If you visit Hiroshima without taking the time to attentively sample the local sakes, then you're missing out. With 50 or so brewers, Hiroshima is one of Japan's three great sake-producing areas, along with Fushimi in Kyoto and Kobe's Nada district. The city is also home to the National Research Institute of Brewing. This one-of-a-kind institution in Japan for studying sake organizes the Annual Japan Sake Awards, where the year's best sake in Japan is selected right here in Hiroshima. Truly, Hiroshima is also a great city of Japanese sake. Hiroshima sake, with its rich flavor crafted from the area's bounteous natural surroundings, is highly popular even among Japanese sake connoisseurs. You really should visit a brewer and experience the world of sake like nothing you'll taste anywhere else.