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Matsui Sake Brewery

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280yrs old brewery in middle of town

Just went to tour. It’s in the middle of town, not so far away from Kyoto palace. It’s amazing such... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Miracosta
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Saratoga, California
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Delicious sake

We wandered in purely by chance after spotting the brewery on google maps whilst on the bus back... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2018
385jessicah
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1 week ago
“280yrs old brewery in middle of town ”
Aug 8, 2018
“Delicious sake”
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1-6 Yoshidakawaracho, Kyoto 606-8305, Kyoto Prefecture
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed January 23, 2016

This place is a bit off the beaten tourist path, but worth a short visit if you have time and are looking to bring a few bottles of sake home with you. There are no tours available, and it's really more of a bottling and...More

3  Thank Heather S
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed September 14, 2016

I went to Japan for a 2 week trip with my family in March. I waited until I got to Kyoto to buy Sake and get it shipped back to the USA. I ordered the maximum 20 bottles that can be shipped. Total cost was...More

8  Thank roklin
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just went to tour. It’s in the middle of town, not so far away from Kyoto palace. It’s amazing such a small brewery making premium sake in middle of Kyoto. Very small factory so tour itself only takes 5-10min. Staff speaks English and they’ll take...More

Thank Miracosta
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

We wandered in purely by chance after spotting the brewery on google maps whilst on the bus back from the golden temple and are really glad we did. The owner warmly greeted us and led us through a tasting and detailed explanation of about 5...More

Thank 385jessicah
Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

Walked in without reservation and got a warm welcome and full tasting of sake. The sake was the best we tasted so far and we got a bottle ( wish that we could by more by we have a flight)

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Reviewed June 15, 2018 via mobile

We booked this tour ahead of time and highly recommend it if you can get a confirmation. The owner, Jiemon Matsui, guided us through the brewing process and conducted the tasting himself. We truly felt like special guests at the brewery. Yumiko, our tour guide...More

Thank LisaandSteven
Reviewed May 23, 2018 via mobile

Great place to try sake (a range of 5) and to buy at reasonable prices. Small producer (20,000 bottles / year). 15th generation of a family business. Highly recommend dropping in (no appointment needed). Passionate and knowledgeable explanation in English if Mr Matsui is there...More

Thank nicko209
Reviewed February 12, 2018 via mobile

I was incredibly excited to try their Sake but unfortunately never was given the opportunity. I’m disappointed and frustrated I ended up wasting part of my day trying to visit. The brewery was clearly open when I stopped by and their website even said they...More

Thank wanderlustlindsay
Reviewed September 3, 2017

I had "reserved" a tour online weeks in advance, but none was available the day I visited, as the distillery wasn't working that day. Apparently that happens a lot, as several other reviewers noted it, as well. Nonetheless, the hostess (Mrs Matsui herself) was gracious...More

Thank Quasimama
Reviewed May 31, 2017 via mobile

Second trip to Kyoto and second visit to Matsui. An interesting range to taste, from pure sake to a special one used at temples with gold leaf in it. Very generous pours and done by knowledgeable host with good English language. Even gave us an...More

1  Thank camnicky
Reviewed March 24, 2017 via mobile

Family so welcoming and we were treated to a tour of this micro distillery which was followed by a tasting of all sakes from Teh brewery. Trust me when I say their sake is delicious and we shipped two cases back to Tokyo for future...More

1  Thank 15PeterK
Reviewed September 14, 2016

I went to Japan for a 2 week trip with my family in March. I waited until I got to Kyoto to buy Sake and get it shipped back to the USA. I ordered the maximum 20 bottles that can be shipped. Total cost was...More

8  Thank roklin
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