Kiku-Masamune Shuzo Kinenkan

Kiku-Masamune Shuzo Kinenkan

Kiku-Masamune Shuzo Kinenkan
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9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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MCC
South West England, UK561 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Kiku-Masamune is a sake brewery worth a tour and tasting. After a short video of watching how sake was made in a traditional way and how it has changed to modern day way of production. A walk through the well sign posted museum in English.Guides were able to answer questions. The tasting room and shop was the final stop.
A free tasting of a sake Junmai daiginjo (15% ABV and 61% of polished rice is discarded £16/70cl) and plum brandy (31% ABV) was offered. The sake was their basic grade but tasted quite pleasant with fruity palette and a touch of sweetness. The rice was sourced from special grade A grand cru area to be served at room temperature. A pay dispenser to try other higher grade sakes was available. The differences in grades is how much rice is discarded, grade of the land and serving temperature. We tried the three next grades Junmai Ginjo (15% ABV with 59% discarded rice £22/70cl) but also from grade A grand cru terroir – bouquet of ripe pears followed by plum and sweet peach, taste of umami to be served chilled for fine dining. Alt.3 was their second best (15% ABV £29/70cl) made from a blend of unpasteurised sake having a complex smell and taste of sweetness, touch of bitterness and freshness, served at room temperature with light textured and flavoured foods. Finally their best was Muroka (16.5% ABV of 39% polished organic rice £35/70cl) is unfiltered and undiluted with top notes of sweet apples and white peach, tasting full bodied of fruity creaminess to be served at room temperature in shot glass.
Written 16 May 2024
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Mike M
Basel, Switzerland34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
We just spent a wonderful morning at the brewery. An informative video, small exhibition and tasting. Rather than walking to another brewery, we decided to take the tour of factory where they make cedar barrels by hand. Super interesting and worthwhile to see the craftsman at work. The guide did not speak perfect English but tried very hard to make sure we saw and understood everything with English videos and pamphlets. The tour finished with a nice tasting including the special sake the emperor served Obama on his visit to Kobe. Highly recommended!
Written 6 October 2019
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Thank you for visiting kikumasamune Brewery Museum and thanks again for your warm a hartful commenits. We are very happy and honorable to have your strong interest against the tour so-called Maister Factory Tour. we have 3 tour in a day.10:30,14:00 and 15:00. This is an original tour of KIkumasa brewery. You can make reservation from internet. Thank you very much.
Written 6 November 2019
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Beaucaillou
Germany1,303 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Couples
This brewery shows small collection of precious and rare artistic sake cups.
In this occasion, we can see “l’art de table” in sake.
Written 9 July 2016
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Daro2
Edinburgh, UK116 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Friends
Worth a gander, the staff at this brewery museum we incredibly friendly and helpful. A 10 minute video in a small theater gave a good priming on on the brewing process, and the well written English pamphlet was great too, however, as is common in museums here, none of the exhibits had English labels, which was quite a let-down. Barring the disregard of multi-lingual exhibit labeling, the exhibited are still interesting to see, though inferior to Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum's, just a short walk away. For a best experience, go to both!

The free sake tasting afterwards is excellent too. The staff there spoke excellent English and explained each sample as we tried them. I walked away with 2 bottles. (My travelling companion is convinced their Sake was the tastiest of the two brewery museums).
Written 5 August 2013
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Pam L
Melbourne, Australia501 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
We were part of a tour group and enjoyed the informative video We found Sake interesting but did not buy any. We bought Sake lollies for little gifts.
Written 28 May 2019
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Thank you for coming to kikumasamune brewery museam. We'er glad you're interested in Japanese sake. Thanks again for introducing our museam.
Written 23 July 2019
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BobBobGolden
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia623 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
Get a map and you will identify a few good one to visit in the same area.
Tasting before purchase.
Also local food available
Written 23 December 2018
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Thank you for visiting and introducing our museum. Admission fees and tasting are free. We don't have a restrant(eating and drinking space). We are looking forward for many visitings. Thank you.
Written 28 December 2018
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James E
Omaha, NE47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Couples
Disclaimer : I have past knowledge of the sake brewing process.

Who is this for? People interested in sake or for people interested in how sake used to be produced.

This museum was great. I came here after visiting the Hakutsuru sake museum. This museum was a bit smaller than the other one and has less English signage, so I recommend going to Hakutsuru first. That being said, they did have some different displays and videos because they produce a different type of sake compared to Hakutsuru. There are sake samples at the end of the tour as well as a gift shop. Make sure you watch the videos up on the second floor!

I really enjoyed my day visiting the different sake museums in the area. I think they all complimented each other well due to their different content. I would reccomend visiting more than one if you have time.
Written 2 April 2018
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Mónica M
Bronx, NY1,618 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Solo
Extremely nice people at museum. There is a seven minute film in english that tells you all about history of sake. The sake brewing exhibition room has great displays. My favorite part of course was the three free sake tastings. Prices were very good.
Written 22 December 2017
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GVancouver
Vancouver, Canada978 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
There is a small collection of Sake Breweries to visit in Nada, just outside Kobe. We chose Kiku-masamune. It was an excellent little visit. There is a small museum with period displays of how sake is made. They have a short informative video on how sake is made.

At the end there is a sake tasting and, of course, you can buy their product.

I'm sure the other nearby sake breweries are equally nice but we found this one just what we wanted. A short intro to brewing sake in a pleasant atmosphere.

If you have the Loop City ticket you get a free gift of two sake glasses.

Take the JR Line to Sumiyoshi then take the Rokko Liner to Minami-Uozaki.

We walked one way from the JR. It was a short hike but pleasant to see the locals, especially kids, out in the canal catching crabs.
Written 21 August 2017
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junjin
brunei214 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Friends
this is 1 of 5 sake breweries/museums that we visited. we know this sake brand as its sold at many places. went straight to the shop for tasting. they also sell less premium sake in cartons. though its less premium, it still tasted delicious. bought a few cartons as its easier to carry and pack.
Written 10 June 2017
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