Sake sommelier and educator

Rod Walters of Knowledge Travel Partners is a Sake Sommelier and Educator accredited by the Sake Sommelier Association. In this role he’s conducted courses for people from around the world about sake. This has included classroom lessons in a catering school, and visits to sake breweries during brewing season. Rod has forged links with many breweries in Shikoku and can lead enjoyable educational tours of these fascinating and highly individualistic workplaces. Continue reading “Sake sommelier and educator”

Local tour development

Island resources

On December 10, a model tour was held by Ehime Prefecture and Matsuyama City government, in cooperation with the Ehime International Tourism Support NPO operated by Knowledge Travel Partners. The NPO planned and implemented the tour for foreign nationals, focusing on the history and culture of the Kōno Clan who were based in Hōjō. Natora’s Rod Walters served as guide and interpreter.

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