Yufuin Town is popular as a "must-see tourist destination! Yufuin Town is located in the center of Oita Prefecture, at the foot of Mt. Yufudake, and is a peaceful hot spring resort full of nature.
Lake Kinrin, which is surrounded by a fantastic morning mist, and Yunotsubo Kaido (Yunotsubo Street), which runs from Yufuin Station, are lined with stylish stores and cafes, including Oita's specialty products, just like row houses in Edo period (1603-1868), attracting many tourists who enjoy strolling along the emotional streets.
The town is also popular as an "art town," dotted with facilities for enjoying paintings, sculptures, ceramics, and other art forms, and is rich in artistry, combining art with the countryside scenery that evokes the changing seasons.
Amazake is a traditional fermented food that is the pride of Japan.
Amazake is rich in glucose, oligosaccharides, dietary fiber, amino acids, B vitamins, kojic acid, and other nutrients that are beneficial to the body.
Amazake has a very long history. It is said to have originated more than 1,300 years ago, during the Kofun period, when it was described in the "Nihon shoki" (Japanese Book of Ancient Records) as ama-no-Tamu-zake (sweet sake).
In the Heian period (794-1185), it was a favorite drink of the aristocracy, and in the Edo period (1603-1868), it became popular among the general public as a way to prevent summer fatigue.
Although amazake has an image of warming the body during the cold winter season, it is actually recommended as a countermeasure against summer fatigue.
There are two types of amazake: "Sakekasu Amazake," which contains alcohol and is made by adding water and sugar to the sake lees left over after squeezing sake during the sake making process, and "Rice Koji Amazake," which is non-alcoholic and made by fermenting rice and rice malt, which we also sell at our store.