Hida Sake Brewery Tour

Hida Sake Brewery Tour

12,000 JPY~/person
Hida-Hagiwara station 2 Hours 2-6 People

Privately see, feel and taste sake in the brewery

This is a private sake brewery tour dedicated for a small group 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 premium 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 tour will offer you a special sake experience so please do not miss this opportunity if you love it! *You can join with your child but he/she is not allowed to drink sake since the minimum drinking age is 20 in Japan.

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 privately 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-) Rate for group
     2 people 48,000 JPY
     3 people 54,000 JPY
     4 people 60,000 JPY
     5 people 66,000 JPY
     6 people 72,000 JPY

    *This is a private tour only for 1 group and the basic fee depends on the number of adults in a group.
    *5,000 JPY is charged for each additional child (age 3-19) but infant (age 0-2) is free.

  • 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 (only for adults above 20)
    • Admission to see the facilities of sake brewery
    • Local taxes
  • 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)
  • Additional charge is required for any customisation such as changing the start or end time of tour
  • 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
  • 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.

1:45 PM - Local Shinto Shrine

You will visit the shinto shrine first for better understanding the background of sake.

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 is provided. You will find and buy your favorite bottle.

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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July 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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