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Hiroshima | 4.0h
Taste the sake at Japan's Top sake Brewery, Saijo!

Be careful! Enjoy sake by visiting brewery, brewery and brewery!

Saijo, a city which is 40 min from Hiroshima city by train, is one of Japan's top 3 sake brewery along with Nada, Hyogo, Fushimi, and Kyoto and is famous for its tasty sake.
If you are a Japanese sake lover, this tour is for you
We will visit 5 sake breweries. You will enjoy different tastes that vary by the brewery. There are many categories and flavors (sweet and dry). Try sake tasting and find your favorite sake!
You will take brewery tours and learn Japanese sake's history and production processes in Japanese, which our otomo guide will help you understand.
Let's visit Saijo which kept its traditional style and enjoy Japanese sake


・You will visit 5 sake breweries in Saijo. You can try tasting the sake and find your favorite brand♪
・Not only will you enjoy drinking, but you will also learn about the history and production processes of Japanese sake which your otomo guide will help you translate the explanations.
・You will like Japan even more after this tour as you deepen your understanding of Japanese sake.
・Enjoy the elegant city and architecture specific to Saijo such as Namako walls, a Japanese design used for vernacular houses in the latter Edo era, and chimneys built of bricks.


・Matsuo Shrine: A shrine within a larger shrine's precincts, and is dedicated to the god of sake as you will see from the sake barrels lined up in front. Let's say hello to the gods so that you can drink delicious sake on today's tour.
・Saijohommachi History Square: For Saijo to become a famous sake brewery spot, there were many innovators. You can learn the history and culture of Sakagura street.
Sake should taste better at the breweries after you understand the city of Saijo.
・Hakubotan Brewery: There is a document showing Hakubotan Brewery's foundation in 1675, which makes it the oldest sake brewery in Saijo. Let's enjoy the taste of sake which turned Saijo into a sake-producing city.
・Saijotsuru Brewery: As you walk along the stone pavement and enter the store, you will arrive at a cozy, relaxed atmosphere where they sell their passion, Japanese sake. Of course, you can taste some sake as well.
・Kamotsuru Sake Brewery: Japan's famous brewery that ships most of Saijo's sake. The touring area is also the largest with plenty of displaying/tasting/sales space! A spot where you can learn Japanese sake's production processes!
・Fukubijin Sake Breweries: They have spring water used as "mother" water which you can also drink. Not only can you taste the sake and purchase some, but you can also buy original items. The displays of "Nation's Sake" hand-written by successive prime ministers are also another highlight.
・KUGURIMON COFFEE: A coffee shop where you can drink tasty fresh roasted coffee made with sake's "mother" water. They also sell specialty products and unique goods of East Hiroshima such as sake Manju (buns with sweet red bean paste filling) and Karinto (Japanese fried snacks) made of sake lees. How about purchasing some souvenirs that are sake-related?
・KUGURIMON Gate: KUGURIMON COFFEE has a unique structure where the attics of two buildings are joined together creating a "gate" which people can walk under. Let's head back to the station after going through Saijo's famous sightseeing spot.


・There are spots that sell alcoholic beverages. Children are allowed to enter but you must be over 20 years old to drink alcohol in Japan.
・We have not included any particular lunch/dinner venue on this tour, but you are welcome to stop for a break and eat whenever and wherever you like.
・"Syusenkan", a recommended venue located close to the tour route, is only open on Saturdays and Sundays, and if any of the scheduled places are closed on the day you visit, your tour guide will take you to an alternate location.
・Please bring cash with you as there are shops that do not accept credit cards or electronic cards.
・It takes about 40 min by train to the meeting point, Saijo station, from Hiroshima city. Please take the Local train on Sanyo Main Line from JR Hiroshima station.
・We recommend bringing a plastic bottle as you can take some natural ""mother"" water used to make sake at a distillery we will visit.

Expenses Not Included

The travel expense is not included in the tour fee. Please bring extra money to experience this tour to its fullest.
(Entrance fees, transportation fees, activity fees, etc. - at least about JPY1,200 /person)

Meeting Point

At the Central exit of JR Hiroshima Station

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