Saijo....Sake Town

Food & Drink

Mayumi I.

4.92
(84) reviews
Hiroshima
English
3 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 5 people

After 30 min. train ride from Hiroshima, you arrive at this tiny town, SAIJO. Just follow chimneys and you find SAKE here. In this small town, you wi...

Itinerary

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Meeting Point

Hiroshima Hotel /Station or Saijo Station

SAIJO, sake making community

Ending Point

Hiroshima Hotel/Station or Saijo Station

What to Expect

After 30 min. train ride from Hiroshima, you arrive at this tiny town, SAIJO. Just follow chimneys and you find SAKE here. In this small town, you will encounter the world famous and time-honored sake breweries. Enjoy waking around and drop in at some of sake breweries to have a taste. Good rice and quality water are indispensable for making good sake, though. This town has both of them. Furthermore, to make efforts to keep the source of water clean, the SAIJO sake brewers association donates one yen for every bottle of sake sold. Let's explore the splendid nature and sake culture.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee

What‘s not included

Transportation fees (you and guide if you want a guide to pick you up at Hiroshima)

Important Information

The grand Tori Gate of the Itsukushima shrine in Miyajima is fully covered now with scaffold due to its repair work as it has been more than 140 years since the present 8th gate was erected in 1875. The completion time has not been informed yet. However what Miyajima has is not only the Tori Gate. 14 % of the whole island was designated as a UNESCO world heritage site. The gate is just part of it and I believe you still cannot miss this beautiful island even the gate itself is covered unfortunately. Thanks for your understanding.

if you are interested in this tour, please contact me first before your booking.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time

Frequently Asked Questions

How much do we need for transportation fees?

One way fare from Hiroshima to Saijo is about 740JPY.

Break down= Central Hiroshima - Hiroshima Station <160JPY/person by Street car>, Hiroshima-Saijo <580JPY/person by JR train>,

Once you arrive at Saijo, you just enjoy walking around.

I am traveling alone, though. Can you make it for me?

Sure. You are very welcome.

I would like to offer some discounted guide fee for an individual tourist. Please contact me anytime.

Even you are a group of 6 or more. I will be ready for that.  So just let me know.

Can you make a morning tour?

Yes.

I will be arranging the tour in any way you want.

Reviews

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Meredith J.

Mar 4, 2020

Wonderful day in Hiroshima!

We had a wonderful day in Hiroshima. Mayumi is wonderful-she shares a wealth of knowledge both on the sites we visited and how to get there. This has been one of the best tour experiences I’ve ever had. I highly recommend Mayumi!!

Mayumi I.

Dear Meri, I appreciate your wonderful review. I was forever grateful that you were able to come to Japan and Hiroshima to share your time and joy wth us. Now we have a difficult time and many sites & facilities are shut down, though. I hope you will have good memories in Japan and come back to fully enjoy next time. Again I was so touched by your consideration and thoughtfulness. Please give my best regards to your son and friends. Thank you very much. Mayumi

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Yean teng L.

Jan 30, 2020

A wonderful with Mayumi

My wife and I spent a wonderful day with Mayumi at Miyajima and Peace Park. We were blessed with good weather (despite earlier rain forecast), and more importantly, informative, understanding and helpful guide. We have been to both places previously on our own many years ago. However, with Mayumi as our guide, we felt like we were visiting them for the very first time! Should we return to Hiroshima again, we will certainly engage her as our guide again!

Mayumi I.

Dear Yean san. I appreciate the awesome review you kindly left. I couldn’t be happier. The day I spent with you was surely memorable and joyful. It felt on the auspicious first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year, which made it more special for you. I was honored that I could be with you and your gracious wife on that special day. I was also very grateful for everything you two kindly did for me. May every day of the New Year brings you sweet surprises that fill your life with happiness. With gratitude, Mayumi

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David P.

Jan 16, 2020

Tour of Hiroshima Castle & Peace Park & Museum

Very interesting informative & enjoyable

Mayumi I.

Dear David and Family, I am so grateful that you took the time out to leave such a good review. I would love to continue providing my guiding service to awesome clients like you. Thank you very much. Best, Mayumi

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Carol P.

Jan 13, 2020

Loved Rabbit Island and was able to stop at

Had a wonderful day with Mayumi. She was so helpful and patient. She worked very hard to do everything I asked and more. I really enjoyed talking to her and learned a lot. She is very knowledgeable and a lot of fun! We went to Rabbit Island and talked a lot on the way over and back. I know I was an unusual client since I am quite old and still asked to go to Rabbit Island. :) She packed a LOT into one day for me. It is a day I will remember always. Thanks Mayumi. I hope I can return to Hiroshima some day to do some more sightseeing. I did not have time to see everything. I need to return.

Mayumi I.

Dear Carol, I thank you so much for the excellent review you kindly posted! I am very happy you loved the tour with me. I also loved the wonderful time spent with you. There is a famous Japanese idiom which describes a cultural concept of treasuring the unrepeatable nature of a moment; Ichi-go, Ichi-e. It can be translated as " once in a life time" or " treasure every meeting as it may not come again". However I can’t wait to have you back here, Lol. Wish you great health, happiness and successful business. Best. Mayumi

$166/ per group