Advanced Sake Tasting Experience

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Deep Dive into the Sake World

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Please note that in the Advanced Sake Tasting Experience, we also cover the basics of sake production and the sake categories. Even if you have no prior sake experience, you can enjoy the Advanced course.

ExperienceInsider Sake Brewery TourSake TastingFood PairingPriceDuration
fushimi district
3-Hour Sake Tasting + Brewery Tour

10 am / 11 am Less Crowded
10 kinds10 am / 11 am JPY ¥12,300~
(USD $78.01~)
1 pm / 3 pm JPY ¥13,000~
(USD $82.45~)
3 Hours
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1.5-Hour Sake Tasting Experience
7 kindsJPY ¥9,300
(USD $58.98)
1.5 Hours
sake tasting
Advanced Sake Tasting Experience
10 kinds
(Special sake)
JPY ¥9,300
(USD $58.98)
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 $78.01~)
1 pm / 3 pm JPY ¥13,000~
(USD $82.45~)
JPY ¥9,300
(USD $58.98)
JPY ¥9,300
(USD $58.98)
Duration3 Hours1.5 Hours1.5〜2 Hours

What You will Experience

What's Special - Advanced Sake Tasting with an Expert

Advanced Sake Tasting covers sake brewed with a very different concept than the ones introduced in our basic sake tours.
The sake you will taste in this experience is unique and exceptional: sake brewed using ancient methods that are different from modern methods, a new type of sake that utilizes the characteristics of microorganisms, and sake that is brewed using local wood, giving it a taste unique to the region. By tasting these types of sake, you will be fascinated by the profundity of sake and the possibilities of how different tastes can be created by the sake making process.

What You Will Discover in This Experience

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  • A production method that does not require a lot of rice polishing, but rather utilizes the vitality of the rice for sake
  • Sake brewed with various types of koji
  • Sake brewed using modern methods
  • Sake brewed with traditional or ancient methods
  • Sake matured with wood, which has a strong connection to Japanese culture.
  • Sake brewed with sake itself as an ingredient.

After Taking This Experience, You Will​..

  • Uncover the trends of sake that are not well known abroad.
  • Deepen your understanding of the role of koji, an important ingredient in sake.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the sake production process.
  • Understand how sake is related to the trees that grow on the land where the sake is made
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This Experience is for ...

  • Sake lovers who want to enjoy unique sake and sake that is not usually available outside of Japan.
  • Those who have would like to gain more in-depth knowledge.
  • Those who want to find out more about sake trends.
  • Those who want to learn more about moto (yeast starter)
  • Those who want to understand more about koji.
  • Those who want to get to know more about sake aged in wooden casks.

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  Memorable experience and education - We thoroughly enjoyed the tour, education, and tasting. Our guides were approachable, humorous and spoke with candor. We came away with a better understanding of sake and the confidence to... read more

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    star rating  Very interesting and engaging Sake tour  - A fully comprehensive and interesting Sake experience. All bases covered in a really interesting way. Three hours very well spent. I liked also that there was no pressure to buy... read more

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    star rating  Perfect - I highly recommend this experience. The content was interesting and engaging, and the host was extremely knowledgeable and personable. I wish I'd signed up for the advanced class but I'll... read more

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  • star rating  Great experience with an amazing host  - This was a great experience. I was apprehensive going by myself, but Mayo (our guide) created such a friendly welcoming atmosphere I knew it would be enjoyable. Great explanation of... read more

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    star rating  Amazing experience learning about Sake.  - Mayo was an incredible host and taught us so much about Sake (nihonshu!). The samples and food pairings were fantastic. This experience shouldn't be missed!

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    star rating  Excellent Sake Tasting Experience  - I had a great sake tasting experience with Greg. I learned a great deal and got some excellent recommendations. This is definitely a must if you want to expand your... read more

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  • star rating  Don’t miss this one  - Greg was fantastic.
    Nice to chat with a fellow Australian.
    Knowledge was great and sharing of hints and tips much appreciated to enhance the sake tasting journey. Matching... read more

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    star rating  A Very Special Sake Experience in Kyoto  - What an amazing experience this was! I knew nothing about sake and my husband very little other than enjoying it as a beverage and after leaving the sake... read more

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    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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