Rare Visit of Sake Brewery and the Owner's Traditional House in Shiga
IntroductionYou'll visit 150-year old Sake Brewery located on the west side of Lake Biwa in Shiga prefecture, which is just one hour trip from Kyoto. You will be guided by the brewery owner and learn why this region produces one of the foremost sake. In addition to brewery, you'll have a chance to visit owner's traditional Japanese house with welcome Green tea and Japanese confectionery. In the evening, you'll pass night at a traditional guest house which has a sunken hearth( fireplace). Usually both brewery and guest house are not open to public, so it's a rare occasion, don't miss out!
Highlights-Exclusive and extraordinary invitation to the owner’s home for relaxation and Japanese culture -In addition to the highest quality sake, enjoy Japanese green tea and home-made confectionery prepared served in their magnificent guest room -Observe and learn about “Kabata” the sustainable natural water system for the remarkable Sake. This program offers you not only a chance to visit Sake Brewery but also a chance to learn Japanese traditional living including cooking and eating. The city is called as “Shozu no Sato” which literally means a village which gives birth to water. Local people has enjoyed pure-water from “Kabata” the sustainable underground water source from the Hira mountain range for ages. The aquifers are shared with the village so they too can utilize the benefits natural spring aquifers for cooking, drinking in their daily lives. We also offer you local food cooked on the traditional Japanese oven or open-hearth called “Kamado” or “Irori”. Price per person(1-night stay) 53,333 yen(2 person) 44,000 yen(3 person) 40,000 yen(4 person or more)
Tour Style- There may be other participants. - English speaking staff will accompany you until you finish the dinner.
Group SizeMin. 2 persons Max. 4 persons
DurationDay 1 2:00PM Meet at Kawashima Sake Brewery for a leisurely stroll around “Shozu no Sato” 3:00PM Extraordinary experience and introduction of the brewery owners, master Brewers • Tasting “Matsu no Hana” • Green tea tasting • Japanese Calligraphy lesson and personalized sake label 6:00PM Visit “Taraichi tei” a Japanese traditional farmer’s home 7:00PM Dinner prepared in your own pot of “game” meat complete with instructions. Accommodations will be at this same home. Day 2 8:00AM Breakfast and free time 1:00PM End of the tour
Meeting PointAt Kawashima Sake Brewery in Takashima-city. Take JR Kosei Line Express from Kyoto Station to Shin-Asahi (45 minutes). The brewery is eight minutes’ walk from Shin-Asahi station.
Operating DayAll year around
What's included-One night stay, dinner and breakfast. -English speaking attendant is available until the end of dinner. -Other language guides are not available for this tour.
What's not included-Transportation to and from the meeting/parting place -Alcohol beverages during dinner
Other information-Inform us in advance if you have any request for food such as allergy or restriction. -Your reservation par email up until seven (7) business days prior to your designated tour date.
Tour TipsBooking process
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- Fees shall be paid through Credit Card. Currently no other payment method is accepted.
Reservations may be cancelled without a charge up to 9 days prior to the program date.
Reservations cancelled before 8 days to the program date will incur the following charges:
- Between 8 days and 3 day before: 20% of the program charge
- 2 day prior to tour date: 50% of the program charge
- 1 day prior or on the day of event or no show: 100% of the program charge