After a long day of sightseeing, starting from Uji to Fushimi; in the late afternoon we bid farewell to Fushimi Inari Taisha and head for dinner. The place we chose to have dinner on that day is Kizakura Kappa Country (キザクラカッパカントリー). It is a museum + restaurant by a famous Kyoto sake brewery, KIZAKURA (黄桜) (Japanese website).
KIZAKURA was most originally started as a local brewery in Fushimi, Kyoto in year 1925.
It became one of the main sake breweries of Kyoto and Japan. And in recent years, this brewery has also started making local beer and running a restaurant for its fans and customers to enjoy the tasty sake and beer together with delicious food.
Alighting the train, you will see some nice retro streets. Continue following google map, you’ll finally see an entrance like the photo below:
At this location, you’ll see the museum of KIZAKURA, Kizakura Kappa Country (Japanese website).
At the museum you can see the history of the company and also how they make the sake.
After knowing how the products were made, it’s time to try some!! 😋
The restaurant is located across the street from the museum rooms.
The restaurant is designed as a Izakaya (居酒屋), which is like a pub, the Japanese version of it. You can enjoy drinks and food that matches with the drinks at Izakaya.
We decided to order the “Comparison set” (飲み比べセット, Nomi-Kurabe Set), where there are three different types of beer or sake in small sizes, so you can try all of them at once 👍🏻
Above is the comparison set for Kyoto Nile Beer, an original local beer made by KIZAKURA (690 JPY).
Underneath is the set for Japanese sake (600 JPY). It was the limited edition sake only served at KIZAKURA Kappa Country.
Along with the drinks, we ordered some food to go with it, including the pork shabu shabu salad. It is Salad with boiled thin pork slices to go with some nice Japanese salad dressing (800 JPY).
Hotaru Ika (ホタルイカ, Firefly squid), it is a typical Japanese small dish that people enjoy while drinking.
Fried tofu with mushrooms (500 JPY)
The last was Kyoto style fried thin tofu with cheese fillings (480 JPY).
While enjoying the food we also ordered another comparison set, this time it is the Kyoto beer comparison set by KIZAKURA (630 JPY); it is a bit different than the Kyoto Nile Beer.
If you like to try some local beer and sake, you should come and stop by KIZAKURA Kappa Country.
At KIZAKURA Kappa Country, you can first learn about the brewery, then enjoy local Japanese food along with local beer and sake, what else is better?!
Information for Kizakura Kappa Country
- 228 Shioyamachi, Fushimi-ku, Kyōto-shi, Kyōto-fu 612-8046 (〒612-8046 京都府京都市伏見区塩屋町228)
- Keihan Electric Railway Main Line (京阪電鉄本線), Chushojima station (中書島駅), 7 minutes on foot
- Keihan Electric Railway Main Line (京阪電鉄本線), Fushimimomoyama station (伏見桃山駅), 7 minutes on foot
- Kintetsu Kyoto line (近鉄京都線), Momoyamagoryoumae station (桃山御陵前駅), 8 minutes on foot
- Opening hours
- Monday – Friday: 17:00 – 22:00 （L.O.21:00)
- Saturday, Sunday, National Holiday: 17:00～22:00 （L.O.21:00）
- Close on December 31st and January 1st
- Open 24 hours, open all year.
- Shops at the shrine: 07:00～18:00
- Average 1,000 JPY per person
- Average 3,000 JPY per person
- Cash, VISA, MasterCard, UC, DC, JCB, MUFG
- KIZAKURA Kappa Country (キザクラカッパカントリー) (Japanese version only)
- All Images: TabiScarp