<Open in winter> Snow Sake Yamagata


Enjoy sake and seasonal flavor of Yamagata - winter version

  • 55 hours
  • 900 US dollars
  • Yamagata

Service Description

Snow monster welcomes you in Zao, Yamagata. Zao is one of the rare places where you can meet snow monsters. Quality of snow is Yamagata is amazing indeed. Niseko is awesone, but Zao cannot be beaten. Please book in a group of 2 people or more (1-person booking cannot be accepted unfortunately due to the logistics issue). Highlights ・Go deep in sake - sake glass making at pottery, sake testing sessions with kurabito / former kurabito (sake brewer), sake dinner, and more! Throughout the weekend, more than five different sake brands are waiting for you ・Visit sake brewery usually not open to public ・Stay at ryokan and try two very different onsen in Zao and in Kurosawa ・Feel local - guided by Yamagatan ・Easy trip with all-inclusive concept Greetings in Yamagata on Sunday afternoon, spending two nights and leaving there on Tuesday afternoon. This course is almost all-inclusive - for shinkansen to/from Tokyo, local transportation, ryokans, lunches, dinner, tasting, etc. you do not need to pay extra (exclusing lift tickets - approx. USD 45 per day). Itinerary (subject to change due to Covid situation, etc.) <Sunday> Welcome to Yamagata – “another Japan over the mountain”! - Leaving Tokyo Station at 10:00 am - Arriving and meeting us at Tendo Station at 0:58 pm - Visit Dewazakura Sake Brewery <With guided tasting session> - Prestigious onsen ryokan at Zao Onsen (Miyama-so Takamiya (the best in Zao) or equivalent) - Sake paring dinner <Monday> - Snow day! If you are a skier or a snowboarder, you can enjoy the full day in Mt. Zao. If you are not, you can still enjoy the snow using the ropeways. - Sake pairing dinner <Prepared just for our guests> - Check-in at Kurosawa Onsen Yusa (or equivalent) <Tuesday> - Michelin-listed Hirashimizu Sake Experience > Sake glass making > Sake tasting session guided by former brewer <Prepared just for our guests> - Farewell local sake lunch - Saying goodbye and leaving Yamagata Station at 2:04 pm - Arriving at Tokyo Station at 4:48 pm Price is USD 900 per participant (please inform us if you do not need Shinkansen tickets - the price will then be USD 675). We, together with our partner breweries, restaurants and hotels, take preventive measures in respect of COVID-19.


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Contact Details

+81 70 8304 6157

yuki.ojima@story-of-sake.com