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Brewery Visit and Guided Sake Tasting – Half day tour –

Private Guided Tour Itinerary

Day 1


  • 10:30 You will be met at Koga Station by your guide and transported to Aoki Sake Brewery Visit and Guided Sake Tasting


Learn about the sake brewing process during an intimate guided tour of the historic Aoki Sake Brewery before trying three seasonal Gokeiji sakes in a bespoke tasting experience.


Option A:

A tasting of three specially selected sakes led by Chisa Aoki, the brewery’s senior managing director and an eighth-generation member of the Aoki family. The Aoki Brewery relies on locally grown rice, which is one of many factors that a ect the flavor of each sake. Several Gokeiji sakes have recently won international and national awards, and we will have the unique opportunity to try some of these in the brewery’s atmospheric tasting room.


Option B:

This exclusive tasting experience is held in the traditional reception room of the Aoki family’s historic Edo-period home. Looking out over the Japanese koi pond and garden, we relax in the elegant space where generations of the Aoki family have entertained their guests. Chisa Aoki, the brewery’s senior managing director, will expertly lead our private tasting of three different Gokeiji sakes, served in elegant HARIO tulip glasses that enhance the tasting experience even further.


Choose to taste the sake on its own or in a surprisingly delicious pairing with the traditional Japanese sweet dumplings known as dango.


*Due to room size, Option B is available to groups of fewer than eight guests.



  • 12:00 End of the tour

You will be escorted to Koga Station. If you would like to see more and experience more, we have many options prepared for you. Please ask Musubi for lunch and activities in the afternoon.



  • Sample Options

12:30 – 15:30 Farm and Dining

Farm-to-Table Harvest and Dining and Herbal Tea Blending Experience

Inspired by the slow food movement, this exceptional tour explores
the delicious collaboration between tranquil Koga’s Akiba Farm and historic Aoki Sake Brewery while showcasing the area’s HARIO glassware.

Harvest your own produce for a farm-to-table meal, learn how to blend herbal tea, and taste award-winning sakes on the land where their rice is grown.


  • *Sake brewing is a seasonal process. Musubi Travel is delighted to be able to offer these tours during the brewing season from January to March.
  • *Sake is easily contaminated by outside yeasts. If you choose to join this program after breakfast, we require that you abstain from eating or drinking any fermented foods before coming to the brewery.


How to book

Inquiries  :

The Aoki Sake Brewery Tour is by reservation only.

We are happy to respond to individual requests concerning your desired date, the content of the tour, your transportation needs, and any other details, so please feel free to inquire. Please send us an e-mail with following information.

  1. Name
  2. Number of guests
  3. Tour date
  4. E-mail address
  5. Mobile number
  6. Transportation needs
  7. Dietary requirement

Please read our  Terms and Condition of a travel agency authorized by the Governor of Ibaraki Prefecture (No. 656, Type 2)






Brewery Visit and Guided Sake Tasting – Half day tour –

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TEL : 0280-33-3026 FAX:0280-31-3097 E-mail :
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