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Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum Tours

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Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum
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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The Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum is located within a five-minute walk from Chushojima Station on the Keihan Subway Line. The museum is open from 9:30am to 4:30pm every day. It is closed on New Year holidays and for the O-Bon Festival in August. Admission fees are 300 yen ($3) for adults with discounts for children. 
Address: 247 Minamihama-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto 612-8660, Japan
Admission: 300 Yen
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3 Hours Kyoto Insider Sake ExperienceFull-day Tours

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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Kyoto Sake Brewery & Tasting Walking TourHalf-day Tours

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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Fushimi Inari and Sake Tasting TourBeer & Brewery Tours

Fushimi Inari and Sake Tasting Tour

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Discover two sides to Kyoto as you visit one of its most famous shrines, then learn about sake production and tasting, during this 3.5-hour excursion in Kyoto. Begin with a visit to Fushimi Inari Shrine, an iconic religious site with striking red torii (gates). Then visit Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum, to learn how the drink is made and try some samples. Finish with another tasting at a Kyoto sake store. This 3.5-hour visit includes a guide, train transport and all sake tastings and entrance fees.
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Tastes of Kyoto: private guide to Fushimi Inari and Sake breweries (Private)Half-day Tours

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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Private Tour - Compare the Taste of Many Kinds of Nature and Wildlife

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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Highlights of East Kyoto by train, Zen, Tea, SakeDay Trips

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

Experience the highlights in eastern Kyoto by train and on short walks and get an expert with M.A. Introduce studies in Kyoto's history and culture in Japan. This mode of transport gives you the opportunity to experience Kyoto's most famous sights while feeling the pulse of the locals' lives. We visit several places in Kyoto where traditional culture has existed for centuries: Uji, which is associated with green tea in Japan, and Fushimi, a traditional center for brewing sake. Between the two districts is the Manpuku-ji Temple, the main temple of the Obaku Zen School, which has retained a distinctive Chinese appearance. The area of traditional sake breweries and warehouses in Fushimi has served as a backdrop in many films. The final walk through the Geisha district of Gion and Kyoto's old town completes this tour.
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Kyoto Sake Brewery Tour with LunchHalf-day Tours

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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Kyoto Walking &Tasting Matcha, Sake One Day TourDay Trips

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Kyoto Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine and Sake Tasting Tour Half-day Tours

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This tour is accompanied by a National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter. Take a stroll around the beautiful town of Fushimi, famous for its abundance of sake breweries. You can enjoy a Japanese sake tasting session after touring the museum, then visit the location that users of a travel website said they most want to visit in Japan--Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine. This spot is known for its thousands of brilliant red torii gates, called Senbon Torii.
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One day landing tour of Fushimi-Inari Taisha and sake breweriesRail Tours

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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Kyoto, Nara 2 days bike tour with overnight self guidedMountain Bike Tours

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· Experience different facets of Japanese culture, from ancient Buddhas to tea to Japanese cuisine · Cycle through the remote countryside between Kyoto and Nara with their lush tea plantations on touring or e-bikes · Visit the traditional neighborhoods of Kyoto and Nara such as Uji, Fushimi and Nara Park. This tour connects the two former Japanese capitals of Nara and Kyoto with their traditional urban landscapes. In between you can admire lush tea plantations and centuries-old Buddha statues and temples, from the unpretentious stone Buddha in the Joruriji Temple to the tallest Buddha in the Todaiji Temple in Nara Park. You will be familiarized with many aspects of Japan such as green tea, sake brewing and Buddhist tradition. The tour also includes a typical Japanese dinner (kaiseki cuisine). You can enjoy the rural Japanese countryside while driving on small roads with very little traffic.
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Private Highlights of Kyoto TourFull-day Tours

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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Made In Kyoto Shopping Tour with a Local: Tastes of Tea, Sweets and SakeSake Tasting

Made In Kyoto Shopping Tour with a Local: Tastes of Tea, Sweets and Sake

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With so many shopping choices in Kyoto, it can be overwhelming as a tourist to know which are the best places to visit. Take the stress out of shopping, by going on a shopping tour with a local. You’ll have multiple tastings, including tea, sweets, and sake. You’ll also learn about the history of the artisan products you see, meet local artisans, and wander through Fushimi Momoyama shopping area, and Gion.
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