Our Flagship - Sake in Yamagata


You will taste, feel and experience sake in Yamagata

  • 55 hours
  • 875 US dollars
  • Yamagata

Service Description

This is the flagship course of Story of Sake. 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 10 different sake brands are waiting for you ・Visit sake breweries usually not open to public ・Stay at ryokan and try two very different onsen in Tendo 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 all-inclusive - for shinkansen to/from Tokyo, local transportation, ryokans, lunches, dinner, tasting, etc. you do not need to pay extra (unless you order more or you buy your souvenir). 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> - Visit Yamadera temple (1,015 steps!) (or alternative depending on weather) - Prestigious onsen ryokan at Tendo Onsen (Yunoka Matsunoyu or equivalent) - Sake paring dinner <Special sake set available only for our guests> <Monday> - Visit Mitobe Sake Brewery <Inside-the-brewery walk guided by the brewery master> - Local lunch recommended by Yamangatan - Michelin-listed Hirashimizu Sake Experience > Sake glass making > Sake tasting session guided by former brewer <Prepared just for our guests> - Sake pairing dinner <Also prepared just for our guests> - Check-in at Kurosawa Onsen Yusa (or equivalent) <Tuesday> - Visit Shuho Sake Brewery <Experience the brewery not open to public> - 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 875 per participant (please inform us if you do not need Shinkansen tickets - the price will then be USD 650). We, together with our partner breweries, restaurants and hotels, take preventive measures in respect of COVID-19. <Comments from previous guests> Overall, it was very satisfactory and already spread words around to colleagues, ex colleagues and friends. It was a very fulfilling trip! I also enjoyed great sake and local food. I am so satisfied.


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Contact Details

+81 70 8304 6157

yuki.ojima@story-of-sake.com