Sawanotsuru Museum

"Old sake brewery" Sawanotsuru Building opened as a library hoping to disseminate the culture of sake brewing and propagate the culture of sake making to the future generations, which was built at the end of the Edo period and was built over 170 years ago is. Exhibit valuable sake making tools of Sawanotsuru boasting 300 years of foundation and traditional culture of sake. Please feel the depth of Japanese sake seeking harmony with nature such as Rokko Mountain and Miyaji by all means with your skin.

Sawanotsuru Museum

Notice of closing days during summer holidays
Indeed, I am closed from August 10 (Saturday) to 18 (Sun), 2019.
Please acknowledge it.

Three charm of the museum

Experience the traditional sake brewing along the process

Experience the traditional sake brewing along the process

In the museum which used wooden warehouse built in the late Edo period, we introduce the process of sake brewing of old times. Exhibit tools used for each process such as a washing rice washing rice washing work, a kettle used for burning, a cauldron of about 2 m 30 cm in diameter and 1 m 95 cm deep, and explaining how to use and the name in an easy to understand manner. You can know the wisdom of the predecessor and the culture of sake making in the space where the atmosphere is drifting. In addition, "Taru(Barrel) ship" which carried alcohol to Edo from the upper side, "Shipboard Higaki Kaien", active in commercial activities with the Japan Sea coastal area including Hokkaido "Kitamae Sengoku boat You can also take a model of a Japanese ship such as "You can see it.

Valuable ruins that can be touched upon historical sake brewing

Valuable ruins that can be touched upon historical sake brewing

The ruins considered rare in the whole country are the "Tuba (Funaba)" trace of the underground structure. The bathing place is a workplace where you drink alcohol from a shrimp. You can see the structure of a sake basket (Sakabe) that arranges the shrimps that you put in a shiburo (bukkuro) and the structure of a vault (a darutsubou) that receives drinking squeezed. In addition, we can also visit the room "Kojimuro" which was used for making koji, which influences the quality of sake. 40 hours after putting steam into the room, it is said that old people worked with no sleepless rest. Please try touching historical sake brewing.

Rebuilt and restore faithfully the "old brewery" designated as important tangible folk cultural property

Rebuilt and restore faithfully the "old brewery" designated as important tangible folk cultural property

In 1980 (Showa 55), we received designation from "Hyogo Prefecture" as "Important Tangible Folk Cultural Property" and have gained popularity as a tourist attraction in Kobe. However, the building was completely destroyed by the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake of 1995. The entire company worked together to restore and rebuild, we applied the seismic isolation system and rebuilt in 1999. In doing so, it was discovered in 1839 (Tenpo 10 years) by an architectural texture written by the railroad and excavation work. I hope you will enjoy the tradition of the brewery and the place where you can feel the Japanese culture while leaving the traditional sake brewery as it is.

Museum Shop

Museum Shop

Also free tasting of "Namazake" which can only be drunk at sake brewery

After having enjoyed the tradition and culture of Japanese sake at "Sake Brewery of old times" at Sawanotsuru Museum, please visit "Sawanotsuru Museum Shop". We can also sell items related to sake, taste and sake, including products of Sawanotsuru that are hard to get in.

KOBE free Wi-Fi Tax Free

The Museum Shop also has "KOBE Free Wi-Fi" (English, Korean, Chinese, Thai, Japanese correspondence) also established at a tax-free shop (Tax-free Shop), so even customers from overseas it's recommended.
Please use it.

Facility information

Opening hours 10 am - 4 pm
closing day Every Wednesday
Bon holidays, New Year holidays
Admission fee free
Group 10 people or more is required
TEL: 078-882-7788 FAX: 078-882-6777
Parking Lot Ordinary passenger car
Large bus available

access

By car: about 5 minutes from the Maya toll station of Hanshin Highway No. 3
People coming by train: Approximately 10 minutes on foot from Hanshin Oishi Station

※ If you are coming by car, there is a parking lot on the side of the museum shop west of the museum entrance. (Large bus parking possible)

Address: 〒 257 0852 Hyogo Prefecture Kobe City Nishi-ku, Nishi-Ishinamachi 1 - chome 29 No. 1
Phone number: 078 (882) 7788
FAX: 078 (882) 6777