KYOTO INSIDER SAKE EXPERIENCE

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What You will Experience

Uncover the little-known sake culture of Fushimi District in Kyoto. Insider sake brewery tour, sake tasting and food pairing with an expert will take you to the deep world of sake culture. In the brewery, come to understand the differences of sake and how these are produced. You’ll focus on the secret methods of sake brewing which have been passed down for generations. Through our expert-lead tasting session you’ll get the chance to learn the unique characteristics of different varieties of sake, discovering which type you most prefer and how to identify your favourites on menus and bottle labels. Through our food pairing session you will discover the way the taste of sake can completely change when paired with different dishes. This is a fun and educational experience for anyone who wants to learn more about sake and have a chance to try different types of sake

Insider Sake Brewery Tour

- Only included in 3-hour tour
You’ll take a short walk to visit the largest sake brewery in Fushimi, where you’ll deepen your knowledge of sake and witness traditional brewing processes which have been passed down from generation to generation. At the end of your brewery tour you’ll have the chance to taste a few of the flavors produced there.  

 

sake tasting

Sake Tasting with an Expert

You’ll get to try flavors of sake you may never have experienced before – as we’ll introduce you to bottles which have never been exported. Your expert guide will explain the differences in taste – dry, sweet, rich, fruity – and how each of these are produced.

Food Pairing

You’ll also be served various Otsumami – Japanese snacks which traditionally accompany alcohol – so you can see which types of food and flavor best accompany the different sake types. 

food pairing

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Meeting Point Inclusions ExclusionsAdditional Info
Fushimi-Kan

〒612-8053 Kyōto-fu, Kyōto-shi, Fushimi-ku, Higashiōtechō, 755

Access

  • 13 min from JR Kyoto Station :  Take a train on Kintetsu Line to Momoyamagoryo-Mae Station. Turn right and walk down the Shopping Street for 5 min.
  • 16 min from Gion-Shijo Station : Take a local train on Keihan Line to Fushimi-Momoyama Station. Turn left and walk down the Shopping Street for 3 min.
  • 16 min from Fushimi-Inari Station

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    • Local English speaking sake expert
    • Entrance fees (only for 3-hour tour) 
      We'll go into a production area which public can't access. (depends on the brewery's schedule)
    • Sake tasting
      (10 kinds for 3-hour tour / 7 kinds for 1.5-hour tasting session) to understand different categories (include premium grade to freshly squeezed Sake only available in Japan )
    • Snacks for food pairing
      Pairing some food with various sake. You will be amazed how food change the sake taste! Let's learn how to enjoy food pairing
    • Cheat Sheet & Tasting Note (These will help you to choose your preferred sake in the future even you don't read Japanese.)
      • Transportation to/from attractions
      • Hotel pickup and drop-off
      • Confirmation will be received when your request is accepted
      • Children must be accompanied by an adult
      • A small amount of walking is involved; comfortable walking shoes are recommended
      • Recommend to bring a bottle of water
      • Legal drinking age in Japan is 20; customers under 20 years of age will only be served non-alcoholic drinks
      • Vegetarian option for snacks is available, please advise at time of booking if required


  •   I thought that I knew the basics of Sake, but I learned about the water from different regions, the type of rice used for sake, the source of the enzymes for converting starch to sugar, and how to read the labels in Japanese. In addition...More

    thumb RoWLee_21
    4/23/2019

      Very informative and fun Sake tasting experience. Visit to Sake brewery with tastings then food with Sake afterwards 10 different Sake's altogeter. Mixed group of 12 people, all had a lot of fun, great host.

    thumb Andy R
    4/23/2019

      Had a great time at the sake tasting night, great information and lots of things to try. Would recommend this to anyone visiting!!!

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    4/22/2019
  •   We signed up for the Kyoto Insider Sake Experience tour during our time in Kyoto. Kotaro was our guide, and he led us on a short walking tour to the brewery and filled us in on the history of sake. He gave us a very...More

    thumb Aaron G
    4/22/2019

      nice presentation, got great knowledge about sake, wise choice of testing and paring food. Good location and a lot of choices for sake purchasing

    thumb rmm1990
    4/22/2019

      Definitely one of the most empowering and fun lessons as an American touring Japan. Kotaro and Maria make it possible to decipher and pick your new favorite sake off of a shelf- without knowing any kanji prior! Additionally, you'll get to taste sake samples that...More

    thumb Jet792055
    4/22/2019
  •   Kotaro and his subtle wit led us to the sake (its real name being nihonshyu) breweries of Kyoto. Not really knowing what we were getting into at first, we ended up spending a lovely time as well as learning the ropes of sake. The tour...More

    thumb powderedsugah
    4/22/2019

      We had a great time and learned lots at this sake training. We got a bit lost at first but look out doe the MOS burger and the office is right there. We learned a bit about the history of sake, then we went to...More

    thumb Melany H
    4/22/2019

      Asahi and Kotaro were great. Welcoming knoweldgable and easy to get along with. This was such an enjoyable tour and even with troubles booking the tour from another country they were quick to respond to emails and accommodating to work arounds. The Sake options were...More

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    4/22/2019
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