Sake Made from the Heavy Snowfall on the Sacred Mountain of Mt. Myoko

Factory tour and tasting at Kimi-no-i Shuzo Sake Brewery

Cuisine
Culture
Activity
From 800JPY per person

RECOMMENDED FOR:

Small Groups

TOUR DURATION:

About 1 hour

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STORY

Kimi-no-i Shuzo sake brewery has over many years been the recipient of multiple gold awards at various national sake competitions. Established in 1842, it is located in the Arai-juku on the Hokkoku Kaido Highway - a historically very important road where rice, salt, seafood, and Sado gold were transported in the Edo Period. The heavy snowfall in the area creates natural refrigerating conditions, while the ancient, sacred Mt. Myoko provides clean underground water - making Arai an ideal location for brewing sake. Please enjoy this visit to the Kimi-no-i Shuzo factory and appreciate the taste of sake blessed by nature.

HIGHLIGHTS

► This wonderful facility, which has appeared many times on Japanese TV, has endured over 100 years of great snowfalls. See the staff dining hall that was used by kurabito (brewery workers) many years ago, and the old tools still used in the sake creation process.
► Free tasting of 2 recommended sakes from Kimi-no-i Shuzo.
► Take home the bull’s eye ochoko sake cup as a souvenir.

WHAT IS INCLUDED:

◉ Guide fee (Japanese Language)
◉ Sake tasting
◉ Bull's eye ochoko sake cup souvenir

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:

◯ Transportation to/from the meeting point
◯ Insurance (please purchase travel insurance in your own country)
◯ This program does not include a translation service. A translator will be arranged, and an extra fee will apply.
◯ Anything else not specified (The bank transaction fee shall be covered by the customer.)

SEASON:

May~October

LANGUAGE SUPPORT:

English (optional)

PARTICIPANTS:

Min: 2       Max: 15

FITNESS LEVEL:

Suitable for all

SKILL LEVEL:

Suitable for all

START/END TIME:

Customer's desired time

AGE/HEIGHT:

No restriction (sake tasting is only for 20 yrs and above)

PRICE PER PERSON:

800JPY

BOOKING:

30 days in advance

ACCESS (Start)

Kimi-no-i Shuzo
9 minutes walk from Arai Station on Myoko Haneuma Line

ACCESS (Finish)

Kimi-no-i Shuzo
9 minutes walk to Arai Station on Myoko Haneuma Line

PARKING:

Available

ITINERARY

TIME CONTENT

Customer's desired time

  • Meet at Kimi-no-i Shuzo
  • Factory tour (about 35mins)
  • Tasting and shopping (about 25mins)
  • Finish at Kimi-no-i Shuzo

PHOTO GALLERY

Clothing/What to bring

N/A

Cancelation by the participant

► 5 to 7 days prior 20%
► 2 to 4 days prior 30%
► Day before 50%
► Same day/No show 100%

Cancelation by provider

If strong winds or bad weather are forecasted, the activity may be canceled. In this case, contact will be made by the evening of the day before and there will be no cancelation fees.

Other

► Tour not available on weekends, holidays, or scheduled closed days.
► Tasting is limited to those who will not drive after the activity.

Tour booking/enquiry

This is an enquiry, your booking will be confirmed after we have checked availability and received payment.
You will be sent a payment request via PayPal which you can pay either by PayPal or credit card.

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