Sakagura

Nami No Oto Shuzou

浪 乃 音 酒 造

Close-up view of the brewing process

Brief history of Nami No Oto Shuzou

This is a sake brewery located by the naturally nurtured shores of beautiful Lake Biwa. Established in the second year of the Bunka era (1805), it has a history spanning over 200 years.
The name “Nami No Oto” was bestowed by a high priest on Mt. Hiei. At this brewery, guided by the belief of “continuously challenging new things while preserving tradition,” they focus on small-batch brewing due to being a small brewery, and the family comes together to craft sake with meticulous care.
The flagship brand, “Nami No Oto,” revolves around the theme of “drinking relaxation.” Praised for its refined sweetness that gently envelops and recedes, its taste is likened to ripples on the water, gaining popularity.

Sake Discovery Special

An inside look

Nami No Oto Shuzou offers an exclusive behind-the-scenes facility tour, a unique experience not typically offered in traditional brewery tours. Throughout the tour, immerse yourself in the brewery’s storied history and unravel the intricacies of the sake-making process.

Premium Sake Tasting

During this tour, you’ll have the opportunity to savor 5 distinct varieties of premium sake, including exclusive labels with limited distribution that can only be savored at the brewery.

Special Tasting Room

Indulge in the exquisite experience of premium sake tasting within the exclusive confines of Sakagura Nami No Oto Shozou’s private tasting room. 
※The tasting room is only available for Premium tour.

Tour Options

Standard Tour | Premium Tour

*Prices displayed in this page are tax included.

Standard Tour

¥18,000 / person


Sakagura Tour

An exclusive behind-the-scene sakagura tour.

Premium Sake Tasting

5 types of premium sake only available commercially in limited distribution.

Tour Detail

Price

¥18,000 / person

Duration

90 minutes

Interpreter

Available

Capacity

2-10 people

Tour Type

Private

Dates

Weekdays

※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.

Premium Tour

¥28,000 / person


Sakagura Tour

An exclusive behind-the-scene sakagura tour.

Premium Sake Tasting

5 types of premium sake only available commercially in limited distribution.

Special Lunch

A kaiseki lunch accompanied by an eel bowl.

Tour Detail

Price

¥28,000 / person

Duration

165 minutes

Interpreter

Available

Capacity

2-10 people

Tour Type

Private

Dates

Weekdays

※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.

Sakagura Access

〒520-0242 Shiga Ken Otsu Shi Honkatata 1-7-16

From JR Katata station

Approximately 23 minutes on foot.

Approximately 10 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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