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What's the difference between "sake" and "nihonshu?" Sake refers to alcohol in general (including beer, whiskey, shochu, etc.), while nihonshu (Japanese alcohol) is what most people outside of Japan actually refer to as "Japanese rice wine." Learn trivia like this, visit a brewery, get to sample some of the region's best sake (nihonshu!) as you go on a sake tasting tour and hopefully you'll find your favorite one among the samples.
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  1. No.1
    Trace the history and the modern evolution of sake with a certified sommelier in English. Ready your senses as you discover the differences through taste and smell while learning the terminologies to further your sake adventures in Japan.
    English Available

    From USD38.91

    Tue, Wed
  2. No.2
    Dating back 280 years, visit Kyoto's historic sake brewery. Go on an informative tour to learn how the delicious drink is made and sample a few to taste the difference! Take home some bottles to continue your sake tasting adventure.
    English Available


    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  3. No.3
    Embark on an authentic Japanese sake brewery tour and taste an array of delicious sake. Dive deep into sake's history and production process and get your fill of good drinks and good stories.
    English Available


    Sun, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    3 hour(s) (afternoon)
  4. Stroll through Kyoto's classic Geisha district to taste locally brewed sake and whisky paired with fine foods. Venture through the alleyways with your knowledgeable guide to drink your way through Japan's ancient capital.
    English Available
    Meal Provided


    Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    3.5 hour(s) (evening)
  5. Visit Fushimi Inari-taisha shrine and see the iconic thousands of orange torii gates. Learn about sake before enjoying a tipple or two, tasting different kinds of Japanese rice wine.
    English Available


    Thu, Sat
    3.5 hour(s) (morning)

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