Gourmet meal and sake tasting at an antique shop that delights the senses

Tsuji Honten sake shop

sake Japanese traditional
Inside the beautiful Tsujimoto-ten sake shop

About the Company

Tsuji Honten was established at the beginning of the 19th century by its namesake and operates under the Gozenshu sake label. Located in the beautiful Edo era Maniwa City town of Katsuyama, the business continues to rest firmly and prosper in family hands.

The current president of the company is a member of the Tsuji family and so is the brewmaster, who happens to be the first woman in Okayama’s history to hold that position.

Tsuji Honten and Gozenshu are very much dedicated to preserving and building on Katsuyama’s rich history and the sake brewing legacy of their family. When you visit the company, you are at the heart of a classic Japanese townscape and at the home of a very special brew.


At the Tsuji Honten sake shop, visitors can enjoy a carefully prepared meal in a building that is well over 200 years old and constructed of thick earthen walls, a traditional black and white lattice-tiled exterior, zelkova wood beams, and pine posts. The meal will be served with premium Ginjo sake, malt sake, namazake, etc. After the meal, guests can enjoy shopping in the factory shop as well as viewing the property. The building, garden and warehouse brewery are registered Tangible Cultural Properties.

Other information:

  • Tasting of the brewery’s original sake is free-of-charge.

ABOUT Maniwa city

Located in northern Okayama Prefecture, Maniwa City is known for its green meadows, rolling hills and pasture land. One of more well-known areas in Maniwa is Hiruzen, which has a ski resort, amusement park and pastures. In winter, the area is a magnet for winter sport enthusiasts who flock to the plateau to test the slopes. In the summer, people come to beat the heat and enjoy the locally produced dairy products. Other sightseeing spots include the scenic Kanba Waterfall, Yubara Hot Spring, Katsuyama Historical District, and the 1,000-year-old Daigo Sakura cherry tree.

Cancellation Policy

1) Detailed tour information & conditions will be given after application is made; please read and confirm the final itinerary before the departure date.
2) Reservations: Fill out the application contact form; application is complete upon payment. Reservations accepted by phone, mail, fax, online, or other communicative methods. The contract is not valid at time of reservation; the customer will be asked to submit an application form and payment within 3 days from time of reservation. If application form and payment are not submitted within the term, the reservation shall be considered void.
3) Items not included in tour price: Transportation costs not included in itinerary, optional tour fees, excess baggage fees, any fees of a personal nature (phone bills, meal costs, etc.) Items excluded from the tour will be stated in the tour information.
4) Cancellation fees: When the application is cancelled by the customer or when payment has not been made by the specified date, Ryobi Tours shall receive a percentage of the per person tour fee as a cancellation fee, or a penalty fee. Differences in room charges that result from one person in a group cancelling shall be charged to the participating person(s).

Cancellation Date Up to 21 days prior 20-8 days prior 7-2 days prior Day prior to start of tour Day of tour After start of tour/non-participation with no contact
Cancellation Fee No charge 20% of tour fee 30% of tour fee 40% of tour fee 50% of tour fee 100% of tour fee