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Immerse yourself
in the life of a sake brewer
in the heart of Japan

WHAT'S KURABITO STAY

In the Saku area of Nagano Prefecture sits a sake brewery with over 300 years of history.
Here, you can stay overnight, brew sake for yourself, and experience a day in the life of a sake brewer (kurabito in Japanese).
This is the one-of-a-kind experience provided by Kurabito Stay.
In our brewery is a large chamber (hiroshiki) where sake brewers used to sleep in the days of old. We’ve breathed new life into the historic architecture to create living quarters for our guests.
Go for a stroll outside the brewery, and you’ll find the town and its people waiting to welcome you as a sake brewer.

THE SAKE RICE FIELDS TRAIL

Let our ebikes take you on a deep dive through the rice fields of the Saku area. Immerse yourself in the region's history and culture, while experiencing the air and soil with your own senses on one of our cycling tours. Encounter the many different faces of Saku's natural beauty: starting in April as spring starts to turn the landscape green, followed by the lush colors and scents of summer, through to the golden fall harvests in October. And then when you drink Saku sake, you’ll recall the scenery of Saku.

BOOKING

KURABITO EXPERIENCE

Open for booking
With the support of the Okazaki Brewery:Breakfast at the Terraced Rice Fields

19 dates from Monday, August 26 to Friday, September 13, 2024

Open for booking
For returning kurabito only! Saku Toji Experience (3 days, 2 nights): Go Beyond the Kurabito Experience and See How Toji Manage the Moromi!

Sat. Feb.22nd - Mon. Feb.24th, 2025【Carry out(5rooms left)】

Fri. Mar.7th - Sun. Mar.9th, 2025【Carry out(FULL)】

Open for booking
Nov. 2024 2-night, 3-day Kurabito Experience (Sake Brewing Experience / “Shubo” making )

Fri.Nov.15th - Sun.17th, 2024 【Carry out(FULL)】

Fri.Nov.29th - Sun.Dec.1st, 2024 【Carry out】

Open for booking
Reiwa 6BY(2024BY) Once a year Opportunity “Two Deep Nights at KITSUKURA”

Fri.Nov.22nd - Sun.24th,2024 【Carry out(4rooms left)】

Open for booking
Oct. to Nov. 2024 2-night, 3-day Kurabito Experience (Sake Brewing Experience / “Shubo” making )

Fri.Oct.18th - Sun.20th,2024【Carry out】

Fri.Oct.25th - Sun.27th,2024【Carry out】

Fri.Nov.1st - Sun.3rd,2024 【Carry out(FULL)】

Fri.Nov.8th - Sun.10th,2024 【Carry out】

Open for booking
1-night 2-day Kurabito Experience (“Koji” making) Oct. to Dec. 2024

Sat. Oct. 5th ~ Sun. Oct. 6th 2024【Carry Out (FULL)】

Sat. Oct. 12th ~ Sun. Oct. 13th 2024【Carry out】

Sat. Dec. 7th ~ Sun. Dec. 8th 2024 【Carry Out (3 rooms left)】

Open for booking
1-night 2-day Kurabito Experience (“Koji” making) Jun. to Sep. 2024

Sat. Jun. 1st ~ Sun. Jun. 2nd 2024【Carry Out (4 rooms left)】

Sat. Jun. 15th ~ Sun. Jun. 16th 2024【Carry Out (3 rooms left)】

Sat. Sep. 14th ~ Sun. Sep. 15th 2024【Carry Out (FULL)】

Sat. Sep. 28th ~ Sun. Sep. 29th 2024【Carry Out (1 rooms left)】

Sold out
1-night 2-day Kurabito Experience (“Koji” making) Apr. to May. 2024

Sat. Apr. 13th ~ Sun. Apr. 14th 2024【Carry out (FULL)】

Sat. Apr. 20th ~ Sun. Apr. 21st 2024【Carry out(FULL)】

Sat. May. 11th ~ Sun. May. 12th 2024【Carry out(FULL)】

Finished
Feb. to Mar. 2024 2-night, 3-day Kurabito Experience (Sake Brewing Experience / “Shubo” making )

Fri.Feb.9th-Sun.11th,2024【Carry out(FULL)】

Fri.Feb.16th-Sun.18th,2024【Carry out(FULL)】

Fri.Mar.15th-Sun.17th,2024【Carry out(FULL)】

Fri.Mar.22nd-Sun.24th,2024【Carry out(FULL)】

CYCLING

Finished
The Sake Rice Fields Trail: Cycle through the sake rice fields – Special Dates for Golden Week 2024

Saturday April 27–Sunday April 28, 2024 【Carry out (2rooms left)】

Monday April 29 (bank holiday)–Tuesday April 30, 2024 【Carry out (3rooms left)】

Friday May 3 (bank holiday)–Saturday May 4, 2024【Carry out (3rooms left)】

EXPERIENCE

Become a Sake Brewer

Enter the brewery as a sake brewer, crafting sake using time-honored techniques under the guidance of the brewery owner for an authentic, one-of-a-kind sake experience.

CYCLING

Sip Saku sake,recall the scenery of Saku

Let our ebikes take you on a deep dive through the rice fields of the Saku area. Immerse yourself in the region's history and culture, while experiencing the air and soil with your own senses on one of our cycling tours. Encounter the many different faces of Saku's natural beauty: starting in April as spring starts to turn the landscape green, followed by the lush colors and scents of summer, through to the golden fall harvests in October. And then when you drink Saku sake, you’ll recall the scenery of Saku.

FACILITIES

A Century-Old Space
Where Brewers Once Slept

A hundred-year old building where brewers once slept during the long and demanding brewing season has been renovated into comfortable, atmospheric sleeping quarters for guests taking part in our sake brewing experience.

TOURISM

Explore the Saku Area to the Fullest

Tour other local breweries, make your own soba noodles, explore the area’s verdant nature, and more. A host of activities are available to allow guests to experience all that Saku has to offer.

ACCESS

KURABITO STAY


623-2, Usuda, Saku Shi, Nagano, 384-0301, Japan

LINK

Saku Brewery Agritourism Promotion Council

An organization devoted to spreading information on the Saku region’s sake, food culture, and the daily lives of the people of Saku who live nearby and have supported its 13 breweries, with a particular focus on traditional industries such as sake brewing and farming that have arisen from and make use of the region’s abundant water sources and rich natural environment.

Saku 13 Breweries

In the Saku region, there are thirteen breweries producing the miracle beverage we call sake. This page introduces the faces behind each of Saku’s thirteen sake breweries. In addition to their own products, every year, all thirteen join forces to produce a single sake called SAKU 13.