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
  • From JPY ¥12,000 per person (From USD $77.57)
  • 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 $57.53)
  • 7 kinds of sake tasting
  • Food Pairing

Advanced Sake Tasting Experience

sake tasting
  • 1.5〜2 Hours
  • JPY ¥8,900 per person (USD $57.53)
  • 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  Best way to get to know some aspects of the Japanese cultures - This was an unforgettable experience. Even if you don't really enjoy alcohol, it is so interesting to get to know so much about the Japanese culture and what sake means... read more

    avatar thumb Salvatore M
    2024-04-04

    star rating  Great Sake Experience!  - We all had a great time and were able to try quite a range of sakes (nihonshu as I learned). Mayo was incredibly knowledgeable and explained in detail how sake... read more

    avatar thumb J1161FVkevind
    2024-04-03

    star rating  Same tasting.  - So glad we did this activity! Greg was such a great guide and a genuinely nice person. It was very interesting to learn all about sake and to taste different... read more

    avatar thumb obeir
    2024-04-03
  • star rating  Must do if in Kyoto  - Kiyomi was amazing! This tasting experience was so great and the learning of how sake is made and the differences of flavor etc was enlightening. Absolutely recommend to... read more

    avatar thumb Clayton H
    2024-04-03

    star rating  Wonderful Sake Tasting Experience  - Had a wonderful sake tasting experience with Kiyomi — really informative, fun, and delicious! Excited to bring my new knowledge home.

    avatar thumb Madeline M
    2024-04-03

    star rating  Super experience  - Our guide was super informative and knowledge! She had an ongoing personality and do an excellent job of explaining g the different intricacies of sake

    avatar thumb Pioneer61439809432
    2024-03-28
  • star rating  Had a wonderful tour with Momoko! Very informative, and delicious sake. A fantastic way to spend an afternoon in Kyoto!

    avatar thumb Emily L
    2024-03-02

    star rating  Amazing sake experience - Momoko was an amazing guide who had a wealth of knowledge about sake history, brewing and tasting. This was a truly informative tour and I learnt so much. The 10... read more

    avatar thumb Garima S
    2024-02-29

    star rating  Kyoto Sake Experience - Fantastic tour - so informative on Sake has really changed my perspective on this drink. Highly recommend this tour to other people.

    avatar thumb alison b
    2024-02-28
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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