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Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum

4-5-5 Sumiyoshi Minamimachi, Higashinada-ku, Higashinada, Kobe 658-0041, Hyogo Prefecture
+81 78-822-8907
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At HAKUTSURU SAKE Brewing Co., Ltd., we have opened our old sake brewhouse in its original form to the public as the Sake Brewery Museum. Our hope in doing so is to give visitors a feel of the tradition of sake making that has been carried down through the ages and to broadly and deeply convey the "heart of Japan" to the sake making world.
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  • Very good52%
  • Average16%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“gift shop” (12 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 16:00
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4-5-5 Sumiyoshi Minamimachi, Higashinada-ku, Higashinada, Kobe 658-0041, Hyogo Prefecture
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+81 78-822-8907
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"brewing process"
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"self guided tour"
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"gift shop"
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"for sale"
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"plum wine"
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"minute walk"
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"different kinds"
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"wooden building"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The brewery has a nice museum with good videos in english explaining how they brewed sake in the old days. At the end there is a free tasting and a nice gift shop.

Thank Doug9662
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although a little far to get there~suggest you take taxi. It was well worth the drive from Central Kobe. You get a good sense on how sake was made then get to taste sake of different grades. Very nice experience if you want to see...More

Thank Bill B
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

I'm not a sake drinker but this was fun to visit. Saw the video and viewed the displays. Very nice. I bought several bottles of nice sake for my family and friends who are drinkers. It's hard to find so you'll need to ask the...More

Thank jo k
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Reviewed 2 July 2018

The displays were very life like, and gave us a good knowledge of history and production of Sake. The displays were visual and interactive, with audio if required. Samples were free and shop was interesting. Loved Pepper the interactive robot.

Thank Liz Y
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Reviewed 10 June 2018

A great self-tour of the brewery and museum filled with artifacts (yes, sake is brewed not distilled)! You will understand the full process as you flow through the 1st and 2nd floors of the building with signs explaining in English the entire process. The tasting...More

Thank Brian P
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Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

The museum has a good representation of the sake making process that is very beneficial for people to understand how Sake was made. This is one of the big operations in Japan, probably one of the best known brand for mass market distribution. The gift...More

Thank semanticvision
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

This is a museum of how sake USED TO BE MADE, not how it is done today. The structure is very attractive and the display items are interesting. Understanding the "guides and owner" is a real challenge for Americans. It is hard to get any...More

1  Thank 1234texas
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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

This free tour and tasting traces the history of Hakutsuru and the evolution of brewing techniques. Allow about an hour from beginning to end. There is an English pamphlet, and videos to guide you, however the route is somewhat confusing and the extensive displays are...More

1  Thank Rob W
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Disclaimer : I have past knowledge of the sake brewing process. Who is this for? People interested in sake or for people interested in how sake used to be produced. This museum was fantastic. It is a museum displaying and describing how sake is produced...More

Thank James E
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

There's not a lot of signs translated into English but they have provided a app that will translate the signs on your phone for you. There are also screens which tell you all about the sake brewing process which have an English option. There's a...More

1  Thank KuanWai
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2 hs you cover Tour, tasting and shopping
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Take Hanshin line towards Kobe. Get off at Sumiyoshi stop. Then 5 minute walk.
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Thank you for your interest in your visiting to Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum . Our brewery museum opens to public, 9:30 to 16:30. No appointment/reservation necessary. Please note that its door closed at 16:00PM. We hope... More
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