By using this site, you agree to the use of cookies.
See our privacy policy for more information. This site uses machine translation, so content is not always accurate. Please note that translated content may differ from the original English page.

  1. Home
  2. Local Info
  3. Destinations by Category
  4. 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

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
247 Minamihama-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto City, 612-8660
Tel
+81-75-623-2056
Website
https://www.gekkeikan.co.jp/english/kyotofushimi/museum.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: 400yen, Children aged 12-17: 100yen, Children aged 0-1: Free
 
Hours: 9:30 - 16:30
 
Closed: New Year holidays(from December 28 to January 4)and O-Bon Festival (from August 13 to August 16)