Sake Brewery Tour in Kansai


“Sake Brewery Tour” Special 3 courses;

The roots of sake brewing are in Kansai

“Sake” is a unique Japanese liquor made from “water” and “rice“. Kansai is the largest sake producing area in Japan. Kansai’s sake have “beautiful” characteristic, which is made from pure water and rice, and is created by the four seasons of Japan and the craftsmanship of brewers.

In the third century, the word “sake” appears in the literature the first time. Since then, sake has evolved into a drink for noble people, and from around the 8th century, sake was actively brewed at temples. By the high brewing technique of the temple, the clear sake called “Sumisake” has been completed.
Because there is a record that a temple in Kansai created it, Kansai is considered to be the “birthplace of sake”


H-46 Nada-Gogo (Hyogo)

Nada-Gogo is one of Japan’s leading sake breweries, consisting of five areas: Nishinomiya-Go, Mikage-Go, Uozaki-Go, Nishi-Go, and Imazu-Go.
We introduce summary of a sake brewery and vaunted excellent sake, funny sake, visit facility.
Nada Gogo flourished in the coastal areas of Kobe and Nishinomiya, and sake brewing has been passed down from the Muromachi, Edo period to the present day.
Hyogo Prefecture, including Nada Gogo, boasts the largest production of sake in Japan. Nada Gogo, which boasts the number one production in the prefecture, is blessed with a climate suitable for sake brewing, it is “the best sake in Japan” with excellent water (Miya-mizu), rice, and skill.
“Nada Gogo” was designated by the Commissioner of the National Tax Agency as a geographical indication (GI) for alcoholic beverages on June 28, 2018.
Sake, which calls itself “GI Nada Gogo,” meets the established production standards and guarantees the characteristics of alcoholic beverages through examination.
As a characteristic, it is “a liquor with a harmonious taste element and a sharp aftertaste”, and called “Otoko-zake”(mannish sake).

K-68 Fushimi (Kyoto)

On the other hand, Fushimi is characterized by its soft taste and fine texture due to the medium hard water (Fushi-mizu) that contains a good balance of minerals.
Its history is said to be the Yayoi period when rice cultivation began, and the full-scale flowering of sake brewing was in the Azuchi-Momoyama period, when Toyotomi Hideyoshi built Fushimi Castle, and Fushimi prospered as a castle town.
Fushimi sake, which has been nurtured in a rich natural climate and refined in Kyoto culture, is called “Onna-zake” (feminine sake).

N-69 Nara

And Nara is the birthplace of sake.
During the Sengoku period, sake brewing by a monk at Shoryakuji Temple in Nara (Bodhi-moto , Moroshiro brewing) was considered to be the prototype of Japanese sake (from “Kuchikamizake” (ancient type) to current type of sake), and it has been actively brewed since the Muromachi period.
In addition, Oomiwa Shrine (Miwa Myojin) in Sakurai City is enshrined by Okuninushi, the god of sake, and is worshiped by sake brewers nationwide as the god of sake.


/// FIT package

We can arrange this tour for individual, family, or the small group, following to your designated date, through the year.

Now, we have 3 courses;
H-46: Nada-Gogo (Hyogo)
K-68: Fushimi (Kyoto)
N-69: Nara

Let’s enjoy the most luxurious trip by taking a walk around the related spots in each of the three unique breweries!


/// Itinerary H-46 Nada-Gogo (Hyogo)

9:30 Meet at Hanshin Nishinomiya station, then visit Sake brewery in Nada-Gogo,  by taking train and walk. 

9:45 Visit Nishinomiya shrine, where is called “Ebessan” means Ebisu, and famous for Fuku-Otoko (Lucky Guy) event in every new year.
10:00 Visit Hakushika sake brewing company and museum, then visit Monument of the origin of Miyamizu
11:30 Visit Hashihaka-kofun (burial mound), where is considered to be the tomb of Himiko (female ruler of ancient Japan).
12:00 Visit Fukuju sake brewing company, take lunch with sake served at the Nobel Prize award ceremony dinner.
14:30 Visit Kiku-Masamune sake brewing company.
15:30 Visit Hama-Fukutsuru sake brewing company.
16:30 Visit Sakura-Masamune sake brewing company.

At each brewery, you can enjoy brewery tours, tastings, and shopping.

17:30 Arrive at Hanshin Uozaki station, then finish the tour.

/// Price

Number
of Guests
 1 2  3 4-5  6 or more
(Max 8)
Price 
/ person
(Yen)
 70,500  38,000  27,000 22,000  22,500

Price Include:

  • Hanshin train 1day ticket 
  • English (or other languages) speaking guide
    (English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, Thai)
  • Entrance fees and sake brewery tour fee described in the itinerary for guests and guide
  • Lunch at Fukuju for customers and guide, except drink
  • Commission for arrangements
  • Commission for settlements by credit card
  • Consumption tax

Price Exclude:

  • Transportation costs to the meeting place / ending place
  • Accommodation costs
  • Food and beverage fee for customers and guide, except lunch
  • Souvenir fee / personal expenses
  • Expenses for services not described in the itinerary

/// Itinerary K-68 Fushimi (Kyoto)

 9:30 Meet at JR Kyoto station, then visit Sake brewery in Fushimi,  by taking train and walk. 

