PLAN:3DAYS

PRICE FROM 180,000 JPY

per person (for a group of 6 people)

OVERVIEW

In this tour, you are not just drinking sake. Japanese sake is deeply tied to Japanese culture and history.
From the history of Japanese sake, to the region, the brewers, the seller, the cuisine, the lodging, and the dishes, it will be a three-day tour in Nara and Kyoto that allows you to fully appreciate the beauty of sake from a variety of perspectives.

There are about 30 sake breweries in Nara, and many of them are run by families that have long observed tradition. We will take you to one of them and have a private tour with the brewer.

Visit the oldest shrine in Japan, to which brewers come from all across Japan to pray to the god of sake. Have a private tour with the monk of the temple known as the birthplace of Japanese refined sake. In this tour, you will dive deep into the history and culture of sake.

One of the unique aspects of this tour is the chance to stay at the world’s first “sake hotel”. This hotel used to be a brewery, but has been converted into a refined, modern hotel. Savor the Japanese-fusion cuisine creatively matched with Japanese sake.

On the last day of the tour, you will visit Fushimi, an area that flourished through mass sake production. Let’s enjoy Japanese sake from all of these different perspectives!

  1. DAY01

    Private transfer from Kyoto to Nara. First, we will visit the oldest shrine in Japan, Omiwa Shrine. After preying to the god of sake in the main shrine, we will visit a shrine devoted to the ancestors of the brewers and a shrine where you can taste the holy water flowing from the sacred Mt. Miwa.

    Then it is time for sake tasting. Let’s head back to Nara City and to a shop that specializes in sake from Nara, and enjoy that casual conversation and knowledge of the owner while we taste sake.

    At night, you will stay at the world’s first “sake hotel”. It is house that was a sake brewery, but has been converted into a modern hotel. The senior chef visits the brewery once every two months, and creates a menu based on what kind of dishes will go well with seasonal sakes. Please taste the fresh sake straight from the brewery or other sakes only available at this hotel along with their delicious dishes.
  2. DAY02

    Today, we will take you the temple in Nara City that is said to be the birthplace of Japanese refined sake. Not just the refined sake, this temple is also famous for its colorful leaves and beautiful garden, and you will hear about the bodaimoto sake that this temple developed from the head priest of temple.

    After that, we will visit local brewery, and while being guided by the brewers himself, you can enjoy seeing the brewery and tasting the sake. (The content of the experience at the brewery may change.)

    Today, you will once again stay at Nipponia Naramachi. Before dinner, we recommend having a drink at a bar near the hotel, owned by a world champion bartender. At night, relax in the cypress bathtub with a “sakekasu” bath, made from sake lees.
  3. DAY03

    Today, we will head to Fushimi, Kyoto. For sake in Kyoto, Fushimi is the place. Let’s walk around a street with the atmosphere of some large breweries. For lunch, let’s enjoy some sake from Fushimi and food from food stands in Fushimi Sake Village.

    In the afternoon, we will stop by a shop that sells dishes for sake. It is fun to see all of the different designs on the sake dishes. I bet you’ll find a dish that you like. Or you have an option to visit Fushimi Inari Shrine instead. After that, the tour will end. We can take you back to Kyoto Station, or to one of our recommended izakaya bars.

PRICE DETAILS

    PRICE

    *From 300,000 JPY per person (for a group of 2 people)
    *From 210,000 JPY per person (for a group of 4 people)
    *From 180,000 JPY per person (for a group of 6 people)

    PRICE INCLUDES

    *2 Night accommodation (Twin base)
    *3 days chartered car
    *3 days English speaking guide
    *Parking, Fuel and Highway Fees
    *Meals (2Breakfast / 1 Lunch / 2 Dinner )
    *Shoryakuji Temple Private Tour
    *Sake brewery visit

    CAR

    1-2 travelers: Sedan
    3-6 travelers: Jumbo taxi
    Driver + English Speaking Tour Guide

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