Kyoto Insider Sake Experience

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  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    Monday       10:00am~  3:00pm~ Wednesday 10:00am~ 3:00pm~ Thursday     10:00am~ 3:00pm~ Friday          10:00am~ 3:00pm~ Saturday      10:00am~ Sunday        10:00am   .. read more
  • Departure Details :
    Meeting point : Fushimi-Kan (Tourist Information Center) Please arrive 5 min before the starting time. If you arrive early, please come to 2F and have a seat.
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

Uncover the little-known sake culture of Fushimi, Kyoto on a 3-hour insider brewery visit + sake tasting and food pairing session with an expert. Deepen your knowledge of sake making process and a bit of history of its production at Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum.  Enjoy the samples of different types of sake as well as leaning details and varieties and personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour. This is a fun and educational experience to change your way of enjoying sake.   If you love sake but don't know what to select or want to know more about sake, join us and let's deep dive into the world of sake. After you experienced this, you will know which type of Sake actually you like, and you will be able to select your favorite Sake from labels or restaurant's menu even if they are all written in Japanese.

Know More about this tour

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

  • Insider Sake Brewery Tour

Youll take a short walk to visit the largest sake brewery in Fushimi, where youll 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 youll 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, youll move on to the full tasting session.

  • Sake Tasting with an Expert

Youll get to try flavours of sake you may never have experienced before as well 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

Youll 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, but you are more than welcome to stay on at the venue to continue your sake education as you please. Alternatively, our guide will be on hand to recommend bars and restaurants in the local area.

Inclusions

  • Local English speaking guide
  • 10 Sake tasting (They are carefully selected for you to understand all sake categories from sweet to dry, freshly squeezed sake, and cloudy sake.  ) 
  • Snacks for pairing with sake
  • Cheat Sheet & Tasting Note (These will help you to choose your preferred sake in the future even you don't read Japanese!)
  • Entrance fees for Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum

Exclusions

  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

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

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Please note the venue for sake tasting session may be changed due to its availabilities.

Recommended to have your lunch or brunch prior to the tour.