I was on the Niigata sake breweries tour in March 2017. It was a most enjoyable tour. The tour was very well organised. We visited four sake breweries and were given extensive tours of the breweries, on two occasions by the owner. I learnt a lot about making sake from the tour. In addition, there were some other unique experiences, like the picnic in the snow and the Japanese drum exercises and visiting and having lunch with a Japanese farmer. The tour leaders were very fun and friendly. I highly recommend the sake brewery tours.