Sake Tasting Experience at Tenryo Sake Brewery
- Duration: 60 Minutes (approx.)
- Location: Gero-shi, Gifu
- Product code: EN-GIF-7139-71390
You will visit a historical sake brewery, opened in 1680, that has been 7 times award winning of Annual Japan Sake Award. You will take a tour inside the sake brewery to get to know how sake is made. And then you will enjoy the most popular seasonal sake testing and the representative brands of Tenryo Sake Brewery.
- Visit an historical sake brewery (opened in 1680) .
- Learn about the real sake world.
- Enjoy tasting different seasonal sake.
- The brewery is a historic and tangible cultural asset.
【SCHEDULE】Choose from two start times, 10:00 or 14:00.
[10:00/14:00] Meeting at Tenryo Sake Brewery
[10:00/14:00] Sake Brewery Tour / 30 minutes
[10:30/14:30] Sake Tasting （2 types or 5 types）/ 30 minutes
[11:00/15:00] Closing up
This old Sake Brewery’s Factory is located in Hagiwara town, near Takayama and Gero Onsen.
The tour starts at Tenryo Brewery. A sake expert will explain to you how sake is produced step by step. Once you understand the sake brewing process, you will taste 2 types of sake to enjoy the different flavors. If you want, you can choose the premium sake testing which lets you drink up to 5 types of sake. You will also have the opportunity to buy as souvenirs the finest sake to take at home.
Deepen your understanding and knowledge of Japanese sake!
【Features of Tenryo Brewery】
Sake is an alcoholic drink made from fermented rice. The essential ingredients of making sake are rice, water, koji mold and yeast.
◆ Tenryo's sake is made only with the highest quality variety of sake rice.
Only rice for sake making is used and only the highest quality grain.
◆ The high quality rice is polished into perfection
Rice grains are polished before use in the sake production because the grains' outer layers create undesirable flavors in the end product. In order to elaborate a premium sake, Tenryo Sake Brewery uses a computerized system to polish the rice.
◆Tenryo's sake is made only with 100% natural water
Water from waterworks is usually laced with iron and other impurities, Tenryo's sake sake uses water from underground reservoirs. This allows Tenryo's sake to be made without any impurities or the addition of any chemicals.
The most important person in the sake process is the chief brewer or “Toji”. The chief brewer supervises all the processes of making sake. From the selection and handling of raw materials, the extraction of sake, storage to it's aging. A good "Toji" is difficult to replace and companies work hard to find successors to them.
【THINGS TO NOTE】
- Time：1 hour
- Meeting point：Tenryou Sake Brewing Co., Ltd. [MAP]
Hagiwara1289-1, GeroCity, GIFU
From Gifu Station, take the JR Takayama Main Line and get off at Hida Hagiwara Station. From there 6 minutes walk. The journey takes about 120 minutes.
From Takayama Station, take the JR Takayama Main Line and get off at Hida Hagiwara Station. From there 6 minutes walk. The journey takes about 50 minutes.
- Language support：Japanese,English,Chinese
- Included：Sake Brewery Tour, 2 Types of Sake Testing
- Participation requirements：Participants must be 20 years old or older
- Free Wi-Fi：◯
- Toilet：◯ (Western-style)
【HEALTH AND SAFETY MEASURES】
・Face masks required for travelers in public areas
・Face masks required for guides in public areas
・Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
・Social distancing enforced throughout the experience
・Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
・Guides required to regularly wash hands
7 to 4 days in advance: 40% of the tour price
3 to 2 days in advance: 60% of the tour price
The day before/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.