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.
What to Expect
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Stop At: Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Fushimi, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Kinki
Only 5 minutes by train from Kyoto Station, as soon as you get off at Inari station, the holy world spreads in front of you. Fushimi Inari Taisha, which is the headquarters of 30,000 shrines in Japan, is highly revered, and there is a constant flow of people who visit it. The world-famous Torii Gate tunnel, comprised of more than 10,000 gates offered by worshippers, continues to attract a lot of visitors from all over the world.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Byodoin Temple, Uji, Kyoto Prefecture, Kinki
Byodoin was once used as nobles’ villa and changed into a temple nearly 1000 years ago. Its appearance, which is said to represent Gokuraku Pure Land, is very solemn and beautiful. It is also depicted on Japanese 10-yen coins and 10,000-yen bills. You may find out what the Pure Land in Buddhism is. The exhibits of the attached museum are also worth a visit.
Duration: 45 minutes
Stop At: Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Kinki
Fushimi area is one of Japan’s leading sake sites thanks to its abundant groundwater with high quality. It is very interesting to see many old-fashioned sake warehouses lined up in this sake town. Gekkeikan is one of the leading sake brewers in Japan, and you can learn about the process of brewing from its exhibits.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Fushimi Sake Village, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Kinki
A sake theme park is here in Fushimi where you can taste and compare 18 different types of sake. Let’s try to find your favorite sake!
Duration: 1 hour 5 minutes
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions & Exclusions
Guide Fare 18 Small Sake Glasses per Group at Fushimi Sake Village
Lunch Transportation Fare about 1,000 yen
Admission Fee at Byodoin 600 yen
Entry/Admission – Byodoin Temple Entry/Admission – Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travelers