3-Hour Sake Tasting + Brewery Tour

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Insider Sake Brewery Tour + Sake Tasting + Food Pairing

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Holiday Season : 3-Hour Sake Tasting + Brewery Tour will not be held from August 13 to August 16 and December 28 to January 4. Please consider joining 1.5H Sake Tasting Experience.

ExperienceInsider Sake Brewery TourSake TastingFood PairingPriceDuration
fushimi district
3-Hour Sake Tasting + Brewery Tour
10 kinds¥9,9003 Hours
sake tasting
1.5-Hour Sake Tasting Experience
7 kinds¥7,9001.5 Hours
sake tasting
Advanced Sake Tasting Experience
10 kinds
(Special sake)
¥7,9001.5 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
Duration3 Hours1.5 Hours1.5 Hours

What You will Experience

Insider Sake Brewery Tour

You’ll take a short walk to visit the largest sake brewery in Fushimi, where you’ll deepen your knowledge of sake and witness traditional brewing processes which have been passed down from generation to generation. At the end of your brewery tour you’ll have the chance to taste a few of the flavors produced there.

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
  • Sake with Japanese Culture
  • Basic Sake Making Process 
  • About Ingredients 
  • 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.

Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum

(Meet the guide outside)

247 Minamihama-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto City

● Access

  • 25 min from JR Kyoto Station :  Take a train on Kintetsu Line to Momoyamagoryo-Mae Station. Walk for 10 min from the station.
  • 20 min from Gion-Shijo Station : Take a train on Keihan Line to Chushojima Station. Walk for 5 min from the station.
  • 20 min from Fushimi-Inari Station
  • star rating  The 3 hrs sake testing + brewery tour gave this Novice an appreciation for how "Sake" is made + how to recognise the various categories available (with a cheatsheet no... read more

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    star rating  This was a super informative and fun tour! The process of making sake is very interesting, as are the differences in taste based on the method of brewing it. Kotaro,... read more

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    star rating  Came with a group of 9 for the 1.5 sake experience on a weekday afternoon. The team was extremely welcoming and Kotaro was very knowledge in his sake presentation. His... read more

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  • star rating  Kotaro was an EXCELLENT guide. He was incredibly knowledgeable and provided the most informative tour. Our group learned so much, and we were thrilled with this experience during our stay... read more

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    star rating  A most excellent experience - Kotaro is a master of the palate. He elevated sake and tasteful pairings to heights previously inexperienced!


    star rating  One of my favorite highlights of the trip. Kotaro was incredibly knowledgeable and we learned a lot while having fun. Has definitely changed the way I look at sake.

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  • star rating  This was an excellent experience that I will definitely recommend to any mates heading to Japan. The history of Sake in Kyoto is explained clearly, and the tasting is great!... read more

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    star rating  Amazing experience with our host Kotaro. Very knowledgeable and conveyed that with ease and comfort to our group. We had the luxury of doing the 1.5 hr sake tasting and... read more


    star rating  Our sommelier Kotaru was extremely knowledgeable and did a fantastic job breaking down sake tasting in an easy to understand way. The experience itself was nicely structured, with a good... read more