This local sake brewery is famous for their “sotenden” sake, which is made using the local water and rice from Kesennuma. You’ll enjoy a tasting of a variety of fine sake products, and receive a small bottle of sake to take home with you as a Kesennuma souvenir! Following the sake brewery tour, you will visit a local sushi restaurant where you can enjoy a tasting with a sake and sushi pairing, matching various types of sake with seasonal sushi dishes.
During this sake tasting and sushi pairing session, you’ll learn all about how sake is made, but also how this brewery in Kesennuma got back on its feet in the aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquake. Since the disaster, this Kesennuma sake brewery has pulled it together to continue its delicious legacy of over 100 years of sake-brewing. Since then, it’s become a multi-award-winning brewery, and has continued to be shaped by the local community and sake makers.
This sake brewery has long been dedicated to the craftsmanship and technical skills involved in sake brewing, and also represents the resilience found in the fighting spirit of the people who make this delicious Japanese sake. With a long tradition of sake brewing with local and high-quality ingredients, their brewing expertise has been bottled in their 3 main sake specialty styles. Enjoyed at home, at local restaurants, or during special occasions, this sake from Miyagi Prefecture is absolutely top shelf!
Tour of the sake brewery in Kesennuma and learn about its history
See the sake brewing process firsthand (only available from October to April)
Try different types of sushi paired with sake from the brewery
Take home a special sake gift
2-hour Sushi Pairing and Kesennuma Sake Brewery Tour
Japanese sake brewery tour
Meal at a local sushi restaurant
Mini souvenir bottle of sake to take home
Meeting Point and Meeting Time:
The meeting point is at the experience location. Detailed information will be given upon booking.
Please note that the drinking age in Japan is 20 years old.
The brewing season is from October to April. If you visit during the off-season, you will not be able to see the brewing process.