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

  • star rating  Hashimoto-san showed me around in the old traditional Sake making district Fushimi and explained me a lot about the Sake making process. I could also visit a bar where I... read more

  • star rating  This is a must-do experience in Kyoto. The best part of the tour is that while there is tasting, there is also so much history and knowledge you acquire along... read more

    Crystal M
  • star rating  This is the must-do-tour in your life if you are interested in Japanese sake and culture. I am Japanese. And always I wonder about Japanese sake cuz I’ve never met... read more

  • star rating  Had a blast! Would absolutely recommend to people looking for a Sake Tasting experience in Kyoto (Kyoto Fushimi Sake District - the traditional Sake brewery district). Kotaro and the staff... read more

  • star rating  I recommend this tour for those that skeptical about sake. Our guide, Kotaro, was a great host and he was very professional and knowledgeable. We had a great evening and... read more

  • star rating  I booked this tour during their slow season and the beginning stages of Covid-19 so I ended up being the only person on the tour. It was fantastic! My guide... read more

  • star rating  Awesome tour! I'm not a sake drinker (always thought I hate it), but I couldn't leave Japan without tasting some of it, obviously and I'm so glad I joined this... read more

  • star rating  Kotaro and Mayo were very informative about the processes of making sake and the different types of sake. It was very interesting to do the tasting session and see how... read more

  • star rating  So very glad I chose this tour. I had no knowledge of the creative process required for sake production. Kotaro painstakingly walked us through the entire “brewing” procedure and the... read more

  • star rating  The Sake experience in Kyoto gave us the perfect Chance to learn everything we wanted to know about Sake. Our Host Kotaro was very friendly, answering all of our questions.... read more