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Nagano Sake Sojourn

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If you enjoy a tipple of Japanese sake, then you’ll appreciate the fact that the depth of sake goes far deeper than the staple ‘karakuchi’ labels that you get at your favourite restaurant.

To discover the allure of Japan’s national drink, one can head to Nagano, situated in the heart of the Japanese Alps. Prime Travel‘s ‘Nagano Sake Sojourn’ takes you from Obuse to Matsumoto, visiting award-winning sake breweries and tasting rooms in a quest to discover the myriad flavours and personalities of this beloved beverage.

Sake – like wine – is more than just appreciating the ‘dry stuff’. The array of flavours and characteristics are wonderfully (and surprisingly) varied, and to help you along your sake quest, the trip also features short ‘sake sessions’ to help you understand this beautiful brew. Who knows, you might get to bury your own ‘snow-aged sake’ or create your very own personalised sake. Traditional workshops – in glass- and paper-making – round out your bespoke experience.

In between, you’ll get to drop in on some of Nagano’s iconic sites, including the imposing Matsumoto Castle and Jigokudani, a thermal park famous for its snow monkeys. Of course, there’s also enough time for you to plan that ski/board trip in Nagano’s world-class resorts like Nozawa Onsen and Shiga Kogen, and enjoy a relaxing post-slope dip in one of the prefecture’s many hot springs – Nozawa Onsen has 5 public bathhouses that are free to the public.

For a teaser of what’s to come, check out the teaser:


Nagano Sake Sojourn by SportsandTravelSG

This trip is created for sake fans or simply lovers of Japanese culture – whether you’re new to the game, or an old hand wishing to widen your horizons.  For more on Nagano Sake Sojourn, contact Follow Me Japan via email or call +65 6507 3900.

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