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[Kyoto ]Sake breweries and beer breweries in Kyoto for tastings and tours! 7 selected sake brewery tours

[Kyoto ]Sake breweries and beer breweries in Kyoto for tastings and tours! 7 selected sake brewery tours

2021-06-21 Management office

In Fushimi, Kyoto, there is a spring of Mikasui, selected as one of the 100 best waters in Japan, and more than 20 sake breweries still brew sake with this famous water, which adds umami to the flavor of sake.
For this reason, sake brewery tours in Fushimi have become a popular sightseeing spot in Kyoto. Even if you are not familiar with sake, you can enjoy the tour of sake breweries even if you are not interested in sake. Of course, those who love sake will be very satisfied with this course, as they can compare drinks and receive souvenirs.
There are also buns and cookies related to alcohol for everyone to enjoy.

Laurel Crown Okura Memorial Hall

This is a memorial museum where visitors can learn about the history of sake brewing and sake in Fushimi.
Sake brewing tools are displayed in the order in which they are used to make sake, allowing visitors to learn about the sake brewing process.
You can also sample the spring water Sakamizu, which is used to make sake. There is a landing place on the river behind the Gekkeikan Okura Memorial Museum where visitors can board an Edo period boat for sightseeing.

After the tour, you can taste three types of sake.

After learning how to make sake, you will be able to choose three different types of sake to taste from a selection of sake. Afterwards, you will receive a mini bottle of junmai sake.
You can buy sake as well as Gekkeikan retro bottles as souvenirs.

"Facility Information "
Name: Gekkeikan Okura Memorial Hall
Address: 247 Minamihama-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, 612-8043, Japan
Phone number: 075-623-2056
Business hours: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closed: Obon and year-end and New Year holidays
Budget: Adults 600 yen / 13-19 years old 100 yen / 12 years old and under free
No smoking and smoking: No smoking in the entire building
Space and Facilities: Gekkeikan's corporate museum in an earthen storehouse structure, where you can observe the sake brewing process and enjoy souvenirs and tastings. The townscape is also charming, so just a tour is good.
URL: https://www.gekkeikan.co.jp/enjoy/museum/

Kizakura Kappa Country

This is a food and sake theme park run by Japanese sake maker Kizakura.
Famous for the song everyone has heard and the impact of the kappa, it is divided into the Yellow Cherry Blossom Memorial Museum of Sake, the Kappa Kappa Museum, the Yellow Cherry Blossom Bar where you can enjoy food paired with sake, and the Yellow Cherry Blossom Shop where you can buy souvenirs, making it a tourist spot where you can enjoy yourself all day long. It is also a lively place with a beer garden in summer.

Freshly brewed local beer is also available!

There are many kinds of food such as Kyoto Mugishu drinking set, Kizakura 9 kinds drinking set, Daiginjo drinking set, etc., but there are also many kinds of sake to compare. Visitors can compare and contrast the different types of sake to find the one they like best and buy it home as a souvenir.

"Facility Information "
Name: Kizakura Kappa Country
Address: 228 Shioyacho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, 612-8046, Japan
Phone number: 075-611-9921
Hours: (Lunch) 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Sat. and Sun. from 11 a.m.) (Evening) 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Budget: Free to visit
No smoking and smoking: No smoking in the entire building
Space and Facilities: Visitors can observe the sake brewing process, including the brewing process of Kizakura, and learn about sake brewing. Visitors can also compare sake and enjoy a meal.
URL: https://kizakura.co.jp/restaurant/country/

Dreams of a hundred people

A Taisho era building that was formerly a Gekkeikan sake brewery has been converted into a coffee shop.
In this quaint building, visitors can enjoy manjuu (buns) and ice cream made from sake. Visitors can freeze sake and enjoy the happiness of being surrounded by sake sweets.
And of course, tastings are available, making it a relaxing spot between visits to sake breweries.

Enjoy 16 kinds of sake tasting

You can enjoy tasting 16 kinds of sake and take a sake quiz while having fun.
Sake tasting sets are also available, allowing visitors to enjoy sake in a relaxed atmosphere. Souvenir sake buns are also delicious and highly recommended.
This is a great spot for sake lovers.

"Facility Information "
Facility name: Fushimi Yumehyakushu
Address: 247 Minamihama-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, 612-8045, Japan
Phone number: 075-623-1360
Business hours: 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed: Monday
To calculate: 075-623-1360
No smoking and smoking: No smoking in the entire building
Space and Facilities: Sake sweets and sake can be enjoyed in a Taisho era building.
URL: https://ameblo.jp/fushimi-yume100shu/

Fushimizu Sake Brewery Alley

A total of 18 breweries offer a taste of Fushimi's local sake.
You can drink your favorite sake at the 23-meter-long sake brewery counter, where you can choose from a wide variety of 120 types of sake as much as you like. On top of that, you can order food from any of the food stall-like stores lined up, such as oden, itawasa, meat suckling, Iberian pork, ramen, and more.

