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Toyama Crafts and Craft Brews Tour with Dinner
Organized by Kyoko Takano
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Number of Guests
2 - 10 guests
Visit a metalworking factory and learn the techniques to make your own sake cup to use at the distillery, where you'll enjoy a fine Japanese-style dinner!
Tour a Takaoka copper factory where you'll enjoy traditional local crafts
Make your own tin sake cup to use at the tasting experience
Tasting experience and distillery tour of Wakatsuru sake distillery and Saburomaru distillery
On-site dining at Wakatsuru's restaurant, which specializes in Toyama products and live music
If the clang of metal sounds just as exciting as a clink of toasted glasses, you'll love this tour of Toyama's home brew industries. Start the afternoon with a walkthrough of Nousaku, where some of the finest Takaoka copperware is made from special bending techniques. There, you'll try casting your own "guinomi" sake glass as a souvenir. Next, you will travel by taxi from the heat of forges to the Saburomaru Whiskey Distillery. This old distillery also hosts the only whiskey distillery in Hokuriku, a special treat for guests eager to discover Japanese whiskey's home turf. At the distillery, you'll enjoy a tasting of not only delicious sake, but some of the region's finest seasonal cuisine at the on-site restaurant, "Kamado flamme Tanzaburo". Get ready to raise a glass to a one-of-a-kind evening in Toyama!
Tour of metalworking factory and casting experience
Souvenir sake cut
Sake and whiskey maker's tour and tasting
Dinner at the distillery
Transportation to and from the venue
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
Takaoka Station or Shin-Takaoka Station
Business hours and tour availability vary by location, please inquire with ample time before your desired experience date.
Tour guests will meet at Takaoka station or Shintakaoka station.
Takaoka in western Toyama is the second largest city in the prefecture. Know as the "Land of Water," this area is abundant with natural spring water from seven large rivers. During the Edo period, under the Maeda family, the region became known for its impeccable craftsmanship. Popular crafts include copper and lacquerware. The area is also known for its temples, including the beautiful Zuiryuji Temple.
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Select at least 2 guests
Select at least 2 guests
(11 - 100)
Earliest available date: December 22, 2023
Please note that the time is in Japan Standard Time.