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Sake Tasting in Takayama provided by Takayama Sake Tasting

Sake Tasting in Takayama

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Tantalize your tastebuds and expand your knowledge of Japan’s signature rice wine—sake, on this tasting experience at Takayama’s Kanoya restaurant. It’s the ideal activity for sake beginners, as a guide teaches you about the different types of sake on offer, such as dry, sweet, or fruity blends. As well as tasting, learn about the history of sake and how it’s made.
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    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • Enjoy a fun sake tasting experience with six different samples to try
  • An English-speaking guide provides detailed commentary
  • Try a variety of different sakes to figure out your own personal taste
  • No hunger pangs—as well as sake, sample delicious local snacks
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Departure Point
Takayama, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture, Tokai, Chubu
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Knowledgeable. English-speaking guide
  • Sake tasting (6 different kinds of sake)
  • 3 small local dishes for food pairing
  • Entry/Admission - Takayama Sake Tasting
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drink, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • Minimum drinking age is 20 years
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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actionverbs wrote a review Jan 2020
Los Angeles, California57 contributions11 helpful votes
We really enjoyed sake (Nihon-syu!) tasting with Shingo. We both learned a lot about about the different varieties of sake and the history of the process and role in Japanese culture. After we left the class and went to dinner we had much more understanding and appreciation as
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Ollie W wrote a review Oct 2019
London, United Kingdom3 contributions
We were keen to learn more about sake while enjoying Takayama and this activity was a great way of doing that. Shingo is a fantastic and engaging tutor and makes the session engaging and fun. We’d recommend this to anyone who wants to learn more about sake (or nihonshu as we now
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Date of experience: October 2019
MrsA wrote a review Oct 2019
Kent, UK53 contributions31 helpful votes
I admit I knew nothing about sake before starting this experience. I now have a very good understanding thanks to Shingo's easy way of explaining and, of course, the tasting. I thoroughly recommend that you participate.
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Date of experience: October 2019
Francesco wrote a review Oct 2019
Rome, Italy2 contributions
Very interesting experience. Shingo was very nice and gave us a lot of information about Nihon-syu culture and tasting.
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Egnh wrote a review Jun 2019
Minato, Japan2 contributions
We had a sake tasting at this place. The presenter spoke good English, was well informed about the cultural differences and had a lot of knowledge about Sake. Recommended!
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By: Takayama Sake Tasting
Shingo's session is interesting and educational for people who are new to sake. The presentation is well thought ou
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Jose Carlos R
Great experience
It’s the perfect way to get to know the different kind of sake, we used to drink sake but didn’t know the differenc
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Best sake experience in Takayama
What an amazing experience to learn and understand the origins of and complexity of sake. Shingo was an amazing h
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Graeme P
Excellent intro to Sake
Shingo is the man! A wonderful overview of sake and its place in Japanese culture. Good value. Excellent sake. And
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Janet B
Sake - perfect introduction- great learning and tasting
Interesting, educative and delicious! It's just an hour, but if you really want to learn about Sake and a bit of Ja
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Kyohei Y
酒テイスティング Sake taisting
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Chris A S
Learn more about sake
My partner and I had the pleasure to enjoy a sake lesson with Yuuki, who is both very funny and knowledgeable. He's
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I came to like SAKE more and more!!
Thank you for great experience!I was very enjoy!I came to like Sake more and more!! 友人に誘われ参加してきました。日本酒の起源や歴史、製造方法など
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Great experience and we love the food!
Great experience and knowledge to Sake or Nihon-Syu as introduced by Yuki San. Furthermore the food we took were gr
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Great learning experince 邊聽課、邊聊天、邊買醉
Great experience!! Yuki taught us sake etiquette, sake making process and types of sake by testing 6 kind of sake..
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  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Languages Offered: English
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