Sake, or Nihon-shu, is the most representative alcoholic beverage in Japan. Sake may be available at your place, but I'm afraid that some of them are different from real sake, or you have taken sake only at a sushi restaurant. I offer this online introduction to the Sake World with a private lesson via Zoom meeting system for you to get a basic understanding of sake before your tour to Japan.
Asia/Tokyo (UTC +9hs)
Preparation: Please prepare online communication facilities for ZOOM and download its free application. iPhone is all right, but iPad or PC is recommended for a better view of a PowerPoint presentation.
Online Introduction of Sake World: The online introduction will be made with our face-to-face communication using a power point display on your screen with the following contents;
1. Brief Sake History
2. Sake and Shintoism
3. Sake vs. Wine and Beer
4. Sake Production Process
5. Sake Classification (Premium Sake)
6. Sake Serving Temperatures
7. Sake and Food Pairing
8. Sake Facts
9. Ozawa Shuzo (A sake brewery in Tokyo)
Q & A: You can raise any question at any time during the presentation since there will not be any other participants except yourself/yourselves and me.
Review of the Online Tour: You will receive the presentation material in a pdf file for your review of the sake knowledge.
Real Tour to Tokyo: Visit Tokyo and pick up a tour to Ozawa Shuzo, see my tour "Sake Brewery in Tokyo plus One". You can also ask me to customize a tour, especially for you.
You will be a sake expert with various ranges of knowledge regarding real sake, Please introduce sake to your friends too.
PDF file of the online tour PowerPoint slides (after the tour)
Zoom meeting environment at your place
Inbound tour has been resumed. Wearing a mask depends on individual decision, and you can enjoy tour and cultural experience in Japan now.
The tour starting time is flexible, but please consider that I am available from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Japan time on days in the tour calendar.
Time in Japan is 9 hours ahead of UTC (or GCT, London time), and no summertime system in Japan.
The Zoom meeting system will be operated with just two participants of yourself and myself, but you may invite your family or friends in front of your screen too.
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Thank you very much for your review comment. I feel very sad that I could be with you for the first two days only. Your stay in Tokyo was "too" calm because of Covid-19. It was lucky that your symptom was just moderate and fortunately, I was not infected. You have to visit Tokyo again soon for the two days you missed to be with me. I'll wait for such days to prepare some exciting experiences for you. Thank you again.
It was our first day and first time in Japan. We wanted help with the subways, visiting our first restaurant, etiquette for visiting our first Temple and a tour of Shinjuko. We asked “Yama-San” to do that and he created a tour to match our request. Great day!
Thank you for your comment. The day was a great day for me being with you, three beautiful couples. I could feel your love throughout the tour. Hoping to see you again, Yama.
Yamada-San and his lovely wife Sana’e-San are perfect hosts and offer visitors an authentic view of Tokyo life, hours of fun learning the ancient art of origami and their charming hospitality. We went with our two children - ages 9 and 12 - and had a great time.
Dear Daria san, Thank you very much for your comment. We also have a very nice and heartwarming time with your beautiful family. We were much impressed with the good manners of your sweet kids and imagined your home filled with love. It was our pleasure to show you another face of Tokyo that cannot be found in guidebooks. Hoping you find some more things impressive throughout your days in Japan. Very best regards, Yama