SAKETIMES NEWS – Jun 26th, 2018
Jun. 26. 2018 writer
The Latest Sake News from Around The World - The Best Factory Tours in Japan / apan House London Opens / Winners of Omachi Summit
1: The Best Factory Tours in Japan
2: Japan House London Opens to The Public
3: Winners of the 10th Annual Omachi Summit Announced
TripAdvisor has ranked the Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology
(Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture) as the island nation’s best factory tour for the fourth consecutive year.
Joining the automotive superpower in the list of must-visit sites are 8 of Japan’s leading alcoholic beverage facilities, each offering tours and unique experiences. Kirin Brewery’s Yokohama Plant (Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture) took 4th place. Nikka Whiskey’s Yokochi Distillery took 7th, showing that giving people free food and drinks is great way to win them over. Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum took 13th place, having just welcomed a total of 3 million visitors this past April.
View the complete map below and plan your late summer road trip!
LINK: PRTIMES | 2018/07/24 | トリップアドバイザ－「旅好きが選ぶ工場見学＆社会科見学ランキング2018」を発表
Japan House, a project led by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, opened its London branch in June. It joins Sao Paulo and Los Angeles which opened in 2017. The London location will have an exhibition space, shops, cafes, restaurants, and more, to help introduce Japanese culture in a diverse setting. The Salt Group will produce Japanese restaurant “AKIRA” as part of Salt and Partners UK, as well as Japan Select Shop, “THE SHOP”. The Japan House project is designed to inspire a deeper understanding and appreciation of Japan.
Oh! And maybe grab a bottle of London Kanpai Sake on the way home for the full Japan-in-London experience.
LINK: PRTIMES | 2018/07/23 | Japan House London 2018.06.21（現地時間）オープン！
The winners of the 10th Annual Omachi Summit, an event showcasing the quality and diversity produced by Japan’s oldest variety of sake rice of the same name, featured 207 entries from breweries all across Japan. Of the submitted sake, 28 entries for the Ginjo Category (which includes junmai ginjo and junmai daiginjo types) received top prize, with 14 entries from the Junmai Category (non-ginjo classification) went home big winners.
Check out the list of winners below.
◎Top Award Winning Sake: Ginjo Category
◎Top Award Winning Sake: Junmai Category
LINK: SAKETIMES | 2018/07/27 | 「第10回 雄町サミット」の優等賞を発表！長い歴史をもつ「雄町」を使う酒蔵が全国に拡大中
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