Ishii Miso Brewery

信州の味噌蔵・石井味噌
6
Address
1-8-1 Uzuhashi
TEL
0263-32-0534
Website
http://ishiimiso.com/english/guide1.html
Business Hours
8:30
11:00
14:00
17:00
Lunch 11:00 - 14:00
Closed
Open all year round
SNS

Ishii Miso Brewery was founded in 1868 (the end of the Edo era) and is still producing miso by a unique traditional and natural method.

Miso, soybean paste, is an essential ingredient in Japanese cuisine. We have miso soup every day and sometimes use it for other dishes. Miso is a fermented food so it is very healthy. Nagano Prefecture, where Matsumoto is located, is the top producer of miso (46%) in Japan. Miso used to be made in homes, but now many Japanese people don’t know how to or find out how to make miso.

In Ishii Miso Brewery, you can see inside the brewery and have a lunch including miso soup, salad with miso dressing, rice balls, and even ice cream made using their miso.

One special thing about this brewery is that they ferment the miso for over three years. Normal, cheap ​mass-produced miso is fermented only a few months in a factory. The taste of Ishii’s three year old miso is much deeper and tastier than normal miso. Ishii uses wooden barrels to ferment miso, which is also unique. Normally the barrels are plastic or metal, but wooden barrels enable air to permeate making them good for fermentation.

Shop Hopping Tickets

Fill out the survey and hand over your ticket to get this:
A free miso ice cream with purchases of ¥1,000 or more (tax excl.)
Learn more about Shop-hopping Tickets here!

Access

TRAIN

15 min walk from Matsumoto Sta.

BUS

3 min walk from the Matsumoto Bijutsukan (Museum of Art) Bus Stop of the Shindai Yokota Line

CAR

15 min from the Matsumoto Interchange
  • Recommend

    3-year Miso Paste

    ¥1,080
    Traditionally made miso paste fermented for three years. It is made with Japanese ingredients and no additives. It has a reddish color and deep flavor.
  • Recommend

    Miso Lunch Set

    ¥1,000
    A hearty meal featuring tonjiru (miso soup with pork and vegetables) made with Ishii's three-year miso paste, a miso-grilled rice ball, miso pickles, salad, and a small scoop of miso ice cream.
  • Recommend

    Miso Soft-serve Ice Cream

    ¥300
    Delicious soft-serve flavored with Ishii's three-year miso
Mon, Oct 22, 2018