Sakagura

Hakurei Shuzou

ハ ク レ イ 酒 造

A historic and prestigious since the Edo period

Brief history of Hakurei Shuzou

Sakagura Hakurei Shuzou has been continuing the brewing methods passed down through generations since its establishment about 200 years ago, emphasizing harmony between rice, water, and people in sake brewing. They place a strong emphasis on cultivating high-quality rice, allowing them to produce delicious sake without polishing the rice too much. The brewing water comes from the pristine waters of the Fudou Falls, located on the slopes of Mount Yuragatake, part of the Daimon mountain range in front of the brewery. Named ‘Fudou-san Water,’ it possesses the unique quality of being extremely soft water, allowing for the creation of both sweet and dry sake. This mysterious water, with its versatile brewing capabilities, is the cornerstone of Sakagura Hakurei Shuzou’s sake. The sake crafted with meticulous attention to ingredients follows traditional brewing methods and is handcrafted by skilled brewers.

Sake Discovery Special

An inside look

While Hakurei Shuzou typically doesn’t conduct facility visits for foreign tourists, SAKE DISCOVERY provides an exclusive chance to delve into the workings of this traditional rural sake brewery. Throughout the tour, immerse yourself in the brewery’s storied history and unravel the intricacies of the sake-making process.

Special Tasting Room

Hakurei Shuzou has crafted an exceptionally unique sake tasting experience exclusively for you. Set against the backdrop of a century-old historic Japanese-style house, this experience promises an authentic journey through time, adding an extra layer of richness to your visit.

Premium SakeTasting

Indulge in an exquisite experience as you savor premium sake.  During this tour, you’ll have the opportunity to savor 5 distinct varieties of commercially successful premium sake including Daiginjou.

Tour Options

Standard Tour | Premium Tour

*Prices displayed in this page are tax included.

Standard Tour

¥18,000 / person


Sakagura Tour

SAKE DISCOVERY exclusive brewery tour.

Premium Sake Tasting

5 types of commercially successful premium sakes.

Special Gift

1 wooden sake cup with a glass cup & 1 bottle (300ml) of Tokubetsu Jyunmai.

Tour Detail

Price

¥18,000 / person

Duration

90 minutes

Interpreter

Available

Capacity

2-10 people

Tour Type

Private

Dates

Thr, Fri, Sat & Sun

※The brewery is closed between December 30th 2023 and January 4th 2024

※The images displayed may differ from the actual images you see on the tours.

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Sakagura Access

〒626-071 Kyoto Fu Miyazu Shi Yura 949

From Kyoto Tango Railway Tango Yura station
Approximately 6 minutes on foot.

From JR Miyazu station
Approximately 20 minutes by taxi.

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    Tour Terms of Use

    ⚫︎ The tour reservation will be confirmed when we receive the tour fee.

    ⚫︎ We do not provide refunds for cancellations made by customers after the tour reservation is confirmed or for leaving the tour during its execution.

    ⚫︎ If you fail to arrive at the meeting place by the starting time, the tour may be unable to proceed, and no refund will be provided.

    ⚫︎ If a customer engages in actions that violate laws or public order and morals, we may refuse their continued participation in the tour. Furthermore, in the event of damage or loss to the sake brewery facilities, buildings, equipment, or fixtures resulting from customer negligence, intentional or otherwise, we may request compensation regardless of intent.

    ⚫︎ Unforeseen circumstances, such as the ill health of sake brewery staff and guides or natural disasters, may lead to changes in the tour's content or its cancellation. In case of cancellation, we will provide a full refund of the tour fee.

    ⚫︎ Our tours are intended for customers aged 20 and over. Customers under 20 years old are not eligible to participate. If the participation of a minor or age misrepresentation is discovered, we may immediately decide to cancel or suspend the tour, with no refund provided in case of cancellation.

    ⚫︎ This agreement is governed by Japanese law, and any disputes related to this contract will be under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Osaka District Court or the Osaka Summary Court.

    《Prohibited Items》

    ⚫︎ Please refrain from consuming fermented foods like natto before the tour or bringing them into the facility.

    ⚫︎ Use of perfumes and hair products should be minimized.

    ⚫︎ Please refrain from driving a vehicle after tasting (drivers are not allowed to taste).

    ⚫︎ If actions contrary to the above agreement are observed, we may immediately decide to cancel the tour, with no refund provided in case of cancellation.

    《Privacy Policy》

    ⚫︎ We will collect and retain only the minimal personal information required with your consent.

    ⚫︎ Personal information may be used for "SAKE DISCOVERY" related business, among other purposes.

    ⚫︎ Unnecessary personal information will be destroyed after a certain period.

    ⚫︎ Photos and videos taken by our staff and guides during the tour are copyrighted by us and may be used for our promotional activities. Please note this, and if you wish to refuse the usage, please inform us or the guide in advance.

    《Cancellation Policy》

    ⚫︎ Cancellations made by 17:00 (JST) 21 days before the tour date, including the tour date, will not incur any cancellation fees. (However, a 5% refund handling fee will be deducted from the total amount.)

    ⚫︎ Cancellations made from 20 days to 14 days before the tour date will incur a cancellation fee of 50% of the total amount plus a 5% refund handling fee.

    ⚫︎ Cancellations from 13 days before the tour date and thereafter are not eligible for a refund.

    All the above-mentioned dates and times are based on Japan Standard Time.

    《Regarding Schedule and Visiting Brewery Changes》

    ⚫︎ Changes cannot be made from 13 days before the tour date.

    ⚫︎ Changes made before 14 days before the tour date will only be accepted if the brewery and interpreter guide's schedules allow. However, if it is not possible to change the schedules of the brewery and interpreter, you must either cancel according to the above cancellation policy or choose to proceed with the tour as originally planned. Please respond within 24 hours after our email regarding the tour options. If there is no response within the specified time, it will be considered as a voluntary cancellation.

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