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Kofu winery tour including wine tasting and lunch
Join a tour of one of the traditional wineries of Kofu, the birthplace of Japanese wine, and enjoy wine tasting and haute cuisine for lunch!
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Kofu Station
↓Approx. 5 min on foot
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Sadoya Winery

Kofu's most historic winery, at the heart of a southern France-inspired village
  • Sadoya Winery
  • Sadoya Winery
  • Sadoya Winery
  • Sadoya Winery
  • Sadoya Winery
  • Sadoya Winery
  • Sadoya Winery
  • Sadoya Winery
  • Sadoya Winery
  • Sadoya Winery
With a history stretching back one hundred years to 1917, Sadoya is Kofu's oldest winery, located just a 5-minute trek from the bustling downtown area of Kofu station, in a beautiful village themed after the French wine-making region of Provence.

The winery prides itself on growing the same grape varieties as in the Bordeaux region: Semillon for its white wines and Cabernet Sauvignon for its reds. Its flagship wine, "Château Brillant", can be found in the on-site shop along with the ever-so popular "Kofu Sparkling", made from local yeast and Koshu grapes.

Tours of the winery complete with wine tastings are available in Japanese, and the picturesque estate also houses "Real D’Or", a restaurant inspired by French cuisine where one can enjoy a lavish dinner and a Sommelier-picked wine-tasting course.
Approx. 5 min on foot
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Koshu Yumekoji

A shopping alley in the heart of a traditional Japanese castle town
  • Koshu Yumekoji
  • Koshu Yumekoji
  • Koshu Yumekoji
  • Koshu Yumekoji
  • Koshu Yumekoji
  • Koshu Yumekoji
  • Koshu Yumekoji
  • Koshu Yumekoji
  • Koshu Yumekoji
  • Koshu Yumekoji
Koshu Yumekoji is home to a wide range of shops offering local produce including a variety of local wines and traditional crafts. The complex also has a number of restaurants and cafes where visitors can enjoy regional cuisine and sweets.
Approx. 10 min on foot
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Wine Bars and Restaurants

Kofu is the birthplace of wine making in Japan
  • Wine Bars and Restaurants
  • Wine Bars and Restaurants
  • Wine Bars and Restaurants
  • Wine Bars and Restaurants
  • Wine Bars and Restaurants
  • Wine Bars and Restaurants
Kofu is the birthplace of wine making in Japan. Started with techniques learned in France 140 years ago, today there are 80 wineries in Yamanashi. Koshu wine made from locally produced Koshu grapes creates a perfect pairing with Japanese cuisine. Visitors can join tours and enjoy tasting regional wine at four wineries in Kofu. A variety of local wine can be enjoyed at cafes and restaurants in the city.
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