- Trip Outline
～Thoroughly Enjoy Zero Waste ～
Visit to RISE & WIN, a local craft beer brewery and BBQ lunch Tour
Fitness Level: ★☆☆☆☆
Skill Level: ★☆☆☆☆
Price: From ¥11,500~
～To tourists considering travel to Kamikatsu ～
Kamikatsu is a small town with a population of under 1500. In 2003, the town made " The Zero Waste Declaration" with aim of producing no garbage. Heartland Japan introduces this trip to Kamikatsu and numerous "Kamikatsu A-ha! Experiences", exclusively to responsible travelers with a mind to "experience Kamikatsu as it is and to learn about and enjoy the town through the trip.
Standing at the entrance of Kamikatsu, welcoming people visiting Kamikatsu with its unique brown-tinged dark red color building is "RISE &WIN Co. BBQ ＆ General Store". Here, you can not only enjoy Kamikatsu's craft beer and a BBQ prepared using local ingredients, but if you take careful notice, each building material of this building carries stories of Kamikatsu. Through interactions with the cheerful local staff, visitors will be able to learn about the reality of people's life in Kamikatsu. Upon visitors satisfying their stomach, the tour visits the zero-waste craft beer brewery. At the eye-catching indigo blue-colored brewery, visitors will be able to learn how Kamikatsu's craft beer gets produced with zero waste.
■Number of participants（Min./Max.）
For beer tasting: Comply with the laws and regulations of the participant's country.
■What is included
►Brewery Tour Fees
►Cost of the experience
►Breakfast (0), Lunch (1), Dinner (0)
►Transportation costs of the experience
■What is NOT included
►Insurance（Please arrange travel insurance in your own country.）
►Other items not listed in "What is included in this program"
►International remittance and transfer fees for application, making alterations, or cancellation of this tour will be at the customer's expense.
■What you need to bring, what to wear, etc.
►Clothes that are easy to move in
►Comfortable walking shoes
・The number of eateries is limited, so advance booking is necessary.
・In order to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus infections, some shops are either closed or operating with shortened business hours.
・There is no convenience store or supermarket in the town.
If customers apply only for the experience, they will have to arrange the transportation to the site by themselves.
・ From Tokushima Station: Approx.1 hour by car, 1.5 hours by bus
・ As the number of buses operating is limited, other transportation such as volunteer taxis are convenient. (Requires registration and booking in advance.) If you wish to book the experience and the transportation as a set, please inquire to Heartland Japan.
3. Responsibilities as travelers
When visiting Kamikatsu, please double check your travel gear, and as a zero-waste traveler, take the actions required to not have to dispose of garbage.
・Prepare to bring reusable water bottles, chopsticks, etc.
・When having meals, consider the amount you eat so as to minimize leftover food as much as possible.
Choose Heartland Japan for a special Kamikatsu-stay plan exclusively for you.
►While being a great restaurant, beyond that, their background stories, thoughts and passion, and the history of facing challenges and failures in resolving their environmental problems were touching.
►The methods of beer brewery in Kamikatsu and its corporate philosophy are very clear and the brewery tour was great.
►During lunch time, visitors can directly ask what the lifestyle is like in Kamikatsu, and how they are implementing their zero waste policy.
►Take note of the buildings! The buildings of the RISE & WIN shop, the lunch venue, and STONE WALL HILL beer brewery are particularly beautiful architecture and are overflowing with the stories of Kamikatsu.
►This tour provides a precious opportunity to feel and learn the philosophy and passion for their zero waste craft beer brewing, along with enjoying tasting the beer.
|11:30||Lunch at RISE & WIN, Introduction to Aki's zero waste lifestyle|
|13:00||Leave RISE & WIN for STONE WALL HILL Beer Brewery|
|13:20||Visit the beer brewery|
|14:30||End of tour|