Mar. 10, 2023 UPDATE
Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum- 月桂冠大倉記念館 -
Not only are pamphlets at the reception available in Japanese, English, Chinese and Korean, but explanatory texts throughout the museum are available in these four languages too. Furthermore, an English-speaking staff member is available at the reception.
Japanese, English, Chinese、and Korean
Japanese, English (not always there)
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Learn about sake brewing history through 12 facilities and in 4 languages
The Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum, situated in the famous Fushimi sake brewing area of Kyoto, charges a mere ￥300 for entrance. The museum represents the Japanese sake making tradition of Kyoto and helps visitors understand the process of how sake is manufactured through the pictures and equipment on display. Furthermore, visitors are not only able to taste three popular kinds of sake, but can also take home a bottle of Jyunmai-ginjyoshu, which has a sweet rice taste and makes a delightful souvenir. Gekkeikan has been in the business of producing sake since 1627. Its popularity has spread not only throughout Japan, but also to the United States, China and South Korea. Including the building entrance, there are a total of 12 exhibition rooms which should not be missed. Information boards in English, Chinese and Korean help visitors understand how sake is produced, from the essential ingredients of water and rice to details about the commercial manufacturing industry. Visitors are welcome to enter the souvenir corner free of charge. Children are welcome too, with alcohol-free treats such as cookies also for sale. Learn about the history of sake made with the high quality water that gushes from the Fushimi springs at the Gekkeikan. We believe this museum will make you love Kyoto sake even more.
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9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Enter by 4:00 p.m.)
New Years holiday period, O-Bon festival (August)
￥600 (adults), ￥100 (children aged 13-19)
VISA, MASTER, JCB, AMEX, Diners, etc. / Accepted
Sake tasting is not available for visitors who will be driving or riding a vehicle. Minors and pregnant or nursing women also cannot participate.