[Chitosetsuru Sake Museum in Sapporo] Taste of Sake Lees Flavored Soft Serve Ice Cream Is Interesting
August 16th, 2015
Chitosetsuru Sake Museum
Chitosetsuru Sake Museum (千歳鶴酒ミュージアム) is a museum of Chitosetsuru near Hokkaido Shrine Tongu (北海道神宮頓宮) in Chuo ward, Sapporo city, and has been established to spread information of sake and culture of the Sapporo since 2002. The Chitosetsuru (千歳鶴) is a famous local brew in the Sapporo, and is produced by Nippon Seishu corp. (日本清酒株式会社), a long-established sake brewery founded in 1872. It also runs the museum. Visitors can sample sake and buy the sake, too. Sake Lees Flavored Soft Serve Ice Cream (酒粕ソフトクリーム) is also served.
The building is large, and the interior decoration brings a warehouse to mind. A place to exhibit materials related to sake brewing (酒造り資料展示コーナー), a sake direct sales place (直売店コーナー), a sake sampling place (試飲カウンター), a place for mother water of sake (仕込み水コーナー) and a resting place (お休み処) are at the museum. Some table seats are provided at the resting place, so I guess that even family customers enjoy sweets and drinks. At the place for the mother water of the sake near the entrance, visitors can drink mother water used in the sake. It seems that the mother water is drawn up from 150m underground. It was a slightly dry hard water when I drank it.
Sapporo (札幌) that about 1,960,000 people live is the largest city in Hokkaido. Although there are various theories, its origin of the name is "Dry Big River (乾いた大きな川)" in Ainu language. A population of the Sapporo is the 4th largest city after Yokohama, Osaka and Nagoya in japan, and the population accounts for 36 % of Hokkaido's population! So the Sapporo has been flourished as the center of the Hokkaido. The area of the Sapporo is 1,121.26 km2, and is about as big as Hong Kong, and is the 7th largest city in the Hokkaido. The Sapporo is also famous as a tourist city, and about 15 million people come. As for a climate, it is hot that temperature rises to nearly 25 degrees in a summer, but it is easy to live without moisture. I always feel a little cool. It is cold that temperature falls to nearly -10 degrees in a winter, and amount of snowfall sometimes has more than 1 m. Article is here
Sake Lees Flavored Soft Serve Ice Cream
They served coffee and cakes at the resting place, and customers could eat Sake Lees Flavored Soft Serve Ice Cream there. I ordered it at a cash register. The price was JPY 300. Its appearance looked a common soft serve ice cream, but the taste was interesting. It tasted the sake lees slightly. The taste went well with the soft serve ice cream. If you want to eat a strange soft serve ice cream, it is recommended. Thanks for the tasty soft serve ice cream!
|Parking lot||Parking lot is provided (20 Cars) * 30 minutes of free charging|
|Regular closing day||Year-end and New Year holidays|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||9 494 723*72|
A page of Sapporo is here