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3 Hours Kyoto Insider Sake Experience

Highlights
  • An insider’s guided visit to one of the largest sake brewery in Fushimi, with an exclusive tasting

  • Compare multiple sake brews, from dry to sweet and fruity, including one only found in Japan

  • Get in-depth background on the rich history of Japan’s tasty rice-based brew from your guide

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3 Hours Kyoto Insider Sake Experience
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Insider Sake Brewery Tour & Expert Sake Tasting
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Insider Sake Brewery Tour & Expert Sake Tasting
From US$79.77
Overview

Gain a better understanding of sake during this tour that explores the Fushimi Sake District of Kyoto. During this tour, visit Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum, one of the largest sake breweries in Fushimi, and end your visit with a sake-tasting session. Not only will your guide be able to explain the basics of sake and introduce you to new kinds you may have never tried, but your tastings will also be paired with Japanese snacks that enhance the tasting experience. 

What to Expect

Meet your guide at Fushimi Kan and set off on your three hour tour exploring the Fushimi District of Kyoto, one of Japan’s most famous sake producing areas, and home to over 30 breweries.

  • Insider Sake Brewery Tour

You’ll take a short walk to visit Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum 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.
You'll go into a production area which public can't access to see the brewing process. (Depends on the brewery's schedule)

At the end of your brewery tour you’ll have the chance to taste a few of the flavours produced there, and friendly staff from the brewery will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. After finishing up with your first sampling, you’ll move on to the full tasting session.

  • Sake Tasting with an Expert

You’ll get to try flavours 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, fruity, sweet – 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 flavour best accompany the different sake types.

Tasting and food pairing sessions last from one hour to one hour and 30 minutes.
Our guide will be on hand to recommend bars and restaurants in the local area.

Reviews (40)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Just awesome. Great guide, great sake!

We did the 3 hour tour in October 2018. There were just the two of us, which made it super-intimate, and meant we could ask Kotaro loads of questions, which he was more than happy to answer. We went from knowing we liked sake in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mikeriddle1984
Relax822186, 広報担当マネージャー at Kyoto Insider Sake Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for joining our tour and the review! We hope you are having a great sake life!! Let us know if you come back to Kyoto! We're looking forward to see you again! Thank you!!

Reviewed 1 week ago
10/10

This experience was one of my favourite activities in Kyoto, Kotaro really knew what he was talking about, had great skills working with everyone in the group, and perfect English

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Martin F
Relax822186, 広報担当マネージャー at Kyoto Insider Sake Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for joining our tour and the review!! We are glade to hear that you had an exciting time! Hope you came to like sake and Kyoto more! Thank you!!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A well organised sake tour

A great experience. Kotaro knows all things sake and is a great communicator. The sake testing was very generous and the food combined with the tasting was exceptional. If you like sake and would like to know more about how it is made and the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank petewal66
Relax822186, 広報担当マネージャー at Kyoto Insider Sake Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for joining our tour! We're glad to hear that you had a great time. We hope you came to like sake more! Thank you very much!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Authentic Sake Experience!

Our guide, Kotaro was very professional and knowledgeable about Sake! He answered all our questions and help us identify our preference for various sake. Now I understand better the flavours and texture of the sake I taste back at home and can pick a bottle...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank amandacchia
Relax822186, 広報担当マネージャー at Kyoto Insider Sake Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for joining our tour! We hope you came to like sake and Kyoto more. Try paIring various foods and sakes, and have a nice sake life!! Come and visit Kyoto again!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Nothing short of Awesome

This tour was absolutely wonderful, informative, and not to mention fun. Our hosts were very friendly, kind, and knowledgeable. I walked out having learned so much about sake that I was able to surprise and impress the staff at a restaurant I went to a...More

Thank diegoret93
Relax822186, 広報担当マネージャー at Kyoto Insider Sake Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for joining our tour! We hope you came to like sake and Kyoto more. Try paIring various foods and sakes, and have a nice sake life!! Come and visit Kyoto again!

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Response from EmiliaK232 | Reviewed this property |
I think the sake process is ok. We had food tasting where they had 1 cheese and one smoked meat, so I think those are out, but I’m sure if you text the host they’ll acomodate
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