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Sake Brewery Visit and Tasting Tour in Hida

Sake Brewery Visit and Tasting Tour in Hida
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Go beyond simply sipping sake in Japan—this tour offers a deep dive into how it is made. Visit the historic Tenryo Sake Brewery, one of the oldest sake breweries in Hida, where a sake brewer shows you the step-by-step process of making sake. Sake tastings are also included.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Learn all about the sake-making process from a local brewer
  • Visit a 300-year-old sake brewery, one of the oldest in Hida
  • Includes tastings of different types of sake
  • Small-group tour (maximum eight): ensures a personal experience
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Learn all about the sake-making process from a local brewer
  • Visit a 300-year-old sake brewery, one of the oldest in Hida
  • Includes tastings of different types of sake
  • Small-group tour (maximum eight): ensures a personal experience
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 73612P2
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • English speaking guide
  • Sake tasting (5 or more different kinds of sake)
  • Local taxes
  • Insurance
  • Top-class sake (only for premium option)
  • Appetizers (only for premium option)
  • Tasting room (only for premium option)
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Train ticket between Takayama and Hida-Hagiwara station
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
  • Takayama, Gifu, Japan The specific departure point is Hida-Hagiwara station. You can take 2:49pm train leaving Takayama and get off at Hida-Hagiwara. Your guide will pick you up at the station by 3:45pm.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Participants can store luggages inside of our garage during the tour
  • When it rains or snows, we will basically hold the tour as scheduled
  • Near public transportation
  • If it is canceled due to poor weather, you will be offered a different date or a full refund
  • The specific departure point is Hida-Hagiwara station, and your guide will pick you up at the station before the tour starting time
  • Please directly contact us via our website "UMESEKO TOUR" if the date you want to book is not available on the calendar
  • To prevent infection of the Coronavirus, we are not allowed to see inside of the brewery
  • Minimum drinking age is 20 years
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Not allowed to drink sake but infants and children can participate with adults
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Inclusions
  • English speaking guide
  • Sake tasting (5 or more different kinds of sake)
  • Local taxes
  • Insurance
  • Top-class sake (only for premium option)
  • Appetizers (only for premium option)
  • Tasting room (only for premium option)
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Train ticket between Takayama and Hida-Hagiwara station
Departure details
  • Takayama, Gifu, Japan The specific departure point is Hida-Hagiwara station. You can take 2:49pm train leaving Takayama and get off at Hida-Hagiwara. Your guide will pick you up at the station by 3:45pm.
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Participants can store luggages inside of our garage during the tour
  • When it rains or snows, we will basically hold the tour as scheduled
  • Near public transportation
  • If it is canceled due to poor weather, you will be offered a different date or a full refund
  • The specific departure point is Hida-Hagiwara station, and your guide will pick you up at the station before the tour starting time
  • Please directly contact us via our website "UMESEKO TOUR" if the date you want to book is not available on the calendar
  • To prevent infection of the Coronavirus, we are not allowed to see inside of the brewery
  • Minimum drinking age is 20 years
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Not allowed to drink sake but infants and children can participate with adults
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 31 Jul 2020
A note from Sake Brewery Visit and Tasting Tour in Hida
Please make sure to check your temperature before leaving an accommodation. If you are not well, please stay for yourself and other guests.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Takayama
    Takayama, Gifu, Japan
    The specific departure point is Hida-Hagiwara station. You can take 2:49pm train leaving Takayama and get off at Hida-Hagiwara. Your guide will pick you up at the station by 3:45pm.
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Ashley B
Methuen, MA1 contribution
Great Sake close to Takayama!
Mar 2020
This Sake tour was an easy train ride from Takayama. The tour guide was there to great us at the station and took us to a local Temple and one of Japan's earliest roads on our way to the Sake tour. Even outside of the Sake production season, the factory was still open to show us the different equipment and rice's that were used. The tour concluded with a tasting or many different Sakes from traditional to flavored. Sake cups were provided with purchase. A great selection of Sake was available and I learned a lot!
Written 28 September 2020
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Dear Ashley, Thanks for coming and sharing your memory with us during the local sake tour. I am so glad to hear that you liked the experience so much. Surely, the sake you had and bought there was one of the best in Japan. As I told you, we have plenty of clear water from mountain, which enables us to make great rice. Hope you will come back to Japan one day soon. Thank you so much again. Warm Regards, Dai
Written 30 September 2020
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Kieran Broderick
6 contributions
Take this tour if you want to seriously learn about Sake brewing.
Oct 2019
My partner & I went on this tour and loved every moment of it.
Didn't expect to get to sample so many different types of sake at the end and I must admit I was quite toasted by the end of it.

