The official website of the Omachi brand, sharing the beauty of the connection between people and water.
The story of Omachi,
spinning a tale of water and people
Omachi sits at the foot of the Northern Japan Alps, giving you a view of the mountains from anywhere in the city.
Groundwater from the mountains wells up and is used to grow rice and other crops.
The plentiful water supply supports daily life and industry.
Take a look at the treasures that occur thanks to these waters, such as delicious rice and vegetables, sake brewing, aquafarming, hot springs, and the traditional handicraft of washi (Japanese paper).
Kashimayari Garden is a well-known regulated fishing spot where you can catch large Japanese huchen and rainbow trout. In the nearly 43-square-meter area, there are three ponds formed from the crystal clear waters of the Kashimayari River, and you can fish freely there. There is also a regulated fishing spot where even beginners can give fishing a try as well as river fishing. You can grill your catch on the spot over charcoal using the barbecue equipment. Great for families.
Matsusaki Japanese Paper
Paper Making Activity
Shinshu Matsusaki Washi Industries is a unique studio that produces the Omachi traditional handicraft, Matsusaki Japanese Paper. In addition to producing and selling high-quality handmade Japanese paper and paper goods, they also offer a Japanese paper-making activity that even children can enjoy. (reservation only)
Natural Healing Garden
La Casta Natural Healing Garden is an open garden attached to a factory of Alpine Rose, a company that manufactures and sells haircare, skincare, and other products. You can make a reservation to enter the garden between late April and early November. In addition to enjoying the plants throughout the four seasons, you can also try making room fragrances in the aromatherapy workshop.
A Japanese confectionery shop that opened in 1904. Red bean paste, Omachi blue berries, and other fillings are blended with fresh whipped cream in their popular frozen dorayaki pancakes, Nama Dora.
A Japanese confectionery shop that opened in 1907. Their pocket-size salt yokan (sweet bean jelly) Salt Road Yokan, Steamed Runner Bean Yokan, and other confections, made with their own sweet bean paste, are well renowned.
Producer of the local sake Hokuan Daikoku. Popular items include their sweet sake that has a clean finish and their amazake, Hokuan Daikoku Amazake, which is made with 100% brewer’s rice malt.
This brewery is famous for its Hakubanishiki brand. All of their sake is made with brewer’s rice grown at Omachi farms they have partnered with, and they are also actively involved in making brewer’s rice themselves.
Omachi’s oldest brewery, founded in 1865. Their signature brand is Kinrankurobe. Kurobe’s hyojunsui water is used to make their popular junmai ginjo sake.
Iizura, Omachi Tokusankan
(Specialty Goods Shop)
Offers a wide variety of specialty goods that can only be found in Omachi, such as local sake and wines, river fish products, Japanese confections, oyaki dumplings, Matsusaki Japanese paper, and more. In addition to tasting some local sake, you can also have spring water or tea in the rest area.
Accommodations & Restaurants
Three hot spring inns are located at Kuzu Hot Springs upstream on the Takase River. One of them is Takasekan, with plentiful hot spring waters that are particularly good for moisturizing. It is a quiet inn where you can enjoy home cooking made from the seasonal harvest from the mountains.
Unite Coffee is a home roast coffee shop. You can drink coffee made from freshly ground beans of your choice. Coffee beans are available for purchase.