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Everyone in Japan has heard of Nada sake at least once in their lives. Characterized by a sharp and dry flavor, it is sometimes referred to as the “Nada man’s sake”. The five areas where this sake is produced are known as the “Nadagogo (five villages of Nada)”, and are located along the coast of Hyogo Prefecture. These areas have many historic sake breweries and are renowned for sake production in Japan. The areas are ideally located near the production area of the high-quality “Yamada Nishiki” brewer’s rice, where the subsoil “Miyamizu” water of the mineral-rich Rokko Mountains is gathered and the cold winter wind blows down from Mount Rokko to enhance the flavor of the sake. They are also conveniently close to a harbor, making transportation efficient and helping them to grow into major sake production areas.