Prices are set per person for a minimum of 2 people or per group size. There is a per person discount for each additional participant.
For Izakaya tours which takes you to Japanese bars are not suitable for Children 15 or under, please ask us about children’s paticipation.
Large groups are welcome. We aim to offer an intimate experience so the tour may be altered to fit your group. Please contact us for more information.
We happily welcome solo travelers. To offer the full experience to solo travelers, tour price may vary.
What we’ll do
Your guide will pick you up at your pre-arranged meeting place and time. You will then head to Sawai by train from Shinjuku station, where your guide will assist you with ticket purchases. We will build up a thirst by taking a 40 minute stroll along the lush tree lined Tama River, stopping off at a riverside temple. We will tour the brewery, tasting some of their delicious sakes. We will then enjoy a sumptious gourmet tofu lunch overlooking the river and sample some more sake. After lunch we will visit the gift shop and weather permitting enjoy one last sake in their beautiful garden. We will then return to Tokyo.
Your guide will arrange a meeting place with you after booking
Sawanoi: Tokyo’s oldest sake brewery
Experience Japan’s national brew in the beautiful Mitake valley. Sake known as nihonshu in Japan is the national beverage made from fermented rice and the best quality water. The Ozawa Shuzo brewery was established in 1702 and is Tokyo’s oldest sake brewery, making sake since 1702. Whilst it is located in the Tokyo Metropolitan area, the area feels like a million miles from the hustle and bustle of downtown Tokyo, situated in the lush Mitake valley surrounded by mountains. The beloved brewery makes fine quality sakes using the best quality rice and clean mountain water. Come and experience delicious sake in a beautiful location. The brewery is also famous for its high quality Tofu and there is a delicous restaurant serving gourmet tofu based dishes overlooking the stunning Tama river.
Hi. I am Simon. I am a British guy living in Tokyo for the past 17 years. I am a friendly, easy going, cheerful, guy who loves both to travel and to share my city with others. I love to share life with old friends and new and giving people memorable experiences brings me great joy. I am pretty spontaneous and nothing fills me with more joy than a night on the town experiencing tasty food, enjoying unusual drinks and making new friends. My motto is “Eat, drink and be merry’ and I hope you join me for some fantastic adventures.
Full day trip
Experience the atmosphere of old Japan.