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Visit Nada Sake Brewery from Kobe by a Private Vehicle

2016.09.12

Introduction

This is a private tour with chartered vehicle from Kobe. Learn A-Z about sake brewing at famous Nada Gogo area.
"In addition to a sake brewery visit, you will have a chance to see rice fields that is making ""Yamada-nishiki"", the famous rice made specifically for sake production and farmers who are making ""Komo"" Barrels for Sake.
You will see conscientious skills of artisans making sake in Nada Gogo."
You will enjoy tasting sake samples and observing Japanese-style sake storehouse during the tour.
At the end of tour, we will guide you to our recommended restaurant where you can enjoy sake and dinner.
*Food and beverage is not included in this tour price.

Price per group
1 to 3 persons: 44,300 yen
4 to 8 persons: 62,600 yen

About sake brewing of Nada
Nada Gogo is a suitable place for sake production and it is known for producing a number of high quality sake.

There are 4 elements to product high quality sake
1. Hard water with high minerals, called "Miya-mizu"
Water is essential to make a good sake. Miya-mizu is a spring water that contains minerals such as phosphorus, calcium and potassium. It is known as a miracle water, because it doesn't contain iron which makes the flavor bad.

2. Famous rice in Hyogo "Yamada-Nishiki"
Yamada Nishiki is famous for a well-suited rice for sake.
This rice with an origin of Hyogo prefecture doe not contain protein and fat because of the huge starchy material. This good balance produces elegant flavor and good-tasting sake.

3. Master sake brewer or "To-ji"
Master brewer leads other brewery staff and is responsible for sake production.
Most of master brewers in Nada Gogo are from Tamba, so they are called Tamba To-ji as well.
Since they compete ruthlessly with others in Nada, their skills and knowledge are at the highest level.
It is said that the sake culture in Nada is protected by these To-ji.

4. Cold wind from mountsin, called "Rokko Oroshi"
In winter, cold ""Rokko Oroshi"" blows from Mt. Rokko nearby Nada area.
This cold wind brgins the temperature down and is vital for sake brewing. Many storehouses are constructed to let the wind comes in.

Sake which is made with these 4 elements are called ""Nada-no-kiippon"" and represents the highest grade sake in Japan.

Tour Detail

Tour Style
This private program date can be arranged upon your request. 

English-speaking local guide will accompany with your party

Meeting point: Your requested station or hotel in Kobe city
Group Size
1 to 8 persons
Duration
4.5 hours
Destination
Tour Itinerary
Please choose your requestd time slot
A. 9AM-1:30PM
B. 12:30PM-5PM

1. Pick-up at a station or hotel in Chuo-ward in Kobe
2. Visit rice fields of Yamada Nishiki
3. Visit a rush mat farmer of sake barrel
4. Visit the storehouse of sake rice
5. To Mt. Rokko observatory
6. Visit a sake barrel factory or a hoop factory
7. Visit a sake brewery and sake tasting
8. Drop off at a recommended restaurant in Sannomiya or Motomachi

Recommended restaurants:
Kobe beef steak restaurant "Moriya Honten'' (4,800〜15,800 yen): https://goo.gl/MrBdVn
Japanese cuisine that has two Michelin stars "Gensai" Luch 5,400 yen〜 Dinner 13,460 yen〜: http://goo.gl/zVvvEy
Japanese local izakaya (tavern) "Sennin Daikan" Lunch 1,000 yen Dinner 4,000 yen〜: http://goo.gl/OOeAbq
Plentiful sake and Japanese-fusion food "Sake Yashiro" Dinner 5,000 yen: https://goo.gl/O3t7DZ
Casual French at a restaurant that is listed as nationally designated important cultural property "TOOTH TOOTH maison 15th" Lunch 2,000 yen〜 Dinner 5,000 yen〜: https://goo.gl/yBzKmS
Japanese-style French "Matsushima" Lunch 5,000 yen Dinner 9,000 yen: http://goo.gl/Elejcn
What's Included
- Chartered vehicle
- Guiding fee
- Souvenir
What's not Included
- Lunch/Dinner fee
Tour Tips
Booking process
1. Please contact us for availability through ‘BOOK IT’ button below.
2. We will check the availability and come back to you within 1 business day.
3. Payment request will be sent via Paypal.
4. Reservation is done upon receiving your payment. Confirmation e-mail will be sent to you.

Payment
- Fees shall be paid through Paypal. Currently no other payment method is accepted.

Cancellation Policy
Reservations may be cancelled without charge up to 2 days prior to the program date.
Reservations cancelled less than a day before the program date will incur 100% of the program charge.
*Time is in JST.