Japan Museums: Gekkeikan Sake Brewery
Gekkeikan Sake Brewery 月桂冠大倉記念館
Not far from Fushimi Inari Shrine in south eastern Kyoto is Kyoto's traditional brewing area.
The brewers originally set up shop here in the the 1600's, primarily because of local springs--famed for their delicious water--and the Horikawa River and canal that offered quick access north into central Kyoto and south to Osaka.
There are over 6,000 tools and implements related to sake brewing and production at the Gekkeikan Sake Brewery. The buildings on the campus as well are fascinating and include a reproduction of the original Gekkeikan office. Also on display are photographs of the brewery in times gone past. Visitors can also learn about the sake brewing process in a mini-brewery and buy sake and sake-related products in the shop including sake cups and flasks and even bath-salts.
Admission: 300 yen for adults; free tasting.
Gekkeikan Sake Brewery Access
Open: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Gekkeikan Sake Brewery Access: A ten-minute walk from Fushimi Inari Station or Chushojima Station (Keihan Line) or JR Momoyama Station from Kyoto station. Alternatively a 10 or 15-minute walk from the Momoyama Goryo-mae Station (Kintetsu).