Sake Town Tour in Saijo Hiroshima

Location: Hiroshima
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 3.0 hours
Trip difficulty: Moderate
Max Group Size: 10
Currency: JPY
Language: English
TimeZone: Asia/Tokyo
Highlights 3 hour tour of Saijo district in Hiroshima
Visit 4-6 local sake breweries to get a sense of the differences, try their sake and other products.
See how a brewery works and get a sense of what goes into production of the world’s best sake.
Enjoy a local specialty hot-pot lunch only made in this small, historic town.
Dessert stop with sweets and snacks.
Join us in Saijo to visit 4-6 historic sake breweries and enjoy local lunch & snacks, with an English speaking local. We will take a stroll through the historic streets going from brewery to brewery to enjoy samples of local sake.

Our tour begins with a tasting and sake explanation at a representative brewery of Hiroshima Sake. We will learn about the brewing process (Please note: that the sake brewing process is not available to the public in Japan due to sanitary and health inspection regulations.)

Then, we will head off to try a local specialty hot-pot dish made with premium sake, and other tasting plates made with local ingredients (hot-pot must be ordered in advance so please no last-minute bookings are possible, but we may have an alternate lunch menu). After lunch, stroll the picturesque streets and go brewery hopping. At each brewery, we will be able to sample different kinds of sake. Visit a local cafe and enjoy sweets and a snack break inspired by Japanese Sake. 

Commentary English: Audio
Included Shopping time
Lunch and dessert included
2 food stops and sake tastings at 4-6 local sake breweries
Local English - speaking guide
Excluded Hotel pick up not included (can be arranged for an additional charge). Gratuity
Transportation costs.
Additional drinks or food.
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Additional Information
Not wheelchair accessible, Actual active brewing areas are inaccessible, Bishu Nabe is ordered in advance, Minimum drinking age is 21 years, For solo travelers, please email us, Changes to tours and spots we visit may occur due to schedules of restaurants, public holidays, weather conditions and other unforeseen circumstances. Applicable substitutions will be made in this case., Not recommended for Vegans, Vegetarians, No Seafood and No Pork, Pescetarian and Gluten-free friendly
Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything. 
Health Items Face masks required for travelers in public areas, Face masks required for guides in public areas, Face masks provided for travelers, Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff, Social distancing enforced throughout experience, Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas, Gear/equipment sanitized between use, Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized, Guides required to regularly wash hands, Regular temperature checks for staff, Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival, Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Operating Info

Booking Cut-off 1 days
Minimum 2 guests per booking
Maximum 10 guests per booking
Valid Only on date on reservation


Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 34.4304674, 132.7460888
Address: Saijōhonmachi, 12, 西条本町12, Higashihiroshima, Hiroshima, 739-0011, JP
Notes: Meet up point: The front of the Higashihiroshimashi Information Centre 東広島市観光案内所 inside Saijo Station Access: Saijo Station (Sanyo Main Line from Hiroshima Station)
End Location Address Higashihiroshima, Hiroshima, 739-0001
Start Location Notes Saijōhonmachi, 12, 西条本町12, Higashihiroshima, Hiroshima, 739-0011, JP
Type: Ends location
Lat & Long: 34.4314074, 132.7438956
Address: Higashihiroshima, Hiroshima, 739-0001
End Location Address Higashihiroshima, Hiroshima, 739-0001
Start Location Notes Saijōhonmachi, 12, 西条本町12, Higashihiroshima, Hiroshima, 739-0011, JP


Cancellation Policy: standard
Cancellation Cut-off: 7 days
Cancellation Notes: 7+ days before tour’s date: full refund of tour fees minus any processing fees. 4 to 6 days before original tour date: 50% refund of tour fees minus any processing fees. 72 hours or less prior to tour: no refund Arigato Japan is not responsible for cancellation conditions or fees imposed by third-party tour agency or any other company through which a service was booked.


Adult 20-80 years ¥16,800 Available on request


Option Name Group Tour
Option Description Time/Days offered: Every day except Wednesdays 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Other Information

Voucher Info

• Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
• Minimum drinking age is 21 years
• Please be there 10-15 minutes before the scheduled departure time. We have a strict policy about starting our tours on the scheduled time. If you are not able to arrive at the meeting point by the departure time, the tour will start regardless and no refund will be provided. We are also unable to accommodate meeting up in any of the food stops once you've missed the start of the tour.

Confirmation necessary? No