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Zao Brewery (est. 1873) Tour and Zao Cuisine with Female Sake Sommelier Kumi Hayasaka

Welcome to Vol. 2 of our ongoing bus series guided by Kumi Hayasaka, sake sommelier, sake educator, and food coordinator specialist. In addition to visiting sake breweries in Miyagi and hearing directly from sake brewers, we will also enjoy matching sake with cuisine made from local ingredients.

Operation Period

Available during winter season select times, or whenever the minimum number of people apply. Please check website for details.

Time Required

About 6.5 hours

Number of Participants

18〜20people

Price

9,800 JPY– (tax included)


Visit Zao Sake Brewery (southern Miyagi Prefecture) where young brewers are attracting attention by the way they make sake. The brewers’ youth, friendliness, and family-like bond do not seem to match the image of a "long-established sake brewery". The young brewers are forward thinking. They try new ideas while learning and protecting tradition.

Next we will discover “Zao Cuisine,” made of mainly local ingredients, including vegetables grown by the owner, to pair with the local sake. "Zao Cuisine Norakushin", a place that is hard to access without a car, is a pleasant hideaway. There we will enjoy a special course coordinated by sake sommelier Kumi Hayasaka.

Itinerary: JR Sendai Station East Exit Bus Pool ⇒Kojuro no Sato (rest stop & shopping) ⇒ Zao Sake Brewery, Zao Cuisine Norakushin ⇒ Sendai Station East Exit Bus Pool (finish).

Tour Miyagi's sake breweries with Kumi Hayasaka, a certified sake sommelier, super fan of Miyagi Prefecture, and lover of sake and delicious appetizers! This second tour in the series features a visit to Zao Brewery, a brewery operated by young brewers. Next we’ll enjoy local Zao cuisine at “Noraku Shin”, which offers sake made by the brewery we visit and a rare sake from the select “K Series”, which is limited to establishments contracted with Zao Brewery. Since this is a bus tour, you can enjoy drinking without having to worry about transportation or planning. Please enjoy this unique style of sake brewery tours offered by Sendai Furan (Tabimusubi)!


Experience Program NameZao Brewery (est. 1873) Tour and Zao Cuisine with Female Sake Sommelier Kumi Hayasaka
Activity LocationZao Brewery, Kojuro no Sato (Omoshiroishi Market), Zao Cuisine Norakushin
Operator NameTabimusubi, Inc.
Telephone Number022-748-6230
URLhttp://www.sendai-furaran.com/
Time RequiredAbout 6.5 hours
Operation PeriodAvailable during winter season select times, or whenever the minimum number of people apply. Please check website for details.
Start Time13:00 departure, 19:30 expected return
Minimum number of participants18people
Maximum number of participants20people
Reservation Deadline8 days before by 12:00
About suspension of the activityThe tour will be conducted even in rainy weather, but will be canceled in case of stormy weather or disaster. Please check with us the day before the event.
Important notes regarding participationOn the day of the sake brewery tour, please obey the following rules. You must understand and acknowledge before participating.
* Breakfast on the day of the tour: Natto is strictly prohibited. Participants who have eaten natto cannot be guided around the brewery. Also, please refrain from eating foods such as yogurt and pickled foods.
* Attire on the day of the tour: Do not use perfume or scented hairdressing products.
* Participation age: Alcoholic samples and drinking at meals are only for those over 20 years old. Guests under the age of 20 are not allowed to participate.
Price
Zao Brewery (est. 1873) Tour and Zao Cuisine with Female Sake Sommelier Kumi Hayasaka9,800 JPY (Tax included)
What is included in the priceBus fee, guide fee, tour conductor fee, brewery tour & sake tasting, food and drinks offered during the tour, insurance.
What is not included in the priceTransportation costs to the meeting point and return to home, personal expenses.
Method of PaymentApply through our website, then pay by bank transfer before the tour date.
About cancellations and changesPlease note that cancellation fees will be incurred 10 days prior to the day before the start of the trip. If there is someone who can participate in your place instead, there will be no cancellation fee. Please consult with us.
Cancellation PolicyCancellation from 10 to 8 days from the day before the tour date = 20% of the participation fee.
Cancellation from 7 days from the day before the tour date = 30% of the participation fee.
Cancellation the day before the tour = 40% of the participation fee.
Cancellation the day before the tour = 50% of the participation fee.
Cancellation the day after the tour or no contact / no show = 100% of the participation fee.
* Cancellations by telephone are based on the business hours of the receptionist and the day of submission within during hours of operation.
*If you can find a replacement to fill your spot, no cancellation fee will be charged. In that case, please contact us.
Meeting Spot1 Chome 1 Tsutsujigaoka, Miyagino-ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi-ken 983-0852
Sendai Station East Exit Sightseeing Bus Pool
Meeting Time12:45
Access●Meeting Point
From JR Sendai Station, make your way to the East Exit Sightseeing Bus Pool
ParkingNo
There is no designated parking, so please use nearby paid parking.
Barrier-free AccessNo
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About multi-lingual supportJapanese/English
Simple English support can be provided.