Japanese sake (rice wine), also known as nihonshu, is an aspect of Japan food culture that gets a lot of attention, with sake brewers taking immense pride in the work that they do. If you have ever been curious about how Japanese people make this delicious drink, then the Toshimaya Shuzo Sake Brewery Tour is perfect for you. During this sake brewery tour, you will visit Toshimaya Shuzo, a brewery that was established in 1596, and even uses spring water from Mt. Fuji to make some varieties of sake. It is one of the oldest sake breweries in Tokyo, the perfect place to learn about the long history of Japanese sake. As you tour the brewery, your local guide will help you understand the process of making sake, from start to finish.
After that, ready yourself to partake in an all-you-can-drink sake tasting. Compare their flavors, learning about how the various factors (like type of rice used, rice polishing ratios, filtration techniques, terroir and regional characteristics) influence the final product. Taste different types of sake, like junmai sake, origarami sake, and mirin. You can also always ask the local guide if you have questions.
3-hour brewery tour (1.5 hours at the brewery)
A local English-speaking guide
Transportation fees to and from the sake brewery
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
The meeting point is in front of the JR Takadanobaba Station Waseda Exit gate around the entrance area. There are several exits so please be careful. Meeting time is at 13:50. This sake brewery tour runs from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Please make sure you arrive 10-15 minutes early for this tour so that you do not miss out.
No refund will be provided if you arrive late to the tour; it will start on time regardless of your attendance.
The minimum drinking age is 20 years and above in Japan. Alternative drinks will be served for participants who are below 20 years of age.
Please to bring cash for transportation as it is not included in the price.