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Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum 【South Area】

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-(0)75-623-2056

* 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)

* Website: http://www.gekkeikan.co.jp/english/index.html

Marukyu-Koyamaen Makishima Factory 
* Makishima Factory Address: 172-4 Nakagawara, Makishima-cho, Uji City, 611-0041

* Makishima Factory Tel.: +81-(0)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

* Application: E-mail: http://www.marukyu-koyamaen.co.jp/english/inquiry/index.html#02
Tel.: +81-(0)774-20-0909 (Japanese Only)
Fax.: +81-(0)774-28-2288
Post mail: 86 Terauchi, Ogura-cho, Uji City, 611-0042
Marukyu-Koyamaen Makishima plant tour desk

* Website: http://www.marukyu-koyamaen.co.jp/eng/index.htm

Horino Memorial Museum
* Address: 172 Kameya-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto City, 604-0811

* Tel./Fax.: +81-(0)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

* Website: http://kinshimasamune.com/en/horino/

《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-(0)75-212-9993

* Fax.: +81-(0)75-212-9994

* Website: http://wakjapan.com/services/288/
* Address: 172 Kameya-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto City, 604-0811

* Tel./Fax.: +81-(0)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

* Website: http://www.kinshimasamune.com/kinenkan.html

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