Kyoto Fushimi Inari & Sake Brewery Tour

Food & Drink

Toshi M.

4.74
(34) reviews
Kyoto
English, Japanese (Native)
8 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 4 people

Fushimi Inari Taisha is the headquarters of over 30,000 Inari shrines across the country. The Senbon Torii, or the thousands of Torii gates, are spectacular. you will be amazed at the number of Torii gates, starting from the behind the main hall to the top of Inari-yama mountain. After visiting the Fushimi Inari, we move to the Sake brewery area of Fushimi, and enjoy lunch, boat-ride and Sake tasting.

Itinerary

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Meeting Point

At your hotel in Osaka or Kyoto.

09:30

Fushimi Inari Shrine

You make an wish at the main shrine. then You go through Thousands of Vermilion Colored Torii Gates.

11:00

Chohken-ji Temple

The principal deity of this small temple is goddess of wisdom and art. If you are an artist, you could pray for proficiency in your art field.

11:30

Gekkeikan Sake Museum

Sake is a fermented alcoholic beverage made from rice. Fushimi area is famous for Sake brewing.You can learn how Sake was made in olden times.

12:30

Lunch

You can have lunch at a restaurant that used to be a Sake brewery.

14:00

Jikkoku-bune: Traditional small boat.

You will have a fun ride on a small boat, cruising on the canal.

16:00

Sake Tasting Shop

Would you like to try several kinds of local Sake and see the differences?

Ending Point

At your hotel in Osaka or Kyoto, or a convenient place for you.

What to Expect

We will first visit Fushimi Inari Taisha. There are as many as ten thousand of vermillion colored Torii gates going up on the sacred mountain Inari-yama. You will walk up on the slope through amazing number of Torii gates.

Then, we will move by train to Chusho-jima where some Sake breweries are situated. There is a canal along Sake cellars and breweries, and you can have a fun boat ride on the canal, like the Japanese travelers in olden days. Then we will go to a Sake Museum to learn about Sake manufacturing process and see old equipments for Sake production. Soon after that, we will make a stop at a Sake shop nearby. You can have a Sake tasting there, trying to tell differences of local Sake. (Only for those aged over 20 years, optional.)

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee, hotel pick-up.

What‘s not included

Transportation fee (you and guide), lunch, dinner, entrance fee.

Transportation fee for hotel pick-up (Other than Osaka city area).

Traditional boat ride 1200 yen/adult

Important Information

* Toshi will charge actual transportation fee (R.T.) to get to your hotel from his home in Osaka at the end of the tour. * Duration of guiding service : minimum 6 hours and maximum 10 hours during the period of March 20th ~ November 31st. * If you are working for a travel agency, please note that my guiding service is not available for your tour program, thank you.

The boat ride is available only between April 1st and November 30th.

・The walking distance in this tour is around 5 km in total. However, it includes an hour-long mild hillwalking on Fushimi Inari.

・Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes.

・Do not forget to bring either a camera or a smartphone.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time

Reviews

Randal P.

Mar 13, 2020

Trip to old Osaka

My day with Toshi was a lot of fun. We went to some interesting temples and shrine were he told me there history. We also went to parts of the city that are the same as years ago and had a really good lunch. If you want an interesting and easy to talk to guide go with Toshi. Randal

Toshi M.

Hi Randal, Thank you very much for your review. Unfortunately, we could not visit The Museum of Housing and Living due to the corona virus.If you have a chance to come back here, I would like to show you nice small cities in the Kansai region. Hope you had a safe and easy trip getting back home. Best regards, Toshi

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Ivy S.

Jan 9, 2020

Highly Recommend

We had the best time with Toshi! His knowledge of Osaka and the food scene there made for an awesome day of touring.

Toshi M.

Hi Ivy, Thank you very much for your review. I'm glad that you guys had a good time in Osaka and Kobe. Did you enjoy beef dinner in Kobe? Belated Happy New year to you and your family. Best regards, Toshi

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Jim B.

Jan 7, 2020

Historical Kyoto

Toshi met us at the cruise port in Osaka and with him we effortlessly navigated our way to and around Kyoto. We had a full day itinerary and met most of our highlighted points of interest. The day was longer than anticipated and Toshi stayed with us to the end, returning us to the port in plenty of time to get back on board. We thoroughly enjoyed the day and would not have been able to see what we did, if we had done this ourselves. In addition, having a guide such as Toshi who has the local and historical knowledge, enriched our experience and meant that the adventure was much deeper. Toshi himself is a genuinely lovely man with interesting experiences and we wish him the best for the future. When we return to Japan, we will definitely engage Toshi, this time for the Osaka experience.

Toshi M.

Hi Jim, Thank you so much for your nice review. I myself had a such a fun day, guiding you guys in Kyoto. I’m hoping that any of you comes back to Japan again. Belated “ A Happy New Year! ” to you all. Best regards, Toshi

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Lori M.

Jan 6, 2020

Awesome experience in Osaka

Toshi was an excellent guide in Osaka. He showed us all the highlights. I would definitely recommend him!

Toshi M.

Hi Lori, Thank you very much for your review. I hope you will come back to Kansai region and enjoy more fun places some time again. "A Happy New Year" to you and your husbnd. Best regards, Toshi

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