Kyoto Prefecture is the second largest producer of sake in all of Japan, with Fushimi Ward in Kyoto City producing the majority of it. To illustrate just how much sake production happens here, the region is home to an incredible 21 breweries within a 1.5 kilometer radius. Even though tourists visit this part of Kyoto for the iconic Fushimi Inari Taisha, the area's brewing culture often goes overlooked.
The Fushimi Sake Festival aims to remedy this, and the event will include local breweries offering paid tastings (tickets are required, which are priced at 1500 JPY in advance or 1700 JPY on the day), plus food trucks, stage performances, and merchandise booths.
Advance tickets for the tastings can be organized online here.
The event takes place at Fushimi Port Park, which can be accessed in just five minutes on foot from Chushojima Station on the Keihan Main Line and Keihan Uji Line. If you're visiting Fushimi Inari Taisha, the park is about 10 minutes by taxi from there.