What’s Special about our Sake Tour?

Now is one of the Best Seasons to Visit Kyoto!

Hi everyone, thank you for visiting our page! Here is another tour report of Kyoto Insider Sake Experience!

Autumn is the great season to visit Kyoto. The weather is stable (except when we have typhoon!) and the temperature is not too high like summer. (In summer it could get over 35 degrees!). On this day, we welcomed the groups from India, Germany, France and Switzerland. One of the guests has been working at the winery in her country and shared the story what it is like. She told us it would be good to learn what sake and wine have in common in terms of making process.

Well, she picked the right tour to do so – our tours are focused on learning all the basics of sake as well as tasting varieties of sake 🙂 It is always honer to hear from our guests that they like our tour a lot! We know sometimes it is difficult to find the activity that you really want to experience as you never know what it’s like until you actually join it.

What’s Special about our Sake Tour?

All sake tastings you get in Kyoto Insider Sake Experience are carefully selected to help better understanding when learning sake. 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.You will get a ‘cheatsheet’ in the tour, which helps you to remember what you learn and to buy a bottle at the sake shop on your own.
At the brewery visit, you can go in to production area of Gekkeikan, the largest sake producing company in Kyoto. Although the area isn’t opened for everyone, you can go in there if you are with us. (There is a possibility of skipping production area when it’s too crowded with tourists in the brewery of Gekkeikan (月桂冠). )



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. If you have any food allergies or preference we can arrange alternative snacks for food pairing based on your requests! Vegetarian and vegan options are available.
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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