Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
Hyogo prefecture is located in the west of Kansai region of Honshu, facing the Sea of Japan and the Seto Inland Sea. Hyogo have the exotic port city of Kobe and the World Heritage-listed Himeji Castle in Himeji City, Kinosaki Onsen and Arima Onsen which is also popular destinations for sightseeing. In addition, there is no shortage of alcoholic beverages, meat, and other food in Hyogo. In particular, we boast the top number of sake breweries Because Hyogo Prefecture is an area that combines good quality water, rice suitable for sake, and mature processing techniques. Hyogo boasts nine separate brewing associations across all parts of the prefecture, each producing sake with their own distinctive tastes and palates. Within Hyogo you will find a full range of sake ranging from sweet to dry and light to heavy. Please visit the traditional home of Japanese sake, and trace the history and culture of Japan’s national drink.