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Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum

Though Japanese rice wine is often referred to as sake in English, sake in Japanese refers to alcohol in general. In Japan, the preferred word for rice wine is "Nihonshu."
Nihonshu has a very distinctive aroma and fruity sweet taste. It has an alcohol content of from 14 to 19%. Drinking chilled nihonshu in summer helps you feel refreshed after working and increases your appetite. In winter, hot nihonshu makes you feel warm and relaxed.
There are approximately 2,000 nihonshu breweries in Japan producing more than 10,000 products. Every brand of nihonshu has a unique aroma and taste of its own. If you would like to find out more about nihonshu and brewing, the museum below may interest you.
 
 
Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum

Museums & Galleries

Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum

Though Japanese rice wine is often referred to as sake in English, sake in Japanese refers to alcohol in general. In Japan, the preferred word for rice wine is "Nihonshu."
Nihonshu has a very distinctive aroma and fruity sweet taste. It has an alcohol content of from 14 to 19%. Drinking chilled nihonshu in summer helps you feel refreshed after working and increases your appetite. In winter, hot nihonshu makes you feel warm and relaxed.
There are approximately 2,000 nihonshu breweries in Japan producing more than 10,000 products. Every brand of nihonshu has a unique aroma and taste of its own. If you would like to find out more about nihonshu and brewing, the museum below may interest you.
 
 
Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum
Address
Address: 247 Minamihama-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto City, 612-8660
Tel
+81-75-623-2056
Website
http://www.gekkeikan.co.jp/english/index.html
Access: 5-minute walk from Chushojima Station on the Keihan Line
10-minute walk from Momoyama Goryo-mae Station on the Kintetsu Kyoto Line
 
Parking: 4 buses (reservation required) and 22 cars
 
Entrance Fees: Adults: 300yen, Children aged 12-17: 100yen, Children aged 0-1: Free
 
Hours: 9:30 - 16:30
 
Closed: New Year holidays and O-Bon Festival (August)
 
Marukyu-Koyamaen Makishima Factory 
Makishima Factory Address: 172-4 Nakagawara, Makishima-cho, Uji City, 611-0041
 
Makishima Factory Tel.: +81-774-25-0505
 
Access: 5-minute by taxi from Mukojima Station on the Kintetsu Kyoto Line about 2km
 
Parking: Available
 
Plant tours
The Makishima Plant can be seen on weekdays with a minimum 7 days of advance reservation.
 
Program
1. Showing of video about matcha production (10 min. or 20 min. version)
2. Visit to matcha processing facilities
3. Visit to tea inspection room
4. Visit to tea ceremony room
5. Trying to prepare matcha and drinking matcha
 
Time Required: 70 or 90 minutes
 
Visiting Days: Monday through Friday. However, during the early May harvest sometimes on Saturdays as well.
 
Visiting Time: 10:00 - 12:00 and 13:00 - 16:00
 
Number of Persons: 2 to 40 people
 
Entrance fees: Admission free
 
Tel.: +81-774-20-0909 (Japanese Only)
Fax.: +81-774-28-2288
Post mail: 86 Terauchi, Ogura-cho, Uji City, 611-0042
Marukyu-Koyamaen Makishima plant tour desk
 
 
Horino Memorial Museum
Address: 172 Kameya-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto City, 604-0811
 
Tel./Fax.: +81-75-223-2072
 
Access: 8-mintue walk from 7th exit of Maruta-machi Station on the Subway Karasuma Line
 
Entrance Fees: Adults: 500 yen
Admission free for people visiting only the shop and under 20 years of age.
 
Hours: Memorial Museum 11:00 - 17:00 (Admission until 16:30)
Beer Hall: 11:00 - 21:00
Closed: every Monday, Tuesday, New Year Holidays
 
 
《WAK JAPAN Tour with an English speaking guide》 
Reservations Necessary
 
Procedure: 9:00 Start from JR Kyoto Station → Fushimi Inari →10:30 Gekkeikan Okura Memorial Hall → 11:45 A liquor shop → The local shopping arcade → 13:00 Reach the nearest train station
 
Time Required: 4 hours
 
Visiting Days: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
 
Visiting Time: 9:00 - 13:00
 
Experience Fees: 8,600 yen (Per person if you book more than two people) (Including tax)
12,800 yen (for one person booking) (Including tax)
 
Tel.: +81-75-212-9993
 
Fax.: +81-75-212-9994
 
Address: 172 Kameya-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto City, 604-0811
 
Tel./Fax.: +81-75-223-2072
 
Access: 10-mintue walk from 7th exit of Maruta-machi Station on the Subway Karasuma Line
 
Entrance Fees: Adults: 300 yen, Students: 200 yen
 
Hours: Memorial Museum 11:00 - 17:00 (Admission until 16:30)
Beer hall: 11:00 - 21:00
 
Closed: Mondays (If it is a national holiday, the following Tuesday), New Year holidays