Otokoyama Sake Brewery Museum [男山酒造り資料舘]
Hokkaido was developed from late 19th century.
To make sake, good rice and water are needed.
But it was hard to get the ingredients in Hokkaido at that time.
Not so many breweries became successful in some towns in southern Hokkaido.
In the 1890s, some breweries in Asahikawa succeeded in the production of Sake.
Because, rich and good water flows from Daisetsuzan mountains, and the rice crop is possible around Asahikawa.
As a result, Asahikawa became the largest production center of Sake in Hokkaido in the 1920s.
Otokoyama was a Sake brewery opened near current Osaka in 1661.
It is said that the Sake was offered to Shogun families in history.
But, the brewery had gone out of business in the end of the 19th century.
In the early 20th century, a Sake brewery in Asahikawa invited the descendent of Otokoyama brewery and produced the traditional Sake.
Then the Sake was named as Otokoyama again in 1968.
Otokoyama Brewery opens a museum about the production of Sake in the factory.
You can see the history and production of Otokoyama.
Of course, you can sample the taste of Otokoyama.
How to get here
When you use route bus, go to "Ichijo-Hacchome" stop first.
It is located about 150 meters from Asahikawa station.
Get on the bus with route No.70, 71, 630, 667, 669 at Bus Stop 18.
Get off at "Nagayama-Nijo-Rokuchome" stop. About 20 minutes.
About 150 meters walk from there.