Historical Sake Brewery Tour & Tasting in Western Tokyo

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Duration
4 hours
Number of Guests
1 - 6 guests
Accessibility
Wheelchair Accessible, Stroller Accessible, Family-friendly, Pet-friendly
Language
English
Other
Gluten-free, Kosher, Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescetarian, Nomihoudai
Experience a different side of Tokyo far from the bustle of the city in this guided tour of a sake brewery in the mountainous western part of Japan’s capital city.

Highlights

Enjoy a guided visit to a historical sake brewery in western Tokyo, where you’ll learn about sake production, history, and culture with a sake expert
Taste several kinds of sake in a guided tasting and find your new favorite
Experience a side of Tokyo that most visitors don’t see in the lush mountainous region of western Tokyo, away from the hustle of skyscrapers and neon lights
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals

Experience Details

Tokyo is known for embracing technology but also maintains a strong artisanal tradition. While many beverages are mass-produced, for instance, sake is still produced using traditional methods passed down for generations, which ensures a distinct taste and unique regional variations. Each brewery prides itself on the distinctive character it imparts on its bottles, which results in no two being the same. This tour invites you to embark on a unique journey with a sake expert to a historical brewery nestled in the serene mountainous region of western Tokyo, a part of Japan's capital city that remains undiscovered by most visitors. Here, you will delve into the rich history and culture of sake and witness the traditional brewing and fermentation methods in action. The tour culminates in a guided tasting of several sake varieties, ranging from fresh to premium, in which you will appreciate the enormous versatility of sake and its many possible kinds and flavor notes. Leading the tour is Yusuke, a seasoned sake expert who is the former overseas operation manager of the Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association (JSS) and acted as a judge of the Japan Sake Awards in 2022. He was born and raised in western Tokyo, is well-versed in brewing, and is eager to share his knowledge to answer all your sake and Tokyo-related questions. His passion for sake is contagious and makes this tour special, so be prepared to fall in love with sake if you haven't already! Experience flow: -Meet your guide at the meeting point in western Tokyo -Tour a historical brewery and learn about sake fermentation and production from the brewers themselves -Enjoy an exquisite tasting of different sake varieties to find your favorite one -Visit the brewery shop before the end of the tour to take some of your favorite bottles home

Inclusions

Guided visits to a sake brewery
Tasting up to 6 different kinds of sake
Lunch

Exclusions

Transportation to and from the meeting point

Meeting Point and Meeting Time

Meet your host at Higashimurayama Station in Western Tokyo. More detailed information and 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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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: August 10, 2024
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Free cancellation (2 days notice)
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals