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Emukae Honjin Sake Brewery The Main Storehouse of Yamashita Family

江迎本陣 山下家もと蔵


Valuable brewery tools that recall the past are on display.

Nagasaki Prefectural Historic Site "Emukae Honjin Yashiki" was a accommodation for Lords of Hirado when they traveled on the duty of "Sankin-kotai" the system of alternate attendance in Edo period. The construction is very sophisticated as you can see in "Suikin-kutsu" the water lyre made by gardeners from Kyoto, and "Chinsui-sha" the royal room exclusively for the Lord. "Yamashita Family's Storehouse" was originally made for raising yeast of sake during the Genroku era, and it is designated as a tangible cultual property of Nagasaki prefecture. Used a very rare construction method which supports an umbrella shaped roof with only one pole without using nails, it is a work of art left by the craftmen of the time,

209 Emukae-cho Nagasaka,, Sasebo, Nagasaki pref.
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Business hours
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Please check it again when you make an appointment.)
※ The brewery tour is not available in December. Also, there might be the time when it is not possible to visit "Motokura" the main storehouse during the period of sake preparation.
Closed on Sundays & National Holidays
By car/ Approx. 25 min. from Nishikyushu Exp. Way Saza IC
By bus/ Take the bus bound for "Hirado" from Sasebo Bus Center, get off at Emukae Bus Center, 5 min. on foot.
By train/ Approx. 10-min. walk from MR "Emukae-Shikamachi Station".