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Sake in Tokushima Prefecture

Tokushima occupies the east side of Shikoku.

Location

The eastern central side of Shikoku

Prefectural capital

Tokushima

Population

824,100

Airport

Tokushima Awaodori Airport

Feudal name

Awa Province

Shikoku pilgrimage temples

Temples 1 to 23

Cities

Anan, Awa, Komatsushima, Mima, Miyoshi,
Naruto, Tokushima (capital), Yoshinogawa

Overview

Tokushima Prefecture occupies a large part of eastern Shikoku. Tokushima produces rich, mellow sake using water flowing from the Shikoku Mountains and the Sanuki Mountains.

The prefecture is geographically varied – a major rift valley crosses its territory from west to east with the Yoshino River flowing along its bottom and joining the sea at the city of Tokushima. Sake rice is grown on the plains and slopes bordering this great river. The difference between the daytime and night-time temperature is great, and the terraced rice fields benefit from strong sunshine and fresh breezes.

Small, often family-run breweries produce sake that complements the foods of the valleys in the prefecture’s mountainous interior and the abundant seafood of its long coastline.

Tokushima sake flavour profile

Sake breweries, bars and restaurants

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