Kin’s limestone caverns, measuring 270 m in length and located 30 m below the ground, are home to over 13,000 bottles of Awamori.
This natural environment, which is moist and stays a constant temperature of 18°C, has been used as Japan’s first vintage sake cellar since 1988.
One of the charms of Awamori is that it takes on a rich and mellow flavor as it ages slowly over time.
With the the sweet lullaby of water dripping in the caves, this Awamori slowly awaits the return of its owner.
Bottle storage services are offered for periods of 5, 12 and 20 years.
Many customers put bottles store bottles here to commemorate a wedding or the birth of a child.
Additionally, many of the bottles are adorned with messages such as, “”Let’s Drink This Together When You’re All Grown Up”” and “”Together Always.”
Tours of the cellar are offered three times each day.
Tickets for the cellar tour are available for purchase at “Tatsu no Kura.”
Tofuyo (Okinawan-style tofu), made with Kin Town’s Awamori, is also aged in one area of the limestone caverns.
Normally aged for just 3 months, the Tofuyo here is aged for a year or more. Don’t miss your chance to get some.
It is said to possess a rich, savory flavor like that of cheese.
To commemorate your trip, how about leaving a wish for the future in the hands of a bottle of Awamori?
|Address||245 Aza-Kin, Kin-cho, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa|
|Open Hours||cellar open 9:00 to 16:45|
|Fixed Holidays||Open all year round|
|Contact Details||Kannon chyaya (Interlink Okinawa)|
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