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

tours
  • 3 Hours
  • ¥ 9900 per person
  • Insider Sake Brewery Tour
  • 10 kinds of sake tasting
  • Food Pairing

1.5-Hour Sake Tasting Experience

sake tasting
  • 1.5 Hours
  • ¥7900 per person
  • 7 kinds of sake tasting
  • Food Pairing

Advanced Sake Tasting Experience

sake tasting
  • 1.5 Hours
  • ¥7900 per person
  • 8 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  Kataro was a great host and provided excellent information. Our group thoroughly enjoyed the tour and tasting,and left with a better understanding of how to choose sake at home. Don't... read more

    mikemA6693AX
    2022-11-29

    star rating  This was such a brilliant tour. Kotaro was so full of energy and enthusiasm about Sake and really gave you you an informative insight into what goes into making an... read more

    St1gma
    2022-11-28

    star rating  Kotaro was very informative and took the time to thoroughly explain all things sake. The presentation was well structured and easy to understand. I would definitely recommend to others... read more

    austing777
    2022-11-28
  • star rating  Incredibly intimate and well explained throughout. The sakes were of the highest quality and the food pairing (in the 3 hour experience) was simply inspired.
    Kotaro (our tour guide) was... read more

    southernm_uk
    2022-11-16

    star rating  Kotaro was an excellent host and conducted the tour very professionally. Great presentation and aids to help understand Sake process and the different types. The tasting and food pairing session... read more

    WanderingFoodieIN
    2022-11-14

    star rating  Kotaro and Mayo were incredibly knowledgeable about sake. I had no idea the subject was so rich and complex. This tour far exceeded my expectations.

    H8607RUdanh
    2022-11-13
  • star rating  We really enjoyed our sake tour with Kotaro. He was so knowledgeable. You actually learn a lot about different types of sake and how everything is produced so you can... read more

    Neeraj S
    2022-11-12

    star rating  This was a fantastic experience, and Kotaro was a wonderful guide. I learned so much about sake, and I can't wait to go home and try my knowledge out there.... read more

    Z5175LZkarenh
    2022-11-09

    star rating  This sake lession open ours eyes on sake world and its shades. The guide was very kind and prepared and showed us how to taste and drink sake conbined with... read more

    N1854YFlucas
    2022-11-06
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