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Kyoto Sake Brewery Gekkeikan Okura Memorial Hall

by Ryu_C@RakuRakuJP

A Slightly Drunken Afternoon in Fushimi, Kyoto

If you talk about Japanese sake, I believe you will think of Japanese sake brands in the Northeast region of Japan, and wineries with many years of history like Kyoto will always be forgotten by everyone, just like there will be no wineries in the Kansai region .

However, in fact, there are still some Japanese sake brands still operating in Kyoto, one of which is Gekkeikan, which has a history of many years.

Different from other Japanese sake brands, Gekekikan has set up a museum related to Japanese sake. If you are interested in Japanese sake, you must not miss it when you come to Kyoto for sightseeing next time!

Because at the Okura Memorial Hall, you can not only buy their Japanese sake products to take home, but also visit their brewing equipment. These are opportunities to give your travel itinerary a different experience! And you can take some limited souvenirs home!

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Okura Memorial Hall

Fushimi Japanese Tavern in Kyoto, sign of Okura Memorial Museum

Gekkeikan is a brewery with a long history in Kyoto. In the Gekkeikan Okura Memorial Hall, you can experience the culture and process of making sake in Kyoto-Fushimi before.

And this memorial hall is transformed from the wine cellar left before. In addition, you can also try drinking the undercurrent water used for wine making, watch the equipment used for wine making, and so on.

You can also make an appointment to visit the "Wine Fragrance Room", which is the place where wine is actually brewed and fermented, a wine making experience that ordinary people don't have many opportunities to see.

Kyoto Fushimi Japanese Tavern, Gekkeikan Okura Memorial Hall Visit Site
Gekkeikan Japanese Sake Brewery in Fushimi, Kyoto
Water quality of Fushimi Japanese tavern in Kyoto, Okura Memorial Hall
The water used to make wine in Laurel Wreath is very sweet
Fushimi Japanese Tavern in Kyoto, Exhibits at the Okura Memorial Museum
Wine making tools left over from the past

Japanese sake tasting experience

After visiting the winery, you can try 3 different wines

  1. "Letorobotol Ginjo Sake"
  2. "Tama no Izumi Daiginjo"
  3. "Plum Way"

In addition to the tasting experience, you can also visit the store and buy some limited gifts from the exhibition hall to take home. Examples include Japanese sake, Nara pickles, and sake manju.

Kyoto Fushimi Japanese Tavern, Japanese Sake Store at the Okura Memorial Museum

How to reserve a visit to the Okura Memorial Museum

General Personal Visits: No appointment required
Wine Fragrance Room Visit: Reservations are required

Opening hours: 09:30 – 16:30 Every summer in mid-August and winter at the end of December, the museum is temporarily closed

Entrance fee: ¥600 yen (with a sake souvenir)

Address: 〒612-8660 247 Nanhama-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto City
Telephone: 075-623-2056
detailed: Okura Memorial Hall / Chinese Visit Information / Visiting materials in Japanese

How to get to the Okura Memorial Museum

First take the Keihan Main Line to Chushojima Station, then walk for 5 minutes, or take a bus to Fushimi Momoyama Station, and walk for 10 minutes
Another way is to take the JR Nara Line from JR Kyoto Station to Momoyama Station and walk for 18 minutes after getting off

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