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PRIVATE Sake Tasting in Osaka
Enjoy sake in Osaka. We pride ourselves on providing authentic Japanese cultural experiences to tourists and residents alike. You will taste 3 kinds of Japanese sake and some nibbles selected from all over Japan. You will know the flavor depth and difference of sake.
- Try a diverse range of ingredients and flavors unique to Japan
- A friendly host will explain and demonstrate correct cooking techniques
- Held in a Japanese style traditional room
- Opportunities for taking photographs will be highlighted throughout
- Special experience to learn about Japanese sake
Sake is made by fermenting rice in large vats and distilling it into a clear, alcoholic beverage, and there are small, local breweries all over Japan. As with beer microbreweries in the West, the local people of towns where sake breweries exist are very proud of their local products.
When you’re in Osaka, you really must take part in a sake tasting event in order to fully complete your visit to the nation’s food capital. You will not only sample many of Japan’s most well-known sake brands but also learn from the staff about the rich history of sake brewing in Japan, and what makes each type of sake special.
You will experience:
a) Three kinds of Japanese sake
b) Nibbles match sake
and have lots of fun!
You can taste more than 3 kinds of sake with additional cost.
Here are just a few of the sake brands you will be able to sample:
Koshino Kanbai – Niigata Prefecture
Michisakari – Gifu Prefecture
Senchu Hassaku – Kochi Prefecture
Born Tsuya – Fukui Prefecture
Futaho – Nara Prefecture
Sake is best enjoyed with some food. We will have a light meal that consists of 3 small dishes of pickles and the beef.
Do the sake tasting in the summer and have a nice taste of sake to make you forget about the outside heat. Or if you come during the winter months, our selection of hot sake will be sure to warm your body and spirits. A great opportunity to learn more about the drinking culture of Japan and enjoy the many tastes of sake with your friends.
Under 20 years old can not apply.
Adult pricing applies to all travelers
*** Please let us know if you have any food allergies, Halal, vegan or vegetarian preferences.
IncludedThree tasting cup of Japanese sakeSnacks or nibblesWater
Not IncludedTransportationHotel pickup and drop-off
MAIKOYAMaikoya Contact the Host
Address: 1 Chome-22-7 Shinmachi, Nishi Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 550-0013
Book online and get your voucher via email instantly!Maikoya Osaka offers unique cultural experiences where visitors can engage in various cultural activities such as the traditional tea ceremony, Japanese calligraphy, origami, kimono dressing and much more. Maikoya Osaka is the only place in Japan where visitors can meet and chat with a maiko in training anytime of the year.
Learning about a country through cultural workshops and activities will give you a better understanding of our intricate history, valued social principals and holistic way of life. By learning about Japan and its people through activities and lessons such as tea ceremony, kimono dressing, Japanese cooking and the life of a samurai, you will be immersed in different perspectives and approaches that are unique to this country. Maikoya offers you opportunities to understand this culture through local instructors and guides. There is no better way to learn about a new place from the viewpoints of those who grew up and live in this amazing country. What better way to spend a day than learning a traditional, beautiful new activity with a knowledgeable tutor in a picturesque setting? You wouldn’t find friendlier people to help you experience Japan in all its splendor. *** Please let us know if you have any food allergies, Halal, vegan or vegetarian preferences.Frequently Asked Questions FAQ
1- Do you accept walk-ins? For tea ceremony, kimono experience, calligraphy and the samurai experience we accept walk ins. However, there is a possibility that you may need to wait sometime to be served if you show up without any reservation. So, we kindly recommend reserving in advance.
2-Do you have kimonos for kids? Yes, we do have small size kimonos for kids. Just let us know the age/height of your child in advance.
3- Can I walk outside wearing the kimono for the rest of the day? This depends on the season.Some seasons we allow the customers to walk outside and take pictures. We have the kimono rental option, for a small additional fee you can stroll the streets of Osaka or visit Osaka castle by wearing a kimono for the rest of the day.
4- Do you provide any hairdo services? Yes (for females), we will make sure you look your best and your hair matches the traditional kimono style.
5- How far is your location from the Dotonbori area? How far is your location from Umeda? It is about 18-minute walk or 6-minute taxi ride from Dotonbori. It is about 10-minute train ride or a 15-minute taxi ride from Umeda.
6- Do you hold your activities in a Japanese house? I want to see inside of a Japanese house. Yes. You have to take your shoes off to get in and all the rooms have the interior like a traditional Japanese house.
7- Do you have discounts if I want to experience multiple events at once?. For individuals we usually can't offer any discount as we need to prepare for each activity in advance. For groups more than 4, who want to experience multiple activities, please drop us a message with the subject title multiple activities for groups.
8- Do you only show activities or you explain the meanings, symbols etc?. We are the only place that is supervised by college professors and and focus on cross-cultural awareness. Our experiences are lots of fun and also quite educational.
9- Do you have a souvenir shop where I can get matcha tea, tea ceremony set, calligraphy set, replica swords etc. to remember my experience?. Yes, we have a gift shop on the first floor.
Call Maikoya: 06-6556-6257