Hokkaido sake tasting experience
Hokkaido sake tasting experience
Hokkaido sake tasting experience
Hokkaido sake tasting experience
Hokkaido sake tasting experience
Hokkaido sake tasting experience
Hokkaido sake tasting experience
Hokkaido sake tasting experience
Hokkaido sake tasting experience
Hokkaido sake tasting experience
Hokkaido sake tasting experience
Food & Drink 3 hours

Hokkaido sake tasting experience

So much sake, so little time Three buzzy, boozy, brilliant hours in Sapporo

3 hours

From $74.38  USD per person (based on 8 adults)

  • From $74.38 USD pp (based on 8 adults)

  • Private & 100% personalized tour

  • 3 hours

  • Walking Tour

  • Hosted in English (On request: Arabic, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish)

What you'll do

To truly appreciate Hokkaido culture, sake must be sampled – we don’t make the rules! So really, it would be wrong not to join a local insider in tasting some of the beverages that put Hokkaido on the map. You’ll sip on Kokushi Muso, one of Hokkaido’s most famous brands of sake, trying everything from Daiginjo-shu (high-quality sake) to seasonal, limited edition brews. At a local izakaya, try the iconic Chitosetsuru sake from the 150-year-old Nippon Seishu Brewery between bites of crispy yakitori (chicken skewers), or stock up on your own personal stash at the Chitosetsuru Sake Museum – part museum, part tasting room and part store (it even sells sake ice-cream) Need a break from sake? Hokkaido is also famous for its smooth, smoky whiskey. 

  • Hokkaido sake tasting experience
  • Hokkaido sake tasting experience

Where you’ll go

Sapporo might be most well-known for its eponymous beer, but Hokkaido is bursting with breweries and distilleries for beer, whiskey and, most importantly, sake. The quality of sake coming from Hokkaido’s 12 breweries is some of the best in Japan, and with a local host to lead the way, you’ll become a sake connoisseur in no time. In central Sapporo’s neon-lit entertainment district, Susukino, you’ll head up to the eighth floor of an unassuming building to find Sake Bar Kamada, a hidden gem with a super-friendly owner and over 300 kinds of alcoholic beverages produced in Hokkaido. From there, you could flit between your host’s favorite downtown izakaya, or maybe you’d prefer to stroll 15 minutes east to the Chitosetsuru Sake Museum.

    • Indulge in the sake, beer and liquor that are part of Hokkaido’s rich culture
    • Take the experience at your pace, savoring 6 tastings over 3 hours with classic snack pairings like gyoza dumplings to keep you going
    • Flit between izakaya, sake shops and museums where you learn a little about the sake making process as you sample
    • Taste sake from different regions, different ages and at different temperatures – all in the name of discovery, of course!
    • Get your hosts recommendations on other sake-lover appropriate places and activities in Sapporo
    • This experience will be personalized to you!
    • What’s included
    • 100% Private and personalised experience
    • 3 hours with your host
    • 4-6 drinks from a local recommended place (Sake, Whiskey, high balls or local craft-beer)
    • One small dish to share or bar snack
    • Authentic local insider knowledge and insights
    • Walking experience (if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options)
    • Hotel meet-up (available on request for central location)
    • What’s not included
    • Food and drinks additional to the ones included in the experience
    • Tickets to any attractions
    • Transportation costs
    • Gratuities (optional)
    • A spot to take a nap after all that sake
  • Your hotel/apartment or any other central location

  • Cancel 14 days before the experience for a full refund

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