We will meet up at the main gates of Fushimi Inari Shrine. The gate is by Inari station of the JR line. The other rail of Keihan is available to Fushimi Inari, however the meeting point would be a 4 minute walk from that station. Once there, I will explain the history of the area, and Shintoism. We will do a small hike around the area to get a better understanding of the area, but we will not climb to the top. I would also like to provide a Japanese snack at the more local area of Fushimi, and see some of the biggest sake breweries of Japan. There, I would like to introduce you to sake and sample some of the best sake these breweries have to offer!
I'm half-Japanese, born and raised in the States, so I've been called Tsubasa, but I've gone all my life known as Julian. Growing up in both Japan and America, I got to experience and appreciate both perspectives, helping me understand an underlying beauty of Japan. During my time in Kyoto, I've had jobs as a teacher, bartender, and a tour guide as well, and I use my knowledge to customize an experience for you! I permanently moved to Japan 7 years ago, and I'd like to leave you with memories that can share my love of the city, nature, and life of Kyoto!
Japanese snacks After the shrine, we will have Japanese type snacks at the local parts of the Fushimi area
Sake A couple types of sake will be provided. Non-alcoholic options are available, but there will be most focus on sake.
Sake museum I will pay for the entrance fee to the sake museum, which will include sake sampling as well
Train ticket costs I will provide tickets to get from Fushimi Inari, to the more local part of the Fushimi area
First, we'll see Fushimi Inari Shrine, one of Japan's most famous and popular Shinto shrine. This place attracts both Japanese and foreign tourists, making this place one of the most popular tourist locations of Japan. Next, we step away from the busy area, and head to the local shopping area of Fushimi. Finally, because Fushimi is known for it's sake, we will go check out two sake breweries of the area, and try some sake tasting!
10月23日 水曜日 12:30～15:30
This tour includes sake, so you must be 20 years old or over to consume alcohol. There will be lots of walking, so it's important to be well physically enough for our hike. Have cash for ticket home.