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Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum

Travel Guide - Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum


Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum introduces the fascinating history of Sake brewing with its nostalgic buildings, tasting experience, and valuable collection of traditional brewing tools. The museum's wooden building was originally used as a Sake storehouse in the Meiji Period (1868 - 1912) by Gekkeikan, one of the Japanese major Sake brewing companies established in 1637.
Some of the most representative items used in the various stages of the brewing process are on display here. You can learn the history of Sake brewing by watching those traditional brewing tools, which are now designated as cultural assets by Kyoto City. While enjoying the exhibits, you can hear recordings of traditional Sake brewing songs sung by brewers of days gone by.
In this museum, you can also try Sake tasting and buy their products. The museum shop offers Gekkeikan's Sake products including the ones which are only sold here.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • 9:30 - 16:30


  • August 13 - August 16
  • Year-end and New Year's holidays

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • 300 yen (General, Adult)
  • 100 yen (Student)
  • Admisson Free (Child)

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 5 minutes walk from Chushojima Station on the Keihan Main Line or Keihan Uji Line
  • 10 minutes walk from Momoyamagoryo-mae Station on the Kintetsu Kyoto Line
  • 18 minutes walk from JR Momoyama Station

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 247, Minamihamacho, Fushimi-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 612-8660


Food Tours Japan @FoodToursJapan - 2018-11-27
Glorious day in Fushimi - my favourite district in Kyoto. Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum is looking fine on this sprin… https://t.co/J29ESlLXtL
Davey Young @SecondUtensil - 2018-08-10
In the afternoon we visited the Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum in Fushimi, which has been the center of Kyoto’s nihons… https://t.co/5gmcMJNzYJ
Sake Hacks @SakeHacks - 2018-08-09
Lanterns light up the streetscapes along the Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum, Uchigura Sake Brewery, Main House of the… https://t.co/fjGHEH3mIy
Tallypack @tallypack - 2018-02-27
Thanks to Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum! #fushimi #sakedistrict
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Becky the Traveller @becky_traveller - 2018-02-03
Have you visited Japan? Did you try sake?
Tell me what you thought 👍👎 Sake Tasting in Kyoto - Gekkeikan Okura Sake… https://t.co/epLh3uvqMX
ゆみ @yumisuke2016 - 2018-01-22
@JWonggg Fushimi Inari for sure. Also, Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum is fun to visit. You can try sake ;)
Select Wines @SelectWinePros - 2017-10-31
Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum
Sake Vessels
Vessels used to enjoy sake come in sets, which… https://t.co/GjhM5x80l9
Diana @logicbutton - 2017-10-27
@Rollergirl31 @jinxland @osutein @riekeoka Oh, also the Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum in Kyoto, if that's your thing!
Risefromthegraveana @logicbutton - 2017-10-27
@Rollergirl31 @jinxland @osutein @riekeoka Oh, also the Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum in Kyoto, if that's your thing!
Rosie Bear @RosieBear4MND - 2017-09-13
Learning about sake at Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum In #Kyoto, I liked the samples! 🍶 https://t.co/8Lo27Gt4pq
Kazushi Yamada @polymerfilm - 2017-04-02
Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum in Kyoto, Japan. When you will come to here, you will know how to… https://t.co/QNShsjo26O
Japanese Culture @jculture_en - 2017-02-21
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#Sake #JapaneseSake [https://t.co/WMQ2jPft2M]On a recent visit to Kyoto, my local Gion tour guide tol…
Sake Information @sake_e - 2017-02-21

#Sake #JapaneseSake [https://t.co/BbGkJddlJV]On a recent visit to Kyoto, my local Gion tour guide told me that …
carol chung @caroltchung - 2016-08-27
Heading to the Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum to learn some history 🍶
carol chung @caroltchung - 2016-08-27
The Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum was interesting. I'd like to learn more about modern sake brewing practices 🍶🤓 https://t.co/e5x0m997tV
LTDdesignconsultants @LTDdesigncon - 2016-05-06
Hand drawn sake icon from the #Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum, Fushimi Ward, Kyoto. https://t.co/JUbUUHXgKe
Sandi Rose @famishadnetwork - 2015-10-24
Sake store advertising sign to commemorate Babe Ruth’s visit to Japan in 1934. Gekkeikan… https://t.co/VMy8rgm3um
David Ing @daviding - 2015-03-01
Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum on Flickr.Learning about varieties of rice used, and how sake is made. S... http://t.co/UrUGfzRdEQ [tumblr]
SAMURAIguide @SAMURAIguide - 2015-02-07
how to make sake



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