• Food
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Mikadomatsu Shofuan Restaurant

"Tastes of JAPAN by ANA" is a regional vitalization project that collaborates with the different prefectures in Japan to present the Land of the Rising Sun in all of its diverse glory.

Experience the taste and tradition of the sake brewery that won the gold prize for eight consecutive years

The town of Ogawa in Saitama Prefecture is rich in nature and blessed with great quality water, and Matsuoka Brewery is an established sake brewery that has carried on the traditional brewing method in this town for 160 years. Shofuan is a brewery restaurant that serves traditional sake in a style that fits modern times. Together with a brewery tour, you can experience the true depth of Japanese sake.

Mikadomatsu, a brand that won the gold prize for eight consecutive years in the National Sake Award Competition

Mikadomatsu is a fresh, fruity-flavored sake that has won the gold prize in the National Sake Award Competition for eight consecutive years. Using natural water rich in minerals from the Chichibu Mountains drawn from 130 meters below the ground, Matsuoka Brewery makes sake using traditional techniques carried on for 160 years since its foundation. The brewery also welcomes tours and tastings. In addition, the Mikadomatsu Sake Brewery Festival held in February every year attracts over 5,000 sake fans from all over the country.

Saitama-produced ingredients and sake brewery original menus

The restaurant’s specialty lunch menu is the Sake Tasting Set loaded with locally produced ingredients from Saitama and three types of sake tastings that change monthly. Musashi wheat-fed pork shabushabu is served with dashi broth made using Mikadomatsu's brewing water and daiginjo top-quality sake. The sauce is also arranged with Mikadomatsu's salted rice malt and sake lees. The vegetables and rice are also of the Saitama brand. (Reservations required)

An array of things to see in Ogawa, a little Kyoto

The town of Ogawa is called “Musashi’s Little Kyoto” for its traditional industries of brewing, joinery, kimono linings and the handmade washi paper Hosokawa Paper, registered as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage in 1988. Dogtooth violets and cherry blossoms bloom in the spring, and there are also many historical buildings to tour.

Location

Name Mikadomatsu Shofuan Restaurant
Web Sites (In Japanese) http://www.shohuan.com/
Address 3-1 Shimofurutera, Ogawa-machi, Hiki-gun, Saitama
Access Approximately 25 minutes' walk from Ogawamachi Station on the Tobu Tojo Line
Business Hours 11:00 to 17:00 (Last order: 16:00)
Closed Year end and New Year's holidays
Inquiries TEL: 0493-74-1234

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