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Learn, be impressed and then Sip your first Japanese Sake.

As is Beer to the Egyptian, Wine to the Romans, and Guinness to the Irish, Japanese Rice Wine or SAKE is highly related to the Japanese Culture. All Major Rice producing areas of Japan generally also produce their local Japanese Sake.

There is an uncountable number of Japanese Rice Wine or Sake producing areas in Japan. Most areas also offer a behind the scenes look into how the Sake is fermented, produced and shipped off to both domestic and international destinations.  Depending on your location, we could most likely find a Japanese Sake producing company that would take you under their wings and offer you a visit to their company and offer a behind the scene tour – not to mention the tasting session afterwards. Our recommendation however, would be Hyogo prefecture (Kobe, Kasai, Ako, Himeji, etc) or Kyoto prefecture (Fushimi) as these are the areas that produce the most Sake within Japan.  We will personally produce your itinerary for the day, whether it is you want to stick close to the Cities or actually venture a little way into rural Japan (always a popular option), we will take you to a Japanese Sake area that suits you tastes.

Whether you want to visit a major player in the Sake industry or you would rather visit a family run company, just tells us your preference and let us do the rest. You may not know, but there are sweet, dry and very dry tasting Japanese Sake, and each company has their own traditional method to get their Sake to this stage. Again, depending on the region, the taste also can be very diverse. Your day can be tailored and depending on your preference Experience Japan Travel can take you to 1 location or as many as you want were time permits – If you are interested in Japanese Sake and like alcohol, how about 3 to 5 Sake producing companies in one day?  This is not a main stream experience you can easily find in Japan, but having staff that have been studying the art if Japanese Sake for many years, your satisfaction level will be extremely high and you will astonished on how deep the history and production of Japanese Rice Wine is.

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Fabulous trip! Experience Japan Travel (EJT) put together a very thoughtful 17 day itinerary for my wife and me. It was our first trip to the country and we waned to see temples, shrines and do some hiking. Scott at EJT arranged a trip that focused mainly on Kyoto and outskirts but included time in Hakone, Ugi, and Kanazawa. He blended: a) stays in three traditional inns with time in conventional hotels, b) several days with personal guides with days by ourselves, and c) days that were very planned and full with ones that were more open. We're not used to using a travel company for our vacations-- prefer to make our own plans--but the trip EJT arranged for us resulted in our experiencing much more of Japan than we would have on our own, and was well worth the money. Every detail was thoughtfully arranged. For example, when Scott made hotel and restaurant reservations, we had great views, were seated next to the falls, overlooking the river, etc. We'd highly recommend EJT to anyone going to Japan.  What were the most enjoyable or memorable parts of your trip?  --Hiking the river below Takao northwest of Kyoto (with Scott, our agent, who suggested we meet in person and spent most of a day with us) -- taking a trip by boat down the Hoza--gawa River outside of Kyoto  --a whole day walking tour of Kanazawa with a lifelong native  -- discovering lots of friendly, informal restaurants for lunch and dinner -- experiencing several traditional Japanese inns that Scott arranged for us... READ MORE

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