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Sake Tasting in Takayama

From US$27.22
  • Taste 6 distinct types of premium sake
  • Hear fascinating stories of Japanese culture
  • Taste delicious food pairings while you sip
Sake Tasting in Takayama
From US$27.22
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Sake Tasting in Takayama
From US$27.22
Get a deeper understanding of Japan’s popular rice-based spirit on a beginner’s tasting at Kanoya restaurant, a popular izakaya in Takayama. Your English-speaking guide teaches you about the time-honored techniques of sake distilling as you sample dry, fruity and sweet blends. Gain an appreciation for sake and bring your knowledge home with you.
What to Expect
This is a beginner class for those who want to enjoy and understand sake.  In this class, you can learn how sake is made, learn what the difference is between different kinds of sakes and find out how to choose the appropriate sake for you and your taste. This activity is not only sake tasting, but also other lectures about Japanese culture, history and tradition and how it is deeply connected to sake.
After you finish this class, you can choose your favorite sake and food pairing with sake. By the end of the class, you will love drinking sake!
There are a lot of sake brewery in Hida Takayama area but these sake brewery usually don’t offer English explanation on sake for international taveller. We want them to know how good is sake and there are so many different kinds of sake in Japan. We hope you will enjoy drinking sake in your home country bringing back what you learn sake in Takayama.
Reviews (32)
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Reviewed 28 October 2018
Learned a lot about sake and Japanese culture

This was our first experience of tasting sake and it was a great introduction to sake and its many types and tastes. Throughout the evening we learned about how sake is made and the history of sake making in Japan. We found out about how...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 414kevinac
Reviewed 29 May 2018
Great activity for sake beginners

Before this tasting, we had only had 'nihon-syu' once before. This course was the perfect introduction. And apparently... we now know more about sake than 60% of the Japanese population! Shingo, the host, is great - informative, friendly and fun, and he speaks very good...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Jamestasker
Reviewed 21 May 2018
Informative, Fun and Delicious!

Our guide enriched the whole experience. In addition to being very knowledgeable about the history and process of making various types of Sake, he encouraged questions in a very relaxing way. All five involved in this tasting became very active in observations and other interactions....More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Barbara C
Reviewed 7 May 2018
This was enjoyable and we learned so much...

...not just about sake, but about Japanese culture. The tasting is very well organized and professionally done, you get to taste a lot of sake and learn what you should order during the remainder of your stay in Japan. Highly recommend staying after for the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank WafflesKB
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile
I turned out to never knew sake until I did this

Shingo-san was very knowledgeable and confident of this teaching session. Details are on point, and the lesson builds up perfectly. The different sake got me tipsy afterwards, but totally worth it! Highly recommended activity in Takayama. Kampai!

Thank justinea207
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