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Top Kansai Prefecture Sake Tasting and Brewery Tours
Gain a better understanding of sake during this tour that explores the Fushimi Sake District of Kyoto. Visit Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum, one of the largest sake breweries in Fushimi, and end your visit with a sake-tasting session. Not only will your guide be able to explain the basics of sake and introduce you to new kinds you may have never tried, but your tastings will also be paired with Japanese snacks that enhance the tasting experience.
Get a deeper experience of Kyoto food culture than would be possible on your own by joining this guided tour. Stroll through the districts of Gion and Pontocho, stopping in to small bars and restaurants to sample traditional drinks and food, as you explore.
-Visit Kyoto's major sake brewery district and the Kyoto Sake Museum-
you'll learn the rich history of Gekkeikan and the brewery process of sake by observing sake exhibits. Three kinds of sake tasting are offered. After deepening your knowledge of sake, feel free to stroll around the area and visit the cultural and historical spots, such as liquor stores and Teradaya.
- Enjoy Kyoto's local sake samplings!-
Deepen your knowledge of sake and appreciate the different aromas and flavors between the 18 of them brewed in Fushimi, Kyoto.
-Be a little tipsy-
Stop by one of Kyoto's shrines, and get refreshed by drinking exquisite Japanese groundwater at the end of the tour
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Visit a beautiful port city, Kobe with a private guide!
As it's a private tour, you can relax and see more sights compared with other group tours.
This tour covers most popular sites like Nunobiki ropeway and herb garden, Harbor land and Sake brewery.
You can't miss Kobe beef. We'll help to book the Kobe beef restaurant, if you'd like.
Tour guide will meet you at your accommodation and start the tour easily and go to Kobe by subway and train and explore the city by train and taxi efficiently.
When visiting Osaka, it can be challenging to discover where the locals go to eat and drink. Join some Osaka residents for a night out, and come home feeling like you’ve made new friends. Your personable guides navigate a small group of eight or fewer to the izakayas and backstreet bars of Namba, Shinsaibashi, and Amemura, where you sample local food and drink throughout the evening.
Make a food-lover’s journey through Kyoto, stopping at its best food shops, famous Nishiki Food Market and a sake brewery before finishing with a cooking class during this small-group, 3.5-hour excursion limited to 7 participants. Learn about Japanese ingredients at Kyoto’s top market, check out the city’s lesser known food shops and stop by a sake brewery for a tasting. End your food experience with a 1.5-hour cooking class making sushi, soup and salad. This small-group excursion also includes admission and tasting at the sake brewery.
Sake is a rice wine that’s an important part of Japanese culture. Get an authentic Japanese cultural experience by going sake tasting in Osaka. You’ll take the risk out of choosing which sake to try, and instead have a guide to teach you how to pick good sake, and introduce you to three different types of sake. You won’t get hungry as you’ll have nibbles to accompany the tastings.
Sip sake near the Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto during this afternoon tasting tour. You’ll learn about the different grades of sake, visit breweries and liquor stores, and discover why the area around the shrine is known for its production of high quality, sweet-tasting sake. More more than 30 types of sake are available for you to try, so you’ll be sure to leave the tour with a favorite in mind.
Sake—traditional rice wine—is Japan’s most famous drink and Kyoto’s Fushimi District is renowned for its sake production, home to over 30 breweries. On this tour, find out how sake is made, discover the many varieties, and learn which sake suits each occasion. Sample seven different sakes, accompanied by tasty Japanese snacks, and leave with a cheat sheet to help you order your favorite sakes while in Japan.
Enjoy a night out in Osaka without stressing over where to go with this nightlife tour of the city. With visits to at least three bars and one club included, the crawl showcases the city’s most happening venues and introduces you to like-minded travelers at the same time. Enjoy discounted drinks and free shots, and explore Osaka after dark with a group of up to 50 people, aged mostly between 21 and 38 years old. Drinkers must be at least 20 years old, and ID is required.
Enjoy an action-packed evening in Kyoto learning about Japanese food and drink. You won’t have to worry about navigating or getting lost as a guide will lead the way. By traveling in a small group, you’ll have better access to your guide for questions. Explore Nishiki Market together, visit a secret bar, restaurants, and learn about Kyoto’s Geisha culture in Pontocho. You’ll enjoy food and drink tastings along the way, making it a fun and interactive experience.
Let's enjoy local dishes of Osaka, local liquor.
Starting from near Osaka Station, we eat and walk 2 shops.
While talking very good information to the first customer in Osaka
I will do a tour. A story that local people know, it is natural for Japan
Let's enjoy the story that is transmitted along with the meal!
More than 300 people have already joined
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I will offer you the food that you offer on this meal tour
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Please experience various food, culture and customs that are common to Japanese people through this tour.
I will also talk about the differences between Kyoto, Tokyo, Osaka and Kobe.
There are many useful pieces of knowledge available to enjoy Japan.
By all means, while eating and drinking delicious rice and alcohol
Have a good time!
Our guides will help you to discern the layers of history that can be seen in this unique combination of old and new landscapescape.
For those new to the Japanese rice wine, sake can be something of a mystery. Unravel those mysteries on this tour to Kyoto's Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum, which has been making sake since 1637. See how producers have made sake throughout the past few hundred years, and understand the techniques they use. Enjoy sampling some of the sake and then have lunch (included) in the restaurant.
