Local Brewery Tour: Sample Some of Japan's Best Sake

Local Brewery Tour: Sample Some of Japan's Best Sake
  • Duration: 90 Minutes (approx.)

  • Location:Tokoname-shi, Aichi

    Product code:EN-AIC-7165-71650


Dive into the history of an over 170-year-old traditional Japanese sake brewery in Nagoya and enjoy a unique tasting of some of the best Japanese sake. During this experience, you will explore the captivating world of sake production and discover the details of Aichi’s distinctive brewing method at the hand of our sake expert: a creative yet captivating female owner. You will also have a chance to become familiar with the unique and rich flavors of sake through a professional tasting session of award-winning sakes. 


  • Visit a 170-year-old Japanese sake brewery and explore its fascinating history.
  • Learn the wonders of Japanese sake production from the female owner.
  • Immerse yourself in the exciting world of Japanese liquors with our English speaking guide.
  • Enjoy a professional tasting of award-winning liquors and learn more about authentic Japanese sake.


・Introduction (30 minutes)
・Profile of the sake brewery
・Watch video about sake making
・Tour of the sake brewery (30 minutes)
・Sake tasting experience(30 minutes)


The president of the company will give a brief lecture on sake brewing, followed by a video (English subtitles) further explaining the process. 

During the following brewery tour, you will be able to get a precise picture of the brewery's long history by looking at the incredibly preserved wooden barrels and tools that have been in use for over a century. 

After your tour, you will get to enjoy a satisfying sake tasting. To help you understand the characteristics of each sake, you will be given a tasting sheet written to fill in with our expert. Take your new sake knowledge with you across Japan. 

For the most passionate of you, a blindfolded tasting and labeling game is also available (additional charges apply).

If you can't get enough of our sake, the brewery shop will provide you with the best options for you to purchase as a gift for yourself. 


  • Time:about 90 minutes
    ※120 minutes If optional tasting while blindfolded or labeling experience is chosen.
  • Meeting point:Sawada Shuzo Co., Ltd.(SAKE BREWERY)
    4-10,  Kobacho, Tokoname-shi, Aichi-ken 
  • Access:
    Take Meitetsu Tokoname Line from Meitetsu Nagoya Station and alight at Tokoname Station.
    About 15 minutes by car from the station.
  • Language support:English, Japanese
  • Included:Sake brewery tour, guide fee, tasting cost
  • Excluded:Travel expenses
  • Participation requirements :Over 20 years old
  • Free Wi-Fi:No
  • Toilet:〇 (only Japanese-style)
  • Other things to note:
    ・Tour of the brewery includes some stairs, so please watch your step.
    ・Do not drive a car (including two-wheeled vehicles and bicycles) after drinking.


・Face masks required for travelers in public areas
・Face masks required for guides in public areas
・Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff


7 to 4 days before the tour date 40% of the tour price
3 to 2 days before the tour date 60% of the tour price
The day before the tour date, on the day of the tour 100% of the tour price
※Right after the online settlement is made, a cancellation fee of 10% will be incurred in case of cancellation.
※The cancellation fee includes handling charges.