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Kyoto Sake Brewery Tour and Lunch with Arigato Japan

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HIGHLIGHTS

Travel through the streets of this stunning town and explore a 400 year-old sake brewing tradition.

  • Visit a small and large sake brewery to try their sake and other products
  • See how a brewery works and get a sense of what goes into production of Japanese rice wine
  • Receive a guided tour of the Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum
  • All Seasons

  • 3 hour total

  • English

  • Age Any

  • 2 〜 8

YOUR HOST

Anne Kyle

Anne is the founder of Arigato Japan. She was born and raised in the Philippines. Anne majored in Airline Business Administration and Tourism. She has traveled around 50 countries between 2006 and 2017. After living in Japan for almost 20 years, Anne founded Arigato Japan in February 2016 with tours in Tokyo, realizing her true calling to help make the experience of visitors to Japan the best possible.

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WHAT TO EXPECT

Beginning in the Fushimi district of Kyoto, your guide will take you through the streets of this stunning town to various traditional and modern sake breweries allowing our guests to get a sense of the area’s 400 year-old sake brewing tradition. Known for brewing some of the best sake in the world, Fushimi’s secret lies in the natural spring water of the area. Because of the water holding less magnesium and calcium than other parts of Japan or the world, the sake of the area reaches levels of purity and taste other areas could not easily replicate.   Brewing takes place in the cold months of the year after the rice crop has been harvested and as a result the air around Fushimi is saturated with the smell of fermenting rice during this time of year. 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. At the end of the brewery tour we will sit down with the owner to sample different kinds of sake. If you find a type you like, the brewery shop carries around 80 varieties for you to purchase and take home.

  • On this tour you will visit both a large and small sake brewery.

  • Learn about the production process and how different types of sake are made.

  • Of course, you will get to taste test them all too!

  • Enjoy a guided tour of the Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum.

DETAILS

  • Duration

    3h

    (11:00 〜 14:00)

    * Time may vary, not including transportation time

  • Access

    Fushimi Momoyama Station (Keihan Line) or Momoyama Goriyo Station (Kintetsu Line)

  • Participants Guests

    2 〜 8

    Trip will be cancelled if the required minimum number of participants is not met. Accompanied infants participate for free.

  • Age

    Any

  • Conditions

    Available on Clear or Lightly Rainy Days

  • Cancellation Policy

    We are unable to refund cancellations made after 17:00, 3 days prior to your reserved date.

PRICES

  • Adults(12+)

    ¥17,700

  • Children(4~11)

    ¥10,850

  • Infants(~3)

    Free

Included in the Price

Guide, Factory tours, Taste testing, Museum entrance, Lunch in restaurant

NOTES

  • Things to bring

    Just bring yourself!

  • Meeting Point

    Meet at the Softbank phone store near Fushimi Momoyama Station (Keihan Line). Just search google maps for ソフトバンク伏見桃山. You can also walk there from Momoyama Goriyo Station (Kintetsu Line).

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Children: ¥10,850 Infants: Free

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