A Guided Tour around Saijo Sake Brewery Street in Higashi Hiroshima

 *OUTLINE 

Let’s walk along the “Sake Brewery Street,” one of the major brewing districts, where the white brewery walls stand in a row for ages!

The following is a Guided Model Course of Sake Brewery Street.

※Depending on the season and the day of the week, it may not be possible to look inside the storehouses.

※You may also drop by Higashihiroshima’s confectionery shops dealing with sweets that has a motif of Saijo’s sake.

*Hirata-ya Honpo : Established in 1916. Famous for “Taru-senbei,” sake barrel-shaped cookies.

*Sakura-ya : “Taru-monaka,” sake barrel-shaped wafer cake filled with sweet bean jam.
*HIGHLIGHTS

Sake Brewery guided tour at “Saijo” which is called “the three largest Japanese Sake spot”

The access is easy, just in front of Saijo station.

By drinking and comapring you’ll find your favorite Japanese sake.

Look around “Sake Brewery Street” at the town which there’re many sake breweries.

Stop by at the traditional confectionary stores established in 1860’s.
* Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
* Starts: Higashihiroshima, Japan
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




 *OUTLINE 

Let’s walk along the “Sake Brewery Street,” one of the major brewing districts, where the white brewery walls stand in a row for ages!

The following is a Guided Model Course of Sake Brewery Street.

※Depending on the season and the day of the week, it may not be possible to look inside the storehouses.

※You may also drop by Higashihiroshima’s confectionery shops dealing with sweets that has a motif of Saijo’s sake.

*Hirata-ya Honpo : Established in 1916. Famous for “Taru-senbei,” sake barrel-shaped cookies.

*Sakura-ya : “Taru-monaka,” sake barrel-shaped wafer cake filled with sweet bean jam.
*HIGHLIGHTS

Sake Brewery guided tour at “Saijo” which is called “the three largest Japanese Sake spot”

The access is easy, just in front of Saijo station.

By drinking and comapring you’ll find your favorite Japanese sake.

Look around “Sake Brewery Street” at the town which there’re many sake breweries.

Stop by at the traditional confectionary stores established in 1860’s.

Itinerary
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Pass By: Higashihiroshimashi Sight Seeing Information Center, 7-chōme-23-35 Saijōchūō, Higashihiroshima, Hiroshima 739-0025, Japan

1.【1 Hour Course】①

Saijo Station Information Center → Hakubotan Enpogura Storehouse

(The white-walled exterior of the Sake Brewery)→ Remains of Ochaya (Honjin)→ Kamotsuru Brewery (30 minutes: Sake brewing video, Sake tasting, Sake sales, Tasting water for sake brewing) → Kirei Brewery (10 Minutes: Sake tasting, Sake sales, Sake goods sales, tasting water for brewing) → Streets lined with breweries, Wells (Saijotsuru Brewery, Hakubotan Brewery) → Saijo Station

2.【1 Hour Course】②※Weekdays Only

Saijo Station Information Center → Hakubotan Enpogura Storehouse (The white-walled exterior of the Sake Brewery) → Remains of Ochaya (Honjin)→ Kamotsuru Brewery (25 minutes: Sake brewing video, Sake tasting, Sake sales, tasting water for brewing) → Kirei Brewery (10 Minutes: Sake tasting, Sake sales, Sake goods sales) → Saijotsuru Brewery (Tenpo Isui Well) → Hakubotan Sake Brewery (10 minutes: Tour of the premises, Sake tasting, Sake sales, Tasting water for brewing) → Saijo Station

3.【1 1/2 Hour Course】③

Saijo Station Information Center → Hakubotan Enpo Storehouse (The white-walled exterior of the Sake Brewery) → Remains of Ochaya (Honjin)→ Kamotsuru Brewery (40 Minutes: Sake brewing video, Sake tasting, Sake sales, Tasting water for brewing, Brewery tour) → Fukubijin Sake Brewery (10 minutes: Sake tasting, Sake sales, Exhibition facility tour) → Kugurimon Gate → Kirei Sake Brewery (10 minutes: Sake tasting, Sake sales, Sake goods sales, Tasting water for brewing) → Streets lined with breweries, Wells (Saijotsuru Brewery, Hakubotan Brewery) → Saijo Station

4.【1 1/2 Hour Course】④※Weekdays only (②Scenic course in a slower manner)

Saijo Station Information Center → Hakubotan Enpo Storehouse (The white-walled exterior of the Sake Brewery) → Remains of Ochaya (Honjin)→ Kamotsuru Brewery (35 minutes: Sake brewing video, Sake tasting, Sake sales, Brewery tour) → Kugurimon → Kirei Sake Brewery (15 minutes: Sake tasting, Sake sales, Sake goods sales) → Saijotsuru Brewery (Tenpo Isui Well) → Hakubotan Brewery (15 Minutes: Tour of the premises, Sake tasting, Sake sales) → Saijo Station

5.【1 1/2 Hour Course】⑤

Saijo Station Information Center → Hakubotan Enpo Storehouse (The white-walled exterior of the Sake Brewery) → Hakubotan Sake Brewery (10 minutes: Tour the premises, Sake tasting, Sake sales) → Remains of Ochaya (Honjin) → Kamotsuru Sake Brewery (25 minutes: Sake brewing video, Sake tasting, Sake sales, brewery tour) → Kirei Sake Brewery (10 minutes: Sake tasting, Sake sales, Sake goods sales) → Kugurimon Gate → Fukubijin Sake Brewery (10 minutes: Sake tasting, Sake sales, Exhibition facility tour) → Shusenkan (Former Sake Brewery) → Kamoizumi Sake Brewery (10 minutes: Sake tasting, Sake sales) → Take a bus in front of Youme Town shopping center

6.【1 1/2 Hour Course】⑥

Saijo Station Information Center → Hakubotan Enpo Storehouse (The white-walled exterior of the Sake Brewery) → Sakagura Dori, lined with sake breweries, along Saigoku Kaido Street, Wells (Saijotsuru Brewery, Hakubotan Brewery, Kirei Brewery) → Kamoizumi Brewery (60 minutes: Brewery tour, Sake tasting, Sake sales) → Take a bus in front of Youme Town shopping center

Stop At: Kamotsuru Sake Brewery, 9-7 Saijohommachi, Higashihiroshima 739-0011 Hiroshima Prefecture

Sake brewing video, Sake tasting, Sake sales, Tasting water for sake brewing

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Kirei Sake Brewery, 8-18 Saijohommachi, Higashihiroshima 739-0011 Hiroshima Prefecture

Sake tasting, Sake sales, Sake goods sales, tasting water for brewing

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Hakubotan Brewery, 15-5 Saijohommachi, Higashihiroshima 739-0011 Hiroshima Prefecture

Tour of the premises, Sake tasting, Sake sales, Tasting water for brewing

※Weekdays Only

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Kamoizumi Sake Brewery, 2-4, Saijo Kamiichicho, Higashihiroshima 739-0006 Hiroshima Prefecture

Brewery tour, Sake tasting, Sake sales

※1 1/2 Hour Course

Duration: 1 hour