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Kyoto Insider Sake Experience

246 reviews
Fushimi, Japan
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Insider Sake Brewery Tour + Sake Tasting and food pairing with an expert in Fushimi sake District. This is a fun and educational experience to change your way of enjoying sake. Please see our website for details and bookings. If you love sake but don’t know what to select or want to know more about it, join us and let’s dive deep into the world of sake. We do corporate events and private large group tour for up to 20 people. Please contact us for availability.
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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. 
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$78.73 per adult
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Sake—traditional rice wine—is Japan’s most famous drink and Kyoto’s Fushimi District is renowned for its sake production, home to over 30 breweries. On this tour, find out how sake is made, discover the many varieties, and learn which sake suits each occasion. Sample seven different sakes, accompanied by tasty Japanese snacks, and leave with a cheat sheet to help you order your favorite sakes while in Japan.
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$55.58 per adult
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The tour started with a visit to sake brewery, where our guide gave detailed explanation about the brewing process. Then we did a proper tasting of 7 different types of sake paired with food. I would recommend eating a hefty breakfast or lunch before the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Mirjam R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is an excellent introduction to the world of Japanese sake. We learnt all about the different categories of same and their characteristics. We then tasted seven sakes both without and with food. There is a surprising variety of aromas and flavours. Our guide, Kotari,...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Learned a ton and enjoyed every minute! Can now read the highlights from a sake bottle and know which type we like :)

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank David W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a wonderful way to spend an early evening. We did the 1.5 hour experience which consisted of 7 Sake’s to taste and a food plate for matching. Kotaro, our host, was a charming and intelligent presenter who walked us through the basics with...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank HuntersWood
Reviewed 5 days ago

Kotaro is a great guide and facilitator. You will learn much about sake, very interesting and fun! It helped that we were part of a lovely group of people. But if you want to experience and learn about sake, this is the activity for you...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank clownfish101
Relax822186, 広報担当マネージャー at Kyoto Insider Sake Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 5 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!! Thank you!

Reviewed 6 days ago

Extremely well done A great education and a lot of fun. We have already been able to put what we learned to good use.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Dave M
Relax822186, 広報担当マネージャー at Kyoto Insider Sake Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for joining our tour and the review! We hope you are having a great sake life!! Thank you!!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We learnt how to identify our preferred type of sake by Japanese character and category! Such a professional and informative tour we have a much greater understanding and appreciation of sake now.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank silvacoffee
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great tour, guide is very knowledgeable on sake, it's origin, the means of production etc. Great tasting experience where you can taste the nionshu alone and then with small bites for a food accord which enhance the tasting! Definitely a must!

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Date of experience: May 2019
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Relax822186, 広報担当マネージャー at Kyoto Insider Sake Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for joining our tour! We hope you came to like sake more! Try pairing various foods and have a great sake life! Thank you very much!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got a very good overview over the different types of Sake. The Sake we tasted were of various sorts and very good quality. I personally very much recommend to take the tour, highly educational as well.

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Date of experience: April 2019
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Relax822186, 広報担当マネージャー at Kyoto Insider Sake Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for joining our tour! We hope you came to like sake more! Thank you very much!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A excellent tour, we had a very thorough tour of the Gekkeikan Okura museum & factory and we got to see and understand how Sake was and is made today. This was followed by a very well guided tasting and food pairing session with Kotaro...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank OTdeW
Relax822186, 広報担当マネージャー at Kyoto Insider Sake Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week 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! Thank you!

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