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We are the only sake tour company based in Kyoto Fushimi Sake District. Good and strong relationship with local breweries and insiders allow us to provide you deeper sake experience. Meet our local sake experts in the tour – we invite you to dive deep into the world of sake!

Through our expert – lead tasting session you’ll get the chance to learn the unique characteristics of different varieties of sake and what food to pair with. After joining Kyoto Insider Sake Experience, you will discover which type you most prefer and how to identify your favorites on menus and bottle labels. Joining our sake tour is surely a great introduction to your sake experience.

Our Tours

3-Hour Sake Tasting +Brewery Tour

tour
  • 3 Hours
  • From JPY ¥12,300 per person (From USD $78.46)
  • Insider Sake Brewery Tour
  • 10 kinds of sake tasting
  • Food Pairing

1.5-Hour Sake Tasting Experience

sake tasting
  • 1.5 Hours
  • JPY ¥9,300 per person (USD $59.33)
  • 7 kinds of sake tasting
  • Food Pairing

Advanced Sake Tasting Experience

sake tasting
  • 1.5〜2 Hours
  • JPY ¥9,300 per person (USD $59.33)
  • 10 kinds of unique (special) sake tasting

3-Hour Sake Tasting +Brewery Tour

tour
  • 3 Hours
  • From JPY ¥12,300 per person (From USD $78.46)
  • Insider Sake Brewery Tour
  • 10 kinds of sake tasting
  • Food Pairing

1.5-Hour Sake Tasting Experience

sake tasting
  • 1.5 Hours
  • JPY ¥9,300 per person (USD $59.33)
  • 7 kinds of sake tasting
  • Food Pairing

Advanced Sake Tasting Experience

sake tasting
  • 1.5〜2 Hours
  • JPY ¥9,300 per person (USD $59.33)
  • 10 kinds of unique (special) sake tasting

What You Will Experience

Insider Sake Brewery Tour in Kyoto

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.

Reviews by Our Guests

  • star rating  A must do for anyone interested is Sake! - We had a great experience with Rieko who hosted our tour. She was incredibly knowledgeable and shared some really great insights on how to identify what our sake preferences were... read more

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    2024-05-21

    star rating  Great guide!  - Momoko guided a wonderful and informative tour! Her energy for the people and sake was clear to see. She provided answers to all questions and supported the group... read more

    avatar thumb davew654
    2024-05-19

    star rating  Great course with Greg  - Great visit with Greg to the Gekkeikan sake museum then had a very insightful Sake tasting where all The aromas and tasting technique are explained thoroughly. We learned a lot... read more

    avatar thumb moubayed
    2024-05-18
  • star rating  Must Do in Kyoto!!!  - Informative tour, full of excellent details. Personal, answered questions, humorous, tasting was diversified and offered a great overview.
    Food bites were thought out and delicious.

    avatar thumb GrandTour66602355224
    2024-05-15

    star rating  A "must do" in Kyoto - This tasting was amazing and super informative, and Kotaro was an incredible teacher! We learned so much about the nuances of sake, and got to taste some very rare... read more

    avatar thumb Danamite427
    2024-05-08

    star rating  Sake experience - learning and fun  - It was our first experience with learning about Sake and Kotaro was fantastic. He had a great “slide deck” and went through the entire process and explained the different types... read more

    avatar thumb JMH1789
    2024-05-07
  • star rating  We had a blast! 10/10 recommend this tour  - We had an absolutely wonderful experience on this tour. Our guide, Kotaro, was well organized, knowledgeable, and answered our questions clearly and patiently. It was obvious that he has a... read more

    avatar thumb Sarah P
    2024-05-06

    star rating  Perfect for the Saki novice with warm hospitality by an expert Saki Sommelier.  - What a fantastic overall experience for the Australian Saki novice! Rieko our Saki Sommelier cleverly and simply explained the making process and how it develops the various styles and flavours.... read more

    avatar thumb Steve F
    2024-05-01

    star rating  Fun and informative sake tasting  - Mayo was our guide for the Kyoto Insider Sake Experience. She made the sake tasting fun and she was so knowledgeable about all things sake! We had so much fun... read more

    avatar thumb Anna Rose P
    2024-04-30
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Online Sake Course

Online Sake Classes are designed to meet the interests of all sake lovers, whether you are a sake beginner, a sake enthusiast or a wine, beer or whisky lover. We invite you to explore the deep world of sake through our online sake classes. We hope that sake fans all over the world will discover the way to enjoy great sake!

basic sake 101

[NO.1] Basic Sake 101

Sake Making Process

[NO.2] Sake Making Process

Advanced Class of Special Methods to Brew Sake

[NO.3] Advanced Class of Special Methods to Brew Sake

Advanced Class of Microorganism & Fermentation

[NO.4] Advanced Class of Microorganism & Fermentation

Advanced Class of Sake Renaissance

[NO.5] Advanced Class of Sake Renaissance

Our Online Sake Course is..

  • Held on Zoom
  • Can be joined wherever you are
  • 60 minutes each
  • ¥4000 – ¥5500 per screen