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Koyama Brewery

Deep well at only sake brewer in Tokyo metro area

It was late 19th century when Shinshichi Koyama, founder of Koyama Brewery, discovered the spring nearby Arakawa River in northern part of Tokyo. He found the water well fit for Sake brewing, and Koyama Brewery now remains as only Sake brewer in Tokyo metro area.
At Koyama Brewery, spring water was used for brewing until 1941, but today it is well water which is pumped up from 130m underground.
The water is said to origin itself in Chichibu Mountains. Inside the factory, one can see the pumped water stored in large tank waiting to be brewed for fine Sake.

Location: 26-10, Iwabuchimachi, Kita-ku, Tokyo
Transportation: 5 minutes walk from "Akabane Iwabuchi" station on Tokyo Metro Nanboku Line, or 15 minutes walk from JR "Akabane" station.
Contact: Koyama Brewery 81-(0)3-3902-3451

Koyama Brewery about half century ago