Fodor's Expert Review Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum

Downtown Kobe Museum/Gallery

Nada, one of Kobe's westernmost neighborhoods, is home to a number of museums and breweries—many offering free sake tasting. The most popular is the Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum, where at the door you'll find a sake barrel of immense proportions. Traditional tools and devices and life-size figures of traditionally clad brewers demonstrate the sake-brewing process. There are also videos in English. The tour ends with free tastings. It's a five-minute walk south from Hanshin Sumiyoshi Station.Brewery Museum tours are by reservation only, so be sure to call ahead at least a couple days in advance.

Museum/Gallery

Quick Facts

4-5-5 Sumiyoshiminami-machi
Kobe, Hyogo-ken  658-0041, Japan

078-822–8907

www.hakutsuru.co.jp/english/culture/museum.html

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Free, Tues.–Sun. 9:30–4:30

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