What is “Taru Sake” Meister Factory?

In 2017, Kikumasamune celebrates the 50 years since its introduction of “Taru Bin.” “Taru Bin” was created with passion of Kikumasamune brewery and all the skill and techniques of its craftsmen to deliver “Taru Sake” with the best traditional taste since Edo period to every home.
“Taru Sake Meister Factory” is a monument to its 50 years history, but it is not meant to be a museum. It is a functioning factory and laboratory that is to let people know the unchanged great taste of “Taru Sake” through the artisanship of Sake making by Kikumasamune generation after generation.


TARU SAKE MEISTER FACTORY tours are guided from the Kiku-Masamune Sake Brewery Museum. Reservation for the tour is available from a HP reservation site until 2 days before.

Tour times 10:30 am / 2 pm / 3 pm
Date Every day excluding the museum’s days off

* Please note that tours may sometimes not be offered due to certain circumstances.

Capacity Each tour can have up to 20 participants.

* Participants are accepted in order of application. No more participants will be accepted after the capacity is reached.

Reserve https://www4.revn.jp/kikumasamune_reserve/
Time length About 30 minutes
Participant fees Free
Inquiries Kiku-Masamune Sake Brewery Museum
1-9-1 Uozaki-Nishimachi, Higashinada-ku, Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture 658-0026
Open: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Closed: New Year period (2023/12/23-2024/1/4)
TARU SAKE MEISTER FACTORY special number: 078-277-3493 (available 9:30 am to 4:30 pm)

* No applications by phone for participation in a tour are accepted.

  • * Please note that cask making may sometimes not be conducted in the factory for production-related reasons.
  • * No factory work is done on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays.
  • * When cask making is not conducted, you can see videos of the cask making process.
  • * No elementary school or younger children allowed into the factory.
  • * No one in poor condition or totally drunk is allowed into the factory for the reasons of safety and hygiene management.
  • * No pets are allowed into the factory (excluding helper dogs).
  • * No food and beverages are allowed into the factory for the reason of hygiene management.
  • * Please do not touch exhibits, to avoid injury.
  • * Cask making work involves high risks of danger. There are some dangerous places and items, such as uncovered material, and cutting tools and machines for processing use. Please be sure to keep away from working spaces. Additionally, do not talk to artisans while they are working.
  • * Please note that cask making work is noisy.
  • * The factory has no toilets. Using toilets in the museum beforehand is recommended.
  • * When moving from the museum to the factory, tour participants will cross a road. Be careful of traffic.