1.5-Hour Sake Tasting Experience

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Sake Tasting + Food Pairing

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ExperienceInsider Sake Brewery TourSake TastingFood PairingPriceDuration
fushimi district
3-Hour Sake Tasting + Brewery Tour
10 kindsJPY ¥12,000
(USD $79.74)
3 Hours
sake tasting
1.5-Hour Sake Tasting Experience
7 kindsJPY ¥8,900
(USD $59.14)
1.5 Hours
sake tasting
Advanced Sake Tasting Experience
10 kinds
(Special sake)
JPY ¥8,900
(USD $59.14)
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 Tour
Sake Tasting10 kinds7 kinds10 kinds
(Special sake)
Food Pairing
PriceJPY ¥12,000
(USD $79.74)
JPY ¥8,900
(USD $59.14)
JPY ¥8,900
(USD $59.14)
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

sake tasting
  • How to Identify SAKE 
  • About 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 good to pair with sushi
  • Be ready to explore 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.

AMAZAKE HOUSE

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

amazake house

● Access

  • 25 min from JR Kyoto Station :  Take a train on Kintetsu Line to Momoyamagoryo-Mae Station. Walk for 9 min from the station.
  • 20 min from Gion-Shijo Station : Take a train on Keihan Line to Chushojima Station. Walk for 7 min from the station.
  • 20 min from Fushimi-Inari Station
  • star rating  This was a fabulous introduction to sake. All of the information was presented clearly. The range of sake was incredible. We learnt so much. Mayo was the best teacher. This... read more

    avatar thumb Togeth
    2024-01-26

    star rating  Great - and well worth the money - Extremely good! We were expecting just a walk around and a tasting, but the Sake Experience went into great detail about how sake is made, the many differences and variation,... read more

    avatar thumb cbb1984
    2024-01-13

    star rating  Excellent Introduction to Sake Types - Our guide for this tour was Kotaro. He was fantastic and we learned a lot about sake from him.

    I particularly liked how this tour took the time to... read more

    avatar thumb Alyssa K
    2024-01-05
  • star rating  Educational and Informative - Very educational and informative, even if you have (or think you have) a strong knowledge of sake aka nihonshu. Mr. Hashimoto gave a great amount of detail into the creation... read more

    avatar thumb AndrewBrou
    2024-01-03

    star rating  Kyoto sake tasting course  - This course for beginners was amazing, interesting and fun to do . I highly recommend this . Also the location is in a very interesting neighbourhood with lots of surprising... read more

    avatar thumb tim d
    2023-12-31

    star rating  The BEST alcohol tasting tours ever! - I have been on a number of tasting experience tours in different countries. This is the BEST I have ever had! Kotaro-san, the guide, is the best guide. He is... read more

    avatar thumb hweelengtoh
    2023-12-17
  • star rating  Very lovely ceremony and nice attention to details. Dressing in the kimonos made you feel like a real Japanese man and woman! Picture opportunities were great. I highly recommend... read more

    avatar thumb elisa123171
    2023-12-16

    star rating  Fun and informative sake tasting.  - It was very interesting to learn about sake's production. We had a lot of fun during the tasting. Kotaro was very knowledgable, friendly and passionate about sake. I highly recommend... read more

    avatar thumb palora91
    2023-12-11

    star rating  Get the most from your sake! - I have enjoyed sake for some time, but was pretty hit or miss when choosing a bottle. Our guide/sake sommelier did a fabulous job walking us through the intricacies of... read more

    avatar thumb Jim J
    2023-12-11