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The 150 years-old Kawashima is located at Takashima in Shiga prefecture, which is about one hour from Kyoto. The owner, Mr Kawashima, hosts the brewery tour, in which you will have a chance to taste the local sake, “Matsuno Hana” and experience Takashima’s traditional culture and nature.

Takashima is well-known for its unique water culture called “Kabata” which is an ancient method to use the natural spring water for daily life. This tour is exclusively designed for our guests.

In the Kawashima brewery, you will enjoy Japanese traditional cultures in their special room, the inner room or the room apart from the main building, which is only opened for exclusive guests.

1.Learn the local history of Takashima in Omi region how water plays an important role.

2.Japanese tea ceremony: Enjoy the tea ceremony at their inner room facing the courtyard. During which, Macha tea prepared by the owner’s wife is served with traditional Japanese sweets.

3.Japanese calligraphy: Learn calligraphy and make your own sake bottle label designed with your favourite Japanese character. Enjoy your creativity, dipping a writing brush in ink!


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• Hata Rice Terraces, Hata, Takashima 520-1144 Shiga Prefecture
• Biwako Terrace, 1547-1 Kido, Otsu 520-0514 Shiga Prefecture
• Shirahige Shrine, 215 Ukawa, Takashima 520-1122 Shiga Prefecture
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