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1.5 Hours Kyoto Insider Sake Experience provided by Kyoto Insider Sake Experience

1.5 Hours Kyoto Insider Sake Experience

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Kyoto Insider Sake Experience
755 Higashiōtechō, Fushimi Ward, Kyoto, 612-8053, JapanDeparture Point: Meeting point : Fushimi-Kan (Tourist Information Center) Please arrive 10 min before the starting time. If you arrive early, please come to 2F and have a seat. Address: Fushimi-Kan 2F 755 Higashiotecho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture  https://goo.gl/maps/LrZf4UEM6692 Directions: From Kyoto Station : Take a train on Kintetsu Line to Momoyamagoryo-Mae Station.  Walk down the Shopping Street for 5 min. It takes about 25 minutes from Kyoto Station.  From Gion-Shijo Station : Take a local train on Keihan Line to Fushimi-Momoyama Station. Walk down the Shopping Street for 3 min. It takes about 25 minutes from Gion-Shijo Station.  You will find St. Marc Cafe (サンマルクカフェ) next to Mos Burger (モスバーガー). The entrance of Fushimi-Kan is located between St Marc Cafe and Mos Burger. 
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    Kyoto Insider Sake Experience
    Stop: 90 minutes -
    ・Sake Tasting with an Expert You’ll get to try flavours 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, fruity, sweet – 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 flavour best accompany the different sake types. This is a fun and educational sake tasting in Kyoto. Recommended to join this experience at the beginning of your trip in Japan!
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Kyoto Insider Sake Experience
755 Higashiōtechō, Fushimi Ward, Kyoto, 612-8053, JapanDeparture Point: Meeting point : Fushimi-Kan (Tourist Information Center) Please arrive 10 min before the starting time. If you arrive early, please come to 2F and have a seat. Address: Fushimi-Kan 2F 755 Higashiotecho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture  https://goo.gl/maps/LrZf4UEM6692 Directions: From Kyoto Station : Take a train on Kintetsu Line to Momoyamagoryo-Mae Station.  Walk down the Shopping Street for 5 min. It takes about 25 minutes from Kyoto Station.  From Gion-Shijo Station : Take a local train on Keihan Line to Fushimi-Momoyama Station. Walk down the Shopping Street for 3 min. It takes about 25 minutes from Gion-Shijo Station.  You will find St. Marc Cafe (サンマルクカフェ) next to Mos Burger (モスバーガー). The entrance of Fushimi-Kan is located between St Marc Cafe and Mos Burger. 
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Departure Point
Kyoto Insider Sake Experience, 755 Higashiōtechō, Fushimi Ward, Kyoto, 612-8053, Japan
Duration
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Local English speaking guide
  • 7 Sake tasting (They are carefully selected for you to understand all sake categories from sweet to dry, freshly squeezed sake, and cloudy sake.
  • Snacks for pairing with sake
  • Cheat Sheet & Tasting Note (These will help you to choose your preferred sake in the future even you don't read Japanese!
  • Snacks
  • Alcoholic Beverages
Exclusions
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Recommend to bring a bottle of water
  • Legal drinking age in Japan is 20; customers under 20 years of age will only be served non-alcoholic drinks
  • Vegetarian option for snacks is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please note the venue for sake tasting session may be changed due to its availabilities.
  • Recommended to have your lunch or brunch prior to the tour.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Drinking and driving is strictly prohibited by law in Japan. Make sure to come to the tour by public transportation.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Leon wrote a review Mar 2020
Berlin, Germany1 contribution
The Sake experience in Kyoto gave us the perfect Chance to learn everything we wanted to know about Sake. Our Host Kotaro was very friendly, answering all of our questions. I liked the variety of Sakes we got to taste and especially the food-pairing was a tasty new experience -
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Date of experience: March 2020
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James H wrote a review Mar 2020
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Highly informative tour with excellent explanations behind the different types of sake. Find out which you like and how to find it in a bottle shop!
