Kami Suwa’s five sake makers organize the Spring 2012 version of the bi-annual Nomiaruki Drink & Walk festival.
Date & time: Saturday, March 17, 15:00 – 19:00
Tickets & commemorative sake cup: 2,000 yen (available at JR Kami Suwa Station and at each Sakagura). A portion of the ticket sales will be donated to a relief fund for Sakae Mura, heavily damaged in the last March earthquake.
This event, held every fall and spring, is a chance to taste the sakes of Suwa’s five brewers: Maehime, Reijin, Honkin, Yokobue, and Masumi. These makers are clustered in Suwa’s Shimizu-machi, an easy 10-15 minute walk from the JR Kami Suwa Station.
In addition to great regional sake, there will be outdoor food stands offering local delicacies.