Advanced Sake Tasting Experience

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Deep Dive into the Sake World

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What You will Experience

What's Special - Advanced Sake Tasting with an Expert

After participating in the 3 Hour or 1.5 Hour experience, you will have learned the basics of sake and are ready to explore the deeper world of sake.
Advanced Sake Tasting covers sake brewed with a very different concept than the ones introduced in the basic sake tours.
Sake you will taste in this experience is unique and exceptional: ones 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.

Before You Book Advanced Sake Tasting Experience

This tasting experience can be enjoyed by anyone, however, some parts and vocabulary may be unfamiliar to those without a basic knowledge of sake (such as rice polishing ratio and primer).
(The tasting will not cover rice polishing ratio, primary and secondary categories, or the basic production process).

If you do not have a basic knowledge of sake, please join 3-Hour Sake Tasting + Brewery Tour or 1.5-Hour Sake Tasting Experience in advance or check out the online classes Basic Sake 101 and Sake Making Process for the online class.

What You Will Discover in This Experience

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  • The 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 better understanding of the sake production process.
  • A deeper understanding of the process of sake production.
  • 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 a basic understanding of sake and 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)
  • 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.

AMAZAKE HOUSE

〒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 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  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

    Wuisms13
    2022-04-04

    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

    clarel116
    2022-04-03

    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

    laurenkR5283UX
    2022-01-15
  • 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

    chelseabA9579JM
    2021-12-06

    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

    rachelgJ8685LY
    2021-12-05

    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
    2021-12-01
  • star rating  Wow! What an incredible time we had! If you’re interested in learning about Japanese Sake or to even taste a variety (including aged sake), then this experience is definitely for... read more

    Danielle D
    2021-12-01

    star rating  This is a highly enjoyable, informative, and local Kyoto experience. Kotaro was an incredible guide, having grown up in the Kyoto sake brewing district. He shares his knowledge for sake... read more

    Hgal212121
    2021-11-14

    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

    Chelsea B
    2021-11-01