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Michiel R wrote a review Jan 2020
Enschede, The Netherlands9 contributions3 helpful votes
We really enjoyed the sake tasting. In particular, the information you get is very interesting and practical. It is even more fun to practice your new 'sake'knowledge the next days by ordering specific types of sake in Japanese restaurants. The only downside of the 1.5 hour
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Relax822186, 広報担当マネージャー at 1.5 Hours Kyoto Insider Sake Experience
Responded 22 Jan 2020
Thank you for joining to our tour! We hope you had a nice time at our tour. We wish you'll be able to choose you favorite sake in the future
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Mailelm wrote a review Jan 2020
2 contributions
I reserved the tasting for my family as a Christmas present for my dad. We had a great time and the sake was delicious! Asahi was very informative and friendly. I would recommend :)
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Relax822186, 広報担当マネージャー at 1.5 Hours Kyoto Insider Sake Experience
Responded 22 Jan 2020
Thank you for joining our tour! We hope you came to like sake and Kyoto more. Try paIring various foods and sakes, and have a nice sake life!!
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Tom wrote a review Dec 2019
1 contribution
I booked onto the tour with no knowledge of the types, method of making or range of sake (Nihonsu) available. I was the only person on the tour ( I booked middle of the day in the off season) so got a one to one which was great! Kotaro was really informative and interesting,
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Relax822186, 広報担当マネージャー at 1.5 Hours Kyoto Insider Sake Experience
Responded 16 Dec 2019
Thank you for joining our tour! We are happy to hear that you had a fun time at our tour! Try pairing various foods and have a great sake life! Come and visit Kyoto again! Thank you.
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NiecyyNastyy
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Solo Drinker
I booked this tour during their slow season and the beginning stages of Covid-19 so I ended up being the only perso
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103anickf
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Awesome way to discover Sake
Awesome tour! I'm not a sake drinker (always thought I hate it), but I couldn't leave Japan without tasting some of
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Laurab0567
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Interesting introduction to sake
Kotaro and Mayo were very informative about the processes of making sake and the different types of sake. It was ve
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maggie44113
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Knowledge is Everything!
So very glad I chose this tour. I had no knowledge of the creative process required for sake production. Kotaro pai
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GreenSandwich
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Informative tour
Very informative tour and tasting. The guide, Kotaro, spoke perfect English and was very knowledgeable. The regula
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Sampenna
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Great experience
Kotaro was very knowledgeable and described the tour very well. He answered all of my questions and helped out a gr
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MrPedroB
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Insider Sake Experience Review
We had a fantastic time during our insider sake experience tour. Kotaro was very knowledgeable and friendly and mad
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marcofP4557RC
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Eye opening
Extremely informative to finally understand the various types of sake and choose your favourite and how to combine
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GharghurMark
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A comprehensive insight into Sake
The tour included a visit to a brewery with our guide, Asahi, giving a very informed overview of how Sake is made.
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og646
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In depth,interesting and practical as well!
The many reviews saying how good this tour is are spot on: this is a very good tour. Kotaro is very knowledgeable,
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therealbogeyman
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You think you know sake? (TL;DR - you don't unless you do this!)
Totally awesome experience. Everything was made clear. Meeting point was easy to find - just a couple of hundred me
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Tesstastic
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Gain a new appreciation for sake!
My husband and I did the sake experience in late January with Kotaro. We had a great time! It was educational, me
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gregostravels
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The Ultimate Kyoto Sake Tour
Kotaro was our passionate, informed guide. Great balance of education, history and local knowledge, all culminating
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michaellW6020JR
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Best sake tour
I’ve done beer and whiskey tours before but always wanted to find out more about nihonshu (Japanese sake). Kotaro S
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ccuellar25
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Fun, interesting and delicious.
My friend and I had an amazing night with Kotaro as our guide. The tour was incredibly informative and interesting.
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