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Tokoname-City Sawada Sake Brewery 31st Sakagura Tour - with Guidance in English

Date : 02/23/2019, 02/24/2019


  • Sawada Sake Brewery 31st Sakagura Tour - with Guidance in English

Sakagura Kaiho Brewery Tour, the once-a-year celebration at Sawada Sake Brewery!

The Sakagura Kaiho Brewery Tour annual event started in the first year of Heisei Era (Heisei-Gannen), making this year's edition the last of the period. In the build up towards the beginning of a new era, this year the brewery may even have some new experimental attractions up its sleeve.
Open to everyone, this tour will take guests to witness, in every little detail, the careful sake brewing process that makes no compromises when strictly adhering to the ancient sake-making methods.
The tour ends with tasting of Hakurou, the pride of Sawada Sake Brewery. Make sure to take part in this only once a year celebration at Sawada Brewery!
* English guidance available only on the second day, 24th.

SAKE BREWERY TOUR in English 2019 at Sawada Sake Brewery! (w/ Sakagura Bento Lunch)
-Tour applications closed as of February 20-
(Still open for simple admission - just tour openings filled)

• Schedule for the English Tour participants
-10:00 AM - Tokoname Station
* Free shuttle bus (with Tour Guide)
-10:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Sakagura Tour in English
-12:30 PM - Lunch
-1:30 PM - Continue enjoying the Sakagura Event or return to Tokoname for sightseeing

• Highlights
-Taste both freshly-pressed and cask-aged Sake.
-Tour of the traditional Sawada Sake Brewery Sakagura.
-Tokoname Earthenware Guinomi Sake Cup and Bowl as souvenir gift treats.

• Participation fee
-Adults 500 yen (with Tokoname Cup)
* Free of charge for accompanying under age guests (gift unavailable).

• Bento Lunch Box (optional): 2,200 yen (with Tokoname Bowl)

• Inquiries & Reservations
-Email to: sawadasyuzou@hakurou.com
-Subject: SAKAGURA TOUR
-Accepting reservations for groups of up to 10 guests.

Find further details at the Sawada Sake Brewery Web Site (link below).

Reservation not required for simple admission to the event.
Please see details below.

-Tour applications closed as of February 20-

Plenty of Entertaining Attractions

Tasting & Sales
• Taste Hakurou sake and purchase at special discount prices.
* Requires fee for select products.

• Shiboritate Fresh-Pressed Raw Sake Tap Tasting
Drink the just-pressed elixir from the pressing machine's outlet!

• Same-Day Shiboritate Fresh-Pressed Sake Sale (limited volume and time availability)
Sake that went the last step in production process and got bottled earlier in the day. Distribution of numbered tickets at the Tank Tap Corner twice a day at 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM respectively. 150 tickets distributed per session.

Sawada Sake Brewery 31st Sakagura Tour - with Guidance in English

• Cask Sake Sale
Aromatic sake imbued with the storage cask's flavor, every year a highly sought-after type.

• Specialty Amazake Sweet Sake Giveaway Tasting Servings
The special sake lees sweet rice wine. A chance for those who opt for not ingesting alcoholic beverages to thaw in the cold.

• Okanzake Hot Sake Corner (partially paid)
Servings made in collaboration with Nagoya's nihonshu sake bar Jironoma.

• Sakagura Merchandise Sale
Hakurou Original Chita Cotton Tenugui Japanese Towel, Hakurou Sakaya Maekake Apron, Antique Items, etc.

Additionally, see exhibit displays and try the merchants exposing their goods during the event.

Sakidori Advance Sales Day - Friday February 22nd (Admission free of charge)

Sawada Sake Brewery 31st Sakagura Tour - with Guidance in English

Anticipated sales of sake, sakekasu sake lees, merchandise and etc. Shop with calm on your own pace.
* Sales only: tours, tasting, exhibition, shuttle bus and etc. unavailable (parking available).
* Availability of select products will be limited to guarantee availability for the weekend event.

Date/time: February 22nd (Friday) from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.

EVENT OVERVIEW

  • Souvenirs
  • Parking
  • Bus Stop
Date : February 23rd (Saturday) and 24th (Sunday), 2019
* English Guide Tour only 24th.
* Sakidori Advance Sales Day only 22nd.
Holding time : 23rd (Saturday) 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
24th (Sunday) 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (English Guide Tour Day)
* Sakidori Advance Sales Day only 22nd from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.
Place : Sawada Sake Brewery Sakagura
Location : 〒479-0818
4-10 Koba-cho, Tokoname-City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Fee : Admission 500 yen per guest (1 adult, comes with 1 souvenir gift of your choice)
* Under age guests free of charge (gift unavailable).
Parking : Available, free of charge (cap. 50 cars)
Restrooms : Available
Phone number : 0569-35-4003
Souvenir Gift : Choose between Tokoname Specialty Earthenware Guinomi Sake Cup and Hakurou Sake 300ml Bottle. This year's Guinomi pottery artisan is renowned Tokuta Fujita (limited availability, first come-first served basis).
Note : Japan Law only allows liquor consumption for people ages 20 or older. Drink responsibly.

Note: This page may not be current due to update time differences between site databases.
Should accuracy be critical, please verify this information using a direct source, whenever possible.

ACCESS

  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    Shuttle buses departing from Tokoname Station of the Meitetsu Tokoname Line.
    * Departs moments after Express and Semi Express trains from Nagoya arrive in Tokoname Station.
  • Access by car
    Access by car
    Approx. 10min (5.3km) southwards from Tokoname I.C. of the Chita Odan Toll Road (Centrair Line) via Route 252.
    * Due to Sake Tasting availability, guests are strongly advised to use public transportation and the provided shuttle bus. Please absolutely refrain from drinking and driving - an offense with severe legal consequences in Japan.

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