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Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum

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Address: 4-5-5 Sumiyoshi Minamimachi, Higashinada-ku, Kobe 658-0041, Hyogo Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 78-822-8907
09:30 - 16:00
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Quite a trek for free Sake but interesting!

Well organised and laid out museum and quite interesting in terms of the process of making Sake. We were quite interested in finding out about the difference of quality and tastes... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well organised and laid out museum and quite interesting in terms of the process of making Sake. We were quite interested in finding out about the difference of quality and tastes of the Sake which wasn't really explained but we enjoyed the free samples! Worth going if you like Sake but quite a trek really unless you're staying in Kobe!

Thank cfinn16
San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fun place to visit to learn about sake. Free wifi and free sake tastings. Easy to get to and signs to guide you.

Thank Erica S
Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

This is a nice museum describing the process of making sake. The museum also has a shop with the possibility to taste sake. In this area there are several sake brewery so it is a nice afternoon to walk around between the different breweries.

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Vancouver BC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We did a self guided tour of the sake breweries in the area. There are maps and sign posts to guide you along which is nice but the breweries are far apart because they are so large. We got into town late and were sure we missed the breweries because most closed at 5pm. The guard motioned us to go... More 

Thank travelsalot35
L'Ile-Perrot, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

The museum is a bit outside of the kobe downtown but it is worth the short train ride. You will have a chance to see how sake was made at the begining compare to now.

Thank Martra55
Los Angeles, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Kobe is famous as the center of sake brewing, with most of the big manufacturers located in this industrial part of town near Sumiyoshi Station. And Hakutsuru, along with Kikumasamune and Gekkeikan are the biggest. The Hakutsuru Museum has a nice self-guided display of old sake brewing tools, and a great explanation with old videos of the process in both... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

We braved the train systems (190 Yen each way!) to get out to Hyogo Prefecture. When you get out of the train station, go under the overpass and wander down the street - you will feel lost. Look up for a billboard marker of a crane. Walk towards it.... Cheap thing to do in Kobe - you need an hour... More 

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Nelson Bay, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

I found this museum very interesting as I knew nothing about the complex process of Sake brewing. It also gave an insight into Japanese life in the past. The museum was well presented with English versions of videos etc. The shop had some very nice items for sale. Well worth the visit.

Thank Gail P
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

This is a small museum to understand the processes of making rice wine (sake). A short visit if you love sake. A video will be aired as well on its history.

Thank Joyce S
Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Authentic sake brewery with free museum showing history of sake making (video in English and Japanese). Free sake tasting at the end. Whole visit does not take more than 30 mins. Shop where you can buy some reasonably priced sake. It's an easy stop between Kobe and Osaka (not shinkansen) but suggest taking the taxi to/from Sumiyoshi station on a... More 

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