Sake Brewery and tasting tour in Ome-Tokyo
Excursions & day trips

Sake Brewery and tasting tour in Ome-Tokyo

Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 1 hour
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Learn the ins and outs of sake brewing first hand
  • Tour a traditional sake brewery that uses centuries-old techniques
  • Taste and compare several varieties of Sawanoi brand sake brewed onsite
What to expect

Sake is an alcoholic beverage made from rice polished to remove the bran, yeast, koji spores, and copious amounts of fresh water. In this experience, you will visit the Sawanoi Ozawa Shuzo sake brewery, located in verdant Ome City, Tokyo. In Ome, you'll find spectacular views of the surrounding mountains of Okutama and the lush Mitake Gorge. Make your way to the Sawanoi Ozawa Shuzo brewery.

While Sawanoi Ozawa Shuzo regularly hosts tours of its facilities and conducts sake tastings, the brewery usually conducts these tours in Japanese, passing out English brochures to non-Japanese speakers. This experience, however, features an exclusive tour led wholly in English, and thus represents a rare opportunity to soak up Japanese sake culture first hand without information getting lost in translations.

Initially established in 1702, the brewery's founders built Sawanoi Ozawa Shuzo in an area blessed with abundant natural resources, including pure and delicious natural spring water. As the water in this area has been an essential ingredient in sake production from the earliest days, the company has incorporated the name Sawai into the brand name.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • What's included
    • Sake brewery tour
    • Sake tasting (three varieties of Sawanoi brand sake)
    • English speaking guide
    • Souvenir (one bottle of sake (720 ml)
    What's not included
    • Food
    • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
    Where

    2-chōme-770 Sawai, Ome, Tokyo 198-0172

    Meeting point:

    Sawanoi Ozawa Brewery

    What to remember
    • Participants age lower than 20 years old are not permitted to participate the tour
    • You must be age 20 or over to consume alcohol in Japan
    • You may need to show proof of age before participating in sake tasting
    • Sawanoi Ozawa Brewery is a three-minute walk from JR Sawai Station (Ome Line). Sawai Station is about 100 minutes from JR Tokyo Station/76 minutes from JR Shinjuku Station (Chuo Line Ome Special Rapid)
    • A maximum number of 10 participants per booking
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Provider
    Voyagin
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 3 days before the experience begins.

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