Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum (月桂冠大倉記念館)

Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum is a corporate museum of the sake manufacturer Gekkeikan Sake Co., Ltd. located in Fushimi Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture.

The museum which is themed around sake brewing and Gekkeikan was opened on the company's 350th anniversary in 1987 in a renovated sake brewery (built in 1909) on the bank of Hori-kawa River.

The observation route is designed according to the order of the sake brewing process, and a wide range of items owned by the museum are permanently exhibited, including 400 brewing tools selected from 6,120 items designated by Kyoto City as Tangible Folk Cultural Properties, the tools used for shipping such as branding irons, red woodcut seals, copper plates and molds, as well as the tools used to make barrels.

Heritage of Industrial Modernization

Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum (built in 1909) and the museum-owned 'Fushimi sake brewing tools' are certified Heritage of Industrial Modernization as "Heritage of Sake Brewing in Fushimi" together with the 'Uchigura Brewery' (built in 1906), the 'Gekkeikan Old Head Office' (built in 1919), the 'Gekkeikan Showagura Brewery ' (built in 1927), the 'Old Okura Brewing Research Institute' (built in 1909), as well as the Matsumoto Sake Brewing Co., Ltd. and Fushimi jikkoku-bune ship (Old Freighter).

O-bon festival and New Year's holiday
Opening Hours
9:30 - 16:30 (entry permitted until 16:00)
247 Minamihama-cho, Fushimi Ward, Kyoto City, 612-8660

5 minute walk from the Keihan Main Line Chushojima Station.
10 minute walk from the Keihan Main Line Fushimi Momoyama Station
10 minute walk from the Kintetsu Kyoto Line Momoyamagoryo-mae Station
18 minute walk from the JR Nara Line Momoyama Station

Awards and Recognitions
Kaori fukei 100-sen (100 best aromatic landscapes) 'Sake Breweries in Fushimi'
Best 100 landscapes in Japan: where to go, where to walk
Yuho 100-sen (100 best promenades for walking)
Kyoto Hyakkei (Best 100 scenic spots in Kyoto)
Kyoto bikanfuchi-sho/ Tokubetsu-sho (Kyoto special award for attractive aesthetic scenic spots) (1987)
Juyo kaiwai keikan seibichiiki (Important areas designated as landscape conservation areas) (1997)
Kyoto-shi Shizen 100-sen (Kyoto City Best 100 natural scenic areas 'The rows of willow trees along the Horikawa River')

Surrounding Area
Okura's Principal Residence
The founder of the brewery
Built in 1828.

Gokonomiya-jinja Shrine
Matsumoto Sake Brewing Co., Ltd.
Kizakura Kappa Country
Jikkoku-bune ship (Old Freighter)

[Original Japanese]