“Sake Terrace” with Sake Barrel Smoker and Hiyaoroshi Sake
The Sake Terrace event will be held from September 9th to October 6th, 2019, where visitors will be able to taste smoked food grilled in a sake barrel and Hiyaoroshi sake made by brewers in Shinshu Saku. While enjoying the subtle sake fragrances drifting over from the grill, visitors can taste the smoked food and Hiyaoroshi.
The unique Hiyaoroshi of the thirteen sake breweries in the Saku area
In the Saku area adjacent to Karuizawa, there are thirteen sake breweries known for the delicious flavor of their sake. Sake that is stored in winter, fermented for one summer, and ready to drink by autumn is called Hiyaoroshi, and in Nagano Prefecture it is released every year on September 9th. Sake Terrace is an event taking place just after this release, where visitors can try out and compare different varieties of Hiyaoroshi sake.
Smoked food cooked in a sake barrel
Visitors can experience smoking the food themselves and enjoy the fragrance and appearance. Inside the sake barrels, there will be smoked cheese, fish, Nozawana turnips, etc., that go well with Hiyaoroshi. The small sake barrel grills are for groups of two to three people.
Dates: September 9th - October 6th 2019 (weekends and holidays
Venue: Mominoki-hiroba (in front of Tombo-no-Yu)
Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm (will be canceled if raining)
Fee: 600 yen for 1 glass of Hiyaoroshi (excl. tax); subsequent glasses 500 yen (excl. tax)
Smoked set: 1,300 yen (excl. tax) (4 servings with cheese, fish, Nozawana turnips, and egg pickled in
Hiyaoroshi Tasting: Horoyoi-Gofuku (Tipsy Five Fortunes)
During the Sake Terrace event, the Horoyoi-Gofuku set, which contains five kinds of Hiyaoroshi from Saku’s thirteen sake breweries, will be on sale. For people inexperienced with sake, the staff will give advice on what is most suited to their taste.
Dates: September 9th - October 6th 2019
Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fee: 1,800 yen (excl. tax) (5 types of Hiyaoroshi and 3 types of food)
The "SAKE Gallery" with an array of masterfully made sakes recommended by brewers
In Café Hungry Spot attached to Sonmin-Shokudo, you can taste and purchase Hiyaoroshi recommended by the brewers of Saku, free of charge.
Venue: Café Hungry Spot
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. (We also have brewers onsite 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays)