4.5 star rating: Recommended 20 Reviews

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  • Location: Kyoto, Japan
  • Duration:  3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Fushimi Inari and Sake Brewery Tour. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Very enjoyable tour. Our tour guide was great and gave us some interesting information. The Fushimi Inari is very scenic with an interesting history. Loved the sake tasting and museum tour. A great half-day tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Our guide Tomoko and her assistant Rita were excellent. First the basics. The meeting place was easy to find, the train transportation went smoothly, and they were both helpful with taking pictures. The mix of history, culture and sake tasting was just what we were looking for. Fushimi Inari Shrine is beautiful and Tomoko helped direct us to several spots off the beaten path that were less busy and allowed us to see the true magic of the site. But even more important Tomoko is an International Kikisaki-shi sake sommelier! Her knowledge of sake, food pairings and what makes good vs. great sake is wonderful. She provided us with materials on sake types and parings that I have kept to help guide my purchases back home. The tasting done in a regular liquor store, not a tourist trap included both aged sake and unpasteurized sake neither of which are really available outside of Japan. We bought two bottles of sake but there was no pressure to do so. Thank you to the tour company, Tomoko, and Rita for a wonderful Kyoto experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

A must do tour! We were lucky enough to be the only two on this tour, with a guide who spoke excellent English. Fushimi Inari is a fascinating place, and our guide explained all the customs and traditions as we wandered through. Afterwards to the Sake Brewery museum and store with plenty of tastings was a nice way to finish off the tour - then back to Kyoto station again by train.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2014

Was really good, learned a lot, and got to indulge in some awesome sake, now I know a good sake to a bad ones! Would recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

This was awesome! We had a great time!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2014

It was cold and wet but we had a great time. Well worth the trip. Best temple in town.

Katrina L
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

My husband and I really enjoyed this tour. It was personalised - just my husband and me - and our guide Yoko was wonderful. Yoko speaks impecable English and she really knew her subject matter. Fushimi Inari Shrine is very different to other Shrines we have seen and is worth seeing, and the brewery museum was really interesting. We sampled and old and new style sake at the museum (my vote is for the old style), and tried 6 different sakes at specialst sake shop. A really great way to spend half a day!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

Miata our tour guide was great. We learned a lot.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2013

Outstanding! Our tour guide, Mieko, made it a first class experience. She went out of her way to cater to our interests and spent extra time with us, allowing us to enjoy the sights at our own pace, take all the time we needed for photographs, and relax with a wonderful sake tasting. A highlight!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2013

Had a fantastic time even though we were the only ones on the tour. Yoko was great and we learned quite a bit-would really suggest this tour it was definitely a good time!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2013

My guide was amazing, friendly, and a lot of fun to hang out with. I was the only person on the tour, so we became fast friends,

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2013

I was a little concerned with booking a tour online with a website I hadn't used before. But the guide was amazing, the tour was everything it said it was and I LOVED IT. My guide even taught me some Japanese words. Don't worry and just book it - you'll have a fabulous day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2012

GREAT TOUR! We were the only ones on it so we had a private tour. All the tour leaders are Japanese women who have a lot of knowledge about the traditional culture. I was really impressed by the temple, it has hundreds of red temple gates making a kind of tunnel...I was kind of over temples but this was a highlight. Sake tasting was really fun and the brewery was cool and included a museum type thing.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2012

This trip was simply great. Our tour guide "Tammy" was informative about Japanese culture and customs and just fun to be with her. We enjoyed the brewery tour as well and seeing areas of Kyoto that we wouldn't have found on our own.

This tour was exceptional!

4 star rating: Recommended
June 2015

Our guide was very knowledgable and took really good care of us.

The Sake museum was interesting and definitely worth a visit.

The Shrine itself was amazing but it involves a fair bit of walking and climbing through several steps which some people may find challenging.

4 star rating: Recommended
April 2014

Another good day out despite the pouring rain. It was very informative

3 star rating: Worth doing
February 2013

I was the only one on it but it was interesting none the less

1 star rating: I do not recommend this
October 2012

Paid over $100/pp for my group of four only to find a guide who could barely speak English and had never gone on this tour before. We had to stop twice to ask for directions to the brewery museum. I acted like translator for my group who could not speak Japanese. I feel I could I planned the same experience for my group and the guide did not add anything to the experience.

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