Make Your Own Gin in a Distillery in Asahikawa, Hokkaido

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Duration
5 hours
Number of Guests
1 - 4 guests
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English
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An EAT! MEET! JAPAN award-winning experience in Asahikawa, Hokkaido! Tour a distillery, taste different kinds of gin, and make your own! Lunch, gin tasting, two cocktails, and snacks included.
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Enjoy an EAT! MEET! JAPAN award-winning experience in a local distillery in Asahikawa, Hokkaido: tour a distillery, taste different types of gin, learn about botanicals, and make your own gin!
A Japanese set lunch (teishoku) at a local restaurant, two cocktails and seasonal snacks are included.
Taste different kinds of gin to see which one you prefer before you embark in making your own gin with botanicals of your choice.
Take home a few 200 ml bottles of the gin you made.
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
Gin owes its sharp and versatile flavor to a distinctive distilling process and multiple possible botanical combinations. In this unique three-hour experience, you’ll tour a local distillery to see how gin is made, taste different kinds of gin, and even make your own with botanicals of your choice. After your spirit-making efforts, you’ll enjoy two cocktails paired with seasonal snacks. A set lunch at a local restaurant is also included in the experience. Itinerary: -Arrive at Takasu Distillery and participate in a tour of the facility, where you will learn about gin and see how it is made. -Taste several varieties of gin at the distillery’s bar. -Learn about botanicals and how they affect gin flavors. -Enjoy a Japanese teishoku set lunch at a local restaurant (several options available). -Make gin by choosing from an assortment of botanicals. Then, taste it to see how it turned out! -Enjoy two cocktails with a selection of seasonal snacks. -Take home a few bottles of your original gin! Takasu Distillery can be reached in 30 minutes by taxi from Asahikawa Station. Asahikawa, Hokkaido’s second-largest city after Sapporo, is a lush, rural city crossed by clear rivers and enclosed by mountains. Packed with attractions and activities, Ashikawa hosts a yearly winter festival with eye-catching ice sculptures and is home to a distinct, hearty ramen aptly named Asahikawa ramen. This experience earned an EAT! MEET! JAPAN award in 2023. EAT! MEET! JAPAN is a government project that promotes authentic food experiences to preserve and share Japan's unique gastronomy with the world.
Inclusions
Guide fee
Gin-making experience
Lunch
Exclusions
Transportation to and from the venue
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
Meet directly at the Takasu Distillery in Asahikawa, approx. 30 minutes by taxi from Asahikawa Sta. A Google Maps link will be provided upon booking.
Remarks
Please note that the minimum drinking age in Japan is 20 years old.
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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The northern island prefecture of Hokkaido offers a beautiful natural landscape whose diverse environment produces high-quality local meat, vegetables, and seasonal seafood to create regional cuisine and famous dairy products.
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Earliest available date: April 22, 2024
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Free cancellation (2 days notice)
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals