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Gekkeikan Okura Memorial Museum

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4.2 (3703)

247 Minamihamachō, Fushimi Ward, Kyoto, 612-8660, Japan

The Fushimi district of Kyoto is one of the foremost sake-brewing areas in all of Japan. The Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum is a space where visitors can sense the spirit of Fushimi, its history and sake culture; and of Gekkeikan, a company that has led the development of sake-brewing in this area.

hourglassDuration: 01h00min

phone+81 75-623-2056
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Mondays: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Tuesdays: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Wednesdays: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Thursdays: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Fridays: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Saturdays: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Sundays: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

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Royal Pleb 2 months ago

The museum is currently being renovated and therefore the entry was free! We were pleasantly surprised with how big the museum is and how much historic objects they had on display. With English texts and intriguing backstories. The staff was very kind, spoke English (we spoke a little Japanese) and we got a delicious tasting at the end. Bought 2 bottles of sake to support this place. Definitely a recommendation. We travelled about 30 minutes by train for this destination and it was very much worth it!

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Pavinee 4 months ago

Great place to learn about the history of one of the biggest sake brewery in Japan! We visited on a weekday, there was not that much people but still have to wait around 10 minutes or so. The tour is 600 yen per person, and you get free mini sake cup and sake testing coins at the end. The museum staff is so kind and he even let us try cracking the sake keg! Overall, we had a very pleasant and interesting time here and we even bought some of their sakes back home. Recommend!

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Brian 4 months ago

Great value and service. For the entrance ticket (600yen pp) you get 3 tasters and a sake cup included. The museum itself is not big but shows all the necessary stuff and has a nice shop at the end.

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Michele Calabrò 4 months ago

Short and sweet museum visit, quite detailed and interesting information on sake's production and the Gekkeikan brand. 3 small glasses of sake offered at the end of the visit per person, 600 yen ticket (bargain!) don't miss this if you're in Kyoto!

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EK Lee 5 months ago

This was part of a tour so not sure if the experience is as good without a guide. Nonetheless, there is plenty of English descriptors and its easy to navigate and go through the museum in a systematic process akin to the sake preparation process. There is a location to try the products at the end. The shop at the end allows you to purchase any that you might enjoy. All in all a good place to visit and then from there wander around town, pick a restaurant to try food with sake!