Industrial Tourism in Japan
GEKKEIKAN SAKE COMPANY
The Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum introduces you to the fascinating history of sake brewing with its nostalgic buildings, tasting experience, and valuable collection of traditional brewing tools. From among the 6,120 brewing tools designated by Kyoto City as folk craft cultural assets, some of the most representative items used in the various stages of the brewing process are on display here. While enjoying the exhibits, you can hear recordings of traditional sake brewing songs sung by brewers of bygone days. Here is faithfully reproduced the atmosphere of an old sake brewery.
GEKKEIKAN SAKE COMPANY, LTD.
247 Minamihama-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto 612-8660 JAPAN
5 or 7-minute walk from the Keihan Line Chushojima Station.
10 or 15-minute walk from the Kintetsu Kyoto Line Momoyama Goryo-mae Station.
Adults (¥300), Children aged 12-17 (¥100), Children aged 0-11 (free)
Please make a reservation, in advance by telephone, for group visits (over 15 persons) and tour of ‘Gekkeikan Sake Koubou'. During the tour, visitors can see fermenting process of brewing sake.
|Working days and hours||9:30AM to 4:30PM|
|Closings||New Year holidays and O-Bon Festival (August).|
|Visitor capacity||It depends on the number of visitors. Please inform the number in advance.|
|Time required for a tour||Approximately 1 hour (60 minutes )|
|Language||Japanese only. The instructinos of exhibits are shown in English, Chinese and Korea. The website is shown in English. Chinese and Korean websites are under construction so these are opened soon.|
Telephone or Facsimile
Tel: +81(0)75-623-2056, Fax: +81(0)75-612-7571
Note: Please refrain from drinking alcohol as follows.
*Drinking alcohol is within the proper limits at a legally admitted age (over 20 years of age or more in Japan).
*Consumption of alcoholic beverages during pregnancy and breast-feeding women may be harmful to the child's health.
*No driving a car, motorcycle and bike with alcohol in your body.