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(Nature and traditional Sake brewing)




東京から約 1 時間、埼玉県の南西部にある飯能。市全体の 4 分の 3 を森林が占めており、源流や渓谷などの美しい風景を楽しめます。
















Hanno is located in the southwestern part of Saitama Prefecture, about an hour from Tokyo. Three-quarters of the city is covered by forest, and you can enjoy beautiful scenery such as headwaters and valleys.

While coexisting with nature, industries such as forestry, textiles, and ceramics have grown in Hanno City.

Especially for forestry, it has been famous since the Edo period as "Nishikawa lumber". In the town of Edo, where fires often break out, rafts were made from timber and transported by river, so it is said that the timber came from the west of Edo, so it came to be called "Nishikawa timber".

While thinking about the Edo period, let's make your own chopsticks with Nishikawa materials.

Yamane Sake Brewery, which was founded in 2019, is working on sake brewing in traditional wooden barrels made of this Nishikawa material. In order to pass on the tradition to the future, you can experience the entire process of sake brewing, which is usually not allowed.

If you get tired, you can enjoy a relaxing time watching the mountain stream or enjoying Shojin cuisine at the 1,000-year-old bamboo temple.

On this tour, you will learn about the basics of sake brewing through hands-on experience, while also being exposed to traditional Nishikawa materials and the rich nature.

-Sake brewing experience at Yamane Sake Brewery

-Experience logging Nishikawa wood, experience making your own chopsticks

- Visit the pottery "Hanno ware" pottery and enjoy the mountain stream

-Enjoy vegetarian cuisine at a temple with 1,000 years of history

-Observe rare creatures in forests and rivers

-Tea picking experience (May to November)

- Canoe experience on the dam lake

You can also make original sake. (consultation required)

Please contact us if you would like to shorten, lengthen or customize your itinerary.

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