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

  • star rating  Hashimoto-san showed me around in the old traditional Sake making district Fushimi and explained me a lot about the Sake making process. I could also visit a bar where I... read more

  • star rating  This is a must-do experience in Kyoto. The best part of the tour is that while there is tasting, there is also so much history and knowledge you acquire along... read more

    Crystal M
  • star rating  This is the must-do-tour in your life if you are interested in Japanese sake and culture. I am Japanese. And always I wonder about Japanese sake cuz I’ve never met... read more

  • star rating  Had a blast! Would absolutely recommend to people looking for a Sake Tasting experience in Kyoto (Kyoto Fushimi Sake District - the traditional Sake brewery district). Kotaro and the staff... read more

  • star rating  I recommend this tour for those that skeptical about sake. Our guide, Kotaro, was a great host and he was very professional and knowledgeable. We had a great evening and... read more

  • star rating  I booked this tour during their slow season and the beginning stages of Covid-19 so I ended up being the only person on the tour. It was fantastic! My guide... read more

  • star rating  Awesome tour! I'm not a sake drinker (always thought I hate it), but I couldn't leave Japan without tasting some of it, obviously and I'm so glad I joined this... read more

  • star rating  Kotaro and Mayo were very informative about the processes of making sake and the different types of sake. It was very interesting to do the tasting session and see how... read more

  • star rating  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... read more

  • star rating  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.... read more