Observe the Traditional Sake Making at Brewery Founded 300 Years Ago in Uchiko, Ehime
- Duration: 60 Minutes (approx.)
- Location: Uchiko-cho, Ehime
- Product code: EN-EHM-7074-70740
This plan enables you to observe up close the sake making with a history of over 300 years in Uchiko town having many traditional cultural assets. During the brewing period of sake (from winter to early spring), the whole production process will be open to the public as much as possible.
After the observation, you can sample the brewery's vaunted sake at the tasting counter.
Get familiar with the tradition of sake making while enjoying the fresh taste of the finished sake on the spot.
You can have an original sake cup as a souvenir.
- Taste the nostalgic atmosphere of Uchiko-cho
- Able to observe the whole production process of steaming sake rice, making koji (malted rice), fermenting, pressing, bottling, etc. wherever possible
- Up-to-date sake brewery with sufficient air conditioning
- Sample the brewery's vaunted sake at the tasting counter
- An original sake cup as a souvenir
Citrus field visit ⇒ Sake brewery tour ⇒ Tasting, shopping
Uchiko-cho, home to the sake brewery, is a charming town with its nostalgic townscape where there are many historical and cultural assets built in the late Edo period (19th century).
You can take a closer look at the sake brewing handed down in the town where many gems are produced by the local craftsmen. After watching the video of the manufacturing process, let's go on a sake brewery tour. You will observe the up-to-date sake brewery always air-conditioned and strictly sanitary-controlled. During the brewing period of sake (from winter to early spring), the whole process of sake making such as steaming sake rice, making koji (malted rice), fermenting, pressing, bottling, etc. will be open to the public. It's is a recommended season for a brewery visit.
After visiting the brewery, sample sake the brewery is proud of at the tasting counter. Please enjoy the mild taste of sake made from agrochemical-free rice where the brewers are engaged in the production from planting.
Tasting is followed by shopping (optional) at the brewery store. You will get an original sake cup as a souvenir. Please enjoy sake with the cup at home.
【THINGS TO NOTE】
Time： 60 minutes (10 minutes for the preliminary explanation, 30 minutes for the brewery tour, 20 minutes for tasting and shopping)
Meeting point： CHIYONOKAME SYUZOU
1294-1, Hiraoka-ko, Uchiko-cho, Kita-gun Ehime
Access： Bus and car parking available (maximum 3 vehicles)
Language support： Japanese, English
Included ： Brewery tour, sake for tasting, liqueur
Excluded：Shopping at the store
Participation requirements ： Legal drinking age is 20
Other things to note ：
・ You can come with children.
・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.