Mar. 25, 2019 UPDATE

Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum

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Traveler Friendly
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.
Information
Japanese, English, Chinese、and Korean
Languages spoken
Japanese, English (not always there)
936 23 6.3 1 reviews
Mar. 25, 2019 UPDATE

Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum

- 月桂冠大倉記念館 -
Traveler Friendly
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.
Information
Japanese, English, Chinese、and Korean
Languages spoken
Japanese, English (not always there)
936 23 6.3 1 reviews
Story & Recommendation
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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User Reviews
6.3 Good
experience7.0 access6.0 photogenic6.0
Angela - Hong Kong
Nov. 22, 2018
Details
Open Hours
9:30am - 4:30pm (Enter by 4:15pm)
Reservations
Not accepted Reservation is needed in advance (at least a day before the visit) to tour the sake brewery. Some parts of the museum can be entered without any reservation. * For reservation: :+81 75-623-2056
Closed
New Years holiday period, O-Bon festival (August)
Price range
¥300 (adults), ¥100 (children aged 12-17) Includes a door gift:180 mL bottle of Junmaishu or sake brewing postcards for minors Reservations are required for groups (15 or more) or to view the Gekkeikan Sakekobo Mini-Brewery
Credit cards
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.
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