1.5-Hour Sake Tasting Experience

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Sake Tasting + Food Pairing

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fushimi district
3-Hour Sake Tasting + Brewery Tour

10 am / 11 am Less Crowded
10 kinds10 am / 11 am JPY ¥12,300~
(USD $78.46~)
1 pm / 3 pm JPY ¥13,000~
(USD $82.93~)
3 Hours
sake tasting
1.5-Hour Sake Tasting Experience
7 kindsJPY ¥9,300
(USD $59.33)
1.5 Hours
sake tasting
Advanced Sake Tasting Experience
10 kinds
(Special sake)
JPY ¥9,300
(USD $59.33)
1.5〜2 Hours
Experiencefushimi district
3-Hour Sake Tasting + Brewery Tour
sake tasting
1.5-Hour Sake Tasting Experience
sake tasting
Advanced Sake Tasting Experience
Insider Sake Brewery Tour10 am / 11 am Less Crowded
Sake Tasting10 kinds7 kinds10 kinds
(Special sake)
Food Pairing
Price10 am / 11 am JPY ¥12,300~
(USD $78.46~)
1 pm / 3 pm JPY ¥13,000~
(USD $82.93~)
JPY ¥9,300
(USD $59.33)
JPY ¥9,300
(USD $59.33)
Duration3 Hours1.5 Hours1.5〜2 Hours

What You will Experience

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

What You Will Discover in This Experience

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  • How to Identify Different Types of Sake 
  • Sake Ingredients
  • Rice Polishing Percentage
  • Sake Categories
  • Characteristics of Each Category
  • Pairing with Food 
  • What Type of Sake is Good with Sushi? 
  • Hot vs Cold 
  • Q&A

After Taking This Class, You Will​..

  • Be able to find your favorite type of sake
  • Be able to order sake at restaurants or bottle shops with confidence
  • Know what type of sake is good to pair with sushi
  • Be ready to explore the deep world of sake  

This Class is for ...

  • Those who love sake and want to learn the basics.
  • Those who are interested in sake and learning what sake is.
  • Those who want to get more knowledge about sake before traveling around Japan.
  • Wine, beer and whisky lovers who also want to understand the basics of sake.
  • Professionals in the hospitality industry who would like to learn the basics of sake.
  • For in-house training in the hospitality industry
  • Private courses for companies and groups are also available. Please contact us.


〒612-8365 Kyōto-fu, Kyōto-shi, Fushimi-ku, Kurumamachi, 271-1

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● Access

  • 25 min from JR Kyoto Station: Take a train on the Kintetsu Line to Momoyamagoryo-Mae Station. Walk for 10 min from the station.
  • 20 min from Gion-Shijo Station: Take a train on the Keihan Line to Chushojima Station. Walk for 5 min from the station.
  • 20 min from Fushimi-Inari Station: Take a train on the Keihan Line to Chushojima Station. Walk for 5 min from the station.
  • star rating  A must do for anyone interested is Sake! - We had a great experience with Rieko who hosted our tour. She was incredibly knowledgeable and shared some really great insights on how to identify what our sake preferences were... read more

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    star rating  Great guide!  - Momoko guided a wonderful and informative tour! Her energy for the people and sake was clear to see. She provided answers to all questions and supported the group... read more

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    star rating  Great course with Greg  - Great visit with Greg to the Gekkeikan sake museum then had a very insightful Sake tasting where all The aromas and tasting technique are explained thoroughly. We learned a lot... read more

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  • star rating  Must Do in Kyoto!!!  - Informative tour, full of excellent details. Personal, answered questions, humorous, tasting was diversified and offered a great overview.
    Food bites were thought out and delicious.

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    star rating  A "must do" in Kyoto - This tasting was amazing and super informative, and Kotaro was an incredible teacher! We learned so much about the nuances of sake, and got to taste some very rare... read more

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    star rating  Sake experience - learning and fun  - It was our first experience with learning about Sake and Kotaro was fantastic. He had a great “slide deck” and went through the entire process and explained the different types... read more

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  • star rating  We had a blast! 10/10 recommend this tour  - We had an absolutely wonderful experience on this tour. Our guide, Kotaro, was well organized, knowledgeable, and answered our questions clearly and patiently. It was obvious that he has a... read more

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    star rating  Perfect for the Saki novice with warm hospitality by an expert Saki Sommelier.  - What a fantastic overall experience for the Australian Saki novice! Rieko our Saki Sommelier cleverly and simply explained the making process and how it develops the various styles and flavours.... read more

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    star rating  Fun and informative sake tasting  - Mayo was our guide for the Kyoto Insider Sake Experience. She made the sake tasting fun and she was so knowledgeable about all things sake! We had so much fun... read more

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