Sake Brewery Gathering

Sometimes the best moment of a trip comes from spontaneity.

While touring a sake brewery in Takayama,  we found a flyer for the “Hida Region Sake Brewery Gathering” 藏元試飲會. We decided to check it out.

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This annual spring event, hosted in Takayama Museum of History and Art, offers an unique opportunity to taste new sake from twelve breweries in the region.

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Five hundred Japanese yen gets you a souvenir cup and five sake tastings

Between the three of us, we sampled over ten sake, from sweet to dry, to sparkling, from fruity to aromatic…

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This is our favorite brewery

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To be honest, I wasn’t even a drinker. I only participated to get the souvenir cup 😉

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But as the hour went by, one sip after another, we gathered a sense of being part of a community, where people opens up – sharing experiences and exchanging ideas. It is this exact moment that reminds us why we travel.

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