Picked up both the mid tier bottle & premium bottle for the trip home and once everything is sorted again I plan to return to get more.
Written 17 September 2020
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Dear Kieran, Thank you so much for writing a great review about the local sake experience with us! It reminds me of the day we spent together, and you were really drunk in the real sake brewery. Definitely I am happy to hear that you still want to drink them again. When you have a chance, you come back to Japan to grab tons of sake bottle which cannot be packed in your suitcase. Very nice meeting you. Hope we will see again. Warm Regards, Dai
Written 19 September 2020
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Fay
2 contributions
Take this tour!
Oct 2019
A personalized tour of a sake brewery in a beautiful quiet town with our very knowledgeable and friendly guide Dai, was all that we hoped for in our admiration of Japanese craftsmanship in Japan. A very worthwhile tour.
Written 4 September 2020
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Dear Fay, Thank you so much for joining us in the local sake brewery tour in Hida. I was also happy to show you around the small town and the traditional sake brewery. Sake is one of the most unique food culture in Japan. It must be worth learning, not only just tasting. This tour is surely an opportunity to tell the interesting story about sake for everyone. Hope you will find another favorite sake bottle in US or come back to Japan to get it. Thanks again. Warm Regards, Dai
Written 6 September 2020
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Bruce
2 contributions
Awesome Sake Experience
Mar 2020
The whole experience was fantastic. Dai was very informative about sake, the local region and the cultural issues in the region. The sake brewery and the local assistant gave a complete picture of the make of their style of Sake.
I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting this area.
Written 29 August 2020
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Dear Bruce, Thank you so much for a great review about the local sake tour. I was also happy to show you the details of sake in the real factory. As you thought during the tour, sake is very unique to make. Water, rice and Koji, those ingredients dramatically change the taste of sake, and there is no bottle of sake that has same flavor with another one. It might not be easy to get sake bottle in Australia (costs too much I guess) so now you are really missing the taste. Hope you will come back to Japan to find another favorite bottle and buy tons of sake here. Warm Regards, Dai
Written 30 August 2020
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Michelle H
Boise, ID3 contributions
Fantastic Sake Tour
Nov 2019
This is one of the most fun, educational, and interesting tours our family has been on. We were with our adult children and had an absolutely terrific time. Das is an amazing tour guide -- knowledgeable and very passionate about teaching us about the culture and history of the Takayama region. Highly, highly recommend!
Written 28 August 2020
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Dear Michelle, Thank you so much for posting a lovely review about the local sake brewery tour. The day was one of the most memorable day for me since all of your family amazed things you saw and heard in a whole time of tour. I am also happy to see you learned a lot about sake during the tour and of course loved the taste. Surely proud of the time we spent together and I also appreciate your participation. Not easy for you to come back to Japan but I hope it will become. Wish you the best of luck! Warm Regards, Dai
Written 30 August 2020
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Angela K
Melbourne, Australia12 contributions
Worth Seeking Out
Feb 2020
It took a full day of travel to get to Takayama, but this tour was one of the main drawcards and I had high expectations. It didn't disappoint. Dai was friendly and personable, and made us feel warmly welcomed. The tour was small and intimate. Being in a small rural town, it felt all the more special. I'm grateful I had the chance to peek into a sake brewery and to be introduced to the intricacies of sake brewing.

