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Kyoto Sake Brewery Tour

4.3 / 5

4 reviews

Activity provider: Arigato Travel K.K.
Other experience

Kyoto Sake Brewery Tour

Activity provider: Arigato Travel K.K.

From US$ 193 per person

Travel through the streets of this stunning town and explore a 400-year-old sake brewing tradition. During the tour, you will spend time at the Gekkeikan Okura sake museum where a brief history of sake will be explained.

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Duration 3 hours
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Limited to 10 participants


  • Visit both a small and large sake brewery to get a sense of the differences of scale and try their sake and other produce
  • Explore the Gekkeikan Okura sake museum to see the historic tradition and techniques in making rice wine
  • See how a brewery works and get a sense of what goes into the production of the world’s best sake
  • Enjoy sake tastings at various spots during the tour, different breweries and different styles
  • Explore Fushimi area with a local guide
Full description
The Gekkeikan Okura sake museum have been making sake since 1637, with a nearly 4 century-old process. You'll be able to see how things have been done for generations.  At the museum you will also get a chance to see the sake brewery and get a sense of the traditional brewing process which involves a combination of water, malt, yeast and steamed rice. The different cut or variety of rice plays a big part in the distinction of the sake. If a grain of rice has a little grain shaved off, it is more bitter. Generally, the more grain that is shaved, the more sweet it will taste.
  • Several sake tastings
  • Local lunch in restaurant
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless otherwise specified

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Meeting point

At the front of the SoftBank shop. Address: 4-291-1 Ryogaemachi, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto-fu, Japan, 612-8082. Staff will be there holding an "Arigato Japan" sign. Please note we can only wait an additional five minutes after the starting time and then the tour will depart. In addition to our limited five-minute grace period, please note that we cannot give directions or contact the guides on the phone once the tour begins. This is to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience for all guests on the tour, And also to respect our relationships with restaurants.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
  • Please advise supplier of any specific dietary requirements at the time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Guests will have a chance to learn about all the ins and outs of the sake brewing process, but due to sanitation and brewing laws in Japan you will not be able to see the actual sake brewing areas
  • A passport copy is required for children aged 10 and older
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4.3 /5

based on 4 reviews

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Manger et boire

Un guide bien sympa qui explique bien On finit la journée bien fatigué (ne rien prévoir après lol) Juste un petit bémol : j aurais bien aimé voir en vrai une des étapes de la fabrication du saké mais peut être que l été n est pas la bonne saison pour ça Déroulement : on visite, on mange on boit. On revisite, on boit et on peut encore manger; cette 2ème partie dans un bar sympa

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August 4, 2019


April 26, 2019

Hiroe Yoshida was very informative and was a fabulous tour guide!

My son Chris and I had a great time touring Kizakura Kappa Country Sake Brewery and learning about the history of Sake. The lunch was great and then my son and I sampled 18 sakes. Hiroe was a great guide and I would strongly recommend her.

March 8, 2019

Product ID: 131967