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“Sake Terrace” with Sake Barrel Smoker and Hiyaoroshi Sake

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Sonmin-Shokudo is a casual Japanese restaurant located in the Karuizawa Hoshino Area, a daytime facility operated by Hoshino Resorts. 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.

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

The Sake Terrace event has been held at Sonmin-Shokudo in the Karuizawa Hoshino Area since 2011. For this year, the 9th annual event, a total of twelve special grills will be made from sake barrels to go with the Hiyaoroshi. The lees from the sake making process are used when smoking food, so a soft scent of sake will emanate from the grill, and stimulate the appetite.

Karuizawa Hoshino Area
Address: Hoshino, Karuizawa, Nagano 389-0194
Phone: +81-267-45-5853 URL: http://www.hoshino-area.jp/en
Access: 15 minutes by taxi from Karuizawa Station (JR Hokuriku

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