Shotoku Shuzou

招 徳 酒 造

The 380-year legacy of Kyoto’s legendary sake brewing

Brief history of Sakagura Shotoku

Founded in 1645, and relocating to Fushimi in the mid-Taisho period in search of better water, this historic sake brewery has preserved the traditional culture and spirit of sake making for nearly a century. In a commercial-first environment, it remains dedicated to producing high-quality junmai ginjo sake (with no added alcohol). This small-scale brewery uses the highest quality sake rice from contracted farmers in northern Kyoto to create premium junmai ginjo sake, which is brewed in limited quantities each year. The brewery’s craftsmen continue to uphold the traditions passed down by their predecessors, aiming to produce junmai sake that harmonizes aroma and taste with a refreshing aftertaste. The rare opportunity to observe the brewing process up close during the production period will undoubtedly become a memorable highlight of your trip to Japan.

The black and white photographs capture the timeless essence of Shotoku Shuzou’s traditional sake brewing process. Even now, they steadfastly preserve the spirit and meticulous methods of their ancestors, ensuring that the legacy of authentic Japanese sake lives on.

Sake Discovery Special

Sakagura Tour

Sakagura Shotoku Shuzou offers an exclusive behind-the-scenes facility tour, a unique experience not typically offered in traditional brewery tours.

An Inside Look

What makes the Sakagura Shotoku Shuzou stand out is that in the month of September and April, which are the brewing season, you can observe the brewing process up close.

Premium Sake Tasting

During this tour, you’ll have the opportunity to savor 5 -6 distinct varieties of premium sake. These selections include premium Daiginjous, which are not commercially available.

Tour Options

Standard Tour | Premium Tour

*Prices displayed in this page are tax included.

Standard Tour

¥22,000 / person

Sakagura Tour

An exclusive behind-the-scene-Sakagura tour.

Premium Sake Tasting

5 - 6 types of rarely commercially available premium sakes.

Special Gift

1 Shotoku original sake cup per guest.

Tour Detail


¥22,000 / person


90 minutes




2-6 people

Tour Type




※The brewery is closed between August 10th and 12th and 16th and 18th 2024.
※For a larger group or weekend tours, please feel free to inquire us.

Premium Tour

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Sakagura Access

〒612-8338 Kyoto Fu Kyoto Shi Fushimi Ku Butai Cho 16

From Kintetsu Tanbabashi station
Approximately 15 minutes on foot

From Kintetsu Momoyama goryomae station
Approximately 8 minutes by taxi

From Keihan Fushimi Momoyama station
Approximately 7 minutes by taxi

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    Tour Terms of Use

    ⚫︎ The tour reservation will be confirmed when we receive the tour fee.

    ⚫︎ We do not provide refunds for cancellations made by customers after the tour reservation is confirmed or for leaving the tour during its execution.

    ⚫︎ If you fail to arrive at the meeting place by the starting time, the tour may be unable to proceed, and no refund will be provided.

    ⚫︎ If a customer engages in actions that violate laws or public order and morals, we may refuse their continued participation in the tour. Furthermore, in the event of damage or loss to the sake brewery facilities, buildings, equipment, or fixtures resulting from customer negligence, intentional or otherwise, we may request compensation regardless of intent.

    ⚫︎ Unforeseen circumstances, such as the ill health of sake brewery staff and guides or natural disasters, may lead to changes in the tour's content or its cancellation. In case of cancellation, we will provide a full refund of the tour fee.

    ⚫︎ Our tours are intended for customers aged 20 and over. Customers under 20 years old are not eligible to participate. If the participation of a minor or age misrepresentation is discovered, we may immediately decide to cancel or suspend the tour, with no refund provided in case of cancellation.

    ⚫︎ This agreement is governed by Japanese law, and any disputes related to this contract will be under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Osaka District Court or the Osaka Summary Court.

    《Prohibited Items》

    ⚫︎ Please refrain from consuming fermented foods like natto before the tour or bringing them into the facility.

    ⚫︎ Use of perfumes and hair products should be minimized.

    ⚫︎ Please refrain from driving a vehicle after tasting (drivers are not allowed to taste).

    ⚫︎ If actions contrary to the above agreement are observed, we may immediately decide to cancel the tour, with no refund provided in case of cancellation.

    《Privacy Policy》

    ⚫︎ We will collect and retain only the minimal personal information required with your consent.

    ⚫︎ Personal information may be used for "SAKE DISCOVERY" related business, among other purposes.

    ⚫︎ Unnecessary personal information will be destroyed after a certain period.

    ⚫︎ Photos and videos taken by our staff and guides during the tour are copyrighted by us and may be used for our promotional activities. Please note this, and if you wish to refuse the usage, please inform us or the guide in advance.

    《Cancellation Policy》

    ⚫︎ Cancellations made by 17:00 (JST) 21 days before the tour date, including the tour date, will not incur any cancellation fees. (However, a 5% refund handling fee will be deducted from the total amount.)

    ⚫︎ Cancellations made from 20 days to 14 days before the tour date will incur a cancellation fee of 50% of the total amount plus a 5% refund handling fee.

    ⚫︎ Cancellations from 13 days before the tour date and thereafter are not eligible for a refund.

    All the above-mentioned dates and times are based on Japan Standard Time.

    《Regarding Schedule and Visiting Brewery Changes》

    ⚫︎ Changes cannot be made from 13 days before the tour date.

    ⚫︎ Changes made before 14 days before the tour date will only be accepted if the brewery and interpreter guide's schedules allow. However, if it is not possible to change the schedules of the brewery and interpreter, you must either cancel according to the above cancellation policy or choose to proceed with the tour as originally planned. Please respond within 24 hours after our email regarding the tour options. If there is no response within the specified time, it will be considered as a voluntary cancellation.

    If you are interested in buying the Sake you tasted in the tour, you can purchase them at Okuhiroya, an online shop with the largest selection of Sake made in Japan.