Handa has been a town for the brewing industry since the Edo period. The Mizkan Group’s Museum of Vinegar “Su no Sato”TM is Japan’s only general museum for vinegar and the best place to learn the history and manufacturing process of vinegar. Admission is free but reservations are required. Around the museum, the brewery storehouses and the moat create a unique atmosphere. The old beer factory, “Handa Aka-renga Tatemono” (Handa Red Brick Building), still stands in the city. Niimi Nankichi Kinenkan is a museum honoring Niimi Nankichi, an author from Handa who wrote the fairy tale “Gongitsune,” has six dioramas of his works. The Handa Dashi Matsuri is held every five years on the first Saturday and Sunday in October and 31 gorgeous floats are on display in the city.