Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum

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(gekkeikan ookura kinenkan)

Located in the historic Fushimi district of Kyoto, the Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum offers a fascinating glimpse into the history and culture of sake brewing. The museum is housed in a beautiful red-brick building that was originally built in 1909 as a sake brewery. It was later converted into a museum in 1982, and has been open to the public ever since.

Inside the museum, visitors can explore a variety of exhibits and displays that showcase the traditional brewing methods of sake, as well as the history of the Gekkeikan sake brand. The museum offers guided tours in English and Japanese, and visitors can also participate in sake tastings to sample some of the delicious brews produced by the Gekkeikan brewery.

One of the highlights of the museum is the chance to see a traditional sake-making process up close. The museum has a working sake brewery on-site, and visitors can observe the various stages of the brewing process, from the washing of the rice to the fermentation and aging of the sake.

The museum also features a large collection of sake-related artifacts and historical documents, including antique bottles and labels, traditional brewing tools, and old photographs of sake breweries in Kyoto. Visitors can learn about the role that sake has played in Japanese culture throughout history, from its use in religious ceremonies to its popularity as a drink at social gatherings.

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