Sacred Sake Tasting

Discover the ancient history of Japanese sake (or rice wine) which dates back to at least 700 AD.

Originally only consumed at religious ceremonies, sake was believed to connect individuals to the divine realm. For nearly a millenuim, sake was produced by shrines and temples all over the country. Even now, it is one of the primary offerings to the Shinto gods.

Become a part of this rich tradition by tasting the elixir of the Japanese gods in the heart of a Shinto shrine. Learn firsthand the deliciousness of Niigata sake amidst the serene ambiance where tranquility and the essence of the divine converge.

Things to expect

  • Step into the sacred main hall of Niigata City’s oldest shrine.
  • Discover the profound relationship between Sake and Shinto amid the company of friends and our knowledgeable guide.
  • Master the art of sake tasting with easy tricks that will showcase your expertise.
  • Indulge in a delightful experience as you find the ideal pairings for each drink among specially selected appetizers.

Included:
・Venue and equipment fees
・Instructor fee
・Delicious sake (4 different types)
・Specially selected appetizers

Not Included:
・Transportation to/from the event
・Instructor tip
・Insurance

Tour Information

Reservation
  • Availability
    All year
  • Duration
    1.5 hours
  • Capacity
    14
  • Minimum
    4
  • Age limit
    20+
  • Fee
    5,000 JPY (Per person)
  • Area
    Niigata City (Furumachi Area)

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    BY JAPANESE LAW IT IS ILLEGAL FOR PERSONS UNDER 20 YEARS OF AGE TO DRINK ALCOHOL.
    WE DO NOT CONDONE DRUNK DRIVING. IN JAPAN THE LEGAL ALCOHOL LIMIT IS 0 (zero).
    WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ACCIDENTS OCCURRING BEFORE OR AFTER THE TOUR.