3-Hour Sake Tasting + Brewery Tour

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Insider Sake Brewery Tour + Sake Tasting + Food Pairing

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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

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  • 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

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  We had a great time! Highly recommend you do the tour and ask about Sake Ramen!! 10/10 great information, great Sake, outstanding guide!


    star rating  This tour was fantastic! We learned so much about the sake making process and why there is a large variety in taste between different sake. We also sampled multiple varieties... read more


    star rating  I can highly recommend this event. Kotaro-San was so friendly, competent and empathetic. I used to enjoy Sake before without having any further knowledge. Kotaro-San opened a new fascinating world... read more

  • star rating  Kotaru was such an amazing and knowledgeable guide. Very friendly and approachable personality. The sake history and process were taught in an interactive and hands-on way, and I left with... read more


    star rating  Kotaro san made our Kyoto trip ended on a high note! The whole sake tour was professionally arranged and delivered. We totally enjoyed the afternoon at the tour... read more


    star rating  Kotaro was an excellent guide, taking us around Fushimi village and sharing the history, process, and intricacies of sake culture. We learned so much due to his detailed explanations. The... read more

  • star rating  This was a very informational experience! Our tour guide not only was knowledgeable about sake but also showed us what to look for on our own when we were shopping... read more


    star rating  Highly recommend! This experience exceeded our expectations. We learned so much about sake and are now much better equipped to pick out the sake we like at the store (before... read more


    star rating  Kotaro was an excellent guide, taking us around Fushimi village and sharing the history, process, and intricacies of sake culture. We learned so much due to his detailed explanations. The... read more

    Lauren K