Visit the Traditional Sake Brewery Representing Dogo area
- Duration: 60 Minutes (approx.)
- Location: Matsuyama, Ehime
- Product code: EN-EHM-7073-70730
This brewery is located close to Dogo Onsen hot springs which is a popular tourist spot.
Visit the traditional sake brewery with more than 120 years of history, and taste the local sake and beer.
In addition to tasting and comparing sake and Dogo beer, you can create an original label, and bring the labeled sake back home as a souvenir. Minakuchi Brewery's shop is a registered tangible cultural property as a modern Japanese-style building in Ehime. Please appreciate the atmosphere of the building.
- Easily accessible from Dogo Onsen
- Traditional way of sake making at a sake brewery with more than 120 years of history
- Visit the Minakuchi Shuzo's shop and main house, a registered tangible cultural property as a modern Japanese-style building in Ehime
- Drink and compare different kinds of sake and Dogo beer at "DOGO STANDING BAR - Bekkan"
- Create an original label and take the labeled sake back home as a souvenir
Photo shoot ⇒ Explanation ⇒ Visit the main house ⇒ Visit sake brewery & beer factory ⇒ DOGO STANDING BAR - Bekkan⇒ Tasting sake and beer ⇒ Label making, tasting sake
This sake brewery is located close to the popular tourist attraction "Dogo Onsen" always crowded with many tourists.
It is a great destination after the sightseeing in Dogo.
This sake brewery, with a history of over a hundred years, features its mellow sake made from carefully selected and polished local rice suitable for sake making
There is also a local "Dogo Beer" being manufactured since 1996.
First of all, the tour starts with an explanation of the history of Minakuchi Sake Brewing and the characteristics of their sake making.
Next, you will visit the Minakuchi's shop and main house, a registered tangible cultural property as a modern Japanese-style building of Ehime. Immerse yourself in a modern architecture unique to the Taisho era (1912-1926) of Japan.
Then you will taste the natural water necessary for sake making. An excellent water from Nikitatsu is used for sake making.
After visiting the sake brewery and beer factory, it's time to drink and compare different kinds of sake and also Dogo Beer at "DOGO STANDING BAR - Bekkan" just in front of Dogo Onsen Asukanoyu. 2 kinds of sake, 2 kinds of beer and snack are ready for you to try.
By this time, you may feel mellow. Lastly, you will create an original label for a sake bottle. The label you made is put onto the bottle and you can take it back home as a souvenir.
If you are hungry, how about eating at the neighboring restaurant "Nikitatsu-an" (optional) ?
【THINGS TO NOTE】
Time： 60 minutes (explanation/tour 30 minutes, 30 minutes at DOGO STANDING BAR)
- Meeting point： Minakuchi Shuzo Corporation
3-23 Dogo Kita-machi, Matsuyama-shi, Ehime-ken
Access： A 3-minute walk from Dogo Onsen Station, parking is available
Language support： Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, etc.(Use portable translator)
Included ： Visit / explanation fee, tasting sake/beer, snack, water for sake making, sake label making, souvenir
Excluded：Meal at Nikitatsu-an
Participation requirements ： Alcohol is not served to customers younger than 20
FreeWi-Fi：×（◯The neighboring Nikitatsu-an）
Other things to note ：
・You can come with children. Drinking water for children is extra.
・If you like to eat at the neighboring Nikitatsu-an, please make a reservation separately. Meals are not served in the sake brewery.
・There are extra holidays on an irregular basis.
7 to 4 days before the tour date 40% of the tour price
3 to 2 days before the tour date 60% of the tour price
The day before the tour date, on the day of the tour 100% of the tour price
※Right after the online settlement is made, a cancellation fee of 10% will be incurred in case of cancellation.
※The cancellation fee includes handling charges.