Supreme Sake: Brewery Tour, Tasting, & Aged Sake in Gifu
Organized by Shigeri Shiraki
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Number of Guests
1 - 20 guests
Stroller Accessible, Family-friendly
Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescetarian
Sake lovers, unite! Tour Gifu’s revered Daruma Masamune Sake Brewery, learn about the production process, experience a sake tasting, then visit a special cellar filled with rare aged sake bottles.
Tour a historic Shiraki Brewery founded in 1835
Learn about Japanese sake from a knowledgeable guide
Learn about aged sake & see rare, vintage sake varieties
Taste a variety of sake including both young and aged (50+ years)
Become a sake connoisseur with a brewery tour and tasting in Gifu Prefecture. Tour Daruma Masamune Sake Brewery (formerly Shiraki Brewery), one of the region's top sake distilleries, learn about the production process, experience a sake tasting, and then visit a special cellar filled with rare aged sake bottles. Experience flow: Embark on a tour of Daruma Masamune Sake Brewery Learn about the production process and different varieties of sake Taste 6-8 varieties of sake, ranging from new to aged (50+ years) Visit a special cellar filled with rare aged sake bottles Sake Brewery Tour: Embark on a 30-minute guided tour of Daruma Masamune Sake Brewery to unravel the secrets of sake production. You'll witness the meticulous craftsmanship and centuries-old techniques that have been passed down through generations. Gain insight into the unique brewing processes that have made this brewery a cornerstone of Gifu's sake culture. Daruma Masamune Sake Brewery is a testament to the enduring legacy of sake production. Established in the year 1835, the brewery has withstood the test of time, even triumphing over the ravages of the Nobi Earthquake that struck the region a century ago. During this experience, you’ll uncover a particularly unique variety of sake known as Koshu, which originated in the Kamakura Era (approx.1200A.D). Koshu (meaning ‘aged sake’) was favored by the upper class, but eventually went out of production and eventually disappeared altogether, until now… Sake Tasting: After the tour, prepare to tantalize your taste buds with an exquisite sake-tasting experience. You'll sample a range of sake, starting with the youngest and progressing to the oldest, which reaches an impressive 50 years in age. Each sake offers a distinct flavor profile, showcasing the brewery's commitment to quality and tradition. Explore Vintage Sake Storage: As a grand finale to your journey, you'll get an exclusive glimpse into the vintage sake storage at Daruma Masamune.
A guided tour of a sake brewery in Gifu Prefecture
A sake-tasting experience including 6-8 varieties
Transportation to/from the meeting point
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
It takes around 30mins by taxi from Gifu station. It will be around 5000 yen. English address: 501-2528 61 Kadoyakado, Gifu City
Please do not eat natto (fermented soybeans) on the day of the tour; the taste, texture, & smell will compromise the sake-tasting experience
January to March is the busiest season; there will be less booking availability & tours may be limited to afternoon sessions
Gifu Prefecture is home to well-preserved historic villages, mountainous landscapes, and scenic open-air hot springs, with a proud culinary heritage spanning centuries.
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(20 - 99)
Earliest available date: December 4, 2023
Please note that the time is in Japan Standard Time.