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Kyoto: Sake Tasting and walking around sake town with guide

1. Kyoto: Sake Tasting and walking around sake town with guide

At a nostalgic Kyomachiya that was a former sake brewery, you will hear about how sake is made and experience various sake. Kyoto,especially fushimi is well known for sake brewing. Fushimi has many breweries and restaurants where you can enjoy the local sake. That's because there is a lot of mellow water rich in minerals as spring water for a long time. Enjoy yourself to a fun booze while interacting with the local people in the sake town. Nearby, there is also the famous Fushimi Inari Taisha and Uji City, which is famous for tea, so you can continue sightseeing further. Or we will guide you to your favorite restaurant where you can end this tour.

Kyoto Sake Brewery Tour

2. Kyoto Sake Brewery Tour

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.

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4.3 / 5

based on 4 reviews

Eat and drink

A very nice guide who explains well We end the day very tired (do not plan anything after lol) Just a small flat: I would have liked to see in real life one of the stages of the manufacture of sake but maybe summer is not the good season for that Procedure: we visit, we eat and we drink. We revisit, we drink and we can still eat; this 2nd part in a nice bar

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.

With our Japanese tour guide Akari we spent nice hours on our 5 h sake tour. We visited the sake museum and did various sake tastings in different locations. Interesting excursion with a knowledgeable and fun guide. Christian & Eva