Hiroshima sake breweries tour with lunch in Saijo
Minimum age: 20
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- 4 historic sake breweries
- Local specialty hot-pot lunch
- Tasting different kinds of sake
All about the trip
Join us in Saijo to visit 4-6 historic sake breweries and enjoy local lunch; snacks, with an English speaking local. We will take a stroll through the historic streets going from brewery to brewery to enjoy samples of local sake.Our tour begins with a tasting and sake explanation at a representative brewery of Hiroshima Sake. We will learn about the brewing process (Please note: that the sake brewing process is not available to the public in Japan due to sanitary and health inspection regulations.)Then, we will head off to try a local specialty hot-pot dish made with premium sake, and other tasting plates made with local ingredients (hot-pot must be ordered in advance so please no last-minute bookings are possible, but we may have an alternate lunch menu). After lunch, stroll the picturesque streets and go brewery hopping. At each brewery, we will be able to sample different kinds of sake. Visit a local cafe and enjoy sweets and a snack break inspired by Japanese Sake.
Our tour begins with a tasting and sake explanation at Kamotsuru. This sake brewery is representative of Hiroshima sake. Kamotsuru boasts an impressive line up of 12 unique bottles. Visiting this spot first we will see many artifacts and learn about the brewing process. Please note: that the sake brewing process in not available to the public in Japan due to sanitary and health inspection regulations.
After our first brewery visit, we will head off to try a local specialty hot-pot dish made with premium sake, called Bishu Nabe, and other tasting plates made with Saijo ingredients. Learn about the history of this tasty dish at a local lunch spot. (bishu nabe must be ordered in advance so for last minute bookings for the tour we may have an alternate lunch menu.) After lunch, stroll the picturesque streets and go brewery hoping. Tasting rooms are each unique and you can sample many kinds of sake and sake based products. Visit a local cafe and enjoy sweets and a snack break inspired by Japanese rice wine.
At each brewery will sit be able to sample different kinds of sake. If you find a type you like, the brewery shops carry a huge variety for you to purchase and take home.
What is included in the price
- Lunch and dessert
- Sake tastings at 4 local sake breweries
- Tour guide
What is not included in the price
- Additional fee for a Spanish-speaking guide of USD 28 per person
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off can be arranged for an extra fee
- Transportation costs
- Additional drinks or food
If you are not able to arrive at the meeting point by the departure time, the tour will start regardless and no refund will be provided.
Changes to tours and spots we visit may occur due to schedules of restaurants, public holidays, weather conditions and other unforeseen circumstances. Applicable substitutions will be made in this case.
For this tour, it is possible (with advanced notice at the time of booking) to make adjustments to support the following dietary restrictions: pescetarian, gluten free.
Please keep in mind, however, that we cannot make an allergy free or dietary restriction food guarantee. Also some stops may not have a viable substitution but we will make every effort to compensate at different stops throughout the tour.
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