Kyoto Sake Brewery Tour

4.3 / 5

4 reviews

Kyoto Sake Brewery Tour

From $175 per person

Travel through the streets of this stunning town and explore a 400-year-old sake brewing tradition. During the tour, you will spend time at the Gekkeikan Okura sake museum where a brief history of sake will be explained.

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Duration 3 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit both a small and large sake brewery to get a sense of the differences of scale and try their sake and other produce
  • Explore the Gekkeikan Okura sake museum to see the historic tradition and techniques in making rice wine
  • See how a brewery works and get a sense of what goes into the production of the world’s best sake
  • Enjoy sake tastings at various spots during the tour, different breweries and different styles
  • Explore Fushimi area with a local guide
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Several sake tastings
  • Local lunch in restaurant
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless otherwise specified
Covid-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

At the front of the SoftBank shop. Address: 4-291-1 Ryogaemachi, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto-fu, Japan, 612-8082. Staff will be there holding an "Arigato Japan" sign.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport

Know before you go

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
  • Please advise supplier of any specific dietary requirements at the time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Guests will have a chance to learn about all the ins and outs of the sake brewing process, but due to sanitation and brewing laws in Japan you will not be able to see the actual sake brewing areas
  • A passport copy is required for children aged 10 and older
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 4 reviews

Review summary

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  • Service
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  • Organization
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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

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August 4, 2019

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

February 16, 2018

April 26, 2019

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