Travel through the streets of this stunning town and explore a 400 year-old sake brewing tradition
During the tour, we will spend time at the Gekkeikan Okura sake museum where a brief history of sake can be understood. Since they have been making sake since 1637, with a nearly 4 century old process, our guests really see how things have been done for generations.
At the Gekkeikan Okura sake museum we will also get a chance to see the sake brewery. Our guests will 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 of the distinction of the sake. If a grain of rice has less grain shaved off, it is more bitter. Generally, the more grain is shaved, the more sweet it will taste.
- 3 hour tour of Kyoto’s Fushimi district
- Visit a small and large sake brewery to get a sense of the differences of scale and try their sake and other products.
- Guided tour at the Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum
- See how a brewery works and get a sense of what goes into production of the world’s best sake.
- Browse the shops at a local shopping arcade for souvenirs unique to the area.
Everyday (Monday – Sunday)
Meeting Time Frame: 10:45
Start Time: 11:00 am
End Time: 2:00 pm
- Sake Tasting Included
- Lunch in Restaurant
- Walking Level Moderate
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- In the beginning of the tour, it doesn’t show the actual sake making process, this is unavailable to the public and the breweries don’t allow this for sanitation reasons
The front of SoftBank shop in this address:
4-291-1 Ryogaemachi, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto-fu, Japan, 612-8082
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There are two train lines you can take to get to the meeting place.
- Take the Keihan Train Line getting off at Fushimi Momoyama Station
- Take the Kintetsu Line getting off at Momoyama Goriyo Station
Price and Booking
- Kyoto, Kyoto
- Culinary, Culture
- 3 hours
- Dec 7th to Dec 31st
- 11 a.m.
- 4-291-1 Ryogaemachi, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto-fu, Japan, 612-8082