Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum

Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum © Iry

What is Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum

The Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum was created by the Gekkeikan Brewing Company to preserve equipment and introduce the history of brewing that has been passed on to the Fushimi area.  A Meiji period (1868-1912) brewery cellar on the banks of the Horikawa River of Fushimi-jyo (Fushimi Castle) was renovated and opened as a museum in 1987.

Fushimi-ku’s climate, quality of subsoil water and quality of rice, makes it an excellent location to brew Nihonshu (Japanese liquor) and has been doing so since the Muromachi period (1336-1573).  During Toyotomi Hideyoshi’s time at Fushimi-jyo, the Fushimi became a nationally leading district for Japanese liquor brewing.  17% of Japanese liquor brewed in the country is brewed at this location and extends its reach to over 50 related companies.  Along the Horikawa River, lined with willow trees and white walled storehouses, visitors can experience this city of brewing as the scent of fermentation fills the air.


5 minute walk from the Chushojima Station on the Keihan Railway.  10 minute walk from the Momoyamagoryo-mae Station on the Kintetsu Railway.  15 minute walk from the Momoyama Station on the JR Nara Line.

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Description: Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum

Sights Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum (月桂冠大倉記念館)
Address Kyoto, Fushimi-ku, Minamihama-cho 247
Phone / Fax Phone: 075-623-2056 / Fax: 075-612-7571
Duration 40Minutes
Business Hours Monday:09:30-16:30
Closed dates Specific dates NEW YEAR'S HOLIDAY
Admission Fee Pay admission: 300yen
Recommended Season
Spring (March - May)
Summer (June - August) Autumn (September - November) Winter (December - February)
Recommended target Family Couples Groups Adult (ages 20+) Single traveller

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