Fukui’s culture is filled with the artistry of ancient Japan. Explore the connections between paper-making and the only shrine devoted to the Goddess of the paper world. Local sake brewing is intrinsically tied to the Fukui terroir and this tour will include a visit to a rural sake brewery with a unique brewing method. This Fukui Adventure is complete with an exceptional seaside lunch near the cliffs of Tojinbo.
1. You will be picked-up at your hotel at 9:00 by your private car, driver, and guide.
2. Your adventure begins with a drive to Kubota sake brewery. Established in 1753, the Kubota brewery practises a rare and labour-intensive form of sake brewing using a unique bag-drip method (fukuro tsuri shibori). The craftsmanship is evident at every stage and each sip exudes the painstaking and careful brewing details.
3. After your sake tour and tasting, it’s time for lunch at Lull, an especially delicious restaurant on the Fukui northern coast near the cliffs of Tojinbo.
4. Next, you’ll enjoy a paper-making experience in Echizen. Your private tour explores all the stages of paper-making as well as the history of this ancient craft that has been documented for more than 15 centuries. Japan’s first banknotes were printed on Echizen paper.
5. Your final visit is to a place of which this the only one in Japan. The resident deity of the Okamoto-Otaki Shrines is the Goddess of Paper. These connected shrines, set in a beautiful natural location, also have one of the most interesting roofs you’ll ever see. An amazing example of the handcrafted ingenuity that defines the elegance of Fukui’s history.
6. After this busy exploring unique places and tastes and experiences, you’ll be back to your hotel by 6:00pm.