Sake Brewery Tour & Tasting With Sake Sommelier in Okutama

Organized by Ryuta Aizawa
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Duration
5 hours
Number of Guests
2 - 8 guests
Accessibility
Family-friendly
Language
English
Other
Gluten-free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescetarian
Sample sake to your heart’s content in West Tokyo’s oldest brewery, where a sake sommelier will hand-pick a selection of drinks for you to try.

Highlights

Learn more about the world of sake from an enthusiastic guide
Go on an in-depth sake brewery tour
Enjoy a garden-side sake tasting experience with food pairing
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals

Experience Details

Ryuta, an enthusiastic sommelier, has had his fair share of enlightening experiences in the world of sake. After a few uninspiring first sips, he discovered a light, floral sake that changed his view of Japan's national drink forever. Ryuta went on to study under the masters of 300-year-old sake brewery Ozawa in Okutama, where he invites his guests to retrace the mind-opening journey. Now, Ryuta goes by the nickname “Wasabi” and shares his love for Japanese culture and tradition through sake tours of Okutama. During this experience, you'll sample five to six of Ozawa Brewery’s ten varieties of sake and listen to personal anecdotes and relatable stories from Ryuta’s own adventures. This opportunity was made possible thanks to Ryuta’s close relationship and solid trust with the brewery, which is otherwise not offered in English! The trip includes a fun-filled train ride from Shinjuku to the rolling hills and bright greenery of Okutama, a beloved hiking area and nature spot for Tokyoites, followed by a brewery tour and tasting session. What dreams are made of? Sipping sake alongside small bites surrounded by the nature of West Tokyo. Wandering the area, you can also find regional foods and snack including tofu made with Okutama’s clear water. This tofu is meant to be consumed the day it’s made, making Okutama one of the only places you can try it!

Inclusions

An English-speaking and knowledgeable guide
Tour of Ozawa Brewery
Sake tasting (5-6 glasses of Ozawa sake)
Small bites served with the sake during the tasting session

Exclusions

Transportation to and from the meeting point
Additional food, drinks, or souvenirs

Meeting Point and Meeting Time

Shinjuku Station in front of 800 Degrees Pizza

Remarks

Cash on hand is recommended
Guests under 20 years old will not be able to drink sake
Please be considerate of others when taking photos

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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Experience Location

Over 14 million residents call Tokyo home. Functioning as Japan's economic and cultural center, it's no surprise the metropolis often appears at the top of travelers' bucket lists. Here, you can find everything from traditional tea houses to futuristic skyscrapers.
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Earliest available date: July 27, 2024
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For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals