We are the only sake tour company based in Kyoto Fushimi Sake District. Good and strong relationship with local breweries and insiders allow us to provide you deeper sake experience. Meet our local sake experts in the tour – we invite you to dive deep into the world of sake!

Through our expert – lead tasting session you’ll get the chance to learn the unique characteristics of different varieties of sake and what food to pair with. After joining Kyoto Insider Sake Experience, you will discover which type you most prefer and how to identify your favorites on menus and bottle labels. Joining our sake tour is surely a great introduction to your sake experience.

Our Tours

3-Hour Sake Tasting +Brewery Tour

  • 3 Hours
  • JPY ¥9900 per person (USD ¥66.23)
  • Insider Sake Brewery Tour
  • 10 kinds of sake tasting
  • Food Pairing

1.5-Hour Sake Tasting Experience

sake tasting
  • 1.5 Hours
  • JPY ¥7900 per person (USD ¥52.85)
  • 7 kinds of sake tasting
  • Food Pairing

Advanced Sake Tasting Experience

sake tasting
  • 1.5〜2 Hours
  • JPY ¥7900 per person (USD ¥52.85)
  • 10 kinds of unique (special) sake tasting

Online Sake Course

Online Sake Classes are designed to meet the interests of all sake lovers, whether you are a sake beginner, a sake enthusiast or a wine, beer or whisky lover. We invite you to explore the deep world of sake through our online sake classes. We hope that sake fans all over the world will discover the way to enjoy great sake!

basic sake 101

[NO.1] Basic Sake 101

Sake Making Process

[NO.2] Sake Making Process

Advanced Class of Special Methods to Brew Sake

[NO.3] Advanced Class of Special Methods to Brew Sake

Advanced Class of Microorganism & Fermentation

[NO.4] Advanced Class of Microorganism & Fermentation

Advanced Class of Sake Renaissance

[NO.5] Advanced Class of Sake Renaissance

Our Online Sake Course is..

  • Held on Zoom
  • Can be joined wherever you are
  • 60 minutes each
  • ¥4000 – ¥5500 per screen

What You Will Experience

Insider Sake Brewery Tour in Kyoto

Take a tour with us and you will:
-Discover the history of sake and the Fushimi Sake District of Kyoto whilst touring a traditional brewery

-Come to understand the differences in flavour and smell and how these are produced. You’ll focus on the secret methods of sake brewing which have been passed down for generations

-Get the chance to compare the differences between Western wine and beer production and sake brewing, to understand what makes the sake brewing process so unique

Sake Tasting with an Expert

Through our expert-lead tasting session you’ll get the chance to learn the unique characteristics of different varieties of sake. Also discover which type you most prefer and how to identify your favourites on menus and bottle labels.

Our expert will help you notice the difference in taste between ‘junmai’ sake (which has no added alcohol or sugar) and alcohol-added sake. We’ll also explain the effects of polishing rice on scent and flavour.

Pure sake, refined sake, cloudy sake, aged sake – we’ll help you discover the distinguishing characteristics of each type.

Food Pairing

Discover the way the taste of sake can completely change when paired with different dishes. We hope that the food pairing section of our tour will also allow you to find a little about Japan’s food culture, as well as sake.

Reviews by Our Guests

  • star rating  Had THE best time with Momoko and Kiyomizu at our sake tasting. They were both so informative and made our experience feel very special. Can’t recommend enough for anyone wanting... read more


    star rating  Great Sake Tasting/Brewery Tour - The team was knowledgeable and friendly! This is exactly what we were looking for in a Sake Brewery Tour/Tasting. Thanks!

    Chris S

    star rating  A sweet sake tasting experience! - Kiyomi was warm, personable and so knowledgeable about sake. It was such an enjoyable experience paired with delicious food!

    Erin F
  • star rating  Great experience - amazing host, sake and food - Momoko was our host and she was amazing. It was super interesting to learn the various types and processes behind Sake (and learn what to look for when ordering for... read more


    star rating  Great time do it… - Fantastic cultural and educational day coupled with understanding the subtle differences in the world of Sake. Highly recommend this do it


    star rating  Sake tasting experience - Very knowledgeable guides, great experience getting to know the whole sake making process, sake types and pairing foods with them

    Sonia S
  • star rating  I selected this tour so I could have a deeper understanding on the process and pairing with food. I like to cook with sake, google what types to pair with... read more

    Philecia H

    star rating  Take this tour!! - A fantastic tour, well worth the time and money. If you ever wanted to learn about sake -or even if you didn't- I guarantee you will enjoy yourself and... read more


    star rating  Great experience - The tour was both engaging and very practically oriented. Combining both a fundamental overview of the industry and understanding the basics of the range of sakes available made me... read more

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