Hida Local Experience Hida Local Experience

Sake Tasting Experience

  • 1.5 Hours
  • ¥10,000 -
  • 1-6 People (Private)

Sake tasting experience for beginners to understand Japan's popular rice-based alcohole.


You will taste 6 distinct types of local sakes and hear stories of Japanese culture while enjoying some local food.

  • 05:00PM

    Lecture starts
    Our guide will give you a lecture about Japanese culture, how to pour sake, sake making, etc

  • 05:45PM

    Sake tasting
    You will enjoy 6 different types of local sakes and small local dishes

  • 06:30PM

    Sake tasting ends


Location Takayama
Participant Max: 6 person
Min:  1 person
Price 1 person: ¥10,000 / person
2 persons:¥5,000 / person
3 persons:¥4,500 / person
4-6 persons: ¥4,500 / person

・6 different kinds of local sakes
・3 small local dishes
48 hours before start time
Schedule 17:00 / Kanoya Restaurant
17:10 / Lecture & Tasting Starts
18:30 / Tasting Ends
Note This is a PRIVATE tour.

Guests must be over 20 years old.
Please inform us of your dietary restriction in advance if you have.

- cancellation policy

Meeting Place

Kanoya Restaurant 1-93, Honmachi, Takayama, Gifu, Japan


This tasting activity is designed for beginners to get deeper
understanding of Japan’s popular alcohol, “SAKE.” It is about not only sake
but also Japanese culture & tradition. Guests will enjoy 6 different kinds
of sake and 3 small local dishes.

Hida People

Our friendly and extensively knowledgeable guide takes you to the world of sake.

  • Lecturer

    Hisae Ishihara

  • Guide

    Shingo Matsuba

Tour Review

Who loves our tour?

  • Nick Mazur

    Great introduction to sake

    I'm sure like most people we arrived with very little knowledge of sake. Shingo very quickly made us feel relaxed and welcome. His knowledge of the history and production of sake was very impressive. After an hour and a half of light hearted but informative discussion and tasting of 6 very different sakes we left feeling that not only had we learnt a lot about sake but we had experienced a very enjoyable evening. Many thanks Shingo.


  • Can I buy sake at your place?

    We don't sell sakes in the experience but advise you where to buy in Takayama. Also, you can order and drink some kinds of sakes at Kanoya, a Japanese restaurant our tasting session takes place.

  • What kind of local dishes are provided?

    Small local dishes such as simmered potato, tofu, and miso are provided.

  • I need vegetarian/vegan/gluten-free products. Can I attend the experience?

    Yes. Each of our dishes and sakes does not contain meat, fish or gluten.

  • Is there any age limit?

    Guests must be over 20 years old due to the Japanese minimum drinking age.