KYOTO INSIDER SAKE EXPERIENCE

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What You will Experience

Uncover the little-known sake culture of Fushimi District in Kyoto. Insider sake brewery tour, sake tasting and food pairing with an expert will take you to the deep world of sake culture.

In the brewery, come to understand the differences of sake and how these are produced. You’ll focus on the secret methods of sake brewing which have been passed down for generations. Through our expert-lead tasting session you’ll get the chance to learn the unique characteristics of different varieties of sake, discovering which type you most prefer and how to identify your favourites on menus and bottle labels. Through our food pairing session you will discover the way the taste of sake can completely change when paired with different dishes.

This is a fun and educational experience for anyone who wants to learn more about sake and have a chance to try different types of sake

Insider Sake Brewery Tour

- Only included in 3-hour tour
You’ll take a short walk to visit the largest sake brewery in Fushimi, where you’ll deepen your knowledge of sake and witness traditional brewing processes which have been passed down from generation to generation. At the end of your brewery tour you’ll have the chance to taste a few of the flavors produced there.  

 

sake tasting

Sake Tasting with an Expert

You’ll get to try flavors of sake you may never have experienced before – as we’ll introduce you to bottles which have never been exported. Your expert guide will explain the differences in taste – dry, sweet, rich, fruity – and how each of these are produced.

Food Pairing

You’ll also be served various Otsumami – Japanese snacks which traditionally accompany alcohol – so you can see which types of food and flavor best accompany the different sake types. 

food pairing

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Meeting Point Inclusions ExclusionsAdditional Info
Fushimi-Kan

〒612-8053 Kyōto-fu, Kyōto-shi, Fushimi-ku, Higashiōtechō, 755

    • Local English speaking guide
    • Entrance fees (only for 3-hour tour)
    • Sake tasting (10 kinds for 3-hour tour / 7 kinds for 90 min tasting session)
    • Snacks for Food Pairing
    • Cheat Sheet & Tasting Note (These will help you to choose your preferred sake in the future even you don't read Japanese.)
      • Transportation to/from attractions
      • Hotel pickup and drop-off
      • Confirmation will be received when your request is accepted
      • Children must be accompanied by an adult
      • A small amount of walking is involved; comfortable walking shoes are recommended
      • Recommend to bring a bottle of water
      • Legal drinking age in Japan is 20; customers under 20 years of age will only be served non-alcoholic drinks
      • Vegetarian option for snacks is available, please advise at time of booking if required


  •   This was a genuine experience to learn about sake and taste sake that's only available in Japan. Our guide was very knowledgable and charismatic enough that made the visit to the brewery and sake tasting very entertaining.

    thumb Japanation
    3/16/2019

      My husband and I did the 3 hour Kyoto Sake Experience earlier this month - it was a wonderful 3 hours - we learnt so much about Sake and had a fun time learning and drinking.

    thumb Travelling_Tigers66
    3/11/2019

      Kotaro is an amazing tour guide who gave a lot of insight on the world of nihonshu. Would recommend.

    thumb JoshB2410
    3/08/2019
  •   This experience was the absolute highlight of my week long trip to Japan. I had high expectations going in due to the reviews and the experience easily exceeded those.

    thumb jpwhite6195
    3/07/2019

      Very well tailored and comprehensive tour that begins in the old sake brewery district in Fushimi - our amazing guide Kotaro took us around the brewery’s behind the scenes process while skipping the big crowds at the main area. Here we learned the complicated and...More

    thumb Teresa R
    3/07/2019

      Myself and a group of 5 friends booked onto the sake tour with Kotaro, although none of the other 5 of them had much experience of drinking sake. Kotaro was excellent and made the tour interesting and informative without making anyone feel out of their...More

    thumb Retep89
    3/04/2019
  •   These guys are great. A well prepared and structured tour to take you through sake for beginners, I feel like I can now order sake without fear. A great walk through the brewing district to set the scene was very interesting, and set the scene...More

    thumb Mark H
    3/01/2019

      We had a great time! The Tour guide was a lot of fun and very knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend to anyone who has the time and is in the area.

    thumb Road32087663964
    2/28/2019

      My husband and I had joined this tour on a whim. Having had no knowledge about sake, we thought it will be good to learn something new on our trip and what more fun can there be than learning about alcohol. Our guides Kotaro and...More

    thumb mad4bags
    2/25/2019
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