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As a result, there are a number of exquisite houses that still stand today along a street called Yōkaichi, these days recognised as a Historic District Preservation Zone. Uchiko is making a determined effort to attract visitors and the town's visitor-centre staff are extremely enthusiastic and helpful.


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$432.60 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Making Original Sake in a village of Japanese nostalgia, Uchiko

【SCHEDULE】 ◆Day 1From your home or the last staying place・・・〈Individual Payment〉・・・9:00 Meeting at Chiyonokame (Sake brewing house)(※7:50 on the days when the process of koji mold work is held twice a day)・・・9:20 Sake making( 8:10 on the days when the process of Koji mold work is held twice a day)・・・11:00 Lunch at the restaurant(Please pay the cost of meal for yourself)・・・13:00 Making Sake label with gilding Washi paper・・・〈Transferring by Taxi. The fee is included〉・・・15:00 Check-in at the accommodation・・・18:00 Mingle with the craftspeople from the Sake brewery/dinner (catered)・・・Staying at the night◆Day2The accommodation・・・〈Transferring by Taxi. The fee is included〉・・・9:00 Meeting at Chiyonokame (sake brewing house)(※7:50 on the days when the process of koji mold work is held twice a day)・・・9:20 Sake making( 8:10 on the days when the process of koji mold work is held twice a day)・・・12:00 The tour ends・・・〈Individual Payment〉・・・ To your home or the next destination【DETAILS】Uchiko, the town at the middle east of Ehime Prefecture, has a beautiful Japanese scene where lots of houses and warehouses from the Edo Era (1603-1867) still remain.  In the town there are old structures which people renovated or reconstruct to inns, the theater called  "Uchikoza" originally built in early 1900s, and so on.In this tour, you will stay at Uchiko for two days and  learn the techniques of Sake-making and Japanese paper-making, to bring your original bottle of Japanese Sake to your home.  Sake-making can be experienced at Chiyonokame-shuzo Inc. established 300 years ago.  For the label of the Sake, you will make Japanese Washi paper by yourself at Tenjin Sanshi, a mill to manufacture Ozu Washi with a history of about 1,200 years.If you choose a tour with one day experience of Sake-making, you can make two Sake cups from Uchiko Cedar. You will find that tasting a pleasing combination with aroma of Sake and Cedar is one of the best way to drink Sake.After checking in at the inn, why not enjoy the ambience of Japanese nostalgic town in the short winter evening?  A joyful time to converse with the craftspeople over the Sake awaits you.  The memorabilia of the trip will be a personal bottle of Japanese Sake kept in a wooden box especially prepared for this tour. Required the lower temperature to keep the high quality, Sake is made only from December to March next year.  And on December 3 and 12, the special work for Sake-making, the process of mixing Koji mold with steamed rice, can be experienced twice a day. (The starting time of sake-making differs on other tours).  Enjoy the exclusive Japanese winter days with the locals of Uchiko. 

$1073.35 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Making Original Sake in a village of Japanese nostalgia, Uchiko -Hotel Upgrade-

【SCHEDULE】 ◆Day 1From your home or the last staying place・・・〈Individual Payment〉・・・9:00 Meeting at Chiyonokame (Sake brewing house)(※7:50 on the days when the process of koji mold work is held twice a day)・・・9:20 Sake making( 8:10 on the days when the process of Koji mold work is held twice a day)・・・11:00 Lunch at the restaurant(Please pay the cost of meal for yourself)・・・13:00 Making Sake label with gilding Washi paper・・・〈Transferring by Taxi. The fee is included〉・・・15:00 Check-in at the accommodation・・・18:00 Mingle with the craftspeople from the Sake brewery/dinner (catered)・・・Staying at the night◆Day2The accommodation・・・〈Transferring by Taxi. The fee is included〉・・・9:00 Meeting at Chiyonokame (sake brewing house)(※7:50 on the days when the process of koji mold work is held twice a day)・・・9:20 Sake making( 8:10 on the days when the process of koji mold work is held twice a day)・・・12:00 The tour ends・・・〈Individual Payment〉・・・ To your home or the next destination【DETAILS】Uchiko, the town at the middle east of Ehime Prefecture, has a beautiful Japanese scene where lots of houses and warehouses from the Edo Era (1603-1867) still remain.  In the town there are old structures which people renovated or reconstruct to inns, the theater called  "Uchikoza" originally built in early 1900s, and so on.In this tour, you will stay at Uchiko for two days and  learn the techniques of Sake-making and Japanese paper-making, to bring your original bottle of Japanese Sake to your home.  Sake-making can be experienced at Chiyonokame-shuzo Inc. established 300 years ago.  For the label of the Sake, you will make Japanese Washi paper by yourself at Tenjin Sanshi, a mill to manufacture Ozu Washi with a history of about 1,200 years.If you choose a tour with one day experience of Sake-making, you can make two Sake cups from Uchiko Cedar. You will find that tasting a pleasing combination with aroma of Sake and Cedar is one of the best way to drink Sake.After checking in at the inn, why not enjoy the ambience of Japanese nostalgic town in the short winter evening?  A joyful time to converse with the craftspeople over the Sake awaits you.  The memorabilia of the trip will be a personal bottle of Japanese Sake kept in a wooden box especially prepared for this tour. Required the lower temperature to keep the high quality, Sake is made only from December to March next year.  And on December 3 and 12, the special work for Sake-making, the process of mixing Koji mold with steamed rice, can be experienced twice a day. (The starting time of sake-making differs on other tours).  Enjoy the exclusive Japanese winter days with the locals of Uchiko. 

$29.66 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Observe the Traditional Sake Making at Brewery Founded 300 Years Ago in Uchiko

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productUchiko-cho, home to the sake brewery, is a charming town with its nostalgic townscape where there are many historical and cultural assets built in the late Edo period (19th century). You can take a closer look at the sake brewing handed down in the town where many gems are produced by the local craftsmen. After watching the video of the manufacturing process, let's go on a sake brewery tour. You will observe the up-to-date sake brewery always air-conditioned and strictly sanitary-controlled. During the brewing period of sake (from winter to early spring), the whole process of sake making such as steaming sake rice, making koji (malted rice), fermenting, pressing, bottling, etc. will be open to the public. It's is a recommended season for a brewery visit. After visiting the brewery, sample sake the brewery is proud of at the tasting counter. Please enjoy the mild taste of sake made from agrochemical-free rice where the brewers are engaged in the production from planting. Tasting is followed by shopping (optional) at the brewery store. You will get an original sake cup as a souvenir. Please enjoy sake with the cup at home.Duration: 1 hourLocation: Chiyonokame Brewery, Uchiko-cho, Kita-gun, Ehime Prefecture, Shikoku