gekkeikan museum

Fushimi, the Sake Paradise of Kyoto

Fushimi lies at the southern end of the Kyoto Basin. It has always been blessed with good quality groundwater, and a rich natural environment even to this day. The city retains the atmosphere of the olden days, and is enjoyed by many as a city which breathes history.

Fushimi's traditional position as a sake-producing town remains alive today. Sake production has also continued without interruption. During the depths of winter, when winter-brewed refined sake production reaches its peak, rice is steamed and the "moromi" main mash is fermented, filling the air with its aroma in a way that lets people know that this is a sake town.

Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum

The Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum is a space where visitors can sense the spirit of Fushimi, its history and sake culture; and of Gekkeikan, a company that has led the development of sake brewing in this area. After visiting the Museum, enjoy tasting a range of sakes brewed with the underground water that is Fushimi's natural bounty, using traditional techniques honed through our history of challenge and creativity.

Visitor Information

  • *We cannot accept tours for groups (13 or more persons).
Address 247 Minamihama-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto 612-8660, Japan
Access
  • 5-minute walk from Keihan Line Chushojima Station
  • 10-minute walk from Keihan Line Fushimi-Momoyama Station
  • 10-minute walk from Kintetsu Kyoto Line Momoyamagoryo-Mae Station
  • 18-minute walk from JR Nara Line Momoyama Station

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Phone 075-623-2056
Hours 9:30 – 16:30 (last admission 16:00)
Admission 20 or older: ¥600 / 13 to 19: ¥100 / 12 or younger: Free

*Visitors 13 or older will be given free gifts.

Reservation Please make your reservations online ahead of time
  • By specifying a date and time, you will be given priority for your visit (at 15 minutes and 45 minutes past the hour).
  • For visitors without reservations, we offer walk-in tours (00 minutes and 30 minutes past the hour). However, we may ask you to wait, depending on crowd levels or limits to numbers. Also, if the tours are already at capacity you may not be able to join one.

See here for normal admission reservations (Japanese only)

Closed New Years holiday period (from December 28 to January 4), O-Bon festival (from August 13 to August 16)
Museum Guide Our Museum Guide lets you enjoy the Museum using your own device. You can learn about the stories behind the exhibits you view. It tells you the history of Gekkeikan from our founding to the present day, including episodes related to our sake brewing. We offer free Wi-Fi throughout the Museum.
Guided Tour

Our staff are prepared to give you a guided tour of the museum and the adjacent brewery (for a fee; reservations required). The tour is conducted only in Japanese.

Click here for more information (Japanese only).