Once I was settled into my room, the first order of business was to take a walk around the brewery grounds. I first visited Dassai in 2007. Since then there have been a lot of changes! First off, a brand new factory building has been built. This was just a construction site when I visited in 2007. I also learned that other foreigners had stayed at the brewery learning about sake before me. So the brewery workers were luckily used to having a foreigner around which was good news for me… people were not overly concerned when they saw me standing around looking confused, lost or disoriented, which I fear I did frequently.
So, why not come on a walk around the Dassai Brewery campus with me! Take a look at the gallery below and get a feel for this beautiful brewery and see my comments on each photo!