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Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum

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Just because it is a museum does not mean that the Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum is not functional. This operational sake brewery introduces visitors to the history and technical components of sake brewing. Located in the heart of an old sake brewing district, many of the buildings and breweries have been standing since the Edo era. Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum itself was founded in 1637, making it one of the region’s oldest breweries.

The charm of this Museum is its attention to detail. The brewery is in an old-fashioned, traditional sake house. Japanese songs about sake and sake brewing play throughout the museum. One of the main displays features over 6,000 brewing tools, considered by many to be cultural relics. Of course, the highlight of the tour is the sake tasting itself, where some of the area’s best is on display.

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247 Minamihama-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Japan, 612-8660
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3 Hours Kyoto Insider Sake Experience

3 Hours Kyoto Insider Sake Experience

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Gain a better understanding of sake during this tour that explores the Fushimi Sake District of Kyoto. Visit Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum, one of the largest sake breweries in Fushimi, and end your visit with a sake-tasting session. Not only will your guide be able to explain the basics of sake and introduce you to new kinds you may have never tried, but your tastings will also be paired with Japanese snacks that enhance the tasting experience. 
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$78.02
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Kyoto Sake Brewery & Tasting Walking Tour

Kyoto Sake Brewery & Tasting Walking Tour

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-Visit Kyoto's major sake brewery district and the Kyoto Sake Museum- you'll learn the rich history of Gekkeikan and the brewery process of sake by observing sake exhibits. Three kinds of sake tasting are offered. After deepening your knowledge of sake, feel free to stroll around the area and visit the cultural and historical spots, such as liquor stores and Teradaya. - Enjoy Kyoto's local sake samplings!- Deepen your knowledge of sake and appreciate the different aromas and flavors between the 18 of them brewed in Fushimi, Kyoto. -Be a little tipsy- Stop by one of Kyoto's shrines, and get refreshed by drinking exquisite Japanese groundwater at the end of the tour Magical Trip is a local tour operator with the TripAdvisor certificate of excellence that offers various types of small-group tours throughout Japan! Check out our Trip Advisor Page for more tours and our reviews!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$84.83
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Private Highlights of Kyoto Tour

Private Highlights of Kyoto Tour

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Immerse yourself in the cultural and architectural splendor of Kyoto on this private tour, ideal for first-time visitors. Choose from two different routes, both of which cover major Kyoto attractions including Nijo Castle and Kiyomizu Temple, and explore the city with a personal guide. On the northwest-bound route, you’ll visit the Golden Pavilion, Nishiki Food Market, and the bamboo groves of Arashiyama Park. Alternatively, the southeast course covers the Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kiyomizu Temple, and the Gion area. Receive undivided attention from your guide on this private tour. 
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$204.77
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Kyoto Sake Brewery Tour with Lunch

Kyoto Sake Brewery Tour with Lunch

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For those new to the Japanese rice wine, sake can be something of a mystery. Unravel those mysteries on this tour to Kyoto's Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum, which has been making sake since 1637. See how producers have made sake throughout the past few hundred years, and understand the techniques they use. Enjoy sampling some of the sake and then have lunch (included) in the restaurant.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$190.71
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Highlights of East Kyoto by train, Zen, Tea, Sake

Highlights of East Kyoto by train, Zen, Tea, Sake

Experience the highlights of eastern Kyoto by train and on short walks, and let an expert with M.A. introduce studies in the history and culture of Kyoto in Japan. This type of transport gives you the opportunity to experience the most famous sights of Kyoto while feeling the pulse of local life. After a short train ride we reach the Fushimi Inari Shrine with its hundreds of scarlet shrine gates. Then we come to Manpuku-ji Temple, the main temple of the Obaku Zen School, which has retained a distinctive Chinese appearance; Uji is associated with green tea in Japan, and Fushimi is a traditional center for sake brewing . We visit the Sake Museum with sake wine tasting. The area of traditional sake breweries and has often served as a backdrop in films. The final walk through the geisha district of Gion and the old town of Kyoto rounds off this tour.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Tour - Compare the Taste of Many Kinds of

Private Tour - Compare the Taste of Many Kinds of "sake" to Find Your Best

Fushimi, Kyoto has one of the best water in Japan, which makes it famous for high-quality sake since the quality of water is essential to sake. People in Fushimi has been making sake for a few hundreds of years and it has several famous brands. If you like sake, it is definitely Fushimi that you have to visit! You will first drink pure water, the essential ingredient for sake, on this tour and then visit a sake brewery where you can watch and learn about the process of sake making. There is also a café renovated from a sake brewery where you can compare the taste of several sakes! Since Fushimi is also famous for its history, you will also visit spots to learn about it. Cant miss it!
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Tastes of Kyoto: private guide to Fushimi Inari and Sake breweries (Private)

Tastes of Kyoto: private guide to Fushimi Inari and Sake breweries (Private)

This tour combines walking tour to one of the most popular shrines, Fushimi Inari, and sake brewery hopping. A local food guide will explain how to brew sake and you can taste different types of sake at a local sake bar.
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  • 6 hours
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$155.21
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One day landing tour of Fushimi-Inari Taisha and sake breweries

One day landing tour of Fushimi-Inari Taisha and sake breweries

We will experience the sake breweries where the tourist destination "Fushimi Inari Taisha" representing Kyoto and the culture and history of Japanese sake continue. Fushimi belongs to Kyoto City, but since ancient times, unique tradition, history, and culture different from Kyoto City still continue. You will experience the charm of Fushimi.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$68.83
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Kyoto Walking &Tasting Matcha, Sake One Day Tour

Kyoto Walking &Tasting Matcha, Sake One Day Tour

Kyoto was the capital of Japan for over 1,000 years. To the present, you can get in touch with many traditional cultures even in the outskirts of Kyoto city. In this tour, you will visit Fushimi Inari Taisha, one of the most popular tourist spots in Japan, and the Uji Byodo-in, the shape of which is so beautiful and widely known as it is depicted on Japanese money. Uji is also famous for producing good Japanese tea. Finally, you will visit a major sake producing district and enjoy tasting some of the different types of Japanese sake.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$131.69
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum costs USD 68.83. Guided Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum tours start around USD 68.83 per person.
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