[Nagahama, Shiga] Brewery Town of Kinomoto: Half-Day Walking Tour

Guided tours

BIWAKO BACKROADS

Price

¥7,000~

Highlights

  • Visit a charming old brewery town retaining much of its historical charm.
  • Our profession tour guide will lead you through the town on our walking tour including 2 very old sake breweries, as well as a traditional soy sauce brewery.
  • Brewery staff can give us a look behind the storefront into the brewing area as well as sample tasting.
  • The town also features a variety of other local shops to browse including Japanese sweets shops, as well as a unique temple that is worth exploring.

Description

Kinomoto is a charming old brewery town blessed by an abundant source of fresh water. As a former post station town of Edo era kaido routes, the town has retained much of its historical charm, without heavily catering to tourism, but rather sustaining its natural community, identity, and local traditions.

On this tour, our profession tour guide will meet you at JR Nagahama Station, and lead you on the 12-minute train ride north to JR Kinomoto Station, where we start our walking tour including 2 very old sake breweries, as well as a traditional soy sauce brewery. Meet and chat with the staff of these long running family businesses. Outside of the winter brewing season, staff can give us a look behind the storefront into the brewing area as well as sample tasting.

The old main street of the town also features a variety of other charming local shops to browse including a cafe, Japanese sweets shops, as well as a unique temple that is worth exploring.

Important Information

  • - There will be some sake tasting but not for guests under 20 years old.
    - Train fare is not included in the tour price.
    - Walking distance shold be around 3 kerometers in total.
    - This is a group tour. Your members may be combined with other participants. Up to a maximum group size of 8.

Detail

Guide language

English

Included

- English Guide

- brewery tours

- tax

Not included

- Roudtrip train fare from Nagahama to Kinomoto

- Other expenses, such as sovenior, snacks, food and drinks

Required time 180 minutes ~
Cancellation Policy

(1) Cancellation made eight (8) days prior to the scheduled date of activities or earlier: No cancellation charge

(2) Cancellation made between seven (7) to four (4) days prior to the scheduled date of activities: 50% of the Participation Charges

(3) Cancellation made between three (3) days prior to the scheduled date to the scheduled date: 100% of the Participation Charges

What you need to bring

- Comfortable clothes, Rain gear if rains

Holding condition

Tours will be held in light rain conditions (please bring or rent poncho), but will be cancelled for severe weather. In such case, we will cancel and notify you on the evening before your tour. We will refund all the money that you have already paid to us.

Options

  • [Nagahama, Shiga] Brewery Town of Kinomoto: Half-Day Walking Tour

    Required time

    180 minutes ~

    Qualifying age

    6+

    from ¥ 7,000

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Shop Information

Shop Name

BIWAKO BACKROADS