Hida Sake Brewery Tour

Hida Sake Brewery Tour

9,000 JPY~/person
Hida-Hagiwara station 2 Hours 2-6 People

See, feel and taste sake in the brewery

This is a sake brewery tour dedicated for small groups who want to escape from tourist crowd to have the authentic sake experience, including a leisurely town walk and sake tasting. The tour is held at the small country town named Hagiwara, which is near from Takayama but definitely no tourist here. You can enjoy understanding the sake brewing process and the beautiful sake tasting at your own pace without any stress. The Hida region is well known as one of the best places to make sake in Japan since we have all 3 key factors for brewing: water, rice and coldness. On the way to the Tenryo Sake Brewery, your guide will share not only the introduction of sake but the historical background of town. Inside the brewery, you will understand the brewing process of sake step by step with seeing the actual facilities and machines for production. Afterward, you will taste various excellent sake of Tenryo (天領) to enjoy the difference of flavors, and you can know a lot of useful tips to drink and order sake. The premium option is available for those who want more genuine and luxurious experience. In addition to 5 kinds of sake provided in the standard tour, you can taste the super premium sake and small appetizers in the cozy Japanese room. In either option, this tour will offer you a special sake experience. If you love it, please do not miss this opportunity! *You can join with your child but he/she is not allowed to drink sake since the minimum drinking age is 20 in Japan. *Private tour is available with additional charge. Please contact us before booking if you want. During winter (Dec-Mar), private tour is the only option. *The premium tour is not available now.

Valuable Experience

Only a few sake breweries in Japan allow visitors to go inside the factory. Besides, you are free to take a picture.

Professional Guide

Our guides are much experienced. You can ask any questions about sake.

Relaxed Sake Tasting

You can enjoy savoring various sake in a leisurely pace without any other tourist. It will be beyond your expectation.

Easy Access

Just 40 minutes train ride from Takayama (10 minutes from Gero). Tour starts and ends at the station.

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Tour Detail

  • Rate:
     Adult (age 20-) Child (age 3-19) Infant (0-2)
     9,000 JPY~ 9,000 JPY 0 JPY

    *Depends on season & number of people
    *The premium tour additionally requires 3,000 JPY for each.

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Start Time: 9:00 AM / 1:30 PM
  • Period: All Year
  • Number of Participants: 2 – 6
  • Departure & Return: JR Hida-Hagiwara station (8:00am train leaving Takayama arrives at Hida-Hagiwara at 8:37am / 12:35pm train at Takayama takes you to Hida-Hagiwara at 1:12pm)

  • Inclusions
    • English speaking guide
    • 5 cups of sake tasting (1,000 JPY)
    • Admission to see the facilities of sake brewery
    • Local taxes
    • Top-class sake (only for premium option)
    • Appetizers (only for premium option)
  • Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Minimum drinking age is 20 years
  • Drivers are not allowed to drink any alcoholic beverage
  • No refund or no alternative date will be given when you do not show up at the meeting time for any reason (meeting time is 10 minutes before start time of tour)
  • Please understand that we very occasionally take more than 6 guests at once depending on availability
  • 31 days or more prior to the tour date: 0% of a tour fee
  • 15 days to 30 days prior to the tour date: 10% of a tour fee
  • 8 days to 14 days prior to the tour date: 30% of a tour fee
  • 4 days to 7 days prior to the tour date: 50% of a tour fee
  • 1 day to 3 days prior to the tour date: 80% of a tour fee
  • Within 1 day prior to the tour date or no show: 100% of a tour fee
  • Participants can bring and store suitcases inside of our garage during the tour so that they can directly head to the next destination such as Kyoto or Tokyo just after the tour
  • The tour is not held when the sake brewery is closed: on Saturday, Sunday and national holidays
  • It might be possible to hold the tour on a date or time not listed on the booking calendar so please feel free to contact us


Brief instruction of town's history, then visit the sake brewery for learning and tasting.

1:30 PM - Meet up & Instruction

Our guide welcome you at the station. After some introduction, you start walking to the sake brewery.

2:00 PM - Tenryo Sake Brewery

Some instruction about sake, you will go inside to see the actual brewing process.

2:30 PM - Sake tasting

5 kinds of sake will be provided. You can have a really relaxing moment.

3:30 PM - Return to the station

Your guide will let you know the arrival time of train, then walk back to the station.

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March 2024
“This was one of our favorite days in Japan, Daisuke gave us a lot of information about the area which was really interesting and helped our understanding of Japan. The tour itself was so cool, it's great to see a real brewery in action and the sake we got to taste was delicious. A must for anyone who is visiting!”
Nessa O'Hara
“We loved this tour. It was very informative and the host was lovely and knowledgeable. It was a great experience and we would definitely recommend it to anyone who is interested in learning more about sake, and anyone who wants to taste a lot of it on a brewery tour!”
Joanna Scholefield

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