FOR PRIVATE GROUP EXPERIENCE

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KYOTO INSIDER SAKE EXPERIENCE

Fushimi sake district

Private tour can be arranged for the group of between 8 people (10 ppl during busy season) and 25 people. Please see the following information and contact us for more details.

If your group is smaller than 8 people, please book a regular tour from Tours Page.

Please note during peak season, the minimum number of participants for private tours is 10.

Peak Season – March, April, May, September, October, November and from 18th December to 9th January

Private Tours for Group of Between 8 people (10 ppl during busy season) and 14 people

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 $78.46~)
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1 pm / 3 pm JPY ¥13,000~
(USD $82.93~)
3 Hours
sake tasting
1.5-Hour Sake Tasting Experience
7 kindsJPY ¥9,300
(USD $59.33)
1.5 Hours
sake tasting
Advanced Sake Tasting Experience
10 kinds
(Special sake)
JPY ¥9,300
(USD $59.33)
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 $78.46~)
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1 pm / 3 pm JPY ¥13,000~
(USD $82.93~)
JPY ¥9,300
(USD $59.33)
JPY ¥9,300
(USD $59.33)
Duration3 Hours1.5 Hours1.5〜2 Hours

1.5 hours – Kyoto Insider Sake Experience

◇ Capacity from 8 to 18 people / (from 10 ppl during busy season)
◇ Starting Time : need to confirm
◇ 7 Sake Tastings and food pairing with an expert – Tour details
*Price varies depending on the number of participants.

3 hours – Kyoto Insider Sake Experience

◇ Capacity from 8 to 14 people / ( from 10 ppl during busy season)
◇ Starting Time : need to confirm
◇ Insider Sake Brewery Tour + 10 Sake Tasting and food pairing with an expert – Tour details
*Price varies depending on the number of participants.

Private Tour for Group of Between 15 people and 25 people

2 hours – Kyoto Insider Sake Experience

◇ Capacity from 15 to 25 people
◇ Starting Time : need to confirm
◇ Insider Sake Brewery Tour + 5 to 10 Sake Tasting with an expert
*Price varies depending on the number of participants and programs.

Insider Sake Brewery Tour
Take a tour with us and you will: -Discover the history of sake and the Fushimi Sake District of Kyoto whilst touring a traditional brewery -Come to understand the differences in flavour and smell and how these are produced.

You’ll focus on the secret methods of sake brewing which have been passed down for generations -Get the chance to compare the differences between Western wine and beer production and sake brewing, to understand what makes the sake brewing process so unique

Sake Tasting with an Expert
Through our expert-lead tasting session you’ll get the chance to learn the unique characteristics of different varieties of sake. Also discover which type you most prefer and how to identify your favourites on menus and bottle labels.

Our expert will help you notice the difference in taste between ‘junmai’ sake (which has no added alcohol or sugar) and alcohol-added sake. We’ll also explain the effects of polishing rice on scent and flavour. Pure sake, refined sake, cloudy sake, aged sake – we’ll help you discover the distinguishing characteristics of each type.

Food Pairing
Discover the way the taste of sake can completely change when paired with different dishes. We hope that the food pairing section of our tour will also allow you to find a little about Japan’s food culture, as well as sake.

sake tasting bar

Interested in learning sake?

  • Learning Sake is a great way to experience Japanese/Kyoto culture while exploring the secrets of sake.
  • Not sure how long to stay in Kyoto? Coming from Osaka or Kobe? Our tours have a choice of experiences, and we can accept appointments at noon on the day (depending on the availability). It will help you to arrange your trip flexibly and freely!
  • We are also happy to arrange your company events or optional tours. Although our regular private tours are as above, we will do our best to provide you the most suitable itinerary.

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– We only accept reservations for tours up to 6 months in advance.

Cancellation Policy for Private Tours
Up to 45 days prior to the tour date : 100% refund
44 days to 14 days prior to the tour date: 50% refund
13 days to the tour date : non-refundable
*Even during the refundable period, any fees incurred due to cancellation will be charged.



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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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      2024-05-21

      star rating  Great guide!  - Momoko guided a wonderful and informative tour! Her energy for the people and sake was clear to see. She provided answers to all questions and supported the group... read more

      avatar thumb davew654
      2024-05-19

      star rating  Great course with Greg  - Great visit with Greg to the Gekkeikan sake museum then had a very insightful Sake tasting where all The aromas and tasting technique are explained thoroughly. We learned a lot... read more

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      2024-05-18
    • star rating  Must Do in Kyoto!!!  - Informative tour, full of excellent details. Personal, answered questions, humorous, tasting was diversified and offered a great overview.
      Food bites were thought out and delicious.

      avatar thumb GrandTour66602355224
      2024-05-15

      star rating  A "must do" in Kyoto - This tasting was amazing and super informative, and Kotaro was an incredible teacher! We learned so much about the nuances of sake, and got to taste some very rare... read more

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      2024-05-08

      star rating  Sake experience - learning and fun  - It was our first experience with learning about Sake and Kotaro was fantastic. He had a great “slide deck” and went through the entire process and explained the different types... read more

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      2024-05-07
    • star rating  We had a blast! 10/10 recommend this tour  - We had an absolutely wonderful experience on this tour. Our guide, Kotaro, was well organized, knowledgeable, and answered our questions clearly and patiently. It was obvious that he has a... read more

      avatar thumb Sarah P
      2024-05-06

      star rating  Perfect for the Saki novice with warm hospitality by an expert Saki Sommelier.  - What a fantastic overall experience for the Australian Saki novice! Rieko our Saki Sommelier cleverly and simply explained the making process and how it develops the various styles and flavours.... read more

      avatar thumb Steve F
      2024-05-01

      star rating  Fun and informative sake tasting  - Mayo was our guide for the Kyoto Insider Sake Experience. She made the sake tasting fun and she was so knowledgeable about all things sake! We had so much fun... read more

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      2024-04-30