Sake Brewery Tour near Hakone

US $202.00 / Group

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Hi! I'm Toshihiko Tsuboi.

I will guide you!

Description of this tour

・Sake is in the same category of fermented liquor as wine and beer. Fermented beverages are alcoholic drink made when yeast ferments alcohol from the agricultural crops used. That fermentation process differs for each type of drink, and a unique characteristic of sake is that it uses a sophisticated production method called "multiple parallel fermentation".
・There are many types of sake, which has different flavors, aromas and tastes, mainly depend on rice, water, rice koji, yeast and the brewing methods.
・One unique characteristic of sake is that it contains a lot of amino acids, which are responsible for "Umami". Sake is an excellent pairing for traditional Japanese dishes. Furthermore, the Umami present in sake makes it a great match for western dishes as well as other Asian cuisines.
・In this tour, we visit two sake breweries at Ashigara area near Hakone. We leave either Tokyo or Shinjuku station in the morning. It takes about an hour and a half by train to reach the first brewery. We eat lunch at a local restaurant before visiting next sake brewery. At each sake brewery, we see the actual process how to make sake and enjoy sake tasting. We will be back in Tokyo until the evening.

Hello, I am Toshi, local tour guide in Tokyo and surrounding area. Tokyo is an attractive city where new and old things coexist. Let’s explore the heart of Tokyo and Japan with me.
I was born in Aichi prefecture (located between Tokyo and Kyoto) and grew up there. I have been in Tokyo area more than 25 years. When I was a child, I was interested in different cultures, so I studied English enthusiastically to be able to communicate with people who has a different cultural background.
After graduated from college, I had been in the computer industry about 40 years. I've traveled a lot and visited many countries. When I was thirty’s, I lived in San Francisco, California for four years. I experienced a great deal of cultural exchange there.
After retired, I acquired the national license of Tour guide, and have been in tour guide business for two years.
I myself like walking round the towns. I sometimes do temple and shrine hopping, and once in a while visit the Sake brewery for my own research. I also like strolling around the Tsukiji food market, Ryogoku area famed with Sumo, Asakusa and Ueno where we can feel the atmosphere Tokyo’s past decades.
Most of my tours are on foot, simply because, it’s the best way to explore inner Tokyo and the surrounding area. We have a very sophisticated transportation system here in Tokyo. We can get almost any places using train, subway and buses.
My tours are planned to teach you about the people, culture and history of Tokyo and Japan. I aim to provide an informative experience that helps you to understand what makes Tokyo, Japan such an attractive place to be and travel to. If you like your original tour according to your interest, please feel free to contact with me.


Sample Tour Timeline

08:30 AM
Tokyo station or Shinjuku ststion

Meeting time and place can be changed. Please feel free to ask for it.

08:30 AM
Tokyo station or Shinjuku ststion

Meeting time and place can be changed. Please feel free to ask for it.

10:30 AM
Nakazawa Sake Brewery

Nakazawa Sake Brewery was established in 1825. This Brewery has been run by a continuous line of 11 generations. The brand "Matsumidori" was given by the landlord of Odawara during the Edo era. The Sake is made with a large amount of good quality underground water from Tanzawa mountains.

10:30 AM
Nakazawa Sake Brewery

Nakazawa Sake Brewery was established in 1825. This Brewery has been run by a continuous line of 11 generations. The brand "Matsumidori" was given by the landlord of Odawara during the Edo era. The Sake is made with a large amount of good quality underground water from Tanzawa mountains.

01:30 PM
Inoue Sake Brewery

Inoue Sake Brewery was established in 1789. The Brewery owes its start to a single sake bottle-shaped stone which the sixth generation Yoshichi Inoue stumbled over and that inspired him to launch the brewery. The famed brand, "Hakone-yama" was registered as a trademark in 1967 for exportation to Europe.

01:30 PM
Inoue Sake Brewery

Inoue Sake Brewery was established in 1789. The Brewery owes its start to a single sake bottle-shaped stone which the sixth generation Yoshichi Inoue stumbled over and that inspired him to launch the brewery. The famed brand, "Hakone-yama" was registered as a trademark in 1967 for exportation to Europe.

04:30 PM
JR Matsuda station

End location will be the nearest station of the last spot. Please feel free to ask me how to go back to your hotel.

04:30 PM
JR Matsuda station

End location will be the nearest station of the last spot. Please feel free to ask me how to go back to your hotel.

Additional Details

Where we meet

Tokyo station or Shinjuku ststion

What's included
  • Reservations of visiting Sake Brewery
Things you need
  • Lunch(approx. US $10US$ per person)
  • Transport expenses(approx. US $45US$ per person)
Notes:

Sake tasting is not available for Minors

Guest Requirements

All Welcome

Cancellation Policy

Any trip or experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.