16th Annual Sake Festival Plus Sado Island
Enjoy your choice of Japan Airlines’ “Premium Economy” or the affordable luxury of “Business Class” service. Begin your journey with a relaxing visit to JAL’s “Sakura Lounge” and savor memorable dinners. Limited to only 24 pampered travelers, our goal is to provide the ultimate in comfort and a truly unique experience!
- 8 Nights / 10 Days
- Escorted From Honolulu
DATE & TOUR MANAGER:
March 03 – 12, 2019
Tour Manager: Clayton & Nadine Izu
NIIGATA “SAKE NO JIN” was originally held in 2004 as a 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Niigata Sake Brewers Association. They studied the biggest beer festival, “October Fest” of Germany and used it as reference. Their goal is for people of Niigata prefecture and people from outside of Niigata and abroad to have fun with Niigata sake and local foods. By holding the event annually, Sake no Jin has grown tremendously, and had over 100,000 visitors for the two-day event in 2012. Enjoy over 500 sake from about 90 brewers along with local cuisine. They also have various stage performances and sake seminars. Compared to other prefectures, Niigata Sake Brewers do not hesitate to polish rice. In fact, Niigata has the highest percentage of average rice-milled down ratio in Japan. In order to make Niigata sake, they only use the center core of rice, which contains purer, better starch. Because of this method, the artisanal sake production is small, and they are very particular about their sake quality.
4.5 STAR HOTELS:
Hotel Nikko Kansai Airport: Directly connected to Kansai International Airport.
Yahata-Kan (Sado Island): Surrounded by vast forests of Japanese red pine, this ryokan (traditional Japanese inn) features a combination of modern facilities and relaxing, Japanese-style guest rooms. Enjoy hot spring onsen baths.
Hotel Nikko Niigata: Located at the Niigata Convention Center, near the mouth of the great Shinano River, the longest river in Japan.
Sake Pork Shabu Shabu, Special Wagyu (Japanese Beef ) French Course Dinner, Special Dinner with a Geiko Entertainer & Special Kaiseki Dinner.
Soba Making Experience, Strawberry Picking, Kite Making Experience, Senbei (Rice Cracker) Making Experience, Chinkin (Gold Inlaid Lacquerware) & Sake Brewery Tour and Tasting
YOUR ESCORTED TOUR INCLUDES:
Roundtrip Economy, Premium Economy or Business Class Airfare from Honolulu, 8 Nights Luxury Hotel Accommodations, 17 Meals (8 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 7 Dinners), Tips for Local Guides and Bus Drivers, All Taxes & Fees.
JAL PREMIUM ECONOMY CLASS:
- Deep sliding fixed-back seats prevent forward seats from reclining towards you, creating a relaxing personal space approx. 107 cm (42 in)
- Seat width: 48 cm (18.9 in)
- Equipped with AC power outlet, USB port & video input
JAL BUSINESS CLASS:
- A liberating layout that provides aisle access from every seat
- Seat width: 51–52 cm (20–20.5 in)
- Bed length/max width: approx. 198 cm (78 in) / 74 cm (29 in)
- Movable dividers ensure privacy and enhance comfort
- Equipped with AC power outlet, USB port & adjustable LED light
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