Harima Sake Brewery District in Himeji Area

About Harima Sake Brewery District

Harima Sake Brewery District is a historic area in the city of Himeji, located in the Hyogo Prefecture of Japan. The district is home to several traditional sake breweries that have been producing some of Japan's best sake for centuries.

The breweries in Harima Sake Brewery District use the pristine waters of the Harima River and high-quality rice to make their sake. The traditional methods used to brew the sake have been passed down from generation to generation, ensuring that the taste and quality of the sake remain consistent.

Visitors to Harima Sake Brewery District can tour the breweries, learn about the brewing process, and sample some of the sake. The district also has several restaurants and bars that serve local cuisine and sake.

How to Get There

Harima Sake Brewery District is located in the city of Himeji, which is easily accessible by train from major cities like Osaka and Kyoto. From Himeji Station, take the Sanyo Line to JR Harima-Nishi Station, which is the closest station to the district. The district is a 10-minute walk from the station.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Harima Sake Brewery District is in the winter months, from December to February, when the breweries are in full swing and producing their best sake. The district also holds an annual sake festival in February, where visitors can sample different varieties of sake and enjoy traditional Japanese performances.

Where to Stay

There are several hotels and ryokans (traditional Japanese inns) in Himeji that are close to Harima Sake Brewery District. Some of the best options include:

  • Hotel Monterey Himeji
  • ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel Himeji
  • Himeji Castle Grandvrio Hotel
  • Ryokan in Himeji


Harima Sake Brewery District is a must-visit destination for sake lovers and anyone interested in Japanese culture. The district's historic breweries, traditional brewing methods, and delicious sake make it a unique and unforgettable experience. Book your trip to Harima Sake Brewery District today!

Latitude: 34.8314 Longitude: 134.6339