Tokyo Brewery Tour: Sawanoi Sake Brewery
What we'll do
On this tour, you'll be able to learn about the manufacturing process of creating nihonshu (Japanese rice wine sake) as well as actually observe the inside of a warehouse. In a location a little removed from the city center, the brewery is surrounded by a lot of nature, enough that you'll forget you're still in Tokyo. There's more than just the brewery, though; there is also a teien garden called Sawanoi-en where you can spend some leisurely time. Sake taste-testing is also available, a must-try for anyone who likes nihonshu. Don't forget to buy some to bring home too!
①10:50 am- 11:50 am
②12:50 pm- 1:50 pm
③1:50 pm- 2:50 pm
④2:50 pm- 3:50 pm
The same tour will take place four times per day.
Please reserve your preferred time slot.
①10:50 am ②12:50 pm ③1:50 pm ④2:50 pm
・Meeting place: JR Ome Line, Sawai Station, Exit 1
・The Brewery is about a three-minute walk from Sawai Station.
【Notes regarding late arrivals】
・If you are more than 15 minutes late for the meeting time without contacting your guide, the tour will be automatically cancelled.
・Please note that the tour cannot be extended in the event of late arrival.
- Price per person
- 2,800 JPY ~ / person
- Max participants
- Up to 4 people
- Hosted in English
- Things you need to know before the tour
【Things NOT included in the price of the tour】
・Transportation fees (transportation to and from the meeting place,
・Food expenses (meals, including drinks, will not be provided)
【Things included in the price of the tour】
【Items not allowed on the tour】
【Conditions for participation】
Over 20 years of age
【Other important things to note】
・This tour requires a minimum of two participants.
※Solo travelers wishing to participate in this tour may do so if they pay the fee for two people.
※If the minimum number of participants is not met, the tour may be cancelled.
・Please also make sure to contact us when making a large number of reservations.
・Transportation fees to and from the meeting place as well as any purchases made during the tour are the individual responsibility of each participant.
・This tour can be held during the following times: Tuesday through Friday, starting at 10:50 a.m., 12:50 p.m., 1:50 p.m., or 2:50 p.m.
・Reservations are required for the observation, so please contact us in advance with your desired date and time. We will contact you once the reservation has been made.
・In accordance with Japanese law, participants must be over 20 years of age to consume alcohol.
1Sawanoi Sake Brewery
Sawanoi Sake Brewery is a brewery of Japanese rice wine, located in the Mitake Valley on the outskirts of Tokyo. It is also called Sawanoi Ozawa Brewery and is a short walk away from Sawai station on the JR Ome Line. You can easily access the location by train from Shinjuku. The brewery was founded in 1702 and can look back on a long history and tradition that is documented at its sake museum. Another highlight is the brewery's Japanese garden, located on the banks of the Tama River. You can taste sake at the brewery and learn about its production. You can also buy locally produced sake as a souvenir. Please note that you need be 20 years or older to drink or purchase alcoholic drinks in Japan - staff may require an ID check. You can also go for walks along the river and sample local cuisine at nearby Japanese restaurants. The location is great for a day trip from Tokyo. Photograph provided by Tokyo Convention＆Visitors Bureau