Sake Spectacular: Museum Tour & Tasting in Fushimi (Kyoto)

Organized by Hiroshi Inoue
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Duration
3.5 hours
Number of Guests
1 - 20 guests
Accessibility
Wheelchair Accessible, Stroller Accessible, Family-friendly, Pet-friendly
Language
English
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Gluten-free, Kosher, Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescetarian, Private Experience
Join Hiroshi for a private sake tour of Fushimi, a top sake-producing region! Explore Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum, learn about the history, culture, & production of sake, then savor samples.

Highlights

This is a private experience
Learn about the history, culture, process, and lingo surrounding sake
Learn from a well-informed, expert guide with an extensive cultural and educational background
Visit the Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum near Fushimi Inari in Kyoto
Try various types of sake
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals

Experience Details

Does Japanese sake (nihonshu) speak to your soul? Are you curious about the production process? Flavor profiles? How to select the perfect sake for your palate? Hiroshi is here to answer your rice-wine prayers with a private museum and tasting tour in Fushimi–a top sake-producing region in Kyoto. You’ll tour Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum, learn about the history, culture, and production process of sake, and sip on some samples (of course). Hiroshi's journey began in Otsu, Shiga Prefecture, adjacent to Kyoto city. His formative years and university life in Okinawa and Kyoto were adorned with diverse sports endeavors – volleyball, rugby, swimming, and diving. Embarking on academic quests, he traversed over 20 countries and established temporary homes in Germany, Denmark, and Canada, igniting his fervor for exploration. Nurturing his culinary acumen while abroad, Hiroshi mastered the art of a sushi, even becoming a chef. Today, he immerses himself in marine biology, pursuing a Ph.D. at Kyoto University, dedicated to safeguarding oceans and nurturing environmental wellbeing. His choice to become a guide was spurred by empathizing with the challenges travelers face without local insights. Sharing Kyoto's splendor and its adjoining gems with visitors is Hiroshi's heartfelt delight. Blessed by pure water and an idyllic climate, Fushimi has for centuries fostered excellent sake craftsmanship. Among its treasures gleams Gekkeikan, a beacon of sake artistry for nearly 400 years. Its museum stands testament to this rich heritage, an entry point to the world of sake. With roots intertwined deeply in Fushimi's story, Gekkeikan's historical significance is unparalleled. As Hiroshi guides you through its hallowed halls, you'll unravel the intricate process behind sake's birth–from rice fields' fertility to the delicate symphony of brewing. The experience culminates naturally with an array of sake samples, thoughtfully chosen to enrich your understanding.

Inclusions

Expertly guided, private sake tour including extensive information about the history, culture, process, and surrounding language
Entry fee to Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum
3 shots of sake

Exclusions

Transportation to and from the experience location
Additional drinks/food/purchases made outside of the experience inclusions

Meeting Point and Meeting Time

Kyoto Station

Remarks

The legal drinking age in Japan is 20 years old–people under this age will not be able to drink alcohol and will be provided with juice instead

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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Experience Location

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 20, 2024
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For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals