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Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum

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4.2 (2079)

4-chōme-5-5 Sumiyoshi Minamimachi, Higashinada Ward, Kobe, Hyogo 658-0041, Japan

Historic sake brewery with displays illuminating the fermentation process & samples of the spirit.

hourglassDuration: 01h00min

phone+81 78-822-8907
indoor
indoor
free
free
daytime
daytime
museums
museums

clockOpening hours

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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Melissa Wang a week ago

Went to sake brewery as I was getting bored of Osaka and wanted to head to Kobe area. Found it by chance based on the stop I will get off at and saw that they have free sake sampling. Went there and walked through the entire exhibit to understand more about sake making. Very interesting and they have QR code where you can scan to listen to the English explanation. There were 3 different types of sakes for free samples and other types where you had to pay. The souvenir shop was filled with plenty of Japanese sake. I definitely regret not getting their sake skincare products as a souvenir because my luggage was already too heavy for me. Instead, I had ice cream.

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MC SM a week ago

When in Kobe, you definitely have to go to a Brewery! This brewery museum is FOC, you get to walk the exhibition at your pace, and its not crowded. At the end of the museum, there is a gift shop and sake tasting available. We paid 500Yen to get a sake glass & 2 tokens, which you then go to the sake dispensing machine to pick your choice of sake. The sake glass is also a souvenir to take home! There are also other fruit flavoured sakes available for tasting. We loved the whole experience given that it was totally very free and easy, not a tourist filled place! It is a walk from the nearest train station but no complains as the walk here was very relaxing, the neighbourhood is quiet. Will recommend!

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Ashley Nicol 2 months ago

Worth a visit if you’re enroute to Kobe from Osaka. It’s a free museum with a self guided tour so you walk around the exhibits and won’t take more than an hour here. There are English videos which explains the brewing processes but a lot of the exhibits are labelled in Japanese. At the end, there’s a shop that offers Tax Free and also free sake tasting along with paid tastings. It’s not a huge museum but fun to learn about one of the better known sake breweries in Japan.

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Rebecca K 5 months ago

Great museum explaining the process of brewing sake, and offering a great selection of sake to sample and purchase. The tour is self-guided, and videos are provided in English to explain the various exhibits. All the exhibits are very well designed. Sampling is available at a small room within the gift shop. Parking is also available at the museum itself. All in all it’s a great experience!

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Giacomo Frigerio 7 months ago

I went to this museum because i was curios about sake brewing methods and varieties. The museum is free and really well made. It also has English video explanation about the different instruments and sake brewing phases. At the end of the route there is the possibility to train gold medal winner hakutsuru sake for free. There is also the possibility to taste other sake (2 x 30cc) for 500 yens and they gift you the little sake cup. The shop has a lot of things and good souvenirs for good price and the staff is really nice and kind. Really recommended although you have to walk 15/20 minutes from the nearest station.