Breweries in Japan

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Breweries in Japan

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  • Zachary H
    Tokyo, Japan4,523 contributions
    This is a very fun thing to do while in Niigata! The 30+ minute tour is free, and if you connect with the brewery on Line, you get a free limited tasting after the tour. The advanced tasting costs ¥1,000, which also felt like a good deal! The whole experience took about an hour and was a lot of fun!
    Written September 12, 2021
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  • WalkingPoint
    Bangkok, Thailand323 contributions
    A very easy style but interesting tour with pleasant employees throughout.
    Nice tasting at the end and opportunity to buy Asahi souveniers.
    Asahi is the way forward!
    You know it makes sense!
    Written February 19, 2020
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  • EMBE762
    Maastricht, The Netherlands575 contributions
    Katsunuma winery is ok and you can taste many wines and grape juices (important if one of the party does not appreciate wine, you can taste here at least 5 grape juices/ non alcoholic wines)
    there is a French style restaurant with very good value for a nice lunch. highly recommendable !
    the tour is disappointing here too, but that was by now not a surprise anymore...
    Written October 16, 2017
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  • Victor N
    Singapore, Singapore92 contributions
    Great tour to understand how Suntory beer is made and you get to have audio guides as the tour is in Japanese. Reservations required. The tour ends with free beer tasting of the many variety they brew.
    Written April 29, 2018
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  • Sierra
    Fujiyoshida, Japan19 contributions
    A Beer Lovers Paradise I must say. We went there on a weekend so we are not that fortunate to see the production process, However, they still give tours, a FREE TOUR😊. Just make a reservation via phone, if you don't have a Japanese number, you may also ask your Hotel Front Desk to assist you. For Non Japanese speaking tourists like us, you just have to ask a headset from the reception, they have this laminated paper where instructions were given.

    Also, you will notice some people wearing an ID/Pass, so don't panic. Those are just for the designated drivers or people that came there using a vehicle (Bicycles, Motorbikes and Cars).

    They have 14 stops, which gives brief discussion about the things that is happening on that specific area of production which is a cool thing🙌🙌.

    And the final and the most awaited thing is the FREE BEER TASTING. Each person get to taste (3) half pint Beer of your choice for 20mins. They will also teach you how to pour your canned beers in a glass the right way. 🍺🍺
    Written October 13, 2019
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  • DeVASTAte
    Charlotte, NC20 contributions
    Loved this brewery. It's a hidden gem in the middle of the mountains. Great sake. They have a very wide variety. From reasonable to world class super high quality sake. The building is very old and a nice little area of town with a bakery across the street. I enjoyed it and will be going back next time.
    Written March 15, 2016
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  • savvyr
    Leicester, UK225 contributions
    I went here with my family in 2014. we are English with a Japanese daughter in law. the tour was free and they provided us with an English speaking guide. The guide was excellent and pleased to be able to use her English. the tour was really informative. at the end of the tour we were given some beer to try in and they had laid the table with English and Japanese flags a really nice touch! I would definitely recommend.
    Written April 7, 2016
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  • tomizuta1953
    Funabashi, Japan1,178 contributions
    There used to be many sake breweries serving the township of Ootaki. We visited one surviving brewery Toyonotsuru that sells sake under the brand Ootaki Castle. I visited the brewery and asked if I could taste their sake. I was interested in their honjouzou genshu with a higher alcohol content of 18%. It was dry with a well-balanced fruity aroma. Talking to the elderly owner, I learned that the brewery was founded in the late 18th century and that they only sell locally. I liked the sake so much that I bought two bottles of this sake. I don’t know why but the owner seemed so surprised when I asked to buy two bottles. In any event they sell very good sake which explains why they have survived this long.
    Written November 16, 2017
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  • Warner L
    Pasadena, CA668 contributions
    You see many grain storage buildings, non combustible, throughout Japan, but this one really catches you attention. It is on the opposite end of town from the samurai houses.
    Written November 7, 2019
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  • geeare76
    Frankfurt, Germany2 contributions
    this sake winery is one of the most romantic ones we have come across --some english spoken, but very very original indeed.
    Written June 29, 2016
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  • Mulb
    Portland, Oregon35 contributions
    Perhaps I'm used to the epic microbrewery tours in the US. I love everything that involves fermentation and sake is also on my list. They push you through the production facility, which was totally dark and I wonder whether they actually do any production there. Then they give you samples, which mostly lacked any character and tasted like rubbing alcohol. The lemon sake was okay, but not worth the price (1600 ¥). Cash only. Big tourist trap. Just buy sake at a department store where you can sample first anyway!
    Written May 13, 2016
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  • Chanengyin
    4 contributions
    The place has a very traditional way of making sake. We walked around and enjoy the instruction by a very welcoming staff. Sake ice cream are highly recommend and the place won many rewards.
    Written November 9, 2019
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