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Japanese Whiskey Tasting; relaxed at bar

Kyōto-shi, Japan

Experience hosted by Kenji

90 mins
Includes food, drinks
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

"Japanese whiskey tasting; relaxed and educational in the heart of Kyoto Geisha district"
This is one of the best ways to enjoy and experience Japanese whiskey.
Every Whiskey lover highly welcomed Experience. This is corroboration experience with J-whiskey Bar.

Meet up at the station. I'll explain about the general information about Kyoto and Sanjo (most entertainment area).
We'll go to my favorite Japanese whiskey bar which providing a variety kind of Japanese whiskey including vintage one.

Begin with "Suntry Kaku", Most Popular and representative of J-whiskey. You can try to make "high-ball (Whiskey with soda)" with it. This is the most common way to drink whiskey in Japan.

Next, you can enjoy Tasting of Japanese premiere whiskey.
"Hibiki 17years", "Yamazaki 12years", "Taketsuru"
This is a special service of the bar because these are very rare and expensive.
You can try straight whiskey and it's flavor first. Next, dip 2 drops of water, then it's flavor "open" become Sweeter, and more Mellow, which mean you can enjoy twice.
You may be able to enjoy the communication of local whiskey freak in the bar.

In the end,​ I'll show you around Geisha district and introduce some good restaurants according to your preference.
"Japanese whiskey tasting; relaxed and educational in the heart of Kyoto Geisha district"
This is one of the best ways to enjoy and experience Japanese whiskey.
Every Whiskey lover highly welcomed Experience. This is corroboration experience with J-whiskey Bar.

Meet up at the station. I'll explain about the general information about Kyoto and Sanjo (most entertainment area).
We'll go to my favorite Japanese whiskey bar w…

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What's included

  • Food
    Chocolate set and Camembert cracker
  • Drinks
    "Suntry Kaku Whiskey" and "high-ball (Whiskey with soda)".
    Tasting o...
From $83
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Kenji

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 15 Reviews
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I'm a Japanese professional guide (also a travel freak) and just started own tour business lived in Kyoto for 5 years.
Whiskey is my most favorite alcohol since long long years ago.

This is highlight of Premiere Japanese Whiskey.
Special tasting of "Hibiki 17years", "Yamazaki 12years", "Taketsuru" on the Japanese whiskey bar. You can also try to make "high-ball (Whiskey with soda)" with "Suntory Kaku"
Some of them are become very difficult to get, but quality is extremely special and this is simble of Sweet, Mellow, Deep flavor of Japanese whiskey.
You can also enjoy talking with local there
I'm a Japanese professional guide (also a travel freak) and just started own tour business lived in Kyoto for 5 years.
Whiskey is my most favorite alcohol since long long years ago.

This is highlight of Premiere Japanese Whiskey.
Special tasting of "Hibiki 17years", "Yamazaki 12years", "Taketsuru" on the Japanese whiskey bar. You can also try to make "high-ball (Whiskey with soda)" with "Suntory Kaku"
Some of them are become very difficult to get, but quality is extrem…
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Where you'll be

Meet up in the station. We'll go through scenic spot of River side and entertainment street to go to bar. Bar is like Japanese whiskey museum, many premiere Japanese whiskey, Sake, are available. If you need, I can take you to Japanese whiskey shop.

Rated 4.93 out of 5 from 15 reviews.

Sonny
January 2020
Kenji is kind and wants to share the best experience of Japan. I had a wonderful time tasting crafted whiskey and received thoughtful tidbits of facts on Japan that is unexpectedly refreshing. Highly recommend.
Will
December 2019
Very nice host but would have liked to see Kenji share more about the whiskeys and not take us to one bar I could have easily found on my own.
Lily
December 2019
Kenjii made our afternoon one of the best of our trip! If you like Japanese whiskey and want an authentic experience, Kenjii is the guide for you. We met him easily at a central location and he took us through the Kyoto Old Town to his favourite bar. We enjoyed multiple whiskeys; Kenjii made a big effort to book us into a restaurant for dinner afterwards - greatly appreciated when visiting at such a busy time, it was a great recommendation and not one we would have found in our own. Highly recommended!
Kenjii made our afternoon one of the best of our trip! If you like Japanese whiskey and want an authentic experience, Kenjii is the guide for you. We met him easily at a central lo…
Brenda
November 2019
Kenji is very welcoming and kind. His English is very good and he offered good conversation during the experience as well as insightful information on Kyoto and whiskey as well as restaurant recommendations around the river.
Sung
November 2019
Kenji was great. The tour was very enjoyable. We were able to try a handful of Japanese whiskeys that we would have definitely not been able to try if it were not for this tour. Snacks were also provided. The chocolate specially made at the bar that was hosting us was amazing. Kenji was also very knowledgeable and also gave us a small history and location tour on the way to the bar from the meet up location.
Kenji was great. The tour was very enjoyable. We were able to try a handful of Japanese whiskeys that we would have definitely not been able to try if it were not for this tour. Sn…
Hannah
October 2019
We had a fantastic time - a short walk, learning a bit about the area, and then the opportunity to sample some whiskys with a knowledgeable host. Kenji answered all of our questions, and the conversation was wide-ranging and fun. Great experience!
We had a fantastic time - a short walk, learning a bit about the area, and then the opportunity to sample some whiskys with a knowledgeable host. Kenji answered all of our question…

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 8 guests ages 20 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.