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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 the A-Z of sake brewing at the 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. Good quality rice and water is essential to making an tasty and high quality sake.
You will see conscientious skills of artisans making sake in Nada Gogo. Additionally, you will enjoy tasting sake samples and observing Japanese-style sake storehouses 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 sake production. 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 causes the flavour to taste bad.

2. Famous rice in Hyogo "Yamada-Nishiki"
Yamada Nishiki is famous as a well-suited rice to make sake with.
This origin of this rice lies in Hyogo prefecture, and does not contain protein and fat because of its vast starchy material. This good balance produces an elegant flavour and sake that will surely please your tastebuds.

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 mountain, called "Rokko Oroshi"
In winter, cold ""Rokko Oroshi"" blows from Mt. Rokko to the nearby Nada area.
This cold wind brings the temperature down which is vital for sake brewing. Many storehouses are constructed to let the wind come in.

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

Tour Detail

Tour Style

The date for this private program can be arranged upon your request.

 An English-speaking local guide will accompany 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.