Saijō attractions

Brewery in Saijō


Founded in 1623 and among the best-known Saijō sake breweries, Kamotsuru is worth a look as it has a large tasting room, and screens a video about the district. Its other claim to fame is that, when Prime Minister A…
Brewery in Saijō


One of Saijō's oldest sake breweries, Hakubotan has a lovely broad-beamed display and tasting room with Munakata woodblock prints on the wall.
Shinto Shrine in Saijō


A Shintō shrine dedicated to the god of sake. Sake is brewed here every year in the lead-up to Saijō Sake Matsuri. It's a five-minute walk north of Saijo Station inside a park.