Tour One of Japan's Major Sake Destinations: Saijo Sake Brewery Street!

Hiroshima
Tour One of Japan's Major Sake Destinations: Saijo Sake Brewery Street!
1,250
  • Duration: 90 Minutes (approx.)

  • Location:東広島市, 広島県

    Product code:EN-HSM-4020-40200

【OUTLINE】

Walk along the "Sake Brewery Street," one of three major brewing districts in Japan, where the breweries' white walls have lined the blocks for ages.


The following is a guided model of the Sake Brewery Street.

※Depending on the season and the day of the week, it may not be possible to look inside the storehouses.


※You may also drop by Higashihiroshima's confectionery shops, which sells sweets adorned with a motif of Saijo's sake.


*Hirata-ya Honpo : Established in 1916. Famous for its “Taru-senbei": sake barrel-shaped cookies.


*Sakura-ya : Famous for its “Taru-monaka": sake barrel-shaped wafer cake filled with sweet bean jam. 


【HIGHLIGHTS】

  • Enjoy a guided tour of Sake Breweries at Saijo, known as one of the three major brewery districts in Japan.
  • It is easily accessible, located right in front of Saijo Station.
  • By drinking and comparing a variety of Japanese sake, you are sure to find your favorite kind.
  • Freely roam around Sake Brewery Street and explore its many breweries.
  • Stop by the area's traditional confectionary stores established in the 1860s.

        

【DETAILS】

1.【1 Hour Course】①

Saijo Station Information Center → Hakubotan Enpogura Storehouse
(The white-walled exterior of the Sake Brewery)
→ Remains of Ochaya (Honjin)→ Kamotsuru Brewery (30 minutes: Sake brewing video, Sake tasting, Sake sales, Tasting water for sake brewing) → Kirei Brewery (10 Minutes: Sake tasting, Sake sales, Sake goods sales, tasting water for brewing) → Streets lined with breweries,  Wells (Saijotsuru Brewery, Hakubotan Brewery) → Saijo Station

2.【1 Hour Course】②※Weekdays Only

Saijo Station Information Center 
→ Hakubotan Enpogura Storehouse (The white-walled exterior of the Sake Brewery) → Remains of Ochaya (Honjin)→ Kamotsuru Brewery  (25  minutes: Sake brewing video, Sake tasting, Sake sales, tasting water for brewing) → Kirei Brewery (10 Minutes: Sake tasting, Sake sales, Sake goods sales) → Saijotsuru Brewery (Tenpo Isui Well) → Hakubotan Sake Brewery (10 minutes: Tour of the premises, Sake tasting, Sake sales, Tasting water for brewing) → Saijo Station

3.【1 1/2 Hour Course】③

Saijo Station Information Center 
→ Hakubotan Enpo Storehouse (The white-walled exterior of the Sake Brewery) → Remains of Ochaya (Honjin)→ Kamotsuru Brewery  (40 Minutes: Sake brewing video, Sake tasting, Sake sales, Tasting water for brewing, Brewery tour) → Fukubijin Sake Brewery (10 minutes: Sake tasting, Sake sales, Exhibition facility tour) → Kugurimon Gate → Kirei Sake Brewery (10 minutes: Sake tasting, Sake sales, Sake goods sales, Tasting water for brewing) → Streets lined with breweries, Wells (Saijotsuru Brewery, Hakubotan Brewery) → Saijo Station


4.【1 1/2 Hour Course】④※Weekdays only (②Scenic course in a slower manner)

Saijo Station Information Center 
→ Hakubotan Enpo Storehouse (The white-walled exterior of the Sake Brewery) → Remains of Ochaya (Honjin)→ Kamotsuru Brewery  (35 minutes: Sake brewing video, Sake tasting, Sake sales, Brewery tour) → Kugurimon → Kirei Sake Brewery (15 minutes: Sake tasting, Sake sales, Sake goods sales) → Saijotsuru Brewery (Tenpo Isui Well) → Hakubotan Brewery (15 Minutes: Tour of the premises, Sake tasting, Sake sales) → Saijo Station

5.【1 1/2 Hour Course】⑤

Saijo Station Information Center 
→ Hakubotan Enpo Storehouse (The white-walled exterior of the Sake Brewery)  → Hakubotan Sake Brewery (10 minutes: Tour the premises, Sake tasting, Sake sales) → Remains of Ochaya (Honjin) → Kamotsuru Sake Brewery (25 minutes: Sake brewing video, Sake tasting, Sake sales, brewery tour) → Kirei Sake Brewery (10 minutes: Sake tasting, Sake sales, Sake goods sales) → Kugurimon Gate → Fukubijin Sake Brewery (10 minutes: Sake tasting, Sake sales, Exhibition facility tour) → Shusenkan (Former Sake Brewery) → Kamoizumi Sake Brewery (10 minutes: Sake tasting, Sake sales) → Take a bus in front of Youme Town shopping center

6.【1 1/2 Hour Course】⑥

Saijo Station Information Center 
→ Hakubotan Enpo Storehouse (The white-walled exterior of the Sake Brewery)  → Sakagura Dori, lined with sake breweries, along Saigoku Kaido Street, Wells (Saijotsuru Brewery, Hakubotan Brewery, Kirei Brewery) → Kamoizumi Brewery (60 minutes: Brewery tour, Sake tasting, Sake sales) → Take a bus in front of Youme Town shopping center

            

【THINGS TO NOTE】

 ・Meeting Point:Higashi Hiroshima city Tourist Information Center (JR Saijyo station 2F) 

・Access: 

*By train
Just in front of Saijyo station on JR Sanyo Main Line *about 40 minutes from Hiroshima Station

・Language:English            

・Included:Tourist map of Saijo Sake Brewery Street (English Edition)

・Free Wi-Fi: 〇


【CANCELLATION POLICY】 

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.