Discover Kyoto by the sea with Japan Travel and local guides in an unforgettable seaside village virtual event. We are teaming up with Ine Town and Savor Japan to show a lesser-known side of Kyoto, the world-famous former capital of Japan.
Our live tour will provide a rare glimpse into the culture of Ine Town and its residents where boathouses and sea taxis are a way of life. Join us as we talk to locals, explore stores and breweries, and set out on the waters. We will share the sea with our viewers and guide you to a beautiful seaside restaurant and cafe for sushi and drinks.
View another side of Kyoto from the comfort of your home. Attendees are welcome to participate in the tour through the live chat with feedback provided along the way!
Available October 16th, 1:00 pm JST
Tour Itinerary (Schedule subject to change)
13:00 - Opening and Introductions
13:05 - Mukai Shizo shop and brewery with “Ine Mankai” tasting experience
13:15 - “Funuya” boathouse tour followed by a sea taxi ride
13:30 - Introduction of Funa Biyori Pier and restaurant
13:35 - “Mondori” cage-fishing experience
13:43 - Local boathouse hotel “Funaya Fuga”
13:55 - Closing / Question and Answer
Meet your hosts
Jesse Efron Jesse is the Overseas Promotion Manager of the Kyoto by the Sea DMO. He has lived in the Ine area for seven years and is filled with knowledge of and love for the surrounding area.
Kuniko Mukai Kuniko is the Toji (Chief Brewer) of her family's brewery, Mukai Shuzo Co. She has been involved in the development of a number of sakes, including "Ine Mankai," which uses ancient rice. Her love for Ine and hospitality is amazing!
About SAVOR Japan
Regional areas where you can discover the best of Japanese food and dining are certified as “Savor Japan” by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries.
Savor Japan encourages tourists to explore rural destinations and flavors across Japan and often focuses on relatively undiscovered farming, fishing, and mountain communities where food is a way of life. Savor Japan believes that a deeper discovery of Japanese culture leads to unforgettable culinary experiences.
French & Italian living in Japan, I have been traveling to Japan every year until I moved to the Shonan area in late 2018. Coffee lover, I spend most of my free time looking for the best cafes the area has to offer.