Do you like Japanese Sake?
“Yes, I like it very much!!”
Therefore, the third of the visit to social studies that adult can enjoy is “Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum”.
Fushimi of Kyoto is famous for clear water and production of Japanese Sake is very prosperous from old days.
This time, I visited Japanese Sake breweries of “Gekkeikan” which is one of the biggest brewing maker in Japan.
The brand name called “Gekkeikan” is Japanese sake brand which is famous for abroad. (○´艸｀)
In addition, I introduce the highlight of Fushimi city because I took a walk in Fushimi on the way to museum.
↓Visit article of other social studies trip is here.↓
- Guided tour details and reservation method
- About Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum
- Guided tour report
- Other highlights in Fushimi
- How to get to Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum
Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum holds two types of tours.
1.A general visit tour(No reservation is needed.)
The visit of the exhibition room and a tasting of Japanese sake.
2.An optional visit tour(Reservation is needed.)
“General visit tour” + “Guide tour of “酒香房(Japanese Sake breweries)””
You can perform the reservation on a telephone.
Visit tour is possible to book from 3 months ago.
“Gekkeikan” is a brewing maker representing Japan of the establishment of a business in 1637, and there is the history of about 400 years.
Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum is appointed to a modernization industry inheritance.
Regular holiday：Obon(Summer holiday), Year-end and New Year holidays
This time, I participated in “Optional visit tour”. (About 30 min)
The next is time for tasting!! You can tasting three kinds of Japanese sake. d(*ﾟーﾟ*)
“吟醸酒(Quality sake brewed from the finest rice)”, “大吟醸酒(Large quality sake brewed from the finest rice)” and “Plum wine”
A lot of tourists from the foreign countries came to this museum.
It might be good for you to buy “sake” for a Japanese trip souvenir. XD
There are many highlights in Fushimi as well as a manufacturing facility of Japanese sake.
- キザクラカッパカントリー(Kizakura Kappa Country)
- 伏見十石舟(Fushimi Jukkoku-bune Boat)
- 寺田屋(Teradaya Inn)
- 長建寺(Choken-ji Temple)
- 御香宮神社(Gokonomiya-jinja Shrine)
All spots are accessible by foot.
There is the shop which is managed by “Kizakura Co.,Ltd.”(other sake brewing maker) in the neighborhood of Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum.
The taste of Japanese sake is different by a maker. Let’s tasting!(○´艸｀)
Passage fare：1,000 yen(More than junior high student), 500 yen(Less than primary schoolchild)
There is “Terada-ya” which is the hotel which is famous for a surprise attack case of Ryoma Sakamoto in Fushimi.
Admission Fee ：400 yen(Adults)、300 yen(junior high student ~ university student)、200 yen(primary schoolchild)
The sword-cut which was cut in the case of a surprise attack is left on the pillar.
（However, because this building was rebuilt after surprise attack, this sword-cut is thought to have been repaired.）
This is a small temple on the way going to Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum from Chushojima Station.
Admission Fee ： Free
Open ： 9:00~16:00
This shrine is controlling the protection of the place of Fushimi. This is an object of the faith of the local person, and this shrine is not known to many tourists.
Admission Fee：Free(Stone garden:200 yen)
The nearest of Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum is Keihan Chūshojima Station.
How did you like it?
Please try to go.
Have a nice trip! XD
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