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Sake Sensations: an Exclusive Tasting with a Sommelier

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Thanks to its ideal climate, Takayama boasts a wide variety of local sake brewed at multiple private breweries. Each brewery has a different philosophy; understanding them will give you insight into how to enjoy the local masterpieces. Your guide will take you on an exquisite and culturally rich tasting experience at one of the breweries. Indulge in the world of sake with your guide, an International Sake Sommelier, and get detailed tips on how to enjoy Japan's national drink!

Takayama Tour Guide - Mika S.
Mika S.
4.96 / 5
(25 reviews)
12:00 PM

Meeting Point

Anywhere in the central part in Takayama

You guide will take you inside of one of the breweries that's usually closed to the public

Tasting different types of sake at a local breweries

Detailed explanations about how to enjoy sake, such as the most suitable temperature

Detailed explanations about the various types of sake

Detailed explanations about the delicate sake brewing process

Detailed explanations about the differences between sake and other alcoholic beverages

Ending Point

Anywhere in the central part in Takayama

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Inclusions & Exclusions

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What‘s included

Sake tasting tour guided by an International Kikisake-shi (Sake Sommelier)

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What‘s not included

Additional tasting (160-330 JPY)

Tour Important Information

・Some topics covered on the tour: the most suitable temperature to enjoy sake, the various types of sake, the sake brewing process, the differences between sake and other alcoholic beverages, how to pair sake with food, etc.

・We will visit 1 private sake brewery during the tour. Please contact me for additional fees to visit 2 or more breweries.

・Each brewery specializes in a unique type of sake! No matter which brewery you visit on the tour, there will be around 5 types of sake for you to taste included in the guide fee. You can pay on-site for additional tastings not included (160-330 JPY).

・Please note that I cannot take responsibility for any accidents that occur during the tour. I highly recommend getting travel insurance before you come to Japan.

*PARTICIPANTS MUST BE 20+ YEARS OLD TO DRINK SAKE ON THIS TOUR.

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Takayama Tour Reviews

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Deborah I.

5 / 5
Jun 15, 2024

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Takayama
3 hours

A Wonderful Half-Day with Lovely Mika

We enjoyed strolling and learning about Takayama with Mika. We went thru the market, visited the local shrine and most fascinating was visiting the historic house. Mika was obliging and helpful and a great companion.

Deborah  I.

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! I’m delighted to hear that you enjoyed our stroll through Takayama. It was a pleasure showing you the market, local shrine, and historic house. I’m glad you found them fascinating. I enjoyed being your companion for the day and am happy to have been of help. I hope to see you again on another tour in the future!

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Ying sing L.

5 / 5
Mar 26, 2024

Takayama Half-Day Tour & Sake Sensations

Gifu
4 hours

Customized

Thank you Mika!

We did the Takayama and sake sensation tour combined with Mika. It was snowing heavily that day and Mika was very patient with us as my toddler was throwing tantrums due to the unexpected snow and rain at the same time. The most interesting part was the sake knowledge that has imparted to us during the tour. Lunch planned was delicious and Takayama morning is beautiful! Amazing tour highly recommended!

Ying sing L.

Thank you for the gracious review, Ying! I’m delighted that you enjoyed the tour despite the chilly weather. Your baby was absolutely adorable, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to be a part of his time in Takayama! Also, sake is essential in local Takayama culture, and it was a pleasure to share about it with you and Jun Lee. I look forward to welcoming you back on your next trips to Japan!

Mika was an outstanding guide for us to Takayama & Shirakawa

Mika was an outstanding guide for us to Takayama & Shirakawa showing us all of the little out of the way things & her knowledge was excellent. With us not knowing anything her recommendations were awesome. She helped us book our train tickets & a place to eat that night in Takayama where the food was excellent. The coffee shop was also an excellent recommendation. Would book her again as a guide in a heartbeat. 100%

Bryan O.

Thank you for such a kind review, Bryan! It was a pleasure hosting the tour for you and your lovely family! You had a keen interest in the local culture and I’m so happy I could help make memorable experiences during your time here. I had so much fun sharing the wonders of Takayama and Shirakawago. I hope to see you again on your next visit to Japan!

$63/ per person

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