Kyoto: Sake Tasting at Local Breweries near Fushimi Inari

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3 hours
Number of Guests
1 - 8 guests
Accessibility
Family-friendly
Language
English
Discover your sake soulmate on a flavorful journey in Fushimi, Kyoto, with an expert guide. See a local shrine, visit sommelier-approved sake breweries, embark on a tasting, & stop by a sake museum.
Highlights
Embark on a professionally guided sake brewery & tasting tour in Kyoto
Visit an area that produces some of the finest sake in Japan
Taste various types of regional sake
Learn about the history and different types of sake
Visit a specialty sake museum
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
Welcome to Kyoto, a sweet sake paradise! Ranking second in sake production across Japan, Kyoto boasts some deliciously sweet sake thanks to the soft and gentle water found there. This tour takes you to Fushimi, famous for the iconic red torii gates at Fushimi Inari Shrine. Many may not realize that Fushimi is also a traditional sake brewing district, home to nearly 40 breweries! Embark on a tour with an expert guide who will take you to some of his favorite spots for the tastiest sake. Introducing Seigo, a passionate sake sommelier boasting an official certification from the renowned Sake Service Institution and the visionary behind this sake-focused tour group. Seigo and his dedicated team of well-informed guides are committed to making every encounter engaging and educational. Whether you're led by Seigo himself or one of his accomplished team members, you can expect a captivating exploration of Japanese sake's rich history, culture, and intricate production methods. The adventure begins with a visit to a local shrine to ask for blessings galore–happiness, health, success, you name it. Then, dive into some top notch breweries, a hip liquor store, and a food haven. You'll grasp the essence of sake making, comparing diverse types and brands. You'll taste the spectrum from the finest unfiltered and unpasteurized sake to the seasonal sips. Imagine stepping into breweries that have been thriving for almost four centuries. You'll get the inside scoop on their production methods and sip their freshly crafted nectar. A tour of Kyoto’s largest brewery includes a museum tour and a neat parting gift (a small bottle of sweet sake). The final stop is a food court wonderland showcasing all things Fushimi sake. With a little extra budget (about 2,300 yen), you can explore up to 18 varieties from the Fushimi region in one spot. Learn what makes Kyoto's sake truly remarkable and discover your sake soulmate!
Inclusions
Try over 9 varieties of sake
Entrance fee to the sake museum
Professionally guided tour
Exclusions
Any additional sake tasting
Transportation to and from the meeting point
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
In front of the ticket gate of Momoyama Goryoumae station.
Remarks
If you’d like to book this experience for 8 people or more, please contact us for further information
The legal drinking age in Japan is 20 years old
Cancellation Policy
Cancel your booking at least 2 days before the experience start time to receive a full refund minus a 3.2% transaction fee.
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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.
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Earliest available date: July 1, 2024
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For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals