prototype Junmaidaiginjo 720ml
Miwatari Junmai Ginjo Pétillant (Fizzy Junmai Ginjo) 720ml
Akanesasu Junmai-daiginjo 720ml
Kuromatsu-Senjo Matsujiro Daiginjo 720ml
Miwatari Daiginjo Extrême (Fizzy Unfiltered Daiginjo) 720ml
On a night like this… Deer,Special Junmai 720ml
Kuromatsu Senjo, Ouro Daiginjo 720ml
On a night like this… Salamander,Junmaiginjo 720ml
On a night like this… Yamame Fish, Junmai Daiginjo 720ml
Kame no Umi Daiginjo Miyama Nishiki 720ml
On a night like this… Moon, Junmai Daiginjo 720ml
On a night like this… Thunder Bird, Junmai 720ml