Guided sake brewery tour by head brewer
Take a tour of Hamamatsu's oldest sake brewery, Hana no Mai Sake Brewing, established in 1864. Our head brewer will personally guide you though the entire sake production process, carried out with great care using the finest materials and locally sourced ingredients. You can learn the traditional sake brewing in depth. You can sample freshly brewed raw sake that you can hardly ever taste, create your own label, and take a souvenir photo. Tax-free sake can be bought at the adjoining store.
|Start time||10am/ 1pm|
|Duration||About 2 hours|
|Closed||January 1 and 2|
|Capacity||2 people 〜
※Over 10 people, please contact us.
・Learn about the sake brewing process first hand on a brewery tour
・Experience includes a guide-interpreter (English, Chinese)
・Make a customer label for a complimentary bottle of sake (720 ml)
1 Day Notice: 50%
Cancel on the day of the tour or fail to show: 100%
Sake is a Japanese alcohol made with special techniques and staple ingredients - rice, water, and malted rice. Hana no Mai gives true meanings to local brewing by using not only local ingredients of rice and water but also the indispensable local master brewers.
|Rice||Yamada Nishiki, which is the highest quality brewer's rice from local contract farmers|
|Water||Pure underground water which flows from the Akaishi mountain range|
|Master brewer||Committed to hiring locally; we've developed local talents over the years and currently we have our in-house master brewers|
Master brewers are commanders of sake brewing. It goes without saying that they are experts in the technicalities of sake brewing. Furthermore, master brewers are well-rounded artisans with leadership, judgment and managerial skills who need to manage the whole brewing team during the six-month brewing period.
Malted rice which is used to brew sake comes from inducing yeast from steamed rice. Brewers carefully manage this process within high temperature and high humidity workshops.
OPEN 8am – 5pm
CLOSED January 1 and 2
TRANSPORT From Shin-Hamamatsu Station
[TRAIN] Entetsu Railway Line get off at “Nishi-Kajima” station (32 minutes) take the Tenryuhamanako Railroad going to “Shinjohara” get off at “Miyaguchi” station (5 minutes) then walk (5 minutes)
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