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Kinshi Masamune Horino Memorial Museum
Kinshi Masamune Horino Memorial Museum

Kinshi Masamune Horino Memorial Museum

The Kinshi Masamune Horino Memorial Museum is about more than tasting sake. This traditional sake-brewing house in Kyoto honors the legacy of Machiya culture, a style of wooden townhouse best exemplified in Kyoto. The house formerly belonged to the Horino family, founders of the craft beer company Kinshi Masamune, but has since been converted into a museum that is open to visitors interested in learning about the history of Japanese architecture and sake brewing.

Visiting the Horino Memorial Museum provides a unique look into the art of brewing sake. The museum has an exhibit on sake brewing tools, and travelers are invited to taste three different kinds of Japanese sake, all made with water from a well on the premises. The well-water is still used today to make beer. and visitors get the chance to make their own label for a bottle of sake to take as a souvenir.

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Tues-Sun 11am-5pm
172 Kameyacho, Sakaimachidori Nijo-agaru, Kyoto, Japan

Practical Info

The Horino Memorial Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets cost 300 yen ($3 USD). The museum is within a 10-minute walk from the Karasuma Nijo stop by bus or a 10-minute walk from Marutamachi Station on Karasuma Line.

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