Kyoto Sake Brewery & Tasting Tour in FushimiHave a sake adventure: learn the history, taste many kinds, and visit Kyoto's major brewery district★★★★★
- 3 hour tour
- Small group tour
- English speaking guide
What makes this tour unique
- Taste 18 kinds of sake made in Kyoto throughout the tour and gain the ability to distinguish the differences
- Learn about sake while walking around one of the three major sake brewery districts in Japan
- Walk around Kyoto's laid-back area along the river and visit a local shrine
Tips and recommendations by our official guides
Enjoying delicious dishes with sake is one of the Japanese traditions, and we are really proud of it. Sake has the power to make beautifully arranged dishes even tastier and deepen our relationships. The charm of sake is one of the reasons why we become more attractive as we age. I would like foreigners to appreciate this charm by learning about its history and the variety of tastes it offers.
With a history spanning over 2,000 years, sake has played a significant role in Japanese culture. Sake is not only consumed during social gatherings with friends but also offered to gods or used in ceremonies.
The Fushimi region, renowned for its quality water, is recognized as one of the three major sake brewing areas and has operated since ancient times. We hope you'll appreciate Fushimi's breathtaking scenery, its breweries, and the aroma, flavor, and depth of sake.
During this tour, you will explore one of the largest sake breweries in Kyoto and discover the perfect sake for you by tasting 18 varieties of Kyoto-made sake at a hidden sake bar.
Globally, sake is gaining popularity. Although consumption is at an all-time high, the variety imported from foreign countries remains limited. In Japan, there are countless unique types of sake available. So, if this tour appeals to you, please join us and savor the many types of sake exclusive to Japan.
Even if you're unfamiliar with sake, you're welcome to join this tour. You'll learn about sake step-by-step, from its history and brewing process to distinguishing its various flavors.
If you're passionate about sake and wish to explore more in other cities, we also offer a Sake Tasting Tour in Tokyo. On this tour, you'll have the opportunity to sample different types of sake at Tokyo's historic sake bars, each with its unique atmosphere. Check out the Tokyo Sake Tasting Tour on the Tokyo page!
Take a stroll around Fushimi district, Kyoto's major sake brewery district, and visit the Kyoto Sake Museum
After meeting at the station, we will walk through the Fushimi area and head to the Gekkeikan Okura Museum. There, you'll learn about the rich history of Gekkeikan and the brewing process of sake by observing sake exhibits. Three types of sake tasting will be offered. After deepening your knowledge of sake, feel free to stroll around the area and visit cultural and historical spots, such as liquor stores and Teradaya.
After visiting the Sake brewery, enjoy tasting 18 kinds of Kyoto's local sake!
After learning about the history of the end of Edo (feudal government) period and Kappa, the mythological creature, go to the hidden sake bar to enjoy more sake tasting. Deepen your knowledge of sake and appreciate the different aromas and flavors between the 18 of them, brewed in Fushimi, Kyoto.
Be a little tipsy, stop by one of Kyoto's shrines, and get refreshed by drinking exquisite Japanese groundwater at the end of the tour
To freshen up, we will go to the shrine and drink one of the most crystal clean groundwater supplies in Kyoto. Finally, we'll wrap up the the tour by paying a visit to a more quiet local shrine and end at Fushimi-Momoyama Station.
Chushojima Station, North Gate
- A guide will be holding a board saying "MagicalTrip"
- Meet at Chushojima Station
- Gekkeikan Sake Museum (Learn and Taste)
- Shop for souvenirs
- Visit Teradaya (Learn about the end of Edo period)
- Visit Kappa Country (Learn about Kappa & taste their unique sake)
- Visit Fushimi's brewery alley (Sake tasting)
- Gokomiya Shrine
- Finish at Fushimi-Momoyama Station
- Anyone can join this tour.
- For minors under 20, tasting sake is not allowed. Some food or snacks will be provided instead
- Out of respect for other guests and to ensure the best tour for everyone, we must start the tour on time.
- You will not be able to join the tour, get a refund or reschedule if you are late for the tour and miss the group.
- We do not recommend bringing young children and babies on this tour. We can refer customers with children to outside sitter services, so please contact us before booking.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the tour starting time.
- Free date/time change up to 24 hours till the tour starting time (depending on availability).
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