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Can you be a Sake Sommelier? Learn the secrets, lunch in Nada’s brewing district

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Overview
In the east of Kobe is a historic sake brewing district that still produces some of Japan’s classic connoisseur brands. As with fine wines, terrain is important and Hyogo Prefecture around Kobe has just the right conditions - spring water minerals and cool mountain breezes – plus high-quality rice. The sake breweries of the Nada-gogo “five-villages” have been honing their secret knowhow since the 14th century and shipping their wares nationwide from the nearby piers. Now, these skills, including the rice-polishing and delicate fermentation prep, can all be revealed (in English) to discerning visitors.
This specially prepared plan achieves visits to two premier breweries in Nada-gogo, before a sumptuous lunch at one of Kobe’s nearby historic mansions and gardens, ‘Soshu-en Garden Place’. Three different types of sake have been carefully selected to match with this meal. Taste the difference.

※An English-speaking guide is available for this tour.
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Itinerary
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Stop At: Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum, 4-5-5 Sumiyoshi Minamimachi, Higashinada, Kobe 658-0041 Hyogo Prefecture

Sake tasting

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Kiku-Masamune Shuzo Kinenkan, 1-9-1 Uosakinishimachi, Higashinada, Kobe 658-0026 Hyogo Prefecture

Sake tasting

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: ザ・ガーデン・プレイス 蘇州園, 4-chōme-7-28 Sumiyoshiyamate, Higashinada-ku, Kobe, Hyogo 658-0063, Japan

Sake tasting&Special lunch

Duration: 1 hour
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Important Information
Departure Point
Sumiyoshi Station, 5 Chome-1 Sumiyoshimiyamachi, Higashinada Ward, Kobe, Hyogo 658-0053, Japan
Departure Time
10:30 AM
Duration
3h 30m
Return Details
Mikage Station, 2 Chome-1 Mikage, Higashinada Ward, Kobe, Hyogo 658-0047, Japan
Inclusions
  • Alcoholic Beverages - SAKE&Special lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Kiku-Masamune Shuzo Kinenkan
  • Entry/Admission - ザ・ガーデン・プレイス 蘇州園
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
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  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
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By: KOBE TOURISM BUREAU
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481vant
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Excellent tour!
We really enjoyed this tour and found it interesting to learn about the history of Kobe, the impact of the
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八千代 西
5625
A lot of fun time playing with Japanese traditional female entertainers called geikos
We visited Geiko Cafe Ito in Arima Onsen during the really scorcing day, but spent about one hour in the cool
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