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.
- *We cannot accept tours for groups (13 or more persons).
|247 Minamihama-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto 612-8660, Japan
|9:30 – 16:30 (last admission 16:00)
|20 or older: ¥600 / 13 to 19: ¥100 / 12 or younger: Free
*Visitors 13 or older will be given free gifts.
Please make your reservations online ahead of time
|New Years holiday period (from December 28 to January 4), O-Bon festival (from August 13 to August 16)
|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.
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.