Ide Sake Brewery
Ide Sake Brewery
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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  • Sam K
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fuji Must Do!
    One of the best brewery tours I have been on! Staff is very nice and the tour was very informative. We went on the English tour and had no problems understanding the staff. At the end, you get to try different types of sake and whiskey! Great value and a great experience!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 August 2023
  • Gemma
    49 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A hidden gem!
    Great tour! Very interesting and our guide spoke excellent English. I really enjoyed learning how sake is made. The tasting was delicious and very well organised. Highly recommend. Took about 1-2 hours total.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 18 January 2024
  • gsgman777
    Columbia, Illinois793 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sake Sake Sake
    We went here as a stop on a guided tour around the Mt Fuji area. Great little out-of-the-way place. Sake was very good and it was informative. You could buy coins to sample different kinds. We enjoyed it and even bought a couple of bottles to take home. (yes they made it home in one piece padded nicely in our dirty clothes on the flight home)
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 24 June 2024
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Gemma
49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
Great tour! Very interesting and our guide spoke excellent English. I really enjoyed learning how sake is made. The tasting was delicious and very well organised. Highly recommend. Took about 1-2 hours total.
Written 19 January 2024
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Sam K
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
One of the best brewery tours I have been on! Staff is very nice and the tour was very informative. We went on the English tour and had no problems understanding the staff. At the end, you get to try different types of sake and whiskey! Great value and a great experience!
Written 30 August 2023
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gsgman777
Columbia, IL793 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
We went here as a stop on a guided tour around the Mt Fuji area. Great little out-of-the-way place. Sake was very good and it was informative. You could buy coins to sample different kinds. We enjoyed it and even bought a couple of bottles to take home. (yes they made it home in one piece padded nicely in our dirty clothes on the flight home)
Written 24 June 2024
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PulpFiction_11
Denver, CO85 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Couples
This is a must do if you are interested in what goes into making sake. This family owned brewery (established during the Edo period) requires reservation at least 24 hours in advance.

The tour cost is 500 yen and lasts 2 hours. You will receive a tour in English by Mizue, the owner's wife, walking you through all of the steps involved from steaming the rice to bottling. We also received an education in different classes of rice grains (less to more polished), corresponding names for different sakes, as well as the difference between pasteurized and Namazake.

The tour ends with - you guessed it- a sake tasting. You're going to want to buy a bottle or two, since the Ide family does not export their sake outside of Japan. We also got to keep our sake glasses as souvenirs. I highly recommend this tour.
Written 23 April 2015
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Emma D
Newbury, UK7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Couples
Really great tour - even though it is currently out of season (brewing takes place in the winter) - the tour was incredibly fascinating. I believe this business has been in the family for 21 generations! The host was incredibly friendly and I loved the opportunity to visit their traditional Japanese house and gardens. We sampled 3 different sakes - At 500Y and you get to keep your sake tasting cup - bargain!
Written 16 September 2016
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926Helen
London6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016
This was a last
Minute booking but what an absolute highlight. The tour of the small yet significant sake brewery was educational, enjoyable and resulted in tasting different sake.
The 21st generation owner who lead this tour spoke excellent English and gave such articulate explanations of the step by step process of sake making with information too on how the five lakes area affects the sake. The samples were delicious and for the small your fee of 500yen, we also received a souvenir sake glass! This was an hour well spent and naturally led to a new affinity for sake.
Written 8 April 2016
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Anna
Brussels, Belgium180 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
Booked this tour only few days before arriving, we didn t know much about sake before coming to Ide Brewery, but the owner made sure we got all the important informations. She was very kind, able to explain very well how the brewery works, the sake process and guided us trought the brewery, the tasting, old house and the japanese garden.
In the brewery she will explain you the technical aspect of making a sake (don t expect a boring explanation, because it s actually very interesting), and she will kindly reply to all your questions.
The tour and tasting took aroung 1h.
The price is very cheap in my opinion: 500 yen per person.
I saw there is also the option of having just a tasting without the tour, but I highly recommend having a tour as well, you ll get a better idea of what are you drinking.
We tasted 4 different sake, and ended up buying 2 bottles.
If you find yourself in Kawaguchi-ko I recommend coming to Ide Sake Brewery.
Written 26 April 2019
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PGYSL
Penang Island, Malaysia5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Family
Highly recommended tour for those visiting Fujikawaguchiko. The tour ended with a little surprise when the owner took us for a short walk outside of her 130+ year old family house beside the brewery. Wow !!
For the sake tasting ; the Umeshu Sake is great ; ended up buying couple bottle ;o.
Written 3 July 2017
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Bloemski
Amsterdam184 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Family
We visited Japan in July with two families with teenagers. Most of the attractions in Japan cost something between 500-1500Y. Often the time spent at an attraction is relatively short, so these undertakings are relatively expensive.
This tour was quite different. The tour costs 500Y and you get great value for money.
First you are guided in the small, but cosy gift shop where the wife of the owner of the brewery (21 generations!) explains the first part of the production of sake. She then guides you through the complete process in the brewery itself. Sake is primarily produced in wintertime, so at that time you can witness the production itself. Even though there was no production going on when we were there it was still quite fascinating and every possible question is welcome and answered. 12 people is about the maximum they can accommodate so a reservation is absolutely necessary.
After the tour of the brewery itself, it's back to the gift shop where a tasting session is started. Also very entertaining and relaxed. Every guest receives a glass and postcards as a souvenir (by now the admission price was quite a steal!).

After the whole tour, two other guests left immediately and our group stayed on to look around in the shop and buy a bottle of sake. The lady asked us if we would like to see her house, since it was an original Japanese house with a garden that was over 350 years old. It was one of the most beautiful things we had seen thus far. Absolutely gorgeous. I don't know if this is always included in the tour, but even so, this was very educational and interesting.

Most tours are in the morning, starting around 9.30.
Written 27 July 2016
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TravelDispatch
Washington DC, DC1,928 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Friends
The 500 Yen tour and tasting is perhaps the best value tour I've ever experienced. We toured the facility and the owners' family grounds (over 21 generations have lived there!), and then tasted about 4 different sakes. But that's not all! You also get to keep your tasting glass and get a nice little bag with a postcard and additional information on their sake. All of that for about $4 USD; that's awesome. But you know what, we ended up purchasing about 3 more bottles of tasty sake for a very reasonable price.

Overall, a MUST DO if you're in the area. The owners are super nice, the sake is very tasty, and the value is unmatched.
Written 1 May 2016
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