Create a Handcrafted Sake Cup and Visit a Kyoto Sake Brewery
Hosted by Teruyuki
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Number of Guests
2 - 4 guests
Vegetarian, Free drinks, With sake, With lunch
Sample craft sake and learn about its production at a local brewery after you make your own sake cup from wood with the help of a local craftsman!
Choosing from either sugi (cedar), hinoki(cypress) or seasonal wood like cherry in spring, make your own handcrafted sake cup using woodworking tools
Learn about sake making and the traditional distillery process at a local sake brewery in Kyoto
Eat a homestyle Japanese teishoku at a local restaurant
A great way to learn all about sake is to visit a local brewery where it's produced. During this experience, you will be able to make your very own sake cup, enjoy a traditional teishoku style lunch at a local restaurant, and learn everything about sake! To make your sake cup, you will first choose from various designs and fragrant woods available. With the guidance of an expert craftsman, you will go through the sake cup-making process step by step and learn how to use the wood crafting machines to create your sake cup! This cute and practical wooden sake cup will be a one-of-a-kind souvenir for your trip to Kyoto. After trying out your woodworking skills, you will enjoy a traditional teishoku meal (a set meal) at a Japanese restaurant. You'll taste a range of traditional Japanese dishes, all made from various colorful local ingredients. After lunch, you'll head to a local sake brewery. Sake is Japan's most well-known alcohol, made from fermented rice. As you sip samples of sake straight from the barrel, you can learn how they turn the humble grain of rice into this potent alcohol. For the ultimate sake experience, you'll get to sample sake using the cup you made! You'll gain an appreciation for the craftsmanship of creating sake and enjoy the different flavors of this 15% ABV alcohol.
Materials required to make your own sake cup (wood and machinery)
Sake tasting samples
Guided tour of local sake brewery
Detailed explanation of the sake making process and ingredients used
Transportation to Ayabe station
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
JR Ayabe station. Details will be shared after booking.
Sake tasting is for adults aged 20 years and over
Making each sake cup takes approximately 15-30 minutes
Featuring beautiful landscapes from mountain to sea, Kyoto Prefecture conveys traditional Japanese culture through its architecture and gardens, art and artisanal crafts, and delicious local cuisine made from regional produce.
Place a Booking
Select at least 2 guests
Select at least 2 guests
(20 - 120)
Earliest available date: September 29, 2023
Please note that the time is in Japan Standard Time.