Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum, Kobe

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Observe the process of sake production at Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum, an old brewery now refurbished into a major tourist attraction. Realistic mannequin dolls and real tools and equipment vividly display the process of making Japan's most popular national drink. Every stage is depicted in detail, and the amount of work and passion put into the exhibits is clearly visible here. The self-guided tour ensures you go at your own pace, while highly educative videos in English narrate the history of the former brewery. At the end of the tour, stop by the tasting room to try some sake and purchase a few drinkable souvenirs for all the folks back home. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Kobe holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Museum closes at 4:30 p.m. I arrived at four but they weee nice to put 7 minute tape about sake. I was able to take a quick look and still offered free sake tasting. I bought one sake and one plum win...  more »
  • The archives of "sake" you know baengnokdam (hkushik) brand here is. In sake to 350 years of history because it was founded in 1662. Sumiyoshi in Kobe's archives is delicious (the temple water) water Nishinomiya City has established headquarters. It's typical distillery since its founding traditions to protect Japan's tatsuma House. I hear is "Nada 5-go' head.
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  • Not Super but then it’s free, can’t complain. Quite informative & free tasting as well only 15mins walk from the train station  more »
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  • Free entry, not so far from hanshin-line station. Moreover, you got free sake-tasting there. A really nice place to visit
  • Nice museum, you get a look at many antique sake production items and english videos of the process. The shop is good and the small sake tasting too
  • English pamphlet, English short videos with sake process explanation through whole exposition and very kind and helpful staff. Free tasting at the end of tour. Souvenirs and products shop has very good portfolio.
  • Good amount of English material explaining the process of sake brewing. There is also a free sake tasting at the end of the tour.
  • Great Sake Brewery Museum. Videos in English/Japanese for every stage of Sake brewing process. Also the option to Scan qr Codes (free WiFi offered!) and Display Information in several different languages. Many old tools on display and very lovely Show room. Best Sake Brewery Museum in the area.

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