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Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum

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Address: 4-5-5 Sumiyoshi Minamimachi, Higashinada-ku, Kobe 658-0041, Hyogo Prefecture
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Interactive and free sake sampling!

Foreigner friendly museum as it has English videos and pamphlets explaining each steps of sake brewing. At the end of the museum (that takes you through the steps of sake brewing... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 December 2016
Auckland, New Zealand
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Port Douglas, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Really good presentation, easy to understand for foreigner because English videos. Should have sign of the place outside in English but the officer at the gate he was very helpful. Very impressed.

Thank NinnMassage
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

We were surprised at how much we enjoyed our visit here. The museum was quite informative and the life-size displays of each step helped us glimpse the sheer work involved in making sake. I really enjoyed viewing the old videos of workers in action. The sake tasting was good. The staff at the sake tasting and gift shop were very... More 

1 Thank Andrea_6515
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Foreigner friendly museum as it has English videos and pamphlets explaining each steps of sake brewing. At the end of the museum (that takes you through the steps of sake brewing, around 30 min), there is a museum shop that sells different types of sake, glasses and other souvenirs. My favourite part was when we got to try the sample... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Ok, so i'm not really a big fan of alcohol in general but i'm always on the lookout for soft serve ice creams with unique flavours in japan where they seem to be tons of them. So i had to try this Sake infused soft serve and it did not disappoint! the sake tasting was ok but it would be... More 

3 Thank silverspire
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Well organised and laid out museum and quite interesting in terms of the process of making Sake. We were quite interested in finding out about the difference of quality and tastes of the Sake which wasn't really explained but we enjoyed the free samples! Worth going if you like Sake but quite a trek really unless you're staying in Kobe!

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Fun place to visit to learn about sake. Free wifi and free sake tastings. Easy to get to and signs to guide you.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This is a nice museum describing the process of making sake. The museum also has a shop with the possibility to taste sake. In this area there are several sake brewery so it is a nice afternoon to walk around between the different breweries.

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Vancouver BC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We did a self guided tour of the sake breweries in the area. There are maps and sign posts to guide you along which is nice but the breweries are far apart because they are so large. We got into town late and were sure we missed the breweries because most closed at 5pm. The guard motioned us to go... More 

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L'Ile-Perrot, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

The museum is a bit outside of the kobe downtown but it is worth the short train ride. You will have a chance to see how sake was made at the begining compare to now.

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Los Angeles, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Kobe is famous as the center of sake brewing, with most of the big manufacturers located in this industrial part of town near Sumiyoshi Station. And Hakutsuru, along with Kikumasamune and Gekkeikan are the biggest. The Hakutsuru Museum has a nice self-guided display of old sake brewing tools, and a great explanation with old videos of the process in both... More 

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