Japan is Not Only about Rugby World Cup!

Hi everyone, hope you are well! here is another tour report of Kyoto Insider Sake Experience πŸ™‚
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 (ζœˆζ‘‚ε† )”


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 πŸ˜‰ 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 πŸ™‚

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Our Sake Tour Reviews

  •   My husband and I did the sake experience in late January with Kotaro. We had a great time! It was educational, memorable, and truly unique. We got to learn how sake is made, what sake means to Japanese culture, and more importantly, we got to...More

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  •   Kotaro was our passionate, informed guide. Great balance of education, history and local knowledge, all culminating in a generous sake tasting at the brewery and matched with food in the family home. Make the time to do the 3 hour tour - well worthwhile!

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  •   I’ve done beer and whiskey tours before but always wanted to find out more about nihonshu (Japanese sake). Kotaro San was very friendly and informative with a good sense of humor. Definitely would recommend this to anyone coming to Kyoto. We chose this over the...More

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  •   My friend and I had an amazing night with Kotaro as our guide. The tour was incredibly informative and interesting. The sake and food pairing was both delicious and enlightening. I highly recommend this experience. My only complaint is that I didn't take the time...More

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  •   This was my girlfriend and I’s first tasting tour and we can only hope that out others in the future will be as professional and well organized as this. Our group was a perfect size and the afterwards sake tasting and food paring was super...More

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  •   I am not usually one to go on tours while on holiday, but I am so glad I tried this Kyoto Insider Sake Experience! It was very interesting and insightful, and both Kotaru and Marika (they have a very clever way of remembering their name...More

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  •   My wife and I found a brochure in our hotel in Kyoto and this sake experience sounded interesting, when we got to the start location and meet Kotaro he was most welcoming to all the guests. During our experience he showed us how passionate/knowledgeable he...More

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  •   If you are visiting Kyoto, a town well known for sake, you have to join this experience. The tour has a good balance of being informative and interesting, my tour leader (Kotaro) is very professional and explains all I want but not too much (while...More

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  •   Kotaro-san was our guide and he is very meticulous in explaining the process and the different types of Sake. He shared many tips and it was very educating for us. We learnt so much, not only about sake, also about culture, location and history! Highly...More

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  •   Such an amazing tour- my husband I learned so much about sake and the Kyoto/fushimi area. This was by far the highlight of our Kyoto trip. Would recommend for anyone visiting the area!!

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