The Secret of Koji in Shochu at Satsuma Shuzo's Meijigura Distillery Virtual Tour Sunday June 13th @ 4 p.m. HKT


Date: Sunday June 13, 2021  Time: 4 p.m. Hong Kong Time

This Tour is operated in conjunction with our partner in Japan TABITTO Travel Kagoshima over ZOOM.

Kagoshima is located in the most southern part of Japan mainland and is well known as the heartland of Japanese Shochu, a traditional local spirit. It may come as a surprise that Japanese Shochu consumption within Japan far exceeds that of Sake. There are 114 Shochu distilleries and more than 2000 brands of Shochu in Kagoshima. Meijigura, located at the southern tip of Kagoshima is a very historical distillery operated by one of the largest producers of Shochu Satsuma Shuzo.

This is a virtual tour of the distillery, where you can experience a walk around inside the Shochu distillery along with your guide, Miki, a state-licensed guide and a certified Shochu navigator. She along with a craftsman of the distillery will show you around and explain the traditional production methods and the culture of Shochu. Yoshie Kakimoto, the moderator of the tour is a Shochu Meister and will moderate and support through the tour.

At the end of the tour, the craftsman shows you a unique liquor set for Shochu and tells you how to use it. In addition, you will learn how to enjoy Shochu in various kinds of ways at home. In case you have your own Shochu bottle, some soda/sparkling water and ice, you may enjoy your Shochu while experiencing this distillery tour.

NOTE: In the event of any technical/connectivity problems at the organizers' end, which does not allow the event to be held, it may be rescheduled to a later date. We shall not be able to reschedule in case the connectivity/technical problems occur at your end.  

You may also book the Virtual Tour directly with TABITTO here.