Tokyo Sake Brewery Tour plus One

Food & Drink

Koichiro Y.

Tokyo
English
9.5 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 4 people

You are interested in Sake, aren’t you? Sake is popularly explained as “rice wine”, but the expression is not correct. In this tour. we will visit Ozawa Shuzo in Ome city, Tokyo, and learn various issues on sake. After the brewery visit and beautiful Japanese lunch there, you will touch nature in a suburban area in metropolitan Tokyo.

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Meeting Point

At your hotel in central Tokyo

8:30 AM: Pick you up at your hotel, and briefing of the tour. Pickup time may change for your hotel location.

9:30/9:15 AM: 90/110 min. JR train ride from Shinjuku/Tokyo Station - On train, you will learn basic knowledge on sake, and see variation of Tokyo scenery from business/commercial area to residential area and suburbs.

11:30 AM: Ozawa Shuzo or Ozawa Sake Brewery in Ome City - One of nine sake breweries in Tokyo.

12:00 PM: Lunch at a restaurant in Sawanoi-en - Main dish served there is tofu, or bean curd, made with sake brewing water. Light lunch such as Japanese noodle is also available.

13;00 PM: A sake brewery tour will give you further information and knowledge in the authentic sake brewing atmosphere, and then, you may try and learn sake tasting.

14:30 PM: One hour hiking along with upstream of Tamagawa river including visit to a local temple and/or a village head's house in the mid 18th century (option 1),

14:30 PM: Sawanoi Museum of Traditional Japanese Hair Ornaments to watch beautiful lady's accessories in old times (option 2) [close until 28 Feb. 2022],

16:00 PM: Tonogayato Japanese Gardens by dropping in at Kokubunji Station on the way to Shinjuku (option 3),

16:30 PM: Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden in Shinjuku/Imperial Palace East Garden (closed on Mondays and Fridays) (option 4), or

14:30 - 16:30 PM: Any other place on the way to/in Shinjuku/Tokyo upon your request and as time allows (option 5)

Ending Point

JR Shinjuku/Tokyo Station or your hotel at around 18:00 PM

What to Expect

At first, you will be a sake lover, and obtain sufficient cultural and technical information and knowledge regarding sake history, culture, and production which you can demonstrate to your family and friends as you are a sake master. Your dishes, and life, will be enriched with a good selection of sake after the tour.

During the tour, you will breathe fresh natural air in Tokyo's countryside, and touch gentle and kind "omotenashi", or hospitality, of people there,

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee, hotel pick-up and/or sending off, traveling expenses and admission fees in the itinerary for your guide

What‘s not included

Traveling expenses (for you): 940 JPY/person one way for 90 min. ride from Shinjuku to Sawai, etc.

Sake tasting (for you): 200 - 1000 JPY/person

Lunch (for you and your guide): 700 to 5000 JPY/person depending on your selection

Admission fees (for you): 600 JPY/person for Hair Ornaments Museum, 150 JPY/person for Tonogayato Gardens, 500 JPY/person for Shinjuku Gyoen

Any other fees and expenses (for you and your guide) during the tour

Important Information

Tours, except Online Experiences, will resume when the situation allows you to travel around.

[Schedule and itinerary may change reflecting Covid-19 spreading situation. As of May 2022, the brewery tour has restarted, but only in the afternoon without free sake tasting and for limited number of visitors]

At first, you will be a sake lover, and obtain sufficient cultural and technical information and knowledge regarding sake history, culture, and production which you can demonstrate to your family and friends as you are a sake master. Your dishes, and life, will be enriched with a good selection of sake after the tour.

During the tour, you will breathe fresh natural air in Tokyo's countryside, and touch gentle and kind "omotenashi", or hospitality, of people there,

・See calendars for available tour dates.

・If a guest is younger than 20 years old, they can participate the tour, but cannot taste sake by law in Japan.

・Meeting time will be discussed when date and meeting point are finalized, and it may be between 7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.

・Availability of the village head's house visit will depend on the owner's schedule on the tour day. The house is locked, and will open specially for you if he is available.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 8 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 3 to 7 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 2 day(s) prior to meeting time
$293/ per group

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