Niigata Sake

Niigata is the prefecture with the most number of sake breweries in Japan (90).

They are known as the Burgundy of Japan, and their motto for sake brewing is "Tanrei Karakuchi" meaning light, clean and dry style.

Based on total production, they make the 3rd most volume of sake, just behind Hyogo and Kyoto. However, based of the total production of premium sake (Honjozo, Junmai grade and above), they are the top producers in the world.