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Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum

Open today: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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247 Minamihama-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto 612-8045, Kyoto Prefecture
Southern Kyoto
+81 75-623-2056
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A small museum, but very interesting. You are given a 180ml bottle of sake each on entering, then at the end enjoy tasting of two diferent sakes plus a sweet liquor.

Thank LorrainePAustralia
Reviewed 18 May 2018

We had never tried Sake, so decided to head down to this museum. Our suggestion if doing it yourself is to take a train (Momoyamagoryo-Mae Station on the Kintetsu Kyoto Line) and then walk a few hundred metres. Use Google Maps or equivalent. It is...More

1  Thank Scott N
Reviewed 15 May 2018

This was one of the few Sake experiences I could find in Kyoto that was actually open to the public, which is why I made a special trip here. One thing Kyoto really could do is better embrace Sake tourism. This museum has an inexpensive...More

Thank Lindsay A
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Nice museum, lovely presentation how t make sake. Especially i enjoyed the printing stamps and the old fashioned bottle. Do not miss to eat at the restaurant Tsuki no Kurabito.

Thank Matthias F
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

We booked a tour here since it's free for the tour. You do have to pay 300yen whether you take a tour or not, but it comes with a free small bottle of sake. The tour itself was very short, but still interesting. Since our...More

Thank Justyn S
Reviewed 12 April 2018

It has that old flavor outside the building and right from the entrance. It is a different experience altogether of seeing the crude methods used to make the "Sake". It is a guided tour and they explain each and every step of the complete process...More

1  Thank Aravind D
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Small museum but value for money, 300 yen entrance fee gives you a free sake bottle to take home as well as an opportunity to try sake and plum wine. Short English text available for all parts of the exhibit, going around takes 15 min...More

Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

300 ¥ and you get nice little museum experience, and you get to taste three types of sake - all great - plus a little souvenir bottle. The bottle was 180ml, and I think it's the same as what they sell at most convenience stores...More

1  Thank Anders L
Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

The museum was pretty good. We watched a short film on sake brewing process and then our guide walked us through the museum finishing with a sale tasting and then gift shop. Very enjoyable.

Thank Wakki B
Reviewed 25 March 2018

The museum is more like an art gallery the way it's structured, especially showcasing sake labels of exquisite Japanese calligraphy.There's a lot of history and memorabilia about sake-brewing. For instance, a special edition of sake was brewed in commemoration of Babe Ruth's visit to Japan...More

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Southern Kyoto
Southern Kyoto has a reserved air. Though the Fushimi
Inari Shrine is one of Kyoto's major tourist
attractions, the surrounding nature, parks, gardens,
temples, and shrines provide less-visited spaces for
strolling and reflection. The Fushimi Inari Shrine
itself is made up of 32,000 sub-shrines, and the
mountain they are dotted across beckons hikers,
picnickers, and lovers of the outdoors. Many of the
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13 November 2016|
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Response from Kimitaka S | Reviewed this property |
300 Japanese yen (about US$3). All visitors (except the person under the age of 20) can get a small bottle of Sake as a souvenir. This is also included in the entrance.
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Response from Vachintha | Reviewed this property |
Hi... You don't have to book prior to your visit for sake tasting. You can just walk in and purchase the entrance ticket which costs 300 Yen per person. That ticket will grant you access to the museum, Sake tasting and even... More
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14 January 2016|
Response from Mike W | Reviewed this property |
If Sunday isn't a national holiday it is safe to assume they are open.