What you'll do
In this experience, I will take you inside of 300 years old Brewery to show you the history and culture which is extremely unique compared to wine production, and also we will taste different Sakes (I will keep bringing Sakes until you say stop haha) so you will hopefully find THE ONE to turn you into the Sake Fanatic. In addition, the location we drink has breathtaking rick beautiful nature, and you will be surprised by another face of Tokyo!! Sake, Japanese Rice Wine, is very unique Japanese traditional liquor like no other in the world. Now I am a very much of fanatic & enjoy it little more than I should lol. I am proud Sake fanatic now but, to be honest, my first Sake experience was not that great. In the USA college year, many many shots of hot sakes and sake-bombs were enough for me to think Sake wasn't for me. My opinion was completely overturned when I was introduced to GREAT SAKE in Japan. It was very fragrant & fruity. Easy to drink & flowery in the aftertaste. This experience made me very passionate about sharing Sake experience with my friends who already like/love sake and want to taste more, and also for those who may have had a rough start like I did. lol
Hello! I'm Ryuta, and my close friends call me Wasabi (tell you why when I see you haha). I have been doing the sake brewery tour for 5 years now introducing fantastic and very unique sake world to foreign friends in English! I was taught by the master sake sommelier who just happened to be the 23rd generation owner of the over-300-years-old sake brewery that we are going!! He taught me everything from different types of sake to the Sake history. Now I mixed that tradition with my personal touch, so the experience can be informative, fun, and extremely unique! I am a native Japanese who have lived in the USA for 5 years. I will try my hardest so you will find your favorite Sake, know the differences in Sake's grades and tastes, and also become Sake and Japan lover like I am at the end!!
I will have some snacks to go with Sake tasting :)
I will keep bringing up different kinds of Sake until you say stop :) water and green tea will also be available.
Sake brewery tour to go inside of brewery and see the production process and history.
surprise presents ;)
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Where you'll be
After we meet at the Shinjuku station, we go to the Ozawa sake brewery which takes about one and half hour by the Train. We will take a brewery tour then Sake tasting. I tried a lot of different ways to do my tour but it seems my friends like it more when I first show you how it is made then taste the difference! So we will do just that! We will be back in Shinjuku Station by 3:00pm!
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 10 guests aged 20 and up can attend.
This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
It would be great if you could let me know your preference of alcohol (Dry/Sweet, Acidic/not-Acidic, to feel the alcohol/easy to drink etc.) in advance so I can think about what to choose!
Sake tasting in the 300 year-old Brewery