Japan is Not Only about Rugby World Cup!

Hi everyone, hope you are well! here is another tour report of Kyoto Insider Sake Experience 🙂
It is great to see lots of rugby fans has visited Japan for the first time during rugby world cup. On this day, we welcomed 12 guests from US, UK and Ireland. in sake tour, those who were excited to watch the matches.

Autumn here is one of the tourist peak seasons in the year. Our sake tours are held 4 slots in a day.
Tour departure times are 10:00 AM (3 hours) / 1:00 PM (1.5hours) / 3:00 PM (3 hours) / 6:30 PM (1.5 hours).

You can find more details about each tour here;

3 Hour Sake Tasting Tour
1.5 Hour Sake Tasting Tour

If you are interested in visiting sake brewery, history of sake, making processes and sake tasting with food pairing please get reservation of our sake tour at your earliest convenience. as some dates are already fully booked for October and November.

In the 3 hour sake tasting tour, we visit the brewery called “Gekkeikan (月桂冠)”


The word Gekkei means the laurel, Kan means crown. Their name of brand means laurel crown in other words, victory. You see that they aim to be No.1 in the sake industry.

Dear rugby fans, we’re rooting all of the teams 😉 Thank you for visiting Kyoto and joining our sake tour!


If you have an interest in sake tour, or in order to enjoy your trip in Japan more, come and join our tour Kyoto Insider Sake Experience. You will have a chance to taste local sake in Kyoto and learn all the basics of sake to find your favourite bottle. Send us a message if you have any questions about the tour 🙂


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Our Sake Tour Reviews

  •   So very glad I chose this tour. I had no knowledge of the creative process required for sake production. Kotaro painstakingly walked us through the entire “brewing” procedure and the differences among the many types of sake created with different rices, percentages of polishing, pasteurization...More

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  •   The Sake experience in Kyoto gave us the perfect Chance to learn everything we wanted to know about Sake. Our Host Kotaro was very friendly, answering all of our questions. I liked the variety of Sakes we got to taste and especially the food-pairing was...More

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  •   Very informative tour and tasting. The guide, Kotaro, spoke perfect English and was very knowledgeable. The regular museum was closed (like most of Japan at the moment) but we still managed to visit another brewery instead. The tastings were great - very different styles of...More

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  •   Highly informative tour with excellent explanations behind the different types of sake. Find out which you like and how to find it in a bottle shop!

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  •   We had a fantastic time during our insider sake experience tour. Kotaro was very knowledgeable and friendly and made the experience very enjoyable for us. We learned the true way to enjoy sake both by itself and with food thanks to Kotaro. I would definitely...More

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  •   Extremely informative to finally understand the various types of sake and choose your favourite and how to combine with food. Highly recommended!

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  •   Kotaro was very knowledgeable and described the tour very well. He answered all of my questions and helped out a great deal with my understanding. I would recommend this tour to anyone who is interested in learning about sake

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  •   The tour included a visit to a brewery with our guide, Asahi, giving a very informed overview of how Sake is made. He was able to answer any questions we had and made it an easy process to understand. There were tastings of 3 Sakes...More

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  •   The many reviews saying how good this tour is are spot on: this is a very good tour. Kotaro is very knowledgeable, ready to answer questions from all, whether general, technical or historical. The info he provided, particularly with the food pairing (which was a...More

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  •   Totally awesome experience. Everything was made clear. Meeting point was easy to find - just a couple of hundred metres from the nearest train station. The tour itself was extremely informative and enjoyable. There was two tastings involved - one at the main Sake brewery...More

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