Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum is a sake museum in Fushimi Sake District in southern Kyoto.

The museum was building was once a sake brewey itself, so it has an authentic atmosphere. It’s often part of guided tours of Fushimi Sake District too.

Displays and exhibitions

Sake barrels in the courtyard. | Photo by Maria Danuco

The Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum has exhibitions on sake production and the history of the Gekkeikan Sake Company. Lots of information is available in English, and we recommend it to anyone interested in learning more about Japanese sake.

When you first enter the museum, you’ll watch a short film with English, Korean, and Chinese subtitles. The film explains traditional sake brewing techniques that are still used today. There are then two exhibition rooms, an inner garden for relaxing in, and a courtyard with old sake barrels.

Museum facilities

The museum has a tasting room where you can sample different types of sake. Then, you can head over to the shop to buy your favorite.

How to buy tickets for Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum

You can buy tickets in person at the entrance to the museum. Entry is ¥600 for those over 20 and includes sake tasting. Guests over 13 years old recieve a free souvenir gift.

How to get to there

The closest station to the museum is Chushojima Station on the Keihan Line. From there it’s a 5-minute walk to the museum.

Things to do nearby

This museum is a great addition to a trip to the world famous Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine.

Frequently asked questions

How long do you need for the Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum?

We recommend giving yourself 1 to 2 hours to visit the museum.

What is the drinking age in Japan?

The legal drinking age in Japan is 20 years old.

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