Kyoto Sake Brewery Tour in Fushimi Sake District

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Experience Location
Duration
3 hours
Number of Guests
2 - 10 guests
Language
Japanese, English
Other
Gluten-free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescetarian, With sake, Shopping time, With lunch
The Fushimi Sake District, famous for exceptionally high-quality nihonshu, is the perfect location for this Kyoto Sake Brewery Tour. Enjoy several tastings and learn all about sake production!
Highlights
Visit both small and large sake breweries and find out about the differences in production
Enjoy a sake tasting of some of the world’s best sake in Kyoto
Go on a guided tour of the Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum
Check out a local shopping arcade and discover Kyoto’s other remarkable crafts and arts
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
For over 400 years, the tradition of brewing sake has flourished in the charming Fushimi Sake District of Kyoto. With nearly 40 sake breweries benefiting from the exceptionally soft and pure water in the area, Fushimi Sake District is a must-visit for Japanese sake lovers from around the world. As Kyoto’s natural spring water contains less magnesium and calcium, the subtle flavors made by the sake fermentation process can really shine through, a testament to the high-quality of sake here. During the Kyoto Sake Brewery Tour in Fushimi Sake District, you’ll learn to discern these flavors during a sake tasting. You’ll also get to stroll around the area, admiring the traditional Japanese architecture, and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. First, you’ll visit the Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum, home to a sake brewery established in 1637, where you can learn all about the history of sake with a local tour guide. You will find out about the sake brewing process, and the essential components of water, malt, yeast, and rice. Slight variation in these components, like using a different type of rice, can have a big impact on the sweetness, flavor, and clarity of the sake. You’ll also sample many different kinds of sake after the tour. Equipped with the knowledge you’ve learned, you’ll become a Japanese sake connoisseur within the day! And, as a souvenir, you can even purchase a bottle of one of the 80 different types of sake that they offer, if you choose. Then, take a walk around the Fushimi Sake District and explore traditional shops at a local shopping arcade.
Inclusions
Tour of the Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum
Visit a sake brewery with over 400 years of history
Several sake tastings with a guide to point out the distinct elements of each sake
Lunch in a local Japanese restaurant
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
The meeting point is in front of the local SoftBank shop
Remarks
The food tour starts strictly on time. If guests do not arrive at the meeting point by the departure time, the tour will begin regardless, and no refund shall be given.
Please wear comfortable shoes as there will be walking involved.
There’s a strict rule that only a person 20 years of age can drink alcohol.
Due to sanitation and brewing laws in Japan, this tour will not cover the active sake brewing areas of the breweries, however, the entire brewing process will be explained during the tour.
Experience Location
Abundant with traditional inns, sake breweries, and family-run shops, Fushimi Sake District is a charming area of Kyoto. Located at the crossroads between two rivers, this castle town was perfectly located for shipping sake and other goods, and today scenic rides along the rivers can be enjoyed on rustic wooden boats. Lauded for its soft water, perfect for sake brewing, Fushimi Sake District has been a major producer of sake for over 400 years and is the go-to destination for sake enthusiasts in Kyoto.
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For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals