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Sake Town Tour in Saijo Hiroshima


Visit 4-6 historic sake breweries and enjoy a local lunch and snacks, in this quaint town just outside of Hiroshima City.

  • 3 hour tour of Saijo district in Hiroshima
  • See how a brewery works and get a sense of what goes into production of the world’s best sake.
  • Enjoy a local specialty hot-pot lunch only made in this small, historic town.
  • All year

  • 3 hour total

  • English, English

  • Age 20+

  • 2 〜 10


Anne Kyle

Anne is the founder of Arigato Japan. She was born and raised in the Philippines. Anne majored in Airline Business Administration and Tourism. She has traveled around 50 countries between 2006 and 2017. After living in Japan for almost 20 years, Anne founded Arigato Japan in February 2016 with tours in Tokyo, realizing her true calling to help make the experience of visitors to Japan the best possible.

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Our tour begins with a tasting and sake explanation at Kamotsuru. This sake brewery is representative of Hiroshima sake. Kamotsuru boasts an impressive line up of 12 unique bottles. Visiting this spot first we will see many artifacts and learn about the brewing process. Please note: that the sake brewing process is not available to the public in Japan due to sanitary and health inspection regulations. After our first brewery visit, we will head off to try a local specialty hot-pot dish made with premium sake, called Bishu Nabe, and other tasting plates made with Saijo ingredients. Learn about the history of this tasty dish at a local lunch spot. (bishu nabe must be ordered in advance so for last minute bookings for the tour we may have an alternate lunch menu.) After lunch, stroll the picturesque streets and go brewery hopping. Tasting rooms are each unique and you can sample many kinds of sake and sake-based products. Visit a local cafe and enjoy sweets and a snack break inspired by Japanese rice wine. At each brewery will sit be able to sample different kinds of sake. If you find a type you like, the brewery shops carry a huge variety for you to purchase and take home.

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  • Duration


    (10:45 〜 14:00)

    * Time may vary, not including transportation time

  • Access

    Take the Sanyo Main Line from Hiroshima Station.The train leaves approximately every 10 minutes, takes about 35-40 minutes.

  • Participants Guests

    2 〜 10

    Trip will be cancelled if the required minimum number of participants is not met. Accompanied infants participate for free.

  • Age


  • Conditions

    Available on Clear or Lightly Rainy Days

  • Cancellation Policy

    We are unable to refund cancellations made after 17:00, 3 days prior to your reserved date.


  • Adults(12+)


  • Children(4~11)


  • Infants(~3)


Included in the Price

2 food stops and sake tastings at 4-6 local sake breweries Lunch and dessert included Shopping time Local English -speaking guide


  • Things to bring

    Transportation costs Additional drinks or food We suggest wearing comfortable shoes as there will be walking involved.

  • Meeting Point

    The front of the Higashihiroshimashi Information Centre inside Saijo Station. 〒739-0011 Hiroshima-ken, Higashihiroshima-shi, Saijōhonmachi, 12

  • Additional Info

    Hotel picks up not included. Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions or allergies.

    Please note that your reservation with us may be canceled due to inclement weather conditions or heavy rain. If so, we will contact you at least one hour prior to your reservation via your original booking site.


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