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 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.

Private Tours for Group of Between 8 people and 14 people

1.5 hours – Kyoto Insider Sake Experience

◇ Capacity from 8 to 14 people
◇ Starting Time : need to confirm
◇ 7 Sake Tastings and food pairing with an expert
◇ From 5,400 JPY up to 6,000 JPY per person
*Price varies depending on the number of participants.

3 hours – Kyoto Insider Sake Experience

◇ Capacity from 8 to 14 people
◇ Starting Time : need to confirm ◇ Insider Sake Brewery Tour + 10 Sake Tasting and food pairing with an expert
◇ From 7,650 JPY up to 8,500 JPY per person
*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
◇From 5,000 JPY up to 7,000 JPY per person
*Price varies depending on the number of participants.

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. Please fill out the contact form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you!

    • 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