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Private Tour of Hamachidori Sake Brewery



Explore the sake brewing facilities and learn how rice wine is made #cc1000141

  • Private tour of an award-winning sake brewery
  • Learn how rice wine is brewed, and how different varieties are made
  • Sample Hamachidori sake and put your taste-buds to the test!
  • 2 hour total

  • English

  • Age 20+

  • 2 〜 15


Kotaro Okumura

I became interested in sake brewing when I was an undergraduate. My name is Kotaro Okumura, and even though I’m still young, I’m a sake brewer for Hamachidori in Kamaishi. We brew sake over the course of one year, so in the winter I am busy brewing, but at other times of the year, I enjoy doing other things — that’s something nice about being a brewer, it’s quite conducive to having hobbies, unlike many other lines of work. I’ve done rowing since university, and in the summers, my wife and I go to a little farm and grow food, like potatoes and eggplants. It’s not a bad life at all! I love sake, too, which helps. Given that I’m a local sake brewer, I hope that people both within and outside the prefecture will drink and enjoy Hamachidori sake, and I hope people who come here to support the reconstruction will also try our sake when they get here.

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Hamachidori sake is famous for its smooth texture and sweet aftertaste. Your host, Kotaro Okumura, is an award-winning brewer in Kamaishi, and will take you on a tour of the brewing facilities and explain — and show you — how the sake is made. His tour is lively and fun, but also incredibly informative, as his passion for his work lends much to the experience. This is a rare opportunity to witness how the Japanese “Nambu-toji” system of brewing works, and see the results. Even better, at the end of the tour, you can taste the delicious fresh sake, right from the source!


  • Duration


  • Access

  • Participants Guests

    2 〜 15

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

  • Age


  • Conditions

    Available Rain or Shine

  • 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

Experience, Interpreter, Insurance, Souvenir


  • Things to bring


  • Meeting Point

  • Additional Info

    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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