Nagano Sake Tasting Walking Tour

2020 Cherry blossom Forecast in Nagano

Undated on 09/Mar/2020

If you wanna see beautiful cherry blossom with this experience, please book between 8th and 14th of April. Please note that full bloom really depends on weather, so we cannot guarantee you full bloom when you have this tour. We will inform you of the dates of flowering of cherry blossom in this column.

Now forecast says full bloom in Nagano city is 11/April/2020.(updated on 21/Mar/2020)

The best season for cherry blossom in Nagano city is a little bit later than Tokyo(Cherry blossom season in Tokyo starts from the end of Mar). It usually starts from early April and it will end around mid April, so if you have missed a chance to see it in Tokyo or if you would like to see beautiful cherry blossom while tasting Sake(What a traditional and elegant Japanese style !! ), Please book this experience !!

Overview

Nagano is the county who has got the second most number of sake breweries in Japan. Because there are beautiful mountains, Nagano is able to produce the clean & clear waters and high quality rice which is necessary to make great sake. Come to Nagano and join this experience to taste one of the best Sake in Japan. The sake maker w’ll explore has over 300 years history and you will taste the differences between sakes of the highest quality, unfiltered, unpasteurized, and many other seasonable sakes.You can also visit old sake factory(it is not used now)which is built over 120 years ago to understand the process of making sake. After enjoying Sake tasting, the guide will take you to Nagano’s laid back area to visit some local shops around Zenkoji temple to explore more about Nagano. 

  • Taste the best Nagano’s sakes with nibbles like soy source beans and some Japanese pickles. Also you can have Nagano’s miso soup
  • Admission free to visit old sake factory
  • Explore Nagano’s laid back area around Zenkoji temple to visit some local shops
  • Learn and practice authentic Japanese eating style and discover other parts of Nagano outside of your guidebook.
  • Connect with local business owners to learn the history and local culture.
  • Photography Tour
    We will be on hand to take some happy snaps(by DSLR camera) which will be shared with you after the tour!
  • Photo Friendly
  • 3 Hours
  • 1 to 10 people
  • All weather

Trip Itinerary

Nagano station
Meet Up with our guide at Nagano station and heading to the place for Sake tasting.
Arrive at the place and start to taste Sake
You can try to taste variety of Sake here with nibbles like soy source beans and some Japanese pickles. Miso is one of the Nagano specialities and you can have Nagano’s miso soup.
Visit the old sake factory
You can also visit old sake factory(it is not used now)which is built over 120 years ago to understand the process of making sake.
Explore more about Nagano
After enjoying Sake tasting, the guide will take you to Nagano’s laid back area to visit some local shops around Zenkoji temple
Tour Concludes
The duration of this tour is about 3 hours and tour concludes at Nagano station. If you would like to explore different place like restaurants after this tour, you can say good bye to your guide at around Zenkoji temple area, where is easy to get back to Nagano station by yourself
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Nagano Sake Tasting Tour
¥8,800/pp
  • Walking Tour
  • Includes: Sake tasting, some nibbles and admission free to visit old sake factory
  • duration: 3 hours
  • Group: From 1 to 10 pp

¥8,800per adult

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Info

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Minimum: 1 people per tour
  • Maximum: 10 people per tour
  • Price: 8,800 JPY (incl. tax) per adult
  • Includes: Sake tasting, nibbles and miso soup. Admission free to visit old sake factory, English-speaking guide
  • Excludes: Extra drinks and food (available to purchase), Bullet train tickets and other transportation fees.
  • Meeting location: Nagano station
  • You must be at least 20 years old to consume alcohol
Professional Guide

Local expert, personable English-speaking guides

Walking tour

This is an easy going walking tour. You can come just as you are

Sake Tasting

To join this tour, you must be at least 20 years old

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Take the photo of spots around Zenko-ji temple

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