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Sake Tasting in Takayama

From US$27.76
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Vegetarian meal option available
  • Small-group tour
Sake Tasting in Takayama
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Sake Tasting in Takayama
This is a sake tasting activity for international travelers in English. You can learn what the difference is between different types of sake, how to make sake and how to pair food with sake. Through this activity, you will understand the basics of sake and be able to choose your favorite sake after joining the activity. The sake tasting is held in Kanoya restaurant, a cozy Japanese restaurant.
What to Expect

This is a beginner class for those who want to enjoy and understand sake.  In this class, you can learn how sake is made, learn what the difference is between different kinds of sakes and find out how to choose the appropriate sake for you and your taste. This activity is not only sake tasting, but also other lectures about Japanese culture, history and tradition and how it is deeply connected to sake.

After you finish this class, you can choose your favorite sake and food pairing with sake. By the end of the class, you will love drinking sake!

There are a lot of sake brewery in Hida Takayama area but these sake brewery usually don’t offer English explanation on sake for international taveller. We want them to know how good is sake and there are so many different kinds of sake in Japan. We hope you will enjoy drinking sake in your home country bringing back what you learn sake in Takayama.
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Reviewed 30 May 2018
Great activity for sake beginners

Before this tasting, we had only had 'nihon-syu' once before. This course was the perfect introduction. And apparently... we now know more about sake than 60% of the Japanese population! Shingo, the host, is great - informative, friendly and fun, and he speaks very good...More

Thank James T
Reviewed 22 May 2018
Informative, Fun and Delicious!

Our guide enriched the whole experience. In addition to being very knowledgeable about the history and process of making various types of Sake, he encouraged questions in a very relaxing way. All five involved in this tasting became very active in observations and other interactions....More

Thank Barbara C
Reviewed 8 May 2018
This was enjoyable and we learned so much...

...not just about sake, but about Japanese culture. The tasting is very well organized and professionally done, you get to taste a lot of sake and learn what you should order during the remainder of your stay in Japan. Highly recommend staying after for the...More

1  Thank WafflesKB
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile
I turned out to never knew sake until I did this

Shingo-san was very knowledgeable and confident of this teaching session. Details are on point, and the lesson builds up perfectly. The different sake got me tipsy afterwards, but totally worth it! Highly recommended activity in Takayama. Kampai!

Thank Justine A
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Most Americans have tried sake sometime in their lifetime, mostly at a sushi restaurant without giving a second thought of what it's made from or is origin. Well this tasting tour explains everything you need to know about sake. Our host Shingo was very knowledgeable...More

1  Thank David J
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