Taste the “Washinoo” deeper, a warehouse tour and Hachimantai Auberge trip
Northern Iwate Travel Service 1 night 2days Bus Tour
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Taste the "Washinoo" deeper, a warehouse tour and
Hachimantai Auberge trip Vol.1
Feb.22nd-23rd, 2019 | HACHIMANTAI IWATE, JAPAN
About “Washinoo” sake making from warehouse to farm
We want to convey the taste of Hachimantai more realistically. “Hachimantai Auberge” tour was born from such a thought. As the First time will present the theme of Hachimantai’s local Japanese wine “Washinoo.”
Taste Washinoo, Iwate Hachimantai terroir
The tour starts from the opening event of the Washinoo, "Hundreds of Selections of Liquor and Relishes."
We are exhibiting a sake machine by a crafter artist of Iwate and proposing a moment to taste the sake of Washinoo carefully.
After visiting sake brewery, we will visit a local Washinoo store and enjoy a traditional lunch box using Hachimantai’s ingredients with an excellent Washinoo Tasting where we are going to compare and guess the type and enjoy the differences of the taste.
And to continue a farm that produces Hachimantai mushrooms “Geo-farm HACHIMANTAI .”
Geo-farm HACHIMANTAI is a farm that produces Hachimantai mushrooms utilizing equestrian compost fertilizer and geothermal power. Here is an unexpected relationship to practice circulating agriculture with Washinoo.
At Hachimantai Onsenkyo 'Hachimantai Mountain Hotel',
we prepared a unique sake experience by a lecture by Mr. Tomo Kudo,
the eighth generation Washinoo owner.
As the final process to decide the taste of sake, there is “Tamawari” which means to add water to adjust its alcoholic percentage.
The water in Washinoo comes from the underground water of the beautiful scenery of Mt. Iwate.
Let’s do Tamawari and experience the taste of the water use in Washinoo as well as enjoy how the flavor changed according to the degree of alcohol when you added it to the sake.
Let's enjoy Washinoo and Hachimantai food “Mariage” with Washinoo's owner.
For dinner, we have a full course using Hachimantai fresh local ingredients.
Please listen to the explanation of each sake and how it fits each dish, giving by the owner of Washinoo while enjoying the sake and food mariage.
We offer a carefully selected collection of sake such as Hachimantai limited sake and aged sake.
Also, the drinking vessel use is the work of a craft artist from Iwate prefecture, which also participates in “Hundreds of Selections of Liquor and Relishes.”
Depending on the drinking vessel it changes the way of enjoying Japanese sake in various ways, such as how to smell, when you hold it in your hand when you touch it with your mouth.
It is a commitment event for everyone who loves sake where you can enjoy the compatibility in between the sake and the vessels, such as ceramics, porcelain, lacquerware, etc.
The next day of your stay, you can enjoy skiing at Hachimantai, and/or taking a snowshoe tour from the hotel.
Tour Name: “Northern Iwate Travel Service 1 night 2days Bus Tour ”『Taste the “Washinoo” deeper, a warehouse tour and Hachimantai Auberge trip』
Dates : 2019, From February 22(Fri) to 23(Sat) 1 night 2days
Tour fee: 24,800 yen per person (in case of two people per room / +2,000 yen in case of one person per room)
Capacity: 20 people (in order of arrival/ min. 15 people)
Business hours : Weekdays 9:00-17:00, Saturdays 9:00-13:00
Closed: Sundays and National holidays
About "Washinoo Co., Ltd."
Founded in 1829. It is also called “Ganjusan” that means rock, eagle and mountain, because it seems like an eagle in the spring snow shape in the beautiful scenery of Mt. Iwate, which is representative of Iwate. “Washinoo” which brews with pure water that springs off from the foot of this mountain is the inscription of Hachimantai which continues to brew in this place for about 200 years. In addition to winning the gold medal at “The National Bureau’s Research Institute of Brewing” and winning the platinum prize at sake brewery “KURA MASTER Le grand des sakes japonais de Paris 2017” and “KURA MASTER Le grand des sakes japonais de Paris 2018” held in France, certifies a certain quality domestically and internationally accepted.