Advanced Sake Tasting Experience

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Deep Dive into the Sake World

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ExperienceInsider Sake Brewery TourSake TastingFood PairingPriceDuration
fushimi district
3-Hour Sake Tasting + Brewery Tour
10 kinds¥9,9003 Hours
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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

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 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).

To fully enjoy this experience, you may want to 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.


〒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  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