Saijyo Sake Town Tour
Find your favorite Sake!
Sake is a most versatile drink that not only goes with Japanese cuisine but is also a fine accompaniment to many Western dishes. It's delicious both cold and hot.
The town of Saijyo is well known for its Sake. It is one of Japan’s Top 3 Sake production centers. The sake served at the formal dinner held by Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for Former US President Barack Obama was from Saijyo.
There are 6 sake breweries within a 15-minute walking distance of Saijyo Station. This tour visit them to learn the traditional skills and for Sake tasting.
The streets are lined with beautiful white walls and red-brick chimneys, telling us of their long histories. During the Sake making season, white steam clouds rise out of their buildings in the morning, and the sweet aroma of sake floats through the streets all day.
Our visits to the Sake breweries will allow you to:
Compare different Sake brands and find your most favorite Sake through sake tasting
Learn how to make Sake
Enjoy a traditional Japanese Sake production town along with its nostalgic scenery
We will also visit the Matsuo Shrine and Mitate Shrine where the God of Sake is enshrined. These shrines will provide you with an in-depth understanding of the Japanese culture.
Sake town scenery
Sake tasting to understand the grades of Sake (Find your favorite!)
Japan cultures at shrines
Private Tour Prices (JPY)
Adults & Children (12 years old or above) - Please refer to the prices per person based on the number of participants in the price list
Children (6 to 11 years old) - Please add JPY 500 / person
Infants (Newborn to 5 years old) - Please add JPY 500 / person
All-Inclusive - Our tour is ALL INCLUSIVE. You only need to additionally pay for your own lunch
If you don't have the JR West Pass which covers the Hiroshima area, JPY 1,200 for the Adults and Children (12 years old or above) and JPY 600 for Children (6 to 11 years old) is required respectively.
For more details about what else is included in the tour, please check out the brochures shown below:
Scenery of Sake Town - Sake is made from rice. For millennia, the Japanese agriculture has surrounded the cultivation of rice. Rice has played a significant role in the cultural development of both its people and land. The Japanese prayed for good rice crops at shrines in Spring and threw festivals to show the gods their appreciation for a bountiful rice harvest. Many festivals include an opening ceremony where a wooden barrel of Sake is cracked open in dedication to the gods, as well as performing Kagura dances, Sumo exhibitions and worshiping at portable shrines (Mikoshi) in Autumn.
Sake has a very special meaning for the Japanese, and it is still served at happy occasions, such as New Years, marriages, etc..
Please enjoy the Sake Tour in Saijyo where you can experience the ancient Sake brewing cultures and the nostalgic scenery of old Japan.
Scenery of Sake Festival in October - During the festival period, Saijyo becomes a very active town for Sake lovers with the all of their local events. More recently non-Japanese people have actively been participating in the local community events. Come visit Saijyo!
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