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Sake Tasting

1.5H Kyoto Insider Sake Experience

Sake Tasting

1.5H Kyoto Insider Sake Experience

145 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
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English
Sake Tasting

1.5H Kyoto Insider Sake Experience

Sake Tasting

1.5H Kyoto Insider Sake Experience

145 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
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English

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!

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 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!

What's included

Food
Snacks for food pairing We pair some food with various sake. Please let us know in advance if you have any food preference…
Drinks
Sake tastings 7 Sake tasting to understand different categories (include premium grade to freshly squeezed Sake only…
Equipment
Cheat Sheet&Tasting note These will help you to choose sake in the future even you don't read Japanese.

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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!

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 10 guests ages 20 and up can attend. This is an indoor activity, we will run the tour rain or shine, hot or cold. ・Drinking and driving is strictly prohibited by law in Japan. Make sure to come to the tour by public transportation. ・Please…

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. ・Recommended to have your lunch or brunch prior to the tour. ・Guests must be at least 20 years old

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Kotaro&Maria
1.5H Kyoto Insider Sake Experience
145 reviews
€53/person
145 reviews
€53/person