10:00 Visit Fushimi Momoyama castle and Momoyama Goryo, where is Meiji Emperor’s tomb. 
Then, visit Gokounomiya shrine, watch the monument of “birthplace of Ginza” and ” Money changer historic site”.
11:30 Visit Fushimi-Yume Hyakushu, in this shop, there are all of lie-up of Fushimi”s sake, and enjoy tasting 16 brands.
12:30 Visit Kizakura sake brewing company, take lunch “Ryoma Gozen”.
14:00 Visit Teradaya, where is a historical stage where Ryoma Sakamoto was attacked.  
Then, visit Battle place of Fushimiguchi, statues of Ryoma and Oryo (Ryoma’s wife).
15:00 Take “Jikkoku-bune” boat tour of hydrophobicity. 
16:00 Visit Gekkeikan sake brewing company and museum.

At each brewery, you can enjoy brewery tours, tastings, and shopping.

17:30 Arrive at Kintetsu Kyoto station, then finish the tour.

/// Price

Number
of Guests
 1 2  3 4-5  6 or more
(Max 8)
Price 
/ person
(Yen)
 74,000  41,000  30,000 24,000  25,000

Price Include:

  • Train fare between Kyoto and Momoyama
  • English (or other languages) speaking guide
    (English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, Thai)
  • Entrance fees and 16 brands of sake tasting fee described in the itinerary for guests and guide
  • Lunch at Kizakura for customers and guide, except drink
  • Commission for arrangements
  • Commission for settlements by credit card
  • Consumption tax

Price Exclude:

  • Transportation costs to the meeting place / ending place
  • Accommodation costs
  • Food and beverage fee for customers and guide, except lunch
  • Souvenir fee / personal expenses
  • Expenses for services not described in the itinerary

/// Itinerary N-69 Nara

9:00 Meet at JR Nara station or Kintetsu Nara station, then visit Sake brewery in Nara prefecture, the birthplace of sake by chartered car. 

9:30 Visit Shoryakuji temple, where is considered the birthplace of current type of sake brewed by monk.
10:00 Visit Yagi sake brewing company.
11:30 Visit Hashihaka-kofun (burial mound), where is considered to be the tomb of Himiko (female ruler of ancient Japan).
12:30 Visit Oomiwa shrine (Miwa-Myojin), where the god of sake is enshrined, take lunch by yourselves, recommend local food “Miwa Somen” noodle, then visit Imanishi sake brewing company.
14:00 Visit Fujiwara Palace Ruins, where was the capital of the Asuka period before relocated to Heijokyo in the Nara period.
14:30 Visit Kita sake brewing company.
15:30 Visit Emperor Jimmu’s tomb (burial mound), who is said to be the first emperor of Japan.
16:00 Visit Umeno-yado sake brewing company.

At each brewery, you can enjoy brewery tours, tastings, and shopping.

18:00 Arrive at Kintetsu Kashihara-Jingu-Mae station, then finish the tour.

 

/// Price

Number
of Guests
 1 2  3 4-5  6 or more
(Max 8)
Price 
/ person
(Yen)
 150,000  76,000  51,000 39,000  36,000

Price Include:

  • Chartered car
  • English (or other languages) speaking guide
    (English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, Thai)
  • Entrance fees and sake brewery tour fee described in the itinerary for guests and guide
  • Commission for arrangements
  • Commission for settlements by credit card
  • Consumption tax

Price Exclude:

  • Transportation costs to the meeting place / ending place
  • Accommodation costs (available to book by request)
  • Food and beverage fee for customers and guide
  • Souvenir fee / personal expenses
  • Expenses for services not described in the itinerary

Regarding these standard courses, we can arrange the plan upon your request by adding / deleting destinations, and combining other courses before and after, making reservations of accommodation, transportation, restaurants, or event tickets, etc. Please contact us by all means.

Please see here for the arrangement fee.

ex.1 Arrangement for accommodation
Room charge 10,000yen(1night 1person) + Commission 1,650yen(incl. c-tax)=Total 11,650yen 

ex.2 Arrangement for additional transportation
Super express train 20,000yen(1person) + Commission 3,300yen(incl. c-tax)=Total 23,300yen 


/// Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy for this course;

Days to Departure Cancellation Charge
More than 31 days 10,000JPY
30-15 days 50% of trip price, Min 10,000JPY
14-8 days 70% of trip price, Min 10,000JPY
7 days or Less, No Show 100% of trip price

Please refer to “Price, Terms and Conditions” for other detailed regulations.


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