Explore Sake culture in a cozy town
The theme of this experience is sake, but it is not only for drinkers. Sake is not only for drinking—we use it to make sweets and beauty cosmetics too. Even if you don’t drink alcohol or are not of legal drinking age, you can still enjoy this experience. Fushimi is a cozy local town, located between Kyoto and Osaka. It is a peaceful place to walk around. First, we will learn about sake culture by visiting the sake museum. Then we will visit a local confectionary shop, which sells sake sweets. Then I’ll bring you to my favorite sake breweries to enjoy tasting and shopping. (I used to make this experience with a meal, but not now. I can introduce my favorite sake restaurant though 😉
Duration: 2 hours
Price: 7,000yen (including Sake museum ticket, sake leaflet, and three different kind of sake tasting)
Your Guide: Akari
I’m Akari originally from Kyushu, south part of Japan. I studied in Tokyo, worked in Kyoto once, then I travled around the world by cruise ship as an international youth program staff, then I lived and worked in NL and PEI of Canada for two years and half and I came back to Kyoto. After the many years of travel, now I want to share my own culture with other people. So I teach Japanese online, and enjoys introducing beautiful Kyoto. From 2010 to 2011, I lived and worked in the Fushimi sake brewery area doing advertising and tourism. I edited the town magazine, and organized several sake tasting events. Due to that, I know all of the breweries of this area, and I am very passionate about sake.