While western alcohol, such as wine is made from grape, vodka from wheat; Japan’s representative alcohol, sake, is made from rice, water and Koji (rice fermente). Sake is also different to other alcohol due to the fact that it holds special, significant role in Shinto, an indigenous religion of Japan, as a sacred purifier. Sacred sake is often used during celebration such as wedding party and traditional festivals.
【Name】Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum 月桂冠大倉記念館
【Address】247 Minamihama-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto 612-8660
[Route 1] JR Kyoto Station 京都→ (Kintetsu Kyoto Line) → Momoyama-goryou Mae 桃山御陵前
Approximately 10min ride and 10min walk from the station exit.
[Route 2] JR Kyoto Station 京都 → (JR Nara Line) → Momoyama 桃山
Approximately 12min ride and 18min walk from the station exit.
[Route 3] Gion-shijo 祇園四条 → (Keihan Railway) → Chusho-jima 中書島
Approximately 13min ride and 5min walk from the station exit.
【Closed】New year holidays and “Obon” season in August (around August 15, annually)
Reservation is not required for regular tour.
If you wish to have an optional tour to Sakekobo (mini-brewery) to see how Sake is traditionally made, you are kindly asked to make your reservation by phone within 3 months prior to your visit. This is required for both individual and groups.
【Group Reservation】Group consisted of more than 15 people is required to make reservation in advance.
Price and Plans
- Adult: 300 JPY (approx. 2.5 USD) / Child: 100 JPY (approx.0.8 USD)
Includes souvenir: a 180ml bottle of pure rice Sake for each adult visitor and special postcard for each child visitor.
How to Enjoy
The location area is very famous for sake brewing and you can see traditional brewing town view along the street. Learning about how Sake is made and used (other than drinking), it would be very helpful to deepen your knowledge and understanding toward Japanese culture and traditions.
Not only you can learn the history and procedure of making sake, but also you may enjoy unique experience at sake brewing houses, street view, and the traditional house decoration.
- Please do not give alcohol to minors, pregnant / nursing women and those visitors comes by their own car.
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