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1.5H Kyoto Insider Sake Experience

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 148 reviews.京都市, Japan

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Experience hosted by Kotaro&Maria

90 mins
Includes food, drinks, equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English, Japanese

What you'll do

This is a short version of "Kyoto Insider Sake Experience". This 1.5 hours experience focus on our popular Sake Tasting & Food Pairing session for you to understand different sake categories.
(If you would like to see history, brewing process, deep culture of Japanese sake breweries, please join the full tour of "Kyoto Insider Sake Experience" which includes a brewery visit.)

Join this 1.5H experience first, and you can explore local sake breweries or restaurants in Fushimi sake district with knowledge your earned!

・Sake Tasting with an Expert
You’ll get to try flavors of sake you may never have experienced before – as we’ll introduce you to bottles which have never been exported. Your expert guide will explain the differences in taste – dry, sweet, rich, fruity – and how each of these are produced.

 ・Food Pairing
You’ll also be served various Otsumami – Japanese snacks which traditionally accompany alcohol – so you can see which types of food and flavor best accompany the different sake types.

This is a fun and educational sake tasting in Kyoto. Join this experience at the beginning of your trip in Japan!
This is a short version of "Kyoto Insider Sake Experience". This 1.5 hours experience focus on our popular Sake Tasting & Food Pairing session for you to understand different sake categories.
(If you would like to see history, brewing process, deep culture of Japanese sake breweries, please join the full tour of "Kyoto Insider Sake Experience" which includes a brewery visit.)

Join this 1.5H experience first, and you can explore…

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What's included

  • Food
    We pair some food with various sake.
    Please let us know in advance if...
  • Drinks
    7 Sake tasting to understand different categories (include premium grade to...
  • Equipment
    These will help you to choose sake in the future even you don't read Japane...
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/ person
Sun, Oct 25
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
$60 per person
$60 per person
Mon, Oct 26
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
$60 per person
$60 per person
Thu, Oct 29
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
$60 per person
$60 per person

Meet your host, Kotaro&Maria

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 148 Reviews
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I was born and grew up in Kyoto Fushimi Sake District. I have lived in Australia and US.
We work with local breweries, local government and businesses. Myself and our team(Rieko, Asahi and Marika) are passionated to share our great sake and sake culture with you.
If you love Sake but don't know what to select or want to enjoy it like we locals do, join us and let's dive deep into the world of sake!
After you joined this, you will know which type of sake you like, and will be able to select your preferred Sake even if they are all written in Japanese!
I was born and grew up in Kyoto Fushimi Sake District. I have lived in Australia and US.
We work with local breweries, local government and businesses. Myself and our team(Rieko, Asahi and Marika) are passionated to share our great sake and sake culture with you.
If you love Sake but don't know what to select or want to enjoy it like we locals do, join us and let's dive deep into the world of sake!
After you joined this, you will know which type of sake you like, and will be ab…
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Where you'll be

13min from Kyoto Station
16min from Gion Shijo Station
16min from Fushimi Inari Station
We'll meet at the local venue for sake tasting session and have a detailed sake tasting together. Glasses of sake at the tasting session are carefully selected for you to understand basic idea of different categories. You can also order extra sake at your cost with knowledges you earned!

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 148 reviews.

Finn
September 2020
Very interesting! You can try many different types of sake with appropriate foods. Very accommodating to special diets. The host Kotaro is very friendly and easy to chat to. I would certainly recommend this experience and now have a much deeper understanding of sake.
Very interesting! You can try many different types of sake with appropriate foods. Very accommodating to special diets. The host Kotaro is very friendly and easy to chat to. I woul…
Ezgi
August 2020
Kotaro was eager to explain every nice detail about the experience. I enjoyed it a lot. I had so many questions related to culturally understanding of sake drinking, he was very informative from the begining. I strongly recommend this narrative approach.
Kotaro was eager to explain every nice detail about the experience. I enjoyed it a lot. I had so many questions related to culturally understanding of sake drinking, he was very in…
Sunanda
July 2020
This is an amazing event to learn about Japanese Sake. Wonderful experience must do for anyone who wants to understand Japanese Sake better or for anyone who wants to just indulge on a good sake tasting experience
Laura
March 2020
Kotaru had a really well rounded understanding of the processes behind the making of sake, provided an array of tastings and an overall enjoyable experience for my sister and I.
Alicia
March 2020
Great experience for those new to Sake. It's nice to have a level of confidence when deciding what to order and the cheat sheet supplied is excellent.
Eddie
March 2020
This was a great experience which has really given us an insight into understanding the world of nihonshu! Will definitely use the knowledge gained in the future. Kanpai!

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  • Sun, Oct 25
    6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    $60 per person
  • Mon, Oct 26
    6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    $60 per person
  • Thu, Oct 29
    6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    $60 per person
  • Fri, Oct 30
    6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    $60 per person
  • Sun, Nov 1
    6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    $60 per person
  • Mon, Nov 2
    6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    $60 per person
  • Tue, Nov 3
    6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    $60 per person
  • Wed, Nov 4
    6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    $60 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 20 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

More tips

・If your group has more people than what it shows on availability, please feel free to contact us.
・Recommended to have your lunch or brunch prior to the tour.
・Guests must be at least 20 years old

What to bring

Recommended to bring a bottle of water

Please eat something prior to the experience