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Are you a fan of Japanese crafts and culture?

Many say visiting a sake brewery is the best way to learn about Japanese craftsmanship and local culture.

Here at Sake Voyage, we’ve curated an entire website devoted to the national beverage of Japan. We’ve made it easy for you to find a welcoming family-run sake brewery near Tokyo, and discover the exotic culture of making (and drinking) sake!

Here’s to a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

A guide to Visiting a SAKE Brewery

In an era of economic efficiency, many breweries have industrialized and scaled their production. However, these four family-run breweries have fought hard to preserve their long-kept traditions and share the passion of their heritage with overseas visitors.

In 2021, we provided the breweries with English materials (printouts) and English audio guides to help you when you visit.

To get the most out of your trip, we know that it is helpful to have some basic knowledge of how sake is made prior to your visit, so we’ve teamed up with the best sake experts in the world to create this essential guide just for you!

Please feel free to download this free guide if you are interested in visiting a sake brewery.



Visit the pottery town of Mashiko and learn about Mashiko pottery and Mashiko sake.
Also known as the ‘Cave Brewery’, visit this one-of-a-kind brewery in Nasu-Karasuyama and taste their IWC trophy sake.
Visit the World Heritage city of Nikko and explore a small brewery that still uses an old traditional pressing method.
Visit a 7th-generation sake brewery in the World Heritage city of Nikko and follow the water to the Ritz on Lake Chūzenji.


Watch what guests had to say after the Tochigi sake dinner and brewery presentations at The American Club in Tokyo.


Sake is the ultimate pairing buddy for a wide variety of foods.

No two sakes are alike. Some multiply the sensation of umami for a burst of flavor in your mouth and others offer a gentle, elegant, and divine experience when paired with the perfect partner.

We are honored to have worked with the best chefs in Japan, including world-renowned chef Kazunori Otowa (awarded the ‘Chevalier de l’Ordre du Mérite Agricoleto’ by the government of France in 2015) to produce the best sake pairing dinner courses in the world.

While you stay in Japan, we highly recommend you try one of these multi-course dinners, which are undoubtedly among the top sake pairing experiences in the world.

5 things I wish I knew ...

1) Which Seasons to Avoid Visiting
2) Brewery Specific Words
3) Learn the fun way
4) The Bond with Local Culture
5) Water and Rice


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