Gekkeikan Ōkura Sake Museum

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Kyoto: Private Walking Tour [Customizable]

1. Kyoto: Private Walking Tour [Customizable]

Explore the historic city of Kyoto and its temples and shrines. This private tour allows you to choose your own itinerary like this sample. Follow your guide to Kinkakuji Temple, Golden Pavilion or Arashiyama Bamboo Forest. After that, head to the Fushimi Inari Shrine, a famous spot due to the thousands of Torii gates. Take a photo of the god of agriculture enshrined in Fushimi Inari Shine. Stop for lunch before visiting Kiyomizu temple, and experience the atmosphere of Kyoto's most famous district as you meander through Ninenzaka and Sannenzaka. Afterwards, if you have time, visit the Gion district, the famous geisha area. The tour ends at your hotel, or a location of your choosing.

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.

Kyoto: Sake Museum Tour with Tasting

3. Kyoto: Sake Museum Tour with Tasting

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.

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 21 reviews

We booked a full day tour with local guide Kaori and we loved the experience! She was very well prepared and had already discussed with us what we would like to visit before the tour started. She had made a good program so we could see a lot of Kyoto without having to rush from one site to another. We visited Kinkakuji temple (the Golden pavilion), Arashiyama Bamboo Forest, Fushimi Inari shrine !Thousands of Shinto gates) and Gion where Kaori gave us extra information on Japanese history and tradition. At noon we had lunch in a traditional Japanese restaurant, sitting on the floor. Very nice experience and very good choice of her! At the end of tour she gave us some tips on other things to do/visit in Kyoto and even arranged a taxi for us. We were very happy to have booked this tour and would like to thank Kaori again for the wonderfull experience!

Our experience with this system was very good, since we travel as a family and we like to take private tours to be able to go at our own pace. Our guide in Kyoto was AKIKO, an excellent person, very nice, with enough patience to wait for us, help us and answer all our questions. He showed us several very interesting places, he was even with us more than the scheduled time, despite having a family member in the hospital, which we greatly appreciated and we hope he has recovered. We loved the Gion neighborhood and were lucky enough to see some Geykos and Mayko. Quite a fabulous experience!!! Thank you very much Akiko!!

Kenji was great, patient and very amicable! He made our Kyoto day trip memorable... wonderful tips , very easy to travel with him... Gracias Kenji!!!!

Akiko reacted very individually to our wishes and gave us an interesting day with her friendliness.

Had a great guide , very knowledgeable , very flexible

very knowledgeable , very flexible and very sensitive to our interests and to our wishes .