Taste and learn about the history of sake in English at a 240 year old brewery
Kinshi Masamune, a brewer with a 240 year long presence in Kyoto, has opened its original site as the Kinshi Masamune Horino memorial museum.
Though the current brewing site has moved to Fushimi in Kyoto, visitors can purchase and taste the mild sake renowned among Kyoto chefs for its pairing with Kyo-ryori, as well as beer that was originally brewed at this site. Inside, you can learn about the history of Kinshi Masamune sake, through pictures and exhibits about the brewing equipment. All exhibits include English explanations so people from all over the world can learn about the history of Kinshi masamune. We’re certain that the Sake will taste even more delicious after learning about its history. This memorial museum offers a rare opportunity to explore all of the nooks and crannies of "Machiya" (traditional Japanese house). You cannot help but appreciate the ingenuity of the people, who lived without the technology of today, and what creative ways they managed to come up with to improve the brewing process. Kinshi Masamune would be delighted to have you come and sample the history of Kyoto sake made at this Kyoto machiya.