From Field to Cup.
Welcome to Japan Sake Adventure. My name is Mark Groenewold and it is my great pleasure to invite you on a journey to Japan, full of great drink, astonishing food, and all the fascinating sights and sounds that come with a Deep Japan adventure.
A little background on my own history… I first came to Japan from Canada in 1992. Japan has been my home ever since. I am a teacher and professor by trade, and have been a business owner since 2008. I’m the author of a few books. I wrote a book entitled, “Karate The Japanese Way” and another called, “Your Pilgrimage in Japan: A Regular Canadian on the 88 Temple Buddhist Pilgrimage of Shikoku”. Exploring and discovering more about Japan, through both karate and pilgrimage, and writing about it, has given me an incredible chance to develop and grow. I’m grateful beyond measure.
Working with local government as Concierge for Shikoku Tourism and advisor for several companies and large corporations, I’ve had the great fortune to work with some of the greatest people in Japanese hospitality and tourism.
Japan Sake Adventure is the next evolutionary step in experience-based travel. Working with a team of travel experts, sake brewing masters, hospitality veterans, and language professionals, we have created your next Japan adventure.
We are located in Shikoku, a large island in south-west Japan that consists of the prefectures of Kagawa, Tokushima, Kochi, and Ehime. This is the Japan that is far away from the crowded subways and neon lights of Tokyo, and the crowded tourist packed attractions of Kyoto. This is the Japan of mossy stones, temples, clean rivers and lakes, mist covered hills, pure rice, and all the elements needed to bring subtle glory of sake from rice field to your cup. This is Deep Japan, and there is so much for you to see and discover on your own.
Contact us with any questions you may have. We look forward to sharing a cup, or two, with you here in Shikoku!