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Sake Brewery and Japanese Life Experience Tour in Kobe

A local cultural experience in one of Japan's best sake breweries

Sake breweries are scattered in the Nada area, where the area is known as one of the best sake breweries in Japan.
Several breweries are open to the public, and they are popular with tourists because they offer tours of the production process and free tastings.
Sake brewing in Nada has been active since the Edo period and now accounts for about 30% of Japan's total sake production.

There are reasons why Nada's sake is said to be the best in Japan.
The location, climatic environment, quality of rice, and water are just perfect to brew sake in Nada. Those are essential for sake brewing, and the craftsmanship has been handed down from generation to generation with its techniques.

This tour will not only introduce a sake brewery and tasting but will also introduce you to the food culture using sake, strolling through local shopping streets.
By learning about the efforts of the people involved in sake brewing, as well as feeling the daily lives in the area, you will be able to understand the appeal of sake. Let's go on a journey to experience Japanese culture.


・You can learn in detail about the sake production process.
・You can compare different types of sake.
・You can purchase your favorite sake.
・You can learn about how Japanese people live in the Nada area, where sake production is flourishing.


・Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum: This is a museum that was built in the early Taisho era. The museum displays the traditional sake brewing process and operations, and visitors can learn about the brewing process as well as see the historical architecture. You can also enjoy sake tasting.
・Kobe Shushinkan: This is also a sake brewery that has been in business for 250 years, since the Edo period. The brewery produces Fukuju, which is drunk at Nobel Prize -dinners and is highly regarded both in Japan and abroad. Find your favorite flavor at the tasting corner and make it your souvenir.
・Kobe Konan Mukonosato: Specializing in pickles and Mirin (sweet cooking rice wine). Mirin is made from the same raw materials as sake and is an essential part of Japanese cuisine. By learning about the similarities and differences between sake and Mirin, you can learn more about Japanese food and sake.
・Suidosuji Shopping Street: An arcade shopping street with about 500 stores. It is a local district closely connected to people's daily lives, where you can experience and enjoy the Japanese daily lives. You will be able to feel the warmth of the local atmosphere that you cannot experience in large modern shopping malls.


・Under the age of 20 are not allowed to drink in Japan.

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 JPY2,800 /person)

Meeting Point

JR Sannomiya Station central exit, in front of ticket office

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