1. Kobe: Nada Sake Brewery District Private Walking Tour
Accompanied by a local guide, learn all about sake culture in Japan and the history of this iconic drink. Meet local producers, learn about how sake is made, and visit shops that retain the atmosphere of days long since passed. Nada is Japan's largest sake-producing area and has long been home to a number of sake breweries. It's part of the area known as Nada-Gogō, comprised of five sake-producing districts that are famous in Japan and internationally. Below are some stops that are possible with a typical itinerary. You can ask your guide to customize it based on your wishes. Sawa no Tsuru Museum. This museum is located in the building of the old factory and introduces you to the process of making sake and the old facilities. Sakuramasamune Kinenkan Sakuraen. A facility for visitors is the Sakuramasamune Brewery which includes a museum, restaurant, cafe, and shop. Hamafukutsuru Ginjo Brewery. A new brewery that was founded in 1996. They produce high-quality sake in an up-to-date factory. Kiku-Masamune Shuzo Kinenkan. One of the major sake breweries. The museum is located in the building of the old factory and explains the process of making sake and the old facilities. Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum. Another one of the major sake breweries with a museum located in the old factory. Learn about the production process and equipment. Hakutaka Rokusuien. Since its founding, Hakutaka has strived to preserve sake brewing traditions and culture as one of the Nada district's breweries. Hakutaka Rokusuien opened in 2001 as a cultural facility that aims to pass on sake knowledge to visitors.