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Sake Town Tour in Saijo Hiroshima

  • When does it run?

    Daily Except Wednesdays

  • Start time

    11am

  • Duration

    3 hours

Inclusions
  • Brewery visits
  • Lunch
  • Dessert with sweets and snacks
COVID-19 Safety guidelines

Key Highlights

  • Enjoy a 3-hour tour of Saijo district in Hiroshima
  • Visit 4-6 local sake breweries to get a sense of the differences, try their sake and other products
  • Enjoy a local specialty hot-pot lunch only made in this small, historic town
  • Dig into dessert with sweets and snacks
  • Both printed or smartphone vouchers accepted

Overview

Embark on a tour of Saijo district in Hiroshima and discover the inner workings of a brewery and find out how delicious and authentic sake is made! Your tour begins with a tasting and sake explanation at Kamotsuru. This sake brewery is representative of Hiroshima sake. Kamotsuru boasts an impressive line up of 12 unique bottles! Visiting this spot first you will see many artifacts and learn about the brewing process (but please note that the sake brewing process in not available to the public in Japan due to sanitary and health inspection regulations).

After your first brewery visit, head off to try a local specialty hot-pot dish made with premium sake, called Bishu Nabe, and other tasting plates made with Saijo ingredients. Learn about the history of this tasty dish at a local lunch spot. (bishu nabe must be ordered in advance so for last minute bookings for the tour you may have an alternate lunch menu.)

After filling up on a delicious lunch, stroll the picturesque streets and go brewery hoping. Tasting rooms are unique and you can sample many kinds of sake and sake based products. Finally wrap up the tour with a visit to a local cafe and enjoy sweets and a snack break inspired by Japanese rice wine.

About The Supplier:

Your travel buddy Arigato Japan Food Tours help you make delicious memories of Japan during your travels to Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Hiroshima! On the tours you’ll taste local and regional specialties like okonomiyaki, yakitori, sashimi, taiyaki, gyoza, nabe, yakisoba and so much more. Get ready to see places that locals cherish for an off-the-beaten-path, foodie experience of daily life in Japan that you won’t soon forget!

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily Except Wednesdays

  • Duration

    3 hours

  • Start time

    11am

  • Meeting Point

    Make your way to the Higashi Hiroshima Shi Information Centre inside Saijo Station

  • Ending Point

    Same as starting point

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Brewery visits
  • Lunch
  • Dessert with sweets and snacks
  • Transportation (we’ll see you there!)
  • Gratuities (optional)

Please note

Voucher information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Pick up times are approximate. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organized activity to reconfirm.

Meeting Time Frame 10:45 – 11:00 am: We are sorry to say that if you are not able to arrive at the meeting point by the departure time, the tour will start regardless and no refund will be provided.

We suggest wearing comfortable shoes as there will be walking involved.

On rainy days, we recommend bringing an umbrella. They can be easily purchased at any convenience store.

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