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Hyperpersonalised Experience

One-and-only for you, by a sake professional and former top lawyer


Yamagata is an undiscovered diamond stone, yet it is only 150 minutes away from Tokyo.  More than 30 destinations within Yamagata Prefecture are listed in Michelin Green Guide.  It has well-preserved local culture, fantastic food, and, needless to say, sake. We would be very happy to build your experience as you like, which may include:

  • visiting a prominent brewery that is usually closed to public, check out where sake is brewed, and taste the brewery’s most premium sake

  • educational sake tasting session run by sake shop owner;

  • sake and its source water tasting at riverhead;

  • sun-downer;

  • experience in a sake brewery;

  • sake glass making; and

  • sake pairing dinner.

Sake is truly inevitable, but you can also do something like:

  • visiting local onsen where you find no tourists;

  • trail running, nature walk, local city running;

  • getting on very local trains; and

  • visiting local shrines and temples.

Sample itinerary and price can be found here, but you can go for a premium one, which allows you to stay at one of the best onsen ryokans in Japan, and enjoy Yamagata sake paired with Japanese cuisine made from local ingredients.

Please let us know what you would like to do in Yamagata using the form below so that we can propose what is the best fit for your taste!  Also, we are happy to build up a sake tour in Nagano, Gunma, Kanagawa and elsewhere in Japan.  

Please could you contact us at least two weeks in advance, and note that we do not usually run a day trip (as we believe one day is not enough to delivery the story of sake to you; however, please let us know if you really want it!).

We have three courses:

  • standard (we set up the itinerary especially for you and you enjoy the destination by yourself);

  • special (you will be guided by our professional); and

  • premium (you will be guided by Yuki Ojima, the founder and CEO of Story of Sake).

We would appreciate it if you could indicate which course you are interested.


We do look forward to hearing from you.


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