Private Tour - Sake Brewery and Japanese Life Experience Tour in Kobe

Sake breweries are scattered in the Nada area, where the area is known as one of the best sake breweries in Japan.
Several breweries are open to the public, and they are popular with tourists because they offer tours of the production process and free tastings.
Sake brewing in Nada has been active since the Edo period and now accounts for about 30% of Japan’s total sake production.

The location, climatic environment, quality of rice, and water are just perfect to brew sake in Nada. Those are essential for sake brewing, and the craftsmanship has been handed down from generation to generation with its techniques.

This tour will not only introduce a sake brewery and tasting but will also introduce you to the food culture using sake, strolling through local shopping streets.
By learning about the efforts of the people involved in sake brewing, as well as feeling the daily lives in the area, you will be able to understand the appeal of sake.
* Duration: 3 to 4 hours
* Starts: Kobe, Japan
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




Sake breweries are scattered in the Nada area, where the area is known as one of the best sake breweries in Japan.
Several breweries are open to the public, and they are popular with tourists because they offer tours of the production process and free tastings.
Sake brewing in Nada has been active since the Edo period and now accounts for about 30% of Japan’s total sake production.

The location, climatic environment, quality of rice, and water are just perfect to brew sake in Nada. Those are essential for sake brewing, and the craftsmanship has been handed down from generation to generation with its techniques.

This tour will not only introduce a sake brewery and tasting but will also introduce you to the food culture using sake, strolling through local shopping streets.
By learning about the efforts of the people involved in sake brewing, as well as feeling the daily lives in the area, you will be able to understand the appeal of sake.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum, 4-5-5 Sumiyoshi Minamimachi, Higashinada-Ku, Kobe 658-0041 Hyogo Prefecture

Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum: This is a museum that was built in the early Taisho era. The museum displays the traditional sake brewing process and operations, and visitors can learn about the brewing process as well as see the historical architecture. You can also enjoy sake tasting.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Kobe Shu-shin-kan Breweries, 1-8-17 Mikagetsukamachi, Higashinada-Ku, Kobe 658-0044 Hyogo Prefecture

Kobe Shushinkan: This is also a sake brewery that has been in business for 250 years, since the Edo period. The brewery produces Fukuju, which is drunk at Nobel Prize -dinners and is highly regarded both in Japan and abroad. Find your favorite flavor at the tasting corner and make it your souvenir.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Konan Muko no Sato, 4-chōme-4-8 Mikagetsukamachi, Higashinada Ward, Kobe, Hyogo 658-0044, Japan

Kobe Konan Mukonosato: Specializing in pickles and Mirin (sweet cooking rice wine). Mirin is made from the same raw materials as sake and is an essential part of Japanese cuisine. By learning about the similarities and differences between sake and Mirin, you can learn more about Japanese food and sake.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Suidosuji Shotengai, 4-2-6 Suidosuji, Nada-Ku, Kobe 657-0831 Hyogo Prefecture

Suidosuji Shopping Street: An arcade shopping street with about 500 stores. It is a local district closely connected to people’s daily lives, where you can experience and enjoy the Japanese daily lives. You will be able to feel the warmth of the local atmosphere that you cannot experience in large modern shopping malls.

Duration: 30 minutes