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Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum

Gekkeikan Okura Sake MuseumGekkeikan Okura Sake Museum is a museum introducing about Japanese sake (rice wine).
It is located in Fushimi district about 7 km south of Kyoto station.

Fushimi district has created good quality water, then this dictrict has been prosperous in sake brewing since since old times.
Fushimi has one of the major places of Japan's sake brewing, so there are several large and small breweries in this area.

Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum is the museum of Gekkeikan Sake Company which was founded in 1638 and is one of the Japan's biggest sake breweries.
We can see the process and the old equipments of making sake.
The building of the museum is the former brewery built in 1909.
The admission fee is 300 yen, but we can taste the sake and receive a small bottle of sake as a present.

Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum : A page in Gekkeikan's official website

How to get to here

By railroad

  • By Keihan Line, about 5 minutes walk from Chushojima station.
    To Chushojima, about 14 minutes from Gion-Shijo by express train, about 13 minutes from Tofukuji by local train.
  • By JR Nara Line, about 18 minutes walk from Momoyama station.
    To Momoyama. about 12 minutes from Kyoto station.



Entrance of the museum Old buildings in the museum
Old equipments to make sake Old large barrels to make sake




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