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In the birthplace of ginjo-shu sake, learn the traditional method of sake brewing from master brewers, and experience its flavor.
Sake has been brewed in Hiroshima for generations since Sensaburo Miura, the "father of ginjo-shu," was the first in Japan to brew ginjo-shu sake. While touring Saijo, renowned for its sake, you can learn about the history of sake and observe production processes in an actual operating brewery with a toji (master brewer).
Ⅰ. Walk the streets of Saijo, one of Japan's three most famous sake-brewing regions
This tour will take you on a stroll through the streets of Saijo, one of Japan’s three most famous brewing regions since the Edo period, to learn why sake brewing flourished in this area.
Ⅱ. Enjoy Higashi Hiroshima delicacies and try delicious Japanese sake!
This is the only place you’ll find bishu nabe, a sake hotpot made with seasonal ingredients, simply seasoned with sake, salt, and pepper! Enjoy the unique specialty of this town of sake, born from the sake brewing industry. Afterwards, stop by one of Saijo's leading sake breweries to taste the Japanese sake that satisfied the President of the United States!
Ⅲ. Visit the brewery that brews the sake that the President of the United States enjoyed, while listening to commentary from master brewers.
A special tour of a brewery in Saijo that is not normally open to outsiders! As you walk around the brewery, a master brewer at the brewery will explain the processes involved in producing modern sake. This original experience is sure to tickle your intellectual curiosity, as you see firsthand and learn from professionals about the unknown processes involved in producing Japanese sake.
■ Number of Instances：4 times per month(on either Saturday or Sunday)
■ Number of Participants (Min/Max)：1-8 people (Ages 20 and up)
■ Duration / Start Time : 4 hours, starts at 11:00 AM
■ Access Using Public Transportation : About 36 minutes by train from Hiroshima Station, Approximately 3-minute walk from JR Saijo Station
■ Address of Meeting Place：In front of the ticket gate of JR Saijo Station(12-3 Saijohonmachi, Higashihiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken)
■ Note：include Insurance、Inventory Management
・ Please wear comfortable clothes.
・The tour may be cancelled due to weather conditions (strong winds, heavy rain, etc.).
■ Cancellation Policy：Cancellation fee up until the previous day: 0%, Cancellation fee if you cancel on the day of or are a no-show: 100%
■ Point of Contact / TEL：MagicalTrip Inc. / Ryosuke Iwase
■ Contact - Hours：10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
■ Contact - Email Address：email@example.com
(1) Visit Sakagura-dori Street in the Saijo district
(2) Lunch at France-ya (choose from bishu nabe hot pot, tempura rice set meal, fish set meal, etc.)
(3) Museum visit
(4) Sake tasting and souvenir shopping
(5) Sake brewery tour by a master brewer at Kamotsuru Brewery
English-speaking guide Lunch fee + one drink
Sake tasting experience, sake brewery tour
Explanatory Materials in English
Transportation costs to the meeting place