Sip Saku sake,
recall the scenery of Saku

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.

COURSES

Enjoy a relaxed day touring the Saku area on our ebikes: around the fields where sake rice for breweries is grown, stopping off at local historical and cultural sites and meeting the brewery owners who devote their lives to making sake. Here are some suggestions for cycling days out.

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FIELDS

Several of Saku’s sake breweries have been inspired to grow their own rice. Learn about the brewery rice fields, how they’re managed and the sake made from the rice they grow.

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TERROIR

Witness the changing face of Saku throughout the seasons, as the fields and landscape reveal different colors and forms over the course of the year.

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BOOKING

Open for booking
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

HISTORY

佐久地域 SAKU AREA

Saku's climate/rice farming/faith and sake

The Saku area of Nagano Prefecture is surrounded by mountains, including active volcano Mt Asama, Mt Tateshina, the Yatsugatake Peaks and the Okuchichibu range. The abundant water flowing from those peaks converges to form the Chikuma River, which runs from south to north though the level and fertile land. Agriculture, focused on rice farming, flourished in the Saku area from around 200 AD, and is deeply linked to both faith and sake production. Find out more about how changing times and the development of sake-making techniques shaped the farmland of the Saku region and the 13 breweries that make sake here.

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