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Sake Tasting

Kawashima Brewery, Experience deeply !

Sake Tasting

Kawashima Brewery, Experience deeply !

Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Food
Hosted in
English
Sake Tasting

Kawashima Brewery, Experience deeply !

Sake Tasting

Kawashima Brewery, Experience deeply !

Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Food
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Visit Harie district in Takashima City, made famous by BBC TV's show "Satoyama: Japan's secret water garden." You'll visit the local Kawashima Sake Brewery and learn its tradition and culture. ・ Water is the most important ingredient for sake and tofu (bean curd). You'll taste "Matsu no Hana" (pine flower), their signature Sake, together with handmade tofu, both of which are made from crystal clear water from nearby Mt. Hira. ・ Relax in the Sake brewery owner's house with a green tea. ・ Learn "Shodo", Japanese calligraphy, from the owner's wife. After mastering it, write your favorite character on a Sake label and make your own Sake – the one and only one in the world! ・ Enjoy a formal Kaiseki dinner in the traditional main house "Matsukura-an" ・ English speaking attendant is available so everything is easy and comfortable for you.

Your host

Learn more about Shoei

Shoei

Hello. I wanted you to know Japanese traditional culture and started this staying experience. Kawashima Sake Brewing has been making sake brewing for 150 years now. Takashima city has long been known as a town of fermented food. And in this area with brewery there is a beautiful spring water. And delicious sake. Please come here and enjoy the history and culture of Takashima.

What's included

Food
Enjoy a formal Kaiseki dinner in the traditional main house "Matsukura-an".

Where you'll be

Harie district in Takashima, Shiga has a unique water culture. Rain and snow falling on the Hira mountain range to the west of the city spends more than thirty years trickling down to town springs. Locals have been using the pure water in their daily lives for drinking and cooking and have developed the eco-friendly water distribution system called "Kabata", which is located near the brewery so you can see it during your stay.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

・ Maximum of one guest group per day, up to 4 guests. ・ English speaking attendant is available until the end of dinner. Other language guides are not available for this tour.

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Shoei
Kawashima Brewery, Experience deeply !
New experience
£435/person
New experience
£435/person