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 ¥12,000 per person (USD $81.53)
  • Insider Sake Brewery Tour
  • 10 kinds of sake tasting
  • Food Pairing

1.5-Hour Sake Tasting Experience

sake tasting
  • 1.5 Hours
  • JPY ¥8,900 per person (USD $60.47)
  • 7 kinds of sake tasting
  • Food Pairing

Advanced Sake Tasting Experience

sake tasting
  • 1.5〜2 Hours
  • JPY ¥8,900 per person (USD $60.47)
  • 10 kinds of unique (special) sake tasting

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  Really like the session with Momoko, she is so nice and friendly, it is informative and interesting at the same time! 4 of us really enjoy it!

    June Y

    star rating  Great experience  - We had a great time, the whole presentation was clear and the tasting was amazing! I highly recommend it if you wanna know more about Sake

    Guillaume K

    star rating  A great way to learn about the history of Sake making on Japan AND catch a buzz! - What a great tour! Not only did we learn the history of one of Japan's oldest brewery, but we learned the process of making sake, both the traditional and modern... read more

  • star rating  Fantastic!  - Momoko and Rieko were very knowledgable and passionate about Sake!
    We’ve never tried Sake before, and now we’ve a couple options that we know we like!
    The tour... read more

    Sheena W

    star rating  Amazing Sake experience - Amazing tour that went into detail of the sake brewing process. In detail review of each type of sake during the tasting. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting to know... read more

    Anthony C

    star rating  Great experience! - Who knew there was so much to know about sake?! Our host and guide, Kiyomi, was wonderful! The museum is a bit out of the was from central Kyoto, but... read more

  • star rating  Kotaru was an amazing guide and very knowledgeable as a sake sommelier. I would highly recommend this tour because it gave an in-depth guide to tasting and sake pairing.

    Kevin L

    star rating  Presentation is 5/5 - Worth the visit, The ladies making the presentation, you could tell they enjoyed it and thats whats fun about these tours, that the presenters are passionate about their topic.

    Juan R

    star rating  Great experience and totally worth it! - Our tour guide was terrific. She was super knowledgeable about Kyoto and sake. I cannot remember her name, but I do recall that it started with a K; apologies for... read more

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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