About Nagareyama City

Nagareyama City, also known as ‘the closest forest city from central Tokyo.’ This Japanese city of 200,000 people is located in the northwest part of Chiba Prefecture, just 20 minutes away from central Tokyo by train, and it is known for its beautiful nature and rich history. Nagareyama City is the birthplace of shiro-mirin, or white mirin, a type of sweet rice wine that was originally consumed as a beverage but is now widely used as an essential condiment in Japanese cooking. The city has thrived through its mirin-brewing industry for over 200 years since the mid-Edo period, and storage buildings with their unique architecture dating back to the Meiji […]