Sake Tour & Tastings w/ a Sake Brewer in Nishinomiya (Hyogo)

Organized by Andrew Russell
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Duration
4 hours
Number of Guests
1 - 8 guests
Language
English
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Vegetarian
Explore Nishinomiya, a city between Kobe and Osaka in the sake region of Nada Gogo, Hyogo, with a sake master who will teach you expert insights as you sip on some of the finest local brews.
Highlights
Stroll the city of Nishinomiya, stopping at museums, breweries, shrines, and more, to learn about the area’s local history, as you hear insights about sake-making from a sake brewer guide.
Enjoy guided tastings and comparative tastings curated by a brewer, and feast on some of the area’s most luscious sake varieties.
Learn insider’s tips from your guide, Andrew, a sake brewer and the host of Sake Deep Dive podcast, who has dedicated his life to the craft.
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
Located between Osaka and Kobe, Nishinomiya is something of a gem hidden in plain sight. At first glance, the city might not seem all that different from other rural Japanese towns, but it's actually unlike any other, particularly in terms of sake production: part of Nada Gogo, one of the country's most prolific sake-making regions, Nishinomiya is home to some of Japan's highest-quality sake. In this tour, you’ll explore the city's attractions and discover its sake heritage and history while enjoying some of its finest brews, one sip at a time. Your guide, Andrew, will draw from his extensive experience working in sake breweries to take you on an unforgettable exploration of Nishinomiya's sake legacy. While best known as the host of the Sake Deep Dive podcast or the creator of the Origin Sake website, Andrew also puts his sake knowledge to use in crafting unique tours like this one, allowing him to share his love for the craft with visitors from around the world. Experience flow: -Meet your guide, Andrew, at Nishinomiya Station -Walk to Nishinomiya Shrine and visit the source of Miyamizu, a type of water used for sake brewing that has been dubbed as miraculous and is a key element of sake -Visit two local breweries: Nihon-Sakari, where you will enjoy a sake tasting, and the Hakushika Memorial Museum of Sake, where your guide will explain traditional sake brewing techniques -Finally, wrap up at a family-owned kaku-uchi, a traditional liquor store where you can enjoy drinks and snacks. Here, you’ll taste different kinds of sake curated by your guide while you unwind and reflect on your Nishinomiya adventure.
Inclusions
Guided tastings of several local sake varieties
Guidance about the sake-making process from a professional sake brewer
Entry to breweries and museums
Exclusions
Transportation to and from the meeting point
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
Meet your guide at Nishinomiya Station, about 15 minutes from Kobe-Sannomiya or Osaka-Umeda Stations by train on the Hanshin Line. More detailed information and a Google Maps link will be provided upon booking.
Remarks
Tours can be customized or extended upon request. Please contact your host upon booking.
Cancellation Policy
Cancel your booking at least 2 days before the experience start time to receive a full refund minus a 3.2% transaction fee.
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Hyōgo is home to the best beef in the world, Kobe beef, and that’s not all. From vast natural parks to one of the oldest and biggest castles in Japan, this prefecture covers all bases with natural beauty and a thriving food culture inspired by Chinese and French immigrants in the port cities.
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Earliest available date: May 29, 2024
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For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals