KURAIBITO STAY's 3-day, 2-night winter (sake brewing) program.
The following is a basic timeline of the program.
Check-in time is from 3:00 p.m.
For more information on how to get to KURAIBITO STAY, please refer to the ACCESS page. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
We will explain the detailed schedule of your stay, accommodation, and precautions for your experience. Then, everyone who will be staying with you as a brewer for the next three days will introduce each other.
Move to the dinner place on foot (about 10 minutes)
Special menu for KURABITO STAY.
Sake from the Saku region is paired with gorgeous Japanese cuisine prepared especially for KURABITO STAY, featuring the skills of the owner. Please enjoy the dishes, which are as carefully prepared as the sake.
Walk to KURABITO STAY (about 10 minutes)
Get a good night's sleep to prepare for the next day's work.
Please enjoy a healthy KURABITO breakfast all together.
With your KURABITO friends, you can enjoy the brewer's healthy breakfast made with seasonal local ingredients at a large round table on the first floor.
Shinto ritual of purification
Time to prepare to become a brewer. After donning a white coat, tenugui (hand towel) and other uniforms, the brewer explains about the work. In the past, only craftsmen were allowed to enter the sake brewery. In front of a Shinto altar dedicated to Matsuo-sama, the god of sake, a ceremony is held to ward off evil spirits. After that, it was time to start the brewer's experience.
It begins! Step inside and take a tour of the brewery
Finally, it was time to step inside the sake brewery. When you step into the brewery, you will be enveloped by the aroma of sake and the cool air. You will experience the process from steaming to pulling the rice into the koji room.
During the time before the rice is steamed, the brewer will give you a tour of the brewery and give you a detailed explanation of the sake brewing process.
Brewing sake as a sake brewer
You will be working under the guidance of the brewer to make sake. You will be making sake that will actually be consumed, so please take your task of making sake seriously.
Take a short rest and relax with your fellow brewers
When the work is settled, you can take a break and rest. Enjoy the company of fellow brewers and the brewer.
Tasting seminar by sake brewer
Sake tasting seminar by President Tyler.
Honjozo, Junmai, Ginjo. He will talk about everything from the basics of sake to how to taste it, giving you an insight into the depth of sake.
After finishing the morning's work, heading into town to satisfy your hunger.
The morning brewing session is over. Lunch is at your own choice. Go into town with your co-workers to satisfy your hunger and enjoy Saku's gourmet food and drinks at the "Kurabito Friendly Shop".
Experiencing a different part of the sake brewing process in the morning.
Under the guidance of the brewer, you will be involved in the process of making sake, such as paddling, sorting of Koji, removing sake lees, cleaning up, and helping prepare for shipping.
Washing and soaking rice, important work for tomorrow
The length of time the rice is washed and soaked depends on the type of sake to be made and the temperature. This is a process that allows you to experience the depth of sake brewing.
Tuck into Saku's gourmet delights at the KURABITO FRIENDLY SHOP
Tuck into Saku's gourmet delights at the KURABITO FRIENDLY SHOP Enjoy Saku sake and seasonal Saku delicacies at the customer-friendly KURABITO FRIENDLY SHOP. Please rest early to prepare for work the next morning.