Kyoto Soy Sauce, Miso, and Ponzu Tasting Tour w/ Cocktails

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3.5 hours
Number of Guests
2 - 5 guests
Language
Japanese, English
Go behind the scenes at soy sauce and miso breweries, bottle your own ponzu at a vinegar shop, and drink signature cocktails made from all three in this unique gastronomic tour of Kyoto!
Highlights
Visit soy sauce and miso breweries in Kyoto and learn how these Japanese ingredients are produced with traditional and modern methods.
Make your own ponzu (a citrus-based soy sauce) to take home with you as a souvenir.
Enjoy three signature cocktails with soy sauce, miso, and ponzu sauce!
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
Soy sauce, miso, and ponzu (citrus-based soy sauce) are quintessential ingredients in Japanese cuisine, and Kyoto is home to several breweries and vinegar shops dedicated to creating only the highest quality products using traditional and modern methods. This tasting adventure will take you to three of those Kyoto businesses, each with over 100 years of refining and production. The tour begins with a soy sauce and miso tasting at Sawai Shoyu Brewery and Honda Miso Honten. Sawai Shoyu Brewery is famous for its delectable moromi soy sauce, and Honda Miso Honten has supplied miso to the Imperial Palace, marking it as one of Japan’s top-quality miso breweries. Next, you’ll visit Kotaro Vinegar Shop, home to high-quality ponzu made through traditional methods and without harmful chemicals. Here, you can create your very own ponzu sauce and have it bottled to take home as a souvenir. You’ll cap off the tour at The Corner Bar with three signature cocktails made with soy sauce, miso, and ponzu. This experience is perfect for food and drink enthusiasts eager to dive into the history of these three key Japanese ingredients. Experience flow: -Visit Sawai Soy Sauce Brewery -Head over to Honda Miso Honten -Visit Kotaro Vinegar Shop and make your own ponzu sauce -End the tour at The Corner (Park Hotel Kyoto Oike) and enjoy signature cocktails!
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Experience fee
Guide fee
Transportation during the tour
Exclusions
Transportation to and from the meeting point
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
The meeting point for this experience is a 6 min walk from the Kyoto Imperial Palace. To get there, it is 20 min by train (or 30 min by bus) from Kyoto Station (12 min walk from both Imadegawa and Marutamachi Stations). More information and a Google Maps link will be provided upon booking.
Remarks
Please note that the minimum drinking age in Japan is 20 years old.
Minimum of 2 participants needed for this tour to operate.
Tour operates only on weekdays.
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: April 18, 2024
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Free cancellation (2 days notice)
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals