Gekkeikan Sake Brewery

Gekkeikan Sake Brewery 月桂冠大倉記念館

Gekkeikan Sake Brewery, Fushimi, Kyoto.
Gekkeikan Sake Brewery, Fushimi, Kyoto
Gekkeikan Sake Brewery, Fushimi, Kyoto.
Entrance to the Gekkeikan Sake Brewery showing the traditional sakabayashi - a ball of cedar twigs associated with sake producers nationwide, Fushimi, Kyoto

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.

Sake Brewery in Fushimi, Kyoto.
Sake Brewery in Fushimi, Kyoto
Sake Brewery in Fushimi, Kyoto.
Sake Brewery area in Fushimi, Kyoto

Gekkeikan Sake Brewery Access

Gekkeikan Sake Brewery
247 Minamihama-cho
Fushimi-ku
Kyoto
612-8660
Tel: 075 623 2056
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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).

Gekkeikan Sake Brewery, Fushimi, Kyoto.
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