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Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum

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247 Minamihama-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto 612-8045, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of english displays, so you don't really need a tour to get something out of it. Really loved the sake testing and was made up with the free sake bottle!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Gail B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a small museum, but was fun learning about the process of how sake was made. At the end you get to enjoy a complimentary sake tasting - honestly some of the best sake I’ve tried! Would have bought several bottles if not for the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank hansolover
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Would highly recommend this tour. You learn a lot and the tour guides are very knowledgeable (and not to mention patient!)

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kathyn538
Reviewed 9 November 2018

400 yen to get in and well work it. you get a free gift in the way of a small miniature sake bottle. heaps to read about the history of traditional sake making. you do not need to take a paid guided tour, you can...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lynne B
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Their first sake was produced 190 years ago! The entrance to the factory where you can enjoy flights of sake tasting will be 100 years old next year! There are many varieties to choose from but go slowly if you want to make it back...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank richardgG1237GW
Reviewed 24 October 2018

Very pleasant staff sold us tickets to the museum, gave us small bottles of sake and directed us to the start of the exhibit. Well laid out display and very informative about the sake making process and particularly the traditional methods. Also had some good...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank HUNTINGPARTY
Reviewed 11 October 2018

I am a big sake fan and am very interested in its history and therefore the museum was very good as well as weeing the architecture of the old factory. If you are only mildly interested in Sake or don't have tons of time to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank imagier
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

The process was interesting until they kept repeating it. The museum was very boring. The only highlight was the free sake bottle given.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TaylorVP
Reviewed 27 September 2018

It was cool to check out a Sake Museum! Found you get some value from the price, a self guided tour and a free bottle of sake. Do get to sample some sake at the end of the tour. There is english on the signage...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MBMatt1147
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

I went with my boyfriend just to the musum and I would say it’s worth a visit if you have the time and your all “templed out”. For 400 yen you get a small bottle of sake entrance to the museum and a few samples...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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PilotLaw
13 November 2016|
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Response from kimitakas | 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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19 October 2016|
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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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