Yamano Shuzou

山 野 酒 造

160 years of history since Edo period

Brief history of Sakagura Yamano Shuzou

Located in the town of Katano, on the border of Osaka, Kyoto, and Nara, this long-established sake brewery has been producing sake for approximately 160 years since the late Edo period. The commitment to high-quality sake brewing is strong, with 80% of the total production being dedicated to premium sake, including “specially designated sake” such as Junmai Daiginjo, Junmai Ginjo, and Junmai.

Situated in an area blessed with abundant water, a crucial element in sake brewing, the brewery benefits from the rich underground water of the Ikoma mountain range that separates Osaka and Nara. Using high-quality sake rice sourced mainly from the Kansai region and this plentiful subterranean water, the brewery produces exquisite Japanese sake that has gained popularity, especially in the local Osaka area.

Sake Discovery Special

An inside look

Sakagura Yamano Shuzou offers an exclusive behind-the-scenes facility tour, a unique experience not typically offered in traditional brewery tours. During the tour, you’ll gain insights into the brewery’s rich history and learn about the intricate sake-making process.

Premium Sake Tasting

During this tour, you’ll have the opportunity to savor 5 distinct varieties of premium sake. These selections, crafted with meticulous care, are not commercially available due to production limitations.

Special Tasting Room

Indulge in the exquisite experience of premium sake tasting within the exclusive confines of Sakagura Yamano Shozou’s private tasting room.

Tour Options

Standard Tour | Premium Tour

*Prices displayed in this page are tax included.

Standard Tour


¥19,000 / person

Sakagura Tour

An exclusive behind-the-scene Sakagura tour.

Premium Sake Tasting

5 types of commercially unavailable premium sake.

Tour Detail


¥19,000 / person


90 minutes




2-10 people

Tour Type



Weekdays only

※The brewery is closed between December 30th 2023 and January 4th 2024

※The images displayed may differ from the actual images you see on the tours.

Premium Tour

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Sakagura Access

〒576-0052 Osaka Fu Katano Shi Kisabe 7-11-2

From Keihan Katanoshi station

Approximately 15 minutes on foot.
Approximately 20 minutes by taxi.


Brian & Wooja | Canada / Korea

We recently joined a brewery tour at Yamano Shuzou, located between Osaka and Kyoto. It was a wonderful sensory and eye-opening experience.

The tour was hosted and led by Sakagura president Yamano-san and I was thoroughly impressed with Yamano-san’s in depth knowledge of all the various aspects of sake brewing.

How is Sake made?

Let’s learn about Sake before the tour!

Ever wonder how Sake is made? How many steps do you think there are to make Sake?

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    Tour Terms of Use

    ⚫︎ The tour reservation will be confirmed when we receive the tour fee.

    ⚫︎ We do not provide refunds for cancellations made by customers after the tour reservation is confirmed or for leaving the tour during its execution.

    ⚫︎ If you fail to arrive at the meeting place by the starting time, the tour may be unable to proceed, and no refund will be provided.

    ⚫︎ If a customer engages in actions that violate laws or public order and morals, we may refuse their continued participation in the tour. Furthermore, in the event of damage or loss to the sake brewery facilities, buildings, equipment, or fixtures resulting from customer negligence, intentional or otherwise, we may request compensation regardless of intent.

    ⚫︎ Unforeseen circumstances, such as the ill health of sake brewery staff and guides or natural disasters, may lead to changes in the tour's content or its cancellation. In case of cancellation, we will provide a full refund of the tour fee.

    ⚫︎ Our tours are intended for customers aged 20 and over. Customers under 20 years old are not eligible to participate. If the participation of a minor or age misrepresentation is discovered, we may immediately decide to cancel or suspend the tour, with no refund provided in case of cancellation.

    ⚫︎ This agreement is governed by Japanese law, and any disputes related to this contract will be under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Osaka District Court or the Osaka Summary Court.

    《Prohibited Items》

    ⚫︎ Please refrain from consuming fermented foods like natto before the tour or bringing them into the facility.

    ⚫︎ Use of perfumes and hair products should be minimized.

    ⚫︎ Please refrain from driving a vehicle after tasting (drivers are not allowed to taste).

    ⚫︎ If actions contrary to the above agreement are observed, we may immediately decide to cancel the tour, with no refund provided in case of cancellation.

    《Privacy Policy》

    ⚫︎ We will collect and retain only the minimal personal information required with your consent.

    ⚫︎ Personal information may be used for "SAKE DISCOVERY" related business, among other purposes.

    ⚫︎ Unnecessary personal information will be destroyed after a certain period.

    ⚫︎ Photos and videos taken by our staff and guides during the tour are copyrighted by us and may be used for our promotional activities. Please note this, and if you wish to refuse the usage, please inform us or the guide in advance.

    《Cancellation Policy》

    ⚫︎ Cancellations made by 17:00 (JST) 21 days before the tour date, including the tour date, will not incur any cancellation fees. (However, a 5% refund handling fee will be deducted from the total amount.)

    ⚫︎ Cancellations made from 20 days to 14 days before the tour date will incur a cancellation fee of 50% of the total amount plus a 5% refund handling fee.

    ⚫︎ Cancellations from 13 days before the tour date and thereafter are not eligible for a refund.

    All the above-mentioned dates and times are based on Japan Standard Time.

    《Regarding Schedule and Visiting Brewery Changes》

    ⚫︎ Changes cannot be made from 13 days before the tour date.

    ⚫︎ Changes made before 14 days before the tour date will only be accepted if the brewery and interpreter guide's schedules allow. However, if it is not possible to change the schedules of the brewery and interpreter, you must either cancel according to the above cancellation policy or choose to proceed with the tour as originally planned. Please respond within 24 hours after our email regarding the tour options. If there is no response within the specified time, it will be considered as a voluntary cancellation.


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