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Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum

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247 Minamihama-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto 612-8045, Kyoto Prefecture
Southern Kyoto
+81 75-623-2056
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Small well organised museum with sake tasting and a shop at the end. You are given small free sake bottles with your entry tickets. Lovely pickles made with sake pulp as well. I was expecting a more ‘wet’ museum with demonstrations or even videos to...More

Thank Figs_Olives
Reviewed August 12, 2018

This visit will provide you an orientation on how sake is made, and the history of sake. Although it is a museum, it is not filled with relics - there are historic tools, vats, photos, and other items related to the sake brewing process in...More

1  Thank Monty S
Reviewed July 18, 2018

Our travel agent brought us here after our Suntory tasting and before our lunch. All of the buildings around the area have been restored and it was fascinating to learn about sake.

Thank Sus C
Reviewed June 13, 2018

A small museum, but very interesting. You are given a 180ml bottle of sake each on entering, then at the end enjoy tasting of two diferent sakes plus a sweet liquor.

Thank LorrainePAustralia
Reviewed May 17, 2018

We had never tried Sake, so decided to head down to this museum. Our suggestion if doing it yourself is to take a train (Momoyamagoryo-Mae Station on the Kintetsu Kyoto Line) and then walk a few hundred metres. Use Google Maps or equivalent. It is...More

3  Thank ScottN1422
Reviewed May 15, 2018

This was one of the few Sake experiences I could find in Kyoto that was actually open to the public, which is why I made a special trip here. One thing Kyoto really could do is better embrace Sake tourism. This museum has an inexpensive...More

Thank Lindsay A
Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

Nice museum, lovely presentation how t make sake. Especially i enjoyed the printing stamps and the old fashioned bottle. Do not miss to eat at the restaurant Tsuki no Kurabito.

Thank Matthias F
Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

We booked a tour here since it's free for the tour. You do have to pay 300yen whether you take a tour or not, but it comes with a free small bottle of sake. The tour itself was very short, but still interesting. Since our...More

Thank Justyn S
Reviewed April 11, 2018

It has that old flavor outside the building and right from the entrance. It is a different experience altogether of seeing the crude methods used to make the "Sake". It is a guided tour and they explain each and every step of the complete process...More

1  Thank Aravind D
Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

Small museum but value for money, 300 yen entrance fee gives you a free sake bottle to take home as well as an opportunity to try sake and plum wine. Short English text available for all parts of the exhibit, going around takes 15 min...More

1  Thank MLTBCH
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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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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