Ozawa Shuzo, founded in 1702, is located in Okutama, which abounds with natural beauty despite being located in the Tokyo metropolitan area. Sawanoi, the brand name was originally named after the location of Sawai area, which is known for its clear water. Ozawa Shuzo has a history dating back more than 300 years and has been loved by the locals as the brewery of Tokyo’s Okutama sake, and also the oldest sake brewery in the region of Tokyo.
Brewed from the special rice (Yamada-nishiki with special A district) which polished to 35% in the best technology.
The ultimate quality junmaishu.Gorgeous and bold aroma. Its flavor is also full-bodied.
Gorgeous and bold aroma. Its flavor is also full-bodied.
An art of sake made of carefully selected Yamada-nishiki rice brewed slowly at low temperature. Characterized by its clean flavor and refined aroma.
Junmai ginjo sake,made by the traditional sake brewing method and the brewers great technique.
Junmai ginjo sake which brings out the elegant flavor of rice.
～ brewery tour ～
Ozawa Shuzo offers free daily tours of the brewery.
At the start of each tour there is a talk on the different types of sake, how they are made, their different qualities and a tasting of the sake at the end of the tour.
Visitors can also see the spring water pouring through 140-metre-deep holes dug into the Chichibu rock formation. There are also the special tours (held a few times a month) which are whole conducted in English.
Explanation on Sake production and storehouse tour →Tasting An english brochure is available.