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Sake Storehouse Art Museum - Gallery Tamamura Honten

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Great place to stop to recharge!

Essential pit-stop on the way back from the snow monkey park, as they have free samples you can try... read more

Reviewed May 20, 2018
Adam G
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London, United Kingdom
Fun time in a small town

We had a decent time at this place. There isn't much of staff here, so don't expect too much. They... read more

Reviewed April 17, 2018
pwaterz
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Chicago, Illinois
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1163 Hirao, Yamanouchi-machi, Shimotakai-gun 381-0401, Nagano Prefecture
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed August 17, 2017 via mobile

We were staying in the area and noticed this place on a map. Being sake fans we thought we would find it. It's a walk up a fairly steep hill and we saw a wild monkey casually walk past us. Inside there is a gallery...More

1  Thank SPEL1990
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Reviewed November 22, 2015

We popped in while walking back from the monkey park - an interesting and pleasant little place. Its free, and it is definitely worth 30 mins of your time. There is a small museum of sorts with various sake related crafts - but there was...More

1  Thank BarneyWLH
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Reviewed May 20, 2018

Essential pit-stop on the way back from the snow monkey park, as they have free samples you can try of a range of delicious sake. There’s also a pay-for beer bar if you wanted to have a bit more than a sample, and all bottles...More

Thank Adam G
Reviewed April 17, 2018

We had a decent time at this place. There isn't much of staff here, so don't expect too much. They leave out a few bottles of sake for you to taste. Sake was decent and they let you have as much as you'd like. It's...More

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Reviewed January 20, 2018 via mobile

The other reviews describe it well. If you're staying in Shibu-onsen, you probably have an hour to spare, and this is a great way to relax. Free sake samples (self-serve), and if you like it, the bottles are reasonably priced. My wife and I had...More

Thank Chase C
Reviewed January 7, 2018

If you have nothing else to do, then this place is worth a visit. There is no customer service here. There are two beers on tap...an IPA and a double IPA? There's also a row of sake bottles that you can help yourself to. I'm...More

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Reviewed August 17, 2017 via mobile

We were staying in the area and noticed this place on a map. Being sake fans we thought we would find it. It's a walk up a fairly steep hill and we saw a wild monkey casually walk past us. Inside there is a gallery...More

1  Thank SPEL1990
Reviewed May 13, 2017

strange attraction here, not much to see in the brewery apart from a lot of machinery, and the 'art museum' is a random collection of carpets and paintings upstairs in a dimly lit area that aren't actually japanese for the most part, and with not...More

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Reviewed March 24, 2017

There was no sign of anyone, staff or visitor when we dropped in. The art gallery upstairs has little in it really. Once we located staff she pointed us to around 15 bottles of sake and left us to help ourselves. The first 8 we...More

Thank E B
Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

So after visiting the snow monkey Park and having lunch at a soba place at shibu onsen, we set out to look for this museum. After walking about for 10 min we finally located it. There are about 15 different types of sake to taste...More

Thank Herbiebabie
Reviewed August 12, 2016

This combined sake and beer brewery offer great looks to the production facilities from the outside or inside the sake gallery. We forund th e same tasting to be free of charge and self service - thank you. The beer room however has a charge...More

Thank SkyDK
Reviewed August 4, 2016

The day I visited they seemed to have only one staff on duty, and she was quite busy. She simply pointed us the the many open bottles of sake on the bar and said, "help yourself". It was an excellent strategy, as 1/2 an hour...More

Thank COWBOYSHOE
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