Castle➡Senami hot spring➡Salmon fishing(autumn)

Murakami will show you the real Japan without any heavy make-ups.

The dramatic sunset into the sea is well known.


Mr. Tatsuro Kudo “Tacchan”


Owner of SAKE (Japanese rice wine) shop in Murakami city in Niigata. You must meet him in your life, since he is an amazingly friendly, warm, interesting, and kind person who always makes you happier than usual. Are you depressed? Meet him! Did you have anything unlucky?

Talk to him and sing a song with him. Yes, he is not just the owner of the SAKE shop. He is a singer, guitarist, and an artist of calligraphy and illustration with his distinctive style. Everyone calls him “Tacchan!” when he is lonely, need someone to talk, would like some sake of course. Tacchan always welcome you with his warm universal big and happy heart wide open. It is worth to visit Murakami for just meeting this guy. It gives you to believe in humans again. Are you a tea master? OK, meet him. You’ll see how limited your mind was. Tacchan is amazing.