The Home of Sake, Kyoto
Other than the high quality of water from the Uji River, the Kitsu River, and the Katsura River running through the southern part of Fushimi, Kyoto has also been gifted with underground spring water. Especially in Fushimi, sake making has been thriving since the ancient times. In the middle ages, Hideyoshi Toyotomi (the chief advisor for the Emperor at that time) became very fond of the nature in Fushimi. He built Fushimi Castle and made the area prosper. Even today there are still many breweries in Fushimi and other parts of Kyoto City. Visitors can not only buy sake, but there are places where they can taste the sake and look inside the company.
The history of Kinshi Masamune, Horino Memorial Museum began in 1781, when Matsuya Kyubei opened up a brewery in Sakaimachi Nijo. In 1880 the brewery was moved to Fushimi, but they left the remains of the brewery where it was and so it was opened as a museum in order to pass down Kyoto's sake culture. Kinshi Masamune is the company's name and is also a famous sake brand in Kyoto.
The birthplace of sake production is Fushimi, but it is a little far from the center of Kyoto City. You can enjoy the history of sake making by going to the memorial museum while you are staying in the center of the city. Please enjoy the history of sake making in Kyoto and also the delicious local beer.
Train: 7 minutes from Marutamachi Station on the Karasuma Subway Line. Bus: 10 minutes from Karasuma Nijo Stop on the city bus.
Image Gallery: Kinshi Masamune, Horino Memorial Museum
Description: Kinshi Masamune, Horino Memorial Museum
|Sights||Kinshi Masamune, Horino Memorial Museum (キンシ正宗 堀野記念館)|
172 Kameya-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
|Phone / Fax||Phone: 075-223-2072 / Fax: 075-223-2072|
Monday:11:00-17:00 (Last entry by: 16:30)
Thursday:11:00-17:00 (Last entry by: 16:30)
Friday:11:00-17:00 (Last entry by: 16:30)
Saturday:11:00-17:00 (Last entry by: 16:30)
Sunday:11:00-17:00 (Last entry by: 16:30)
|Closed dates||Tuesday Wednesday Irregular closed dates|
|Admission Fee||Pay admission: 300yen|
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|Recommended target||Groups Adult (ages 20+)|