Japan Sake & Shochu Academy 2023
Date: 27th February – 3rd March 2023

This is an official educational course organized by the Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association with the support of National Tax Agency, National Research Institute of Brewing and Brewing Society of Japan in Japan. This course is designed to provide the advanced correct knowledge of Japanese traditional alcohol drinks "Sake" and "Shochu" which - we call "國酒 (Kokushu) "

1-6-15, Njishishinbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan 105-0003
Tel +81 3 3501 0101
URL www.japansake.or.jp

About Japan Sake & Shochu Academy


■History, culture and making process.
■Through the tasting of various sample, you learn styles, how to describe the flavor characteristics and the origins of flavors.
Sample: about 70 items (Sake 40, Shochu 30)
■Visit to traditional sake brewery and Brewing Society of Japan, learn more details from rice field to glass.
Experiential learning of Sake, Shochu and Awamori
(Supplementary lesson: Off hours)
■Various Sake, Shochu, Awamori bars and restaurants


Experts of tasting and making Sake and Shochu with the support of National Research Institute of Brewing


The red brick brewhouse, the birth place of National Research Institute of Brewing
2-6-30, Takinogawa, Kita-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN 114-0023

The National Research Institute of Brewing (NRIB) was established on May 9, 1904 in Tokyo, Japan as a national research organization concerning technology related to alcoholic beverages under the Ministry of Finance.
This old building called AKA-RENGA(red brick) was popular with sake brewers.


After completing all lessons, a certification will be issued by National Research Institute of Brewing and Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association.



How to join the courses

Course fee 100,000 yen
Date and Time February, 27th – March 3rd ,2023
From 9:30 a.m to 5:00 p.m
Accommodation Accommodation is arranged and paid by the academy.
There is no change of the course fee even if you don't need the accommodation.
  • - The number of student is up to 12 (approx.)
  • - You need to attend all scheduled lessons
  • - Applicant must want to learn the advanced knowledge and tasting skills of sake and shochu.
  • - A short essay is required which describes your activities (past/present) and aspiration about your future activities using this experience.
  • - In case of exceeding number of applicants, we'll decide the candidates based on the essay submitted.
  • - The candidates will be contacted directly by end of January, 2023.
The COVID-19 prevention measures and requirements Prior to departing your home country and upon entering Japan all participants must comply with the COVID-19 prevention measures and requirements officially established by Japan. Note that participants will be responsible for all costs associated with this.

You can find the latest information outlining those requirements via the site link below. Please note that while we will do our best to provide updated information to participants following the official selection process, the situations, restrictions and requirements in relation to certain countries and territories may change suddenly and it is the responsibility of the participant to remain up-to-date with regards to the latest requirements as they pertain to her/his home country and Japan.

Border enforcement measures to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19)
Application Book site
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Dead line: 10th. January, 2023
Inquiry email: yamada@sakebunka.co.jp
Tel: +81 80-3918-0453 Weekday 10:00~17:00(Japanese time)