Nishimatsu-tei（西松亭) is an authentic Japanese kaiseki restaurant with 90 years of history. They were recognized by Gault&Millau 2019, a restaurant guidebook from France, as one of the 19 best restaurants in Gifu. They specialize in kaiseki cuisine, the traditional banquet-style meal which originated as an accompaniment to the Japanese tea ceremony. Kaiseki emphasizes the freshest seasonal ingredients available, and the menu changes depending on the time of year and the local harvest.
During this tour, you will also get to visit Ochobo Inari Shrine, one of Japan's three largest inari shrines. Inari shrines are recognizable by their tunnel-like corridors of vermillion tori gates, leading up to the main entrance. The Ochobo Inari Shrine was built in honor of the god of business and it is crowded with many worshippers (such as self-employed people or managers) during festivities that take place at the end of every month, lasting all night long. During the daytime on weekdays, you can take a pleasant stroll around Ochobo Inari. There are many small shops along the way. You can pick up some miso pork cutlet skewers, or you can have roasted catfish at speciality restaurants.
Then, after lunch, we will visit the sake brewery. Mizutani Brewery is a historic brewery that has been around since the end of the Edo period. Together, we will learn all about Japanese sake production, and enjoy a sake tasting.
Transportation fees between locations during the tour
Lunch at a kaiseki restaurant
Sake brewery visit
Transportation to the location
Extra food around Ochobo Inari Shrine (bring cash)
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
Meet at 10 am in front of the golden clock in Nagoya Station.
Please wear comfortable shoes as this tour will involve lots of walking