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Free Virtual Event: Ine - Kyoto by the Sea

Discover this unique village along the sea of Japan

Oct 16th
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Venue: Ine Town, Kyoto, Japan When: Saturday - Oct 16th 2021

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!

Live event:

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

(Photo: SAVOR Japan)

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.

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Kim 6 days ago
Thought it was a great event! Looking forward to next week's one in Nagano!
Susan Tumanon 6 days ago
I watched some of it live today. I lived in Kyoto before but never knew about this town until today. Thank you Japan Travel and Savor Japan for this virtual tour event!
Elena Lisina a week ago
I'm always busy in a daytime, alas! Is there any record of this tour?
Elena Lisina 6 days ago
Thank you very much, Susan! :)
Sébastien Duval a week ago
Based on previous Savor Japan virtual tours, I expect this session to be enjoyable & interesting 🌈
Kim 2 weeks ago
So awesome to have all these virtual events!