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Sake Brewery Visit/Tasting Tour to Niigata Prefecture

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Walking through old traditional streets in Niigata will bring you back in time where you will be able to feel the sense of the past times combined with modern.

Niigata is famous for its beautiful coastal and mountainous sceneries but Niigata prefecture is also well known for the brewing of "miso" "soy sauce" "sake" which have been carried out for centuries.

Day Trip from Toky Tour will start 8:00am at your hotel and take Shinkansen to Niigata prefecture where you spend half day.

Niigata Tour Guide - Takano Y.
Takano Y.
4.97 / 5
(40 reviews)
07:50 AM

Meeting Point

At your hotel in Tokyo

10:00 AM

Sake Tasting at a Sake Brewery which was founded in 16 century.

10:50 AM

Soy Source Tasting at Koshino Murasaki Brewery or Miso Brewery visit at Hoshino Honten.

01:00 PM

Sake Brewery Tour at a Sake Brewery known for best pure-rice daiginjo

The tour duration could be either 20 minutes or one hour depending on the day of your tour.

11:40 AM

Vsit to famous Saffron Wine Storehouse with colorful reliefs of zodiac animals on the plaster wall

12:20 PM

Lunch at a Japanese restaurant operated by sake brewery.

Enjoy sea food and vegetable Mini-Kaiseki dishes plus Soba noodle for lunch. Sake to match your lunch is a must.

Ending Point

At your hotel, or at JR Tokyo station

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Inclusions & Exclusions

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What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pick-up in Shinjuku/Shibuya area

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What‘s not included

・transportation fee (you and guide) --- If you have JR pass, then round trip transportation cost from Tokyo to Niigata prefecture on JR Shinakansen for you is nill. JR round trip tickets 18,000 yen per person is required.

Taxi cost for three ~four rides in the local area cost 6,000 yen

・lunch --- depending on your preference, several type of lunch can be arranged. My recommendation is to go for mini traditional multi-course Kaiseki lunch which costs 2,400 + per head. Sake to match your lunch is additional.

・sake and soy source tastings inside the breweries are free of charge.

・overtime guide fee $50 (or equivalent amount in JPY) per hour or $30 per 30 minutes if applicable.

・hotel pick-up fee $10 outside Shinjuku/Shibuya area

Tour Important Information

If you have JR Passes, Shinkansen cost will be minimum. If you do not, it will cost 18,500 yen to purchase Shinkansen round trip ticket per person.

Advance reservation is recommended to join sake brewery factory tour

Important message from the guide

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Born and raised in Niigata prefecture, visit my mother and sister who live in Niigata city every month from Tokyo. Niigata has lots of attractions for tourists, including Yahiko Shrine/suspension cable car ride to the top of Mt. Yahiko, Northern Culture Museum where you can see the richest farmer's residence and garden, sake breweries with free sake tasting, castle towns like Shibata city or Murakami city, winter ski resorts with four meters of snow, delicious local sea food from Sea of Japan or from Sado Island/ fruits and brown edamame. It takes only two hours by Shinkansen train to reach Niigata from Tokyo.

Niigata prefecture and Niigata city each has a population of 2.3 Million and 0.8 Million, good sizes but much smaller than Tokyo, the biggest city area in the world. By experiencing both Tokyo on the Pacific Ocean side and Niigata on the Sea of Japan side, you can taste both modern gigantic city life/culture and traditional city/rural life/culture in Japan.

In addition to Greater Tokyo Area where I live, I will be happy to be your guide in any cities/areas on the Sea of Japan side as well.

My tour destinations outside Greater Tokyo area include Niigata-city, Nagaoka -city, Itoigawa-city, Sado island, Nagano city, Snow Resorts in Niigata and Nagano mountain areas, Yamagata city, Tsuruoka city, Sakata city, Kanazawa city, Oono city, Echizen city, Tsuruga city, Fukui city, Gokayama and Shirakawago which are World Heritage sites famous for Gassho-zukuri and Kyoto/Nara.


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Niigata Tour Reviews

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John W.

5 / 5
Apr 11, 2024

Best of Tokyo in one or two day(s)

Tokyo
7 hours

With Takano Yoshi, We Felt Japanese

My wife and I spent our first two days in Tokyo with Takano Yoshi. Having lived in the US, India and other countries, Yoshi is sensitive to the intimidation of being a stranger in a strange land. Spending time with Yoshi is more than a tour, it is a cultural revelation, replete with insights and suggestions that will enrich your further travels in Japan and beyond. Yoshi's guidance enhanced our entire two-weeks in Japan. We will introduce Yoshi to everyone we know going to Japan and will re-engage him when we return. Takano Yoshi surpassed our expectations. Arigato gozaimasu Yoshi!!!

John W.

It is good to hear from you, John san. You must have returned safely to your residence in Virginia Beach by now. I enjoyed walking with and eating lunch with Kim san John san who can appreciate the real Japanese food such as Sushi and Japanese eels. Please visit Japan again during cherry blossom season.

N

Noah K.

5 / 5
Jan 3, 2024

Best of Tokyo in one or two day(s)

Tokyo
7 hours

First Day in Tokyo

Yoshi was an excellent host for our first day in Tokyo. He met us in the lobby of our hotel, showed us how to navigate the trains so we were comfortable the next few days on our own. He showed us some hidden gems in the fish market and picked out the most perfect piece of toro tuna for us. He shared great stories along our route. We enjoyed talking Michigan Football with him! Go Blue.

Noah K.

I enjoyed touring with Noah san and his family in Tokyo. Just as we both hoped for, Michigan defeated Alabama in Rose Bawl and will head for the Final against Washington next week. Go blue!

Jena H.

Jena H.

5 / 5
Nov 28, 2023

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Tokyo
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A great day exploring Tokyo!

Yoshi was a fabulous guide, showing us all the must-see places in Tokyo. His English was fantastic. It was very helpful to have a local helping to answer all our questions and know where the best places to go were. Thanks Yoshi for showing us around your city, we can't thank you enough.

Jena H.

You must have returnd to your residence in Colorado by now. It has been my pleasure to introduce major attractions in Tokyo including good Japanese restaurant for lunch to you and your husband. Please come back to Japan again during cherry blossom season in Spring.

$447/ per group

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