chief brewer at a sake brewery／Otokoyama
Canvas and outdoor material bag production workshop｜MICHI-HITO
manager of the standing bar, Japanese Sake Kakuuchi "Uedaya"
Deputy Director of the Kawamura Kaneto Aynu Museum
Asahikawa area through guide
|Area||Asahikawa city, Higashikawa town|
|Price||JPY235,500-JPY255,500 per person|
|Season||June - September|
|Group size||Minimum: 4 Maximum: 8|
|Meeting point||In front of the ticket gate at the west exit of Sapporo Station|
|Price includes||Accommodation, meals (as listed in the itinerary), guide fee, activity fee, entrance fee, transportation fee.|
|Clothing||Clothing - Climbing shoes or trekking shoes, hat, long pants, long-sleeved shirt, mask, gloves, backpack (20-30L), rain cover, windbreaker|
|Items to bring||Warm clothes (fleece, etc.), sunglasses, food, neck warmer, sunscreen, etc., towel, rain gear. Rainwear, not umbrellas. Tissue paper, water bottle, gaiters, climbing poles, camera|
●7 days to 2 days before...20%
●One day before...40%
●On the day of the trip...50%
●Cancellation after the start of the tour or no-show...100%
We will observe the sake brewing process at Asahikawa’s Otokoyama and Takasago Sake Breweries, both of which brew sake using Hokkaido’s local rice and subterranean water seeping from the perennial snows of Daisetsuzan National Park, one of the largest in Japan. In the evening, we will experience “Kaku-uchi” (corner drinking), a culture that has existed in Japan since the Edo period (1603-1868), where people buy sake at a liquor store and enjoy it on the spot.
What does Kamuimintara (the garden where the gods play) mean to the Ainu people living in the Asahikawa area? We will visit the Kawamura Kakoto Ainu Memorial Museum, the oldest Ainu memorial in Japan, which was established in 1916, and hear from Hisae Kawamura, the deputy director of the museum, in the “Chise, a traditional Ainu house” on the museum grounds.
We climbed to the summit of Asahidake (Mt. Asahidake), the highest mountain in Hokkaido (2,291m) in the Daisetsuzan National Park, which is the largest in Japan. Bringing along Asahikawa’s local sake and brown rice balls made from Higashikawa’s rice, we will take on the challenge of a mountaineering adventure that follows the water system of Mt. (Take the ropeway to the 5th station)
While feeling the Kamuimintara (Garden of the Gods) at the top of Asahidake Mountain, Ikuanro (toast) with Asahikawa’s local sake brewed with spring water from the Daisetsu Mountains. (Cheers)