The sake tasting at the end was generous, and I discovered wonderful new tastes in the various types of sake we tried. Luckily there's a shop on-site for you to take home your favourite sake!
Written 20 August 2020
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Dear Angela, Thank you so much for posting a wonderful review of local sake experience. You seemed to be keen on Japanese culture especially on sake. Honored to show you around the sake brewery. As I told you during the tour, flavor of sake depends on main ingredients such as rice and water. So each region has its own flavor. Next time you visit Japan, you should try some of other sake bottles! Hope to see you again one day. Warm Regards, Dai
Written 21 August 2020
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ILJ92
London, UK8 contributions
A very unique and memorable experience
Feb 2020 • Couples
After experiencing Takayama and Kyoto in previous weeks, my partner and I found ourselves wondering why we had arrived at a comparatively tiny and small town wedged between the famous Gifu and Takayama. Upon waiting for Dai to meet us at the train station for a Sake Brewery tour and tasting session, we were prepared for the worst but we found our first impressions completely unwarranted as our friendly and well-spoken Japanese tour guide (fluent in English) proceeded to turn a seemingly lifeless small village of 1000 people into one of the most memorable experiences of our entire Japan trip. Dai is a knowledgeable gentleman whose passion for both Japan and foreign visitors is infectious. Whilst we only had the pleasure of enjoying Tenryo Sake Brewery with Dai over the course of an afternoon, we are sure that he will deliver the same experience, regardless of the place and activity; you will most certainly not regret it.

We look forward to returning in the region and participating in more of Umeseko tours with Dai in our next Japan trip!

Iris & Donovan
Written 10 February 2020
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Dear Iris & Donovan, Thank you so much for the lovely comment on our experience in the peaceful country town of Hida. I was so glad to see you and show you around the sake brewery with some tasting session. As I told you during the tour, sake (Nihonshu) is one of the most precious cultures in Japan. I and the sake brewery are so proud of it, which encourages us to spread it out abroad. In addition, it is worth understanding the background. Culturally profound enough to soak yourself in the world! Thanks again for your kindness. Enjoy savoring the sake in your home! Warm Regards, Daisuke
Written 11 February 2020
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Joaquim Siu
Ko Kret, Thailand18 contributions
Fantastic Tour on Sake
Dec 2019
This tour is a must if you are interested in sake. Our guide Dai was very friendly and knowledgeable. I have learned so much about the different grades of sake and the brewing process. Sake breweries are very closely guarded places and this tour offered a rare glimpse inside one. The brewery is not big and they do a lot of things by hand which makes it more interesting.

Masa-san from the brewery who took us around was very friendly. The owner who stays on the premises also came and greet us before the tour. Highly recommended tour and throughly enjoyable.

The town is about an hour outside of Takayama so if is a full afternoon outing. However take note that sake is only brewed in the colder winter seasons. So the brewery might be quiet in the summer.
Written 17 December 2019
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Dear Joaquim, Thanks for coming and posting a great review one the sake experience in a small country town. It was nice seeing you during your memorable trip in Japan. The questions you shoot us were really good. Some of those were hard to answer but appreciated you loved the Japanese sake so much. As you mention, not so many breweries show inside for visitors to keep it secret, and the best season to see a factory must be winter. Appreciate your kindness to share your tips for other travelers to join the tour. Hope to see you again one day. Warm Regards, Daisuke
Written 19 December 2019
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Kahu Hoko
2 contributions
Great Tour
Sep 2019 • Couples
Had the best time on our tour! Loved the fact that it was off the beaten track and based in a local community. Our guide was very knowledgeable and able to answer all our questions!! I’ve way to spend our afternoon and would even do it again as the brewery was under going reno’s At the time of our visit!!
Written 8 December 2019
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Dear Kahu, Thank you so much for your kindness to post a review of the sake brewery visit we had in September. It was a great time with you. Not only the tour itself but also some chats about each own culture. Glad to see that you were pleased with the answers I gave you. I still need to develop myself but your kind comment definitely motivates me to do so. Hope you will have a chance to be back to Japan one day. See you again! Warm Regards, Daisuke
Written 11 December 2019
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Piia
1 contribution
Great tour about sake
Sep 2019
This is a great tour for anyone who is interested in the history of sake, its brewing process and the different classifications of it. The brewery itself is located in an atmospheric town near to Takayama, and our group happened to be lucky as this time of the year the brewery was getting busier with the brewing process. Our guide, Dai, was friendly, easy to talk to and very well informed about the topic. Also, the staff at the brewery was very kind and hospitable. Great experience and highly recommended to add to your travel agenda when you are visiting the area!
Written 29 November 2019
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Dear Piia, Thank you so much for coming and writing a great review about the sake experience. Honored to show you around the real sake brewery to tell you the details about Japanese sake. Now you know how to brew sake and what makes taste difference, which you can find and drink your favorite sake at some Japanese restaurant. I am so happy you are currently proud of that. When you have a chance to come back to Japan, please explore some other region to find your best sake. Thanks again! Warm Regards, Daisuke
Written 1 December 2019
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