18 varieties, one bite at a time!

This set of sake tasting is a great way to enjoy a little bit at a time.
It is a planned setup where everything is drunk in order.
In many ways, being able to drink this much sake in one of Japan's leading sake-producing regions is a bargain. The kizukizake set is priced at 2,250 yen (excluding tax), making it a great value for money.

"Facility Information "
Facility name: Fushimisakagura Koji (Fushimisakagura Koji)
Address: 82-2 Hirano-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, 612-8057, Japan
Phone number: 075-601-2430
Hours of operation: 11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Closed: Tuesday
Budget: 3,000-3,999 yen
No smoking and smoking: No smoking in the entire building
Space and Facilities: A total of 18 breweries of Fushimi's local sake can be enjoyed. You can also enjoy meals.
URL: https://fushimi-sakagura-kouji.com/

Sake Brewery Bar En

Fujioka Sake Brewery's sake is served in a red brick building and a wooden building.
What a surprise! There is a space where visitors can see the brewery and sake tanks, and sample the sake for a fee. This means that you can drink only freshly brewed sake. Basically, it is a tasting space for those who have come to buy sake, but there is also seating to enjoy frozen sake and small snacks.

Everything is fashionable!

Once inside, one can't help but take one's hat off to their modern sense of style. The 500ml size bottles are Venetian glass and the labels are all fashionable.
Sake lees and sake buns are also available for sale, and a quick shopping trip is recommended.

"Facility Information "
Facility name: Shuzo Bar En (Sake Brewery Bar En)
Address: 672-1 Imamachi, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 612-8051, Japan
Phone number: 075-611-4666
Business hours: 11:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Closed: Wednesday
Budget: 1,000-1,999 yen
No smoking and smoking: No smoking in the entire building
Space and equipment: It is a tasting bar done by a sake brewery. Watching the brewing of sake.
URL: http://www.sookuu.net/

Ichijyoji Brewery

You can drink craft beer at the brewery.
Factory tours are available at any time, and the process of making beer can also be observed. Such Ichijyoji Brewery beer is available at BEER PUB ICHI-YA.
The store is like a directly owned Ichijyoji Brewery.

Regular 6 types

There are 6 regular and 3 guest beers from Ichijyoji Brewery with cute labels. BEER PUB ICHI-YA has 7 kinds of beers, and they are changed every week. Drink comparison sets and oden are also available to enjoy craft beer.

"Facility Information "
Facility name: Ichijoji Brewery
Address: 10-1 Ichijyoji Deguchi-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8164, Japan
Phone number: 075-702-2002
Hours of operation: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed: Sunday
No smoking and smoking: No smoking in the entire building
Space and Facilities: A craft beer factory tour is available in a house-like building.
URL: https://kyoto-ichijoji-brewery.com/


A restaurant with a Kirin Beer brewery is open in Machiya.
There is a limited beer and food menu, and you can watch the beer being made through the glass from the restaurant. You can also see it from the outside, but it is stylish and highly recommended in every way. You can also drink in the courtyard, so you can enjoy a relaxing drink while feeling the townhouse.

A la carte dishes made with beer ingredients

There is also a snack set that comes with snacks to go with the beer!
We are even impressed by how well snacks and beer go together. There are many adventurous tastes among beers, so you can easily try beers you normally don't drink.

"Facility Information "
Facility name: SPRING VALLEY BREWERY Kyoto
Address: 〒604-8056 587-2 Tomi Koji-dori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Phone number: 075-231-4960
Hours: 11:30 a.m. - 11 p.m. Saturday 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Closed: 2nd Monday of the month
Budget: 3,000-3,999 yen
No smoking and smoking: No smoking in the entire building
Space and Facilities: Craft beer can be enjoyed in a renovated machiya (traditional townhouse) with a view of the Asahi Beer brewery.
URL: https://www.springvalleybrewery.jp/pub/kyoto/


Kyoto is home to one of the three major sake breweries in Japan: Nada in Kobe, Fushimi in Kyoto, and Saijo in Hiroshima. Kyoto's abundance of high-quality water makes it possible to produce sake, which is rich in potassium and calcium and produces sake with a full, clean flavor.
It is also a fun way to sample the sake in a way that makes it easy to understand which sake you prefer.
We invite you to visit the brewery and sample the sake in Fushimi, Kyoto.

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