The other day we introduced a brewery located in Misato, Japan’s umeshu district. Today, we’d like to introduce a bar in the middle of Tokushima that specializes in umeshu and that serves Misato umeshu, too (liqueur made of ume, Japanese plums).
PLUM BAR is located in Akitamachi, Tokushima’s no.1 business district.
With a total of just 12 seats, it’s a compact shop. However, because of that it has a very pleasant ambience.
The bar is run by Hour Glass, which is also an umeshu brewery located in Misato. In other words, it’s a brewery run shop.
Hour Glass produces three types of umeshu: First, the sweet and easy-to-drink Ume Kororo, second, the mild-flavored Moon Flower, and third, with strong acidity and a rich flavor, is Blue Diamond.
First off, we recommend ordering the Misato no Umeshu Nomi Kurabe Set (Misato Umeshu Tasting Set) (JPY700).
The difference between them is the type of ume used.
“The flavor isn’t changed by liqueur or sweeteners, but by the type of ume”, is the slogan of the Hour Glass umeshu brewery. Ordering the 3-type set allows you to clearly enjoy the different ume flavors!
Another excellent choice is the Misato Otsumami Yusanbako Set (Misato Snack Picnic Case Set) (JPY500).
‘Yusanbako’ is the Japanese word for Tokushima’s traditional multi-tiered food boxes (lunchboxes) that were once taken to the hills and fields for picnics and the like.
The set includes umenoshi, which are sweets made with ume, roasted rice cake pieces, and dried blueberries.
All the snacks are made in Misato and go perfectly with umeshu.
As you can find varieties from all over Japan, and cocktails made using Misato-made umeshu, etc. you can really indulge yourself in the world of umeshu.
If you take a female friend, there’s no doubt she’ll be overjoyed!
For guys interested in chatting with ladies, it’s a shop worth checking out, too!
Address: Saita Building 2nd floor, 1-62-2 Sakaemachi, Tokushima city
Closed: Sundays, national holidays, and other irregular holidays
Parking: Coin parking available in the neighborhood
HP: https://www.facebook.com/TOKUSHIMA.PLUMBAR (Japanese)
Hour Glass HP: http://hour-glass.jp/ (Japanese)
Setouchi Finder Photo-writer: Daisuke Chiba
Daisuke Chiba / Photo-writer I was born in 1985 in Miyoshi City, Tokushima Prefecture, and now live in Tokushima City. After graduating university, I worked at a publishing company as an editor for various mooks, and in April 2014 I went freelance. I work as a photographer, copy-writer and editor, but also do product development and other stuff as well. If anyone needs me, I can do anything! Except, in spite of my being from Tokushima, dancing - I’m really bad at dancing Awa Odori!
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