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Sake Tasting

Kyoto Insider Sake Experience

Sake Tasting

Kyoto Insider Sake Experience

541 reviews
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Tickets, Equipment
Hosted in
English
Sake Tasting

Kyoto Insider Sake Experience

Sake Tasting

Kyoto Insider Sake Experience

541 reviews
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Tickets, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Uncover the little-known sake culture of Fushimi, Kyoto on a 3-hour insider brewery visit + fun and educational sake tasting and food pairing session with an expert.  ・Insider Sake Brewery Tour You’ll take a short walk to visit the largest sake brewery in Fushimi, where you’ll deepen your knowledge of sake and witness traditional brewing processes which have been passed down from generation to generation. At the end of your brewery tour you’ll have the chance to taste a few of the flavors produced there.  ・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. Join this experience at the beginning of your trip in Japan, then you'll be able to enjoy sake rest of your trip! ※Dec 28th to Jan 4th, Brewery Tour will be replaced to walking tour + special program due to the brewery's closure

Your host

Learn more about Kotaro&Maria

Kotaro&Maria

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 with Japanese food, join us and let's dive deep into the world of sake! After you joined, 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! "Recommended travel plan": Visit famous Fushimi Inari Shrine in the less crowded early morning, and join our 10am tour! We are just 13 min away from the Shrine! We will recommend some unique sake themed food for lunch!

What's included

Food
Snacks for food pairing Pairing some food with various sake. You will be amazed how food change the sake taste! Let's learn…
Drinks
Sake tastings 10 sake tasting to understand different categories (include premium grade to freshly squeezed Sake only…
Tickets
Entrance fee to brewery. We'll go into a production area which public can't access. (depends on the brewery's schedule)
Equipment
Cheat Sheet&Tasting note These will help you to choose sake in the future even you don't read Japanese. Perfect tools to…

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Where you'll be

13min from Kyoto Station 16min from Gion Shijo Station Visit largest sake brewery in Fushimi district and go inside of a production area which public can't access. (※depends on their schedule, we may learn about production at museum area. *During the summer period, the production area will be closed) After that, we'll have detailed sake tasting. Glasses of sake are carefully selected for you to understand basic idea of different categories.

This experience is available starting May 01, 2020

To protect the health and safety of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused until 30 April 2020 due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

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

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 17 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. [Coronavirus Update] ・"3H Tour" The breweries we usually visit have been closed for due to the effects of the coronavirus. We will visit another…

Alcohol

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

What to bring

Recommended to bring a bottle of water

More tips

・If your group has more people than what it shows on availability, please feel free to contact us. ・3pm tour fully booked often. Please also see "1.5H Kyoto Insider Sake Experience" ※Dec 28th to Jan 4th, Brewery Tour will be replaced to walking tour + special program due to the brewery's closure.

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Kotaro&Maria
Kyoto Insider Sake Experience
541 reviews
From €74/person
541 reviews
From €74/person