Located in Nada, Hyogo, one of Japan's most famous sake producing regions, Shirakabegura is part of the Takara group producing sake, shochu and other Japanese delicacies. This brewery produces consistently award-winning premium sake with distinctive production methods such as kimoto and muroka genshu, as well as the popular MIO sparkling sake.

At a glance:

  • Brewing since 1842, using the hard water of Miyamizu, uniquely suited to sake production

  • One of the longest gold medal streaks of any brewery in the Annual Japan Sake Awards

  • A master of the rare traditional kimoto style producing unique flavours

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The Shirakabegura philosophy is to harmonize two contrasting ways of brewing: using new technologies that mimic traditional hand-brewing techniques, and the art of human touch, judgement and intuition passed down through generations of brewers. The result is a range of special, unique and interesting brews, mostly of the Ginjo and Junmai styles. More recently, the brewery has found a new niche with the introduction of MIO Sparkling sake.

The brewery building itself is an imposing six stories high with modern facilities -considered among the best in the industry- spread out over over six thousand square meters in Japan’s most famous sake producing region, Nada.

Nada the spiritual home of sake