Niigata Sake Tour, Tasting, & Masterclass

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Duration
1.5 hours
Number of Guests
2 - 8 guests
Language
English
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Private Experience
Discover the world of sake in Niigata, a region that produces some of the finest in Japan. Learn about sake customs & culture from a Professional Sake Meister. Sake tasting and appetizers included!
Highlights
Learn from a Professional International Kikisake-Shi (Sake Meister)
Enjoy the rich flavors of Japanese sake and Japanese cuisine
Refine your palate by learning how to categorize sake
Discover your favorite sake and food pairings
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
Uncover the world of sake in Niigata, a region that produces some of the finest sake in Japan! Learn about Japanese history, culture, and customs via sake from a Professional Sake Meister (Kikisake-Shi), participate in a sake tasting, food pairing, and enjoy appetizers. You’ll leave this experience with a well-rounded understanding of Japanese sake, flavor profiles, and beyond. Planted on the northwest coast of Honshu (Japan's main island) lies the scenic prefecture of Niigata. Renowned for its stunning landscapes, snowy winters, and exceptional sake, Niigata offers a captivating blend of tradition and modernity that beckons visitors worldwide. Niigata produces some of the finest sake in Japan, thanks to its pristine water sources, high-quality rice, and the dedicated craftsmanship of its sake brewers. The chilly climate of the region plays a pivotal role in the sake-making process, as it facilitates slow fermentation, resulting in a refined and smooth flavor profile. Discover the fundamentals of Japanese sake from a team of passionate pros, assembled by Junya and Jenya–two expert guides who share an appreciation for Niigata and seek to share all this beautiful region has to offer with travelers and locals alike. With vast knowledge of the region's history, culture, and deep-rooted traditions, they bring a strong sense of professionalism to all of their experiences. Your sake masterclass experience will begin with an introduction to the sake industry in Niigata followed by information about the surrounding history, culture, and customs. Key learnings will include information about the sake-making process, different varieties of sake, flavor profiles, food pairings, and how the polishing process impacts the final flavor and aroma. Class flow: An introduction to sake production in Niigata Information about sake, the production process, flavor profiles, and more A sake tasting and appetizer pairings
Inclusions
4 different types of specialty sake
Freshly prepared appetizers
Lecturer fee
Venue fee
Exclusions
Transportation to and from the tour
Lecturer tip
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
At Gotokuya Jube Cafe and Shop
Remarks
The legal drinking age in Japan is 20 years old
When driving, the legal alcohol limit in Japan is 0 (zero)–this is strictly enforced
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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Known as the prefecture of rice and sake, Niigata is a popular area for skiers and onsen-goers that also offers stunning natural attractions in every season.
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Earliest available date: June 18, 2024
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Please note that the time is in Japan Standard Time.
Free cancellation (2 days notice)
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals