We want to provide sake
that are together with people throughout their individual lives.


When you are tired from work or housework,
we want you to relax and catch your breath.
When you’re feeling down, we want to help soothe the mind, even just a little.
When you are chatting with family or friends,
we want to generate even more fun and bigger smiles.
When you are spending precious time with your beloved,
we want that time to deepen your love even more.

Rooted in this spirit, we carry out our daily work.

杜氏 後藤 克伸

Anyone can obtain the same rice and yeast as that used in making sake. It is the addition of the water and spirit of the maker (brewer) that creates a sake that only that brewery can produce.

We say in our minds, “Become delicious!” as we work the sake mash with our hands or stir it with a paddle. All our brewers take painstaking care when making our sake in the hope of hearing that one word “Delicious!” uttered unconsciously after that first sip.


Sake brewing by Okuhida Sake Brewery’s

Okuhida Shuzo Co., Ltd., (formerly Takagi Shuzo) was established in 1720 during the Edo period and has been preserving its traditions for over 300 years as we carried out sake-brewing activities in Hida-Kanayama Town.

Located on the boundary between Hida and Mino, this area lies sandwiched between the Mazegawa and Mashitagawa Rivers and is surrounded all year round with plentiful water.


Okuhida Shuzo’s hometown

The gateway to Hida, Kanayama Town in Gero City, Gifu Prefecture, is located on the boundary between Hida and Mino. With approx. 90% of its area covered in forest, the town is rich in nature.

Clear underground water

The well water drawn from the 50-meter deep well on Okuhida Shuzo’s grounds is underground water from the Mazegawa and Hidagawa Rivers, which flow through Kanayama Town. We are blessed with an abundance of clear water.


Locally produced Hidahomare rice

HIDAHOMARE—a Gifu Prefecture-produced rice variety that is excellent for making sake—is characterized by its large grains and low protein level, producing tasty, deeply flavored sake.

Meticulous sake brewing that spares no effort

Okuhida Shuzo’s Master Brewer oversees the brewery’s management all year round. While preserving the tradition of using koji-but a (shallow wooden trays) for making koji (rice malt), we pursue new technologies every year with the aim of achieving even higher-quality sake.



2021 Bordeaux Sake Challenge
 Gold  Hatsumidori silver
 Gold  Hatsumidori green
Kan Sake Award
 Gold(Premium Kandace Category)  Okuhida Tokubetsu Junmai
France KuraMaster
 Gold(JunmaiDaiginjo Category)  Hatsumidori Junmai Daiginjo
 Gold(miyamanishiki Category)  Hatsumidori (Orange)
International Wine Challenge
 Gold Okuhida Tokusen Daiginjo
The Fine Sake Awards Japan
 Gold(Premium Junmai Category) Hatsumidori green
 Gold(Main Category) Okuhida Junmai Ginjo YUKI
2020 Gifu Prefecture Shinshu Kanpyokai
 First Place(Governor’s Prize in the Junmai Ginjo Category)
Zenkoku Shinshu Kanpyokai 
 prize-winner (ue to the COVID-19 pandemic, no final was held)
The Fine Sake Awards Japan
 Gold(Sparkling Category) Hatsumidori Sparkling
Kan Sake Award
 Gold(Oneuchi Nurukan Category) Okuhida Karakuchi Junmai
 Gold(Premium Kansake Category) Okuhida BK (Orange)
France KuraMaster
 Platinum Okuhida Tokusen Junmai Daiginjo
Italy Milano Sake Challenge
 Gold(Ginjo Category) Okuhida Ginjo Namagakoi
France KuraMaster
 Platinum Hatsumidor gold
 Gold Okuhida Tokusen Junmai Daiginjo
Zenkoku Shinshu Kanpyokai
 Prize-winner Okuhida Tokusen Daiginjo
2019 The Fine Sake Awards Japan
 Gold Okuhida Tokusen Daiginjo
Zenkoku Shinshu Kanpyokai Prize-winner
France KuraMaster Platinum
The Fine Sake Awards Japan Gold
2018 Zenkoku Shinshu Kanpyokai Gold
2017 Gifu Prefecture Governor’s Prize (Ginjo Category)
Nagoya Regional Taxation Bureau Honor Prize sake Okuhida
2016 Kan Sake Award 2016 Highest Gold Meda Okuhida Tokubetsu Junmai
 Gold Tokusen Junmai Daiginjo
 Silver Hatsumidori Gold
 Bronze Karakuti Junmai Okuhida,Tokusen Daiginjo Okuhida
2010 Gifu Prefecture Shuzo Kumiai Rengokai Shinshu Kanpyokai
 Governor’s Prize(Honjozo Category)
2009 Zenkoku Shinshu Kanpyokai Prize-winner
2008 Zenkoku Shinshu Kanpyokai Prize-winner
2006 Zenkoku Shinshu Kanpyokai Gold
2005 Zenkoku Shinshu Kanpyokai Gold
2003 Zenkoku Shinshu Kanpyokai Gold
2000 Zenkoku Shinshu Kanpyokai Gold