Sake Brewery Tours are 5-day excursions into the world of sake brewing, drinking, and enjoyment, featuring an exclusive seminar with respected expert and author, Mr. John Gauntner. Tour of the breweries and dinners with the brewers truly open doors to the new insights to the brewing tradition. Enjoy sumptuous cuisine, luxurious yet quiet
relaxing time at hot springs, and excursions to fantastic cultural highlights.
In 2013, our special excursions take you to experience the best of the snow country in Akita, and to really immerse yourself in the ancient capitals of Japan in the Kansai region.
Register before November 30, 2012 and mention Shizuoka Sake to get a special discount.
Akita: February 23 – 27, 2013 (Saturday – Wednesday) 4 nights/5 days
Take this opportunity to enjoy the best of the snow country, Akita.
Meet the sake brewers, savor simple inaka-style Akita cuisine, and soak in onsen. Some very memorable experiences you will find only with us are: a visit to a brewer’s private historic estate; hands-on soba
making experience at a historic sake brewery; memorable private music performance; and more. On the last day, simply relax at the rustic hot springs in the deep snow far away from the city.
Breweries: (Yuki no Bosha, Ama no To, Mansaku no Haha/Manabito, Kariho)
Get Details: http://www.saketours.com/akita2013.html
Kansai: (Kyoto, Nara, Shiga) March 4 – 8, 2013 (Monday – Friday) 5 nights/5 days
Experience Kansai through the lives of people who have devoted themselves to perfecting ancient traditions. Unlike regular tours, we will meet and discuss sake, food, pottery, and the art and culture of Buddhism with those who know it best. From our base in Kyoto, we will have day excursions in the city and out to neighboring Nara and Shiga.
Explore historic small towns most people have never heard of!
In addition to a chance to visit sake breweries during the brewing season, our special excursions include: a taste of three culinary traditions that are very close, yet, distinctive to each area; sake vessel seminar with Robert Yellin and visits to pottery studios; a different view of Japan’s spiritual backbone through the sacred Goma
fire ceremony at a mountain temple.
Breweries: Tsuki no Katsura, Shichihon Yari, Harushika)
Please visit http://saketours.com for tour information. Group size is
limited to 12.
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Kraemer’s Culinary blog by Frank Kraemer in New York,Tokyo Food File by Robbie Swinnerton, Green Tea Club by Satoshi Nihonyanagi in Shizuoka!, Mind Some by Tina in Taiwan, Le Manger by Camille Oger (French), The Indian Tourist, Masala Herb by Helene Dsouza in Goa, India, Mummy I Can Cook! by Shu Han in London, Pierre.Cuisine, Francescannotwrite, My White Kitchen, Foodhoe, Chucks Eats, Things that Fizz & Stuff, Five Euro Food by Charles,Red Shallot Kitchen by Priscilla,With a Glass, Nami | Just One Cookbook, Peach Farm Studio, Clumsyfingers by Xethia, PepperBento,Adventures in Bento Making, American Bent, Beanbento, Bento No, Bento Wo Tsukurimashou, Cooking Cute, Eula, Hapabento , Happy Bento, Jacki’s Bento Blog, Kitchen Cow, Leggo My Obento, Le Petit Journal Bento & CO (French), Lunch In A Box,
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Must-see tasting websites:
-Sake: Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Good Beer & Country Boys, Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in kanzai by Nevitt Reagan!
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery