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3 Hours Kyoto Insider Sake Experience provided by Kyoto Insider Sake Experience

3 Hours Kyoto Insider Sake Experience

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Overview
The Fushimi Sake District in Kyoto is one of the biggest producers of sake (Japanese rice wine) in Japan, home to over 40 breweries. On this tour, visit the Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum, the largest brewery in the district, and discover the traditional brewing process on a guided tour. Complete the experience with a tasting of different sakes, each accompanied by ‘otsumami’ (traditional Japanese snacks).
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You'll start at
755 Higashiōtechō
755 Higashiōtechō, Fushimi Ward, Kyoto, 612-8053, JapanFushimi-Kan 2F You will find St. Marc Cafe (サンマルクカフェ) next to Mos Burger (モスバーガー). The entrance of Fushimi-Kan is located between St Marc Cafe and Mos Burger. *Please come to the meeting point 10 min before the starting time as we will leave for the brewery on time. Taking public transportation may take longer than you expect so give yourself extra time not to be late. There will be other guests joining the tour too. Your respect for them is much appreciated.
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    Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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    Kyoto Insider Sake Experience
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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You'll end at
755 Higashiōtechō
755 Higashiōtechō, Fushimi Ward, Kyoto, 612-8053, JapanFushimi-Kan 2F You will find St. Marc Cafe (サンマルクカフェ) next to Mos Burger (モスバーガー). The entrance of Fushimi-Kan is located between St Marc Cafe and Mos Burger. *Please come to the meeting point 10 min before the starting time as we will leave for the brewery on time. Taking public transportation may take longer than you expect so give yourself extra time not to be late. There will be other guests joining the tour too. Your respect for them is much appreciated.
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Highlights
  • Guided brewery tour at the Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum
  • Sake tasting: sample up to 10 different varietals
  • Pair each sake with traditional ‘otsumami’ snacks
  • Personalized tour with a maximum of 12 people
Important Information
Departure Point
755 Higashiōtechō, Fushimi Ward, Kyoto, 612-8053, Japan
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
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!
  • Snacks
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Entry/Admission - Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Kyoto Insider Sake Experience
Exclusions
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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.
  • “Sake Brewery Tour" will be replaced to"Small Walking Tour at Fushimi Sake District" during the new years holiday period ( from 28th December to 5th January ) due to closure of local breweries. We’ll see sake making process with some special experience and those brewing culture at our tasting room.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Drinking and driving is strictly prohibited by law in Japan. Make sure to come to the tour by public transportation.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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660joseantonioo wrote a review Apr 2020
Miami, Florida2 contributions2 helpful votes
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 food pairing session that help us understand how to enjoy the different types of this traditional beverage.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Shaniece wrote a review Apr 2020
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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 Kotaro Hashimoto was very kind and informative, I learned so much from him. He gave me a handy 'cheat sheet' to take with
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Anick wrote a review Mar 2020
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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 tour. Kotaro was so informative and the tasting was amazing. He showed us that sake is so complex and there is one for
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Laura B wrote a review Mar 2020
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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 different sale could taste depending on the food it was paired with. As someone unable to read Japanese and
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Date of experience: March 2020
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maggie44113 wrote a review Mar 2020
253 contributions85 helpful votes
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 differences among the many types of sake created with different rices, percentages of polishing,
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Kwbtars
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The most educational impressive tour ever
This is the must-do-tour in your life if you are interested in Japanese sake and culture. I am Japanese. And always
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KrisDanielUdang
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Amazing Sake Tasting Experience
Had a blast! Would absolutely recommend to people looking for a Sake Tasting experience in Kyoto (Kyoto Fushimi Sak
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Leonferdinandcorin
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Experiencing Sake like never before
The Sake experience in Kyoto gave us the perfect Chance to learn everything we wanted to know about Sake. Our Host
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jamesh202020
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Must do for Sake drinkers
Highly informative tour with excellent explanations behind the different types of sake. Find out which you like and
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Tesstastic
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Gain a new appreciation for sake!
My husband and I did the sake experience in late January with Kotaro. We had a great time! It was educational, me
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ccuellar25
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Fun, interesting and delicious.
My friend and I had an amazing night with Kotaro as our guide. The tour was incredibly informative and interesting.
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ndifel20
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An inside look into the production and differences of Sake
This was my girlfriend and I’s first tasting tour and we can only hope that out others in the future will be as pro
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sn5
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Great experience, and very insightful tour!
I am not usually one to go on tours while on holiday, but I am so glad I tried this Kyoto Insider Sake Experience!
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Romanomk
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One of our favorite adventures in Kyoto
My wife and I signed up for the Sake Brewery Experience after reading good things on several websites and it was we
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Ros_R987
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Excellent and informative
Had an incredible time, not only did we thoroughly enjoy the sake tasting but we learnt a lot as well. Highly recom
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Cary313
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Great sake experience - learned tons of knowledge
This is the absolute best sake tour and tasting class! The team is incredibly knowledgeable, the food pairings are
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470michielr
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A bit pricy but very good
We really enjoyed the sake tasting. In particular, the information you get is very interesting and practical. It is
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41gabrielan
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Great Experience!
Definitely worth it! This was a great way to get to know more about Sake and find the type that you like! We had a
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Mailelm
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Wonderful!
I reserved the tasting for my family as a Christmas present for my dad. We had a great time and the sake was delici
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ZacharyM634
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Great Sake Tour!
Had an amazing time at the sake tasting. Kotaro was a great guide and walked us through everything. Highly recommen
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