【Live Tour】Kagoshima / The Secret of Koji in Shochu at Meijigura Distillery
What we'll do
Kagoshima is located in the most southern part of Japan mainland. Kagoshima is well known for the local spirits made from sweet potato, Shochu, and it is said that there are 114 Shochu distilleries and more than 2000 brands of Shochu in Kagoshima. Meijigura is located at the southern tip of Kagoshima with a historical distillery. You can enjoy the traditional production method of the unique liquor and the atmosphere of the building.
This is a virtual tour where you can feel as if you walk around in the Shochu distillery with your guide, Miki, a state-licensed guide and a certified Shochu navigator. She and a craftsman of the distillery will show you around there explaining about the traditional production methods and culture of Shochu.
Yoshie, the moderator of the tour is actually a Shochu Meister. She will moderate and support through the tour.
At the end of the tour, the craftsman shows you a unique liquor set for Shochu and tells you how to use it. In addition, you will learn how to enjoy Shochu in various kinds of ways.
So when the tour ends, you would be a specialist of Shochu in Kagoshima!!
The guide was so skillful and very friendly!
This is such an impressive tour, where our tour guide, Mikiko, and the shochu maker, Takeyama san, showed us around the shochu brewery, Meijigura, in southern Kagoshima. The camera image from the site was clear, and Mikiko was great to report what she saw, smelled, and felt there. She also kindly interpreted our questions to Takeyama-san so that we could get the answers immediately. It was fun and made me feel as if we were there on tour. The support from the staff was perfect, too. I really recommend this virtual tour!
- Price per person (tax included)
- 1,650 JPY - / person
- Max participants
- Up to 20 people
- Hosted in English
- Communication tools
- Please download Zoom in advance.
- Best for enjoying Japan
- Things you need to know before the tour
-The live tours will be held using Zoom.
-Personal computers and smartphones can be used to participate, but when using a smartphone, please be sure to download the Zoom application in advance.
-The URL and emergency number for the live tour will be sent to the email address you used to register no later than one hour before the start time.
-The Zoom will open to participants five minutes before the start of the tour.
-Participants may join the tour even if the start time has passed. However, please note that we will not be able to receive or respond to messages after the tour begins.
-Depending on the internet connection on the day of the tour, there may be issues with the sound or video. We ask for your patience and understanding.
-Any internet or data fees incurred by participation in the live tours are the sole responsibility of the participant.
-In order to avoid any mishaps or trouble, the live tour may be recorded.
-The company and the WOW U mediators (guides) will not be responsible for any malfunctions of participants’ computers, smartphones, or tablets that may occur during the live tours.
-Please note that the contents of the live tours may be changed in the case of bad weather.
-Reservations cannot be canceled after payments have been made. Please double check your reservation before finalizing your purchase.
The building of the distillery is more than 100 years old. You’ll witness the historical Kura (Distillery) still active.
2Shochu Production Area
Shochu Master Distiller “Toji” and his craftsmen keep a tradition and produce Shochu by using the ancient production method. You can learn the method with a movie during the tour. It’s in the limited season of production of Shochu now and you also could observe the production process in real-time
Each brand has its unique flavor. Its craftsman introduces how you can enjoy Shochu. Learn how to drink it at home!
Through Experience, Explore Kagoshima
Explore Kagoshima, the southernmost island of Kyushu with us! We, team TABITTO provide experiences, which are interactive, personal and create memories of a lifetime. Apart from learning about the history, culture and food through these experiences, you will be able to experience a different perspective about Kagoshima as you meet various local artisans and professionals. Join our virtual tours!