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Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum

Closes in 17 min: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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At HAKUTSURU SAKE Brewing Co., Ltd., we have opened our old sake brewhouse in its original form to the public as the Sake Brewery Museum. Our hope in doing so is to give visitors a feel of the tradition of sake making that has been carried down...more
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4-5-5 Sumiyoshi Minamimachi, Higashinada-ku, Higashinada, Kobe 658-0041, Hyogo Prefecture
+81 78-822-8907
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All reviews self guided tour brewing process gift shop for sale free tasting rice plum wine english language minute walk different types old days great learning shop area jr station two floors on display free admission
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum makes use of a lot of static displays, supplemented by a few videos which discuss the processes used in days gone by to make sake. While it is interesting, I did not find the static displays captured my interest - it is a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank glennl880
Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

What an interesting place this turned out to be. Understanding the history of sake and the manufacturing process was indeed an eye opener and of course the free sampling of the MANY different types of sake was the icing on the cake. Enjoy!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Oscarsee
Reviewed October 15, 2018

It was an awesome and great learning experience at this brewery. Getting there was about 15 mins. walk from the train station. Learning and understanding the process of the way the is sake made and what it entailed to bring out a tasteful drink. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank aclimaco
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

This is a MASSIVE museum and lots of interesting artifacts of historical sake production. Self guided tour so easy to skip ahead if it gets a bit repetitive. Video stations in English and a really cool sake tasting and souvenir shop at the end. They...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ryanjohnsonhunt
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

Located close to Kobe city this museum provides a good explanation of how sake was made in the past and how it is made today. A series of short video presentations in English provide a good explanation of each stage of the process. There are...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

We were advised that this is the best sake museum in town and were not disappointed An excellent range of exhibits with wonderful video explanations in English showing the process in 1928 and current day

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 5, 2018

The brewery has a nice museum with good videos in english explaining how they brewed sake in the old days. At the end there is a free tasting and a nice gift shop.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

Although a little far to get there~suggest you take taxi. It was well worth the drive from Central Kobe. You get a good sense on how sake was made then get to taste sake of different grades. Very nice experience if you want to see...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Bozgu64
Reviewed July 9, 2018

I'm not a sake drinker but this was fun to visit. Saw the video and viewed the displays. Very nice. I bought several bottles of nice sake for my family and friends who are drinkers. It's hard to find so you'll need to ask the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank jo k
Reviewed July 2, 2018

The displays were very life like, and gave us a good knowledge of history and production of Sake. The displays were visual and interactive, with audio if required. Samples were free and shop was interesting. Loved Pepper the interactive robot.

Date of experience: June 2018
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February 5, 2018|
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Response from Marco A | Reviewed this property |
2 hs you cover Tour, tasting and shopping
November 5, 2017|
Response from R C | Reviewed this property |
Take Hanshin line towards Kobe. Get off at Sumiyoshi stop. Then 5 minute walk.
March 17, 2017|
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Response from hakutsuru | Property representative |
Thank you for your interest in your visiting to Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum . Our brewery museum opens to public, 9:30 to 16:30. No appointment/reservation necessary. Please note that its door closed at 16:00PM. We hope... More
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Tokyo-Kobe-Osaka-Kyoto-Tokyo in 9 days (3 Replies)
Hi all, we a party of two will be travelling to Japan for the first time in April during the Easter break. As per the title above, we're planning to visit tokyo, kobe, osaka and kyoto during these short nine days eight nights trip. I know it will be a rush but hopefully this is a doable itinerary. Note that we will be backpacking around. 18 Apr - Arrive Narita in the morning. Will probably arrive hostel at 10am. Asakusa (where our hostel is) - Skytree, Sensoji Temple, Nakamise Shopping...More
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The Sushi Dai line could be 60-90 minutes long. I don't think it's an absolute must when there are so many other restaurants at the outer market area. Imperial Palace and Tokyo station area aren't usually the top choices for visitors. Harajuku, Shibuya, and Odaiba might be more interesting. Lockers are emptied after 3 days by the staff. It will just be annoying trying to get your luggage back. In your case, if you don't want to carry a big suitcase that you won't need, you can send it...More
Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum (1 Replies)
We are planning a day trip to Kobe and was thinking of going to Hakutsuru for sake tasting. Do we need to book a tour? We are still unsure which day we are going there exactly so it would most likely be a last minute thing. Do you think it's possible to just go there on the day itself? is there a fee?
February 08, 2014|