With so many shopping choices in Kyoto, it can be overwhelming as a tourist to know which are the best places to visit. Take the stress out of shopping, by going on a shopping tour with a local. You’ll have multiple tastings, including tea, sweets, and sake. You’ll also learn about the history of the artisan products you see, meet local artisans, and wander through Fushimi Momoyama shopping area, and Gion.
Get to know Kobe on a day-long walking tour, and discover its passion for street culture and sake. Led by a knowledgeable guide, the tour includes round-trip train transport between Osaka and Kobe, plus walks around the city’s historical quarters and waterside parks. Sit down for a buffet lunch of both Western and Japanese treats, and then the best part: sample sake at Kobe’s Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum.
A relaxed bike ride (12km) and introduction to many aspects of Japan's history and culture, led by a former Zen monk with MA degree in Japanese Studies. Avoid the tourist crowds and immerse yourself in culture and history. Optional trekking or e-bikes in different sizes. Before the start you will get a lunch in our restaurant. After a short drive we visit the Imperial Palace, residence of the Japanese Tenno until 1868. It continues to the Nishijin Kimono Center, where kimonos have been produced for centuries. You will see a kimono show there. In Daitokuji Zen Temple you get an insight into Buddhism. Finally, drive to Shimogamo Shinto Shrine, World Heritage Site and Kyoto's oldest shrine. For the 1500 Yen surcharge, you can optionally visit a sake brewery and sample 5 sake varieties. After the tour there is the possibility to have a Japanese dinner in our restaurant. Japanese guests welcome.
Osaka is known as the ‘Food Capital of Japan’ where a distinctive eating and drinking culture has developed. There are plenty of Izakaya (Japanese taverns) in Kyobashi district with reasonable prices, and people in Osaka are really fond of chatting while eating and drinking. After visiting Osaka’s icon, Osaka castle, our local guide takes you to two carefully selected Izakaya where you can enjoy local food & beverage including sashimi, kushikatsu (skewered meat) and sake with local people.
Make your day about sake and sightseeing with this Kobe excursion from Kyoto. After a train ride to the port town, take a guided walk through Kobe’s Kitano quarters to see the historic ‘Ijinkan,’ or foreign mansions, that line the streets. Tuck into a buffet lunch, and then visit the waterside Meriken Park. Finish with a walk around Hakutsuru Sake Brewery to learn about the rice wine’s history, production and place in Japanese customs.
kyoto cooking experience with Sake Tasting near by Zen Temple, daitokuji
This program will give you a step-by-step guide to help you get started on your first experience of local Kyoto food culture during your trip. Not only will you learn about traditional Japanese cuisine—the tools, ingredients and its methods—you will learn about Japanese culture as well. Our special instructor will explain the 5 different dashi ingredients used in Japanese cuisine, how to make miso soup, Japanese egg rolls, Kyoto vegetable dishes, sushi rice, sushi rolls, and hot tofu. Before you enjoy the meal, all guests are welcome to
try 5 kinds sake—traditional rice wine—and powdered, green tea ice cream. Vegan, vegetarian and halal menu options are also available.
You can have this experience at 300 year-old samurai residence.
You can also dress Kimono and take photo inside the samurai house.
Additional fee of Kimono rental is 1500 yen.
If the party is more than 4 people, you can see the Japanese traditional dance performance or Okoto performance.
You'll connect with locals in Osaka using a language we all know and love - good food. We don't run tours or provide you with a 'guide' - we connect you to regular, personable locals to enjoy socializing with them at the food spots they love in their city.
To keep it spontaneous and flexible, we don't include food or drinks - it's up to you! We focus on the people.
Genuine local favorites:
All locations are independently chosen by our locals based on their favorite spots. You'll enjoy the food that locals actually eat, not what tourists write about online.
No language barriers:
With an English-speaking local by your side, you can find comfort in even the most unfamiliar of places. No issues with Japanese writing characters, talking to waiters or handling the bill.
Speak to locals from different backgrounds – opening a window into the local Japanese lifestyle.
How you like it:
If you have any special requests, you can ask your local on your private chat.
This tour combines walking tour to one of the most popular shrines, Fushimi Inari, and sake brewery hopping. A local food guide will explain how to brew sake and you can taste different types of sake at a local sake bar.
Kyoto has been the capital of Japan for over 1,000 years.
To the present, you can get in touch with many traditional cultures even outskirts of Kyoto city.
In this tour, you will visit Fushimi Inari Taisha, one of the most popular tourist spots in Japan, and the Uji Byodo-in, whose figure is so beautiful and widely known as it is depicted in Japanese money. Uji is also famous for producing good Japanese tea.
Finally, you will visit the major sake producing district and enjoy tasting some of the different types of Japanese sake.
Kyoto has been the Japanese capital for over 1,000 years. Until today, the traditional townscape, rows of old houses, and traditional culture unique to Japan have been well preserved. In this tour, you can enjoy walking around the traditional district including one of Kyoto's leading photo spots and Gion, which is the biggest Geisha district. You can also experience 2 Japanese Izakayas(restaurant bars) which are loved by and busy with locals.