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Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum

247 Minamihama-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto 612-8045, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-623-2056
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“small bottle” (17 reviews)
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“sake tasting” (16 reviews)
247 Minamihama-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto 612-8045, Kyoto Prefecture
Southern Kyoto
+81 75-623-2056
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Reviewed August 14, 2017

If you are a sake lover it is a good place to go. It is one of the famous and old sake company in Kyoto. The fee is 300 yen which includes sake tasting and a small sake as souvenir. There is no tour guide...More

Thank Mica C
Reviewed June 24, 2017 via mobile

Firstly, there are English translations for almost everything which is really nice. The museum is small but very informative. The 300 yen entrance fee gets you admission, a small bottle of sake, and a tasting at the end. Here is a small shop where you...More

1  Thank Robert H
Reviewed June 17, 2017

Great experience for the free sake and sampling. Very small and wish they did a better presentation on the makings of sake. Photos and writing did not illustrate as much as we would have hoped for.

1  Thank Christine T
Reviewed May 16, 2017

Very good value for money especially when your entrance fee gets you a free bottle of sake at the end! Really interesting and got a good overview of the process

Thank Renee K
Reviewed May 9, 2017

Its an interesting museum for poeple who are interested in history of Sake. We enjoy Sake so we were keen to know how it started, how you get different types and make it! The musuem is small with only two rooms. There is also a...More

2  Thank Yamoah
Reviewed May 3, 2017

This rather small museum makes up for it size by being very comprehensive in the story it tells through pictures and objects. It showcases the brewing of sake right from the water used to the various kinds of rice and the processes involved. It also...More

1  Thank Pahari
Reviewed May 1, 2017

This sake museum was not easy to find from the train station. The history began in 1637 when Okura, the founder, opened his brewery. This area was known for its excellent water. There are exhibition halls that displayed the tools, barrels and how sake was...More

1  Thank minnesotans4
Reviewed April 26, 2017

This area is one of the brewing capitals in Japan. At the museum, you learn about the fascinating history of sake and enjoy a tasting experience of three different sakes. You can also purchase a variety of sake in a multitude of sizes.

1  Thank clairmontjeff
Reviewed April 16, 2017

For a small entry fee, you get educated about sake making, sample some sake, and also get a small bottle of sake to take home. Their restaurant was also wonderful! The neighborhood is nice to walk about, and other sake breweries are also within walking...More

Thank TiggerMeow
Reviewed April 12, 2017

It's a bit of mission to get here from downtown kyoto but it is quite interesting if you want to know more about how sake is made and taste some.

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Southern Kyoto
Southern Kyoto has a reserved air. Though the Fushimi
Inari Shrine is one of Kyoto's major tourist
attractions, the surrounding nature, parks, gardens,
temples, and shrines provide less-visited spaces for
strolling and reflection. The Fushimi Inari Shrine
itself is made up of 32,000 sub-shrines, and the
mountain they are dotted across beckons hikers,
picnickers, and lovers of the outdoors. Many of the
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November 13, 2016|
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Response from Kimitaka S | Reviewed this property |
300 Japanese yen (about US$3). All visitors (except the person under the age of 20) can get a small bottle of Sake as a souvenir. This is also included in the entrance.
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October 19, 2016|
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Response from Vachintha | Reviewed this property |
Hi... You don't have to book prior to your visit for sake tasting. You can just walk in and purchase the entrance ticket which costs 300 Yen per person. That ticket will grant you access to the museum, Sake tasting and even... More
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January 13, 2016|
Response from Mike W | Reviewed this property |
If Sunday isn't a national holiday it is safe to assume they are open.