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Top 4 Sake breweries to experience tours near Tokyo!

— Discover three sake breweries north of Tokyo that offer sake brewery tours —

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① Explore Sake caves at 'Shimazaki Brewery'

Japanese: 島崎酒造(栃木県)

😍🍶Cheers! The ✨Ultimate Sake Experience For True Sake Lovers​

🍶 Japanese Sake is known 🌏 worldwide, but how Sake has been distilled remains a ✨mystery to many. Visiting Shimazaki Sake Brewery, the largest Cave Storehouse of Sake in Japan, is a fantastic chance to dive deep into Japan’s 🎞️ time-honored Sake culture!

The ⛰️cave used for Sake storage was originally built for the construction of war tanks late in ⚔️World War II and was transformed into the very unique 🍶 aged Sake storehouse in 1970.

Visitors can not only have a close-up 👀 look into this historically rich Sake cellar but can also take tasters of the aged Sake and learn to understand its different subtle seasonal variations 🎈!

This information was correct at the time of publishing, but please check with the attractions and/or the tourist board before traveling.

② Visit 'Tonoike Brewery' and cycle around the village

Japanese: 外池酒造店(栃木県)

🍻Drink & 🎓Learn!

😀Welcome to the World of 🍶 Sake Brewing!

Love the taste of 🍶Sake? Come check out the ✨Tonoike Brewery in Mashiko, to learn more about this magical alcoholic beverage that plays an essential role in 👘Japanese culture!

Made with the utmost care and true craftsmanship, the sake at Tonoike Brewery reflects its profound history that goes back 🏯three generations! Enjoy the 😍 tour and heart filled interactions with the staff, not to mention the tasting counter! Their amazing selection of 🍶sake and sake-related cosmetics are available at their store and ☕cafe.

After 😊savoring the sake, explore the town of Mashiko, known for its 🍶pottery and fun activities like 🍓strawberry picking! 😍

This information was correct at the time of publishing, but please check with the attractions and/or the tourist board before traveling.

③ Experience an English sake tasting tour at 'Watanabe Sahei Brewery'

Japanese: 渡辺佐平商店(栃木県)

🎈 It’s Time to Dive into the 💗 Enchanted Aroma of

🍶Japanese Sake

Being listed on Forbes as one of the 👀 ‘best-to-see’ in Japan, you’re no doubt guaranteed to have the best quality 🍶 Sake experience with the century-old 🏚️ Sake Brewery Watanabe Sahei Shoten!

You can just walk in or book a tour offered in English by its president, Yasuhiro Watanabe ✨!

Visitors at this traditional brewery are welcomed to have a taste of different types of sakes! There are also large selections of local 🎁 souvenir stores and 🍱 authentic restaurants nearby to make your day!

Why not start your journey in Japan from a 🍶bottle of its representative sake 🌸🌸🌸?

This information was correct at the time of publishing, but please check with the attractions and/or the tourist board before traveling.

④ See the one-of-a-kind sake tank at 'Nishibori Sake Brewery'

Japanese: 西堀酒造(栃木県)

A traditional 🍶 sake brewery with a unique twist

Founded in 1872 in Oyama City (Tochigi Prefecture), Nishibori Shuzo has a long history of brewing sake with the help of yeast that has lived in the brewery for generations.

It continues to use the same brewing cellar from when the brewery was founded, and some of the buildings on the premises are nationally registered tangible cultural property. One of the oldest building dates back to the late Edo period (the mid-1800s) and is a popular attraction for visitors.

The sake brewery also offers some very unique attractions. If you are lucky, you may see sake being brewed in the only transparent fermentation tank in Japan, as well learn about a sake called ‘I My Me’,  which is a white wine/sherry-like pure rice sake made using ancient rice.

The brewery tours includes tasting of five different types of sake made in the brewery. Learn about how the different tastes and types of sake depend on its manufacturing methods and decide which types you prefer. If you find your favorite, you can purchase it on-site to take home with you!

This information was correct at the time of publishing, but please check with the attractions and/or the tourist board before traveling.

⑤ Learn about sake brewing at 'Daiichi Sake Brewery'

Japanese: 第一酒造(栃木県)

🎈 It’s Time to Dive into the 💗 Enchanted Aroma of

🍶Japanese Sake

Being listed on Forbes as one of the 👀 ‘best-to-see’ in Japan, you’re no doubt guaranteed to have the best quality 🍶 Sake experience with the century-old 🏚️ Sake Brewery Watanabe Sahei Shoten!

You can just walk in or book a tour offered in English by its president, Yasuhiro Watanabe ✨!

Visitors at this traditional brewery are welcomed to have a taste of different types of sakes! There are also large selections of local 🎁 souvenir stores and 🍱 authentic restaurants nearby to make your day!

Why not start your journey in Japan from a 🍶bottle of its representative sake 🌸🌸🌸?

This information was correct at the time of publishing, but please check with the attractions and/or the tourist board before traveling.

Map of 4 friendly sake breweries not to miss nearby Tokyo!

Not what you’re looking for?

How about exploring UNESCO heritage sites and activities or relaxing in a Japanese Onsen (hot spring).

Or trying on a beautiful traditional Japanese Kimono near Tokyo?

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