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Saijo....Sake Town

(34) Reviews
3h $ 160 Price up to 5 people


  • SAIJO, sake making community

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160.20 USD

Price up to 5 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

What to Expect

After 30 min. train ride from Hiroshima, you arrive at this tiny town, SAIJO. Just follow chimneys and you find SAKE here. In this small town, you will encounter the world famous and time-honored sake breweries. Enjoy waking around and drop in at some of sake breweries to have a taste. Good rice and quality water are indispensable for making good sake, though. This town has both of them. Furthermore, to make efforts to keep the source of water clean, the SAIJO sake brewers association donates one yen for every bottle of sake sold. Let's explore the splendid nature and sake culture.

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  • SAIJO, sake making community


JR local train network has been still closed between Hiroshima and Saijo/Mihara area because of the aftermath of the unprecedented flooding which affected western Japan in July, 2018. if you are interested in this tour, please contact me first before your booking.

What‘s included
Guide fee
What‘s not included
Transportation fees (you and guide if you want a guide to pick you up at Hiroshima)
Meeting Point
Hiroshima Hotel /Station or Saijo Station
Ending Point
Hiroshima Hotel/Station or Saijo Station
3 hours
Starting time
13:00 PM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 5 people

Frequently Asked Questions

How much do we need for transportation fees?

One way fare from Hiroshima to Saijo is about 740JPY.

Break down= Central Hiroshima - Hiroshima Station , Hiroshima-Saijo ,

Once you arrive at Saijo, you just enjoy walking around.

I am traveling alone, though. Can you make it for me?

Sure. You are very welcome.
I would like to offer some discounted guide fee for an individual tourist. Please contact me anytime.

Even you are a group of 6 or more. I will be ready for that.  So just let me know.

Can you make a morning tour?

I will be arranging the tour in any way you want.

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 34 )
Randy Randy United States ( Couple )
1 week ago

“ Great tour! ”

Mayumi gave us great information on getting to Hiroshima from Osaka. Met us as planned, and had a great itinerary laid out for us. She spoke great English and provided good information on sites we visited as well as answering all our questions. She was personable and friendly, kept us on schedule to see all she had to show us but was flexible to stall when we wanted to take more photos or ask more questions. She was helpful getting our train back at the end of the day as well. We thoroughly enjoyed our day with Mayumi!!


Dear Randy. It was a wonderful day I could spent with you two. Although we had been worried so much about the weather, it turned out a bright and beautiful day. In this kind of situation, We Japanese use an idiom like this ... ”Taifu ikka" which means ”the clear sky after the storm“...It was great. I really appreciate your participation to my tour. Wish you good heath and happiness always! Best. Mayumi

Karen Karen United States ( Family )
2 weeks ago

“ One day Hiroshima/Miyajima Island tour ”

Mayumi gets a 5+++++ rating from us. The amount of time and effort she put in BEFORE our tour even began, to help us connect with our long lost relatives in Hiroshima was unexpected and 100% appreciated. Whether or not we did connect with them wasn't the issue - the amount of effort and interest she gave was most impressive. What started out being a Hiroshima/Miyajima Island one-day tour became a heartwarming reunion with one relative we met 23 years ago and many new relatives. Mayumi, instead spent the day with us interpreting important information about our relatives including visiting the gravesite of an aunt. Much more priceless to our family than the original tour. From this meeting, we exchanged emails and will continue our connection. We did do a quick tour of Miyajima Island... read more


Karen....your comment is more than I deserve. I can not thank you enough. The day I spent with you all and your relatives surely was something to me. Thanks to many nice people and good fortune, it happened. Hope this wonderful bond will continue for ever. Your mother-in-law gave me a heartwarming letter with an unexpected gift at the end of the day. She extended her gratitude to you and your tireless efforts to make it happen as well in her letter. What a wonderful family...each one of them is very much considerate and always cares for each other. I was very grateful. Arigato Gozaimashtia. Mayumi

Alison Alison United Kingdom ( Family )
1 month ago

“ Hiroshima in 6 hours with a great guide ”

Mayumi organised the day so that we could see all the main sights in 6 hours. Her English is great and she has a warm naturally friendly personality so we enjoyed spending the day with her. She has great knowledge about Hiroshima which was a pleasure to listen to.


Dear Alison i am very grateful to have accepted your benignant message. You did this right after you arrived back at Kyoto after the long day yesterday, didn't you? Even personally you gave me a thoughtful email via TripleLights last night. Thank you so much, Alison. You had only 6 hours and I really wanted to show the things over here efficiently. I felt so bad when I missed our bus depot and we lost some time. But your family kept smiling and trusted me till the end. I am blessed. Wish you and your family good health and Happiness. Sincerely yours, Mayumi

Zachary Zachary United States ( Friends )
1 month ago

“ Excellent tour of Hiroshima and Miyajima ”

We did a day trip to Hiroshima from Osaka and hired Mayumi to take us around in order to maximize our limited time and I am so glad we did. Mayumi was a fantastic resource for our time on Miyajima as there is little signage there so without a guide you end up missing half of what there is to learn and see. Since we only were in Hiroshima it was helpful to have Mayumi go over much of the history of Hiroshima before and after the bomb strike which helps us get through sites in Hiroshima faster and make our return train back to Osaka. Huge thanks to Mayumi for providing an excellent and informative visit.


Dear Zach I appreciate your thoughtful note and the wonderful day with you. Even before the tour, you had nicely responded my mails and thoughtfully shared your information with me as time went by. It was a clear sunny day, although we anticipated the tour day would be raining. In Japan, if things go well contrary to expectation, we say that it is just because your every day actions are good. Thank you, Zach. Best, Mayumi

Premila Premila United States ( Family )
2 months ago

“ Two days trip of Hiroshima ”

We were a family of four including two teenagers. We had a one and a half day trip of Hiroshima with Mayumi. She showednus Memorial Park first half day and Miyamaji Island tour next full day. We used the public transport but she made it very efficient. She is very knowledgeable about the history and told of lot of tit bits. It was hot that day when we toured with her but she made sure we were comfortable. She stopped and helped my wife several times since my wife had trouble walking due to arthritis. I would highly recommend her without reservations. I will definitely use her services again. Thanks Mayumi for you help!!


Dear Premila I highly appreciate your prompt review like this. I reached home safely just one hour ago. Thanks to your kindness, I really had a great time with you and your family, although we had very hot days. You looked like a really happy dad with your children. I also enjoyed Miyajima beer, Thanks!! (chuckle). Hope you will have a pleasant flight back to the States tomorrow. Please give my best regards to your beloved family members. Bon voyage. With gratitude, Mayumi

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