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

  •   The tour was very informative for a guy whose experience with sake is very limited. The best part for me was the visit to an old sake brewery close by. With this attraction you will know if sake is your thing or not.

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  •   I did not know there was so much to know about Sake! This was a fascinating deep dive into Sake, the process of creating it, the different categories and how to pair it with food and how to read the bottles. The expert was great,...More

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  •   my husband n I enjoyed this 3 hour trip to the sake brewery n sake tasting. Really fully enjoyed the diffent tastes of sake categories.

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  •   Truly enjoyed the small group tour. So glad we did this. Very Easy to get to via subway and find. Great area to check out before tour. Excellent English and humor. Very Well run. Start with quick intro to sake - informative brief lecture and...More

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  •   Was worth it even before we tried our first sake! The short walk through the sake district was a special insight as was the tour of the sake brewery. Kotaro & Maria are thoughtful and experienced communicators and it was a pleasure to be in...More

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  •   This was probably my favourite tour of our entire trip. We learned so much and had a really great time with our tour guides. We even tested out our skills at a bar after the tour

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  •   We had a fantastic time on this tour. Not once did we feel rushed and it’s super informative. I’d highly recommend you set some time apart in your visit for this experience - such a fun way to spend a few hours.

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  •   This was an excellent introduction to sake - provided a good background on how it is made, and the handy ‘cheat sheet’ is a great tool to help you in your future sake selections. Enjoyed all the tastings and food mixes and the concept of...More

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  •   Kotaro and Merica were fantastic guides and so knowledgeable. It wasn’t quite as expected but we loved it nevertheless. If in two minds, do it. And Kotaro’s English was fantastic.

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  •   Interesting, informative, and great fun! Short tour and explanation of production but detailed and enjoyable descriptions during tastings and pairings - well worth it.

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