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Otokoyama “Hiyaoroshi”
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Otokoyama “Hiyaoroshi”


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As playful as a seal pup

A seasonal “hiyaoroshi” sake, which means it’s brewed with matured rice from last fall. This maturation helps develop flavor and aroma. Like the playful seals on the bottle, this sake is light and makes us happy! The calming aroma of rice blends with hints of fruit. On the palate is a mix of creamy and savory flavor with enlivening acidity and just a touch of playful nuttiness.


Brand Otokoyama
Brewery Otokoyama
Category Junmai
Subcategory KimotoNamazume
Taste Profile Rich & Dry
Rice variety Miyamanishiki
Yeast variety Association No. 701
Alcohol 15.0%
RPR ? 60%
SMV ? 0
Acidity ? 1.8
Values listed are at the time of production.

Serving Temperature

The best serving temperature of Otokoyama “Hiyaoroshi” is cold (40-60°F).
  • Recommended
  • Not Recommended


Otokoyama “Hiyaoroshi” - Hokkaido

Otokoyama is made in Hokkaido.

Taste Metrics

Tasting Notes

  • Pear

  • Cream


Recommended Pairing

  • Meat

  • Veggies



With a history spanning over 340 years, this brewery’s sake was a favorite of the Tokugawa shogunate. It was so popular with people in Edo, it was even depicted in works by one of Japan’s most famous “Ukiyoe” painting masters, Utamaro. Brewed in Hokkaido, the northernmost island in Japan, Otokoyama uses water from Mount Daisetsu, literally meaning “lots of snow.” The ice water along with crisp cold air in harsh climate of Hokkaido translates into the dry and sharp taste of sake.

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