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Tourist Attractions and Experiences

Katashimo Winery

Established in 1914. It is the oldest existing winery in western Japan. It started winemaking using sake brewing technology.

Basic information

Katashimo Winery is located in Kashiwara city and it is the only wine production site in Osaka prefecture. At one time there was Chishikiji Temple in the Taiheiji district which inspired Emperor Shomu to erect the Great Buddha of Todaiji Temple (Vairocana Buddha). The area retains its historical air with the old houses of grape farmers. The vineyards spread out on the steep slopes with a view of the Osaka cityscape including Abeno Harukas and the Yamato River forming the observation spot. The grapes are cultivated using organic fertilizer in the winery’s own vineyard with a low rate of pesticide application. They have been approved as an eco-agricultural product by Osaka prefecture. The winery storehouse was built in the Taisho era (early 20th century), and is a registered National Tangible Cultural Property. It has been converted to a museum displaying wine fermentation equipment used in the Taisho and Showa eras (Cultural Property registered by the city). Free admission. A Café & Bar is built next to the museum to enjoy well controlled wine directly from the winery. A “Winery Tour” of the facilities is occasionally held. (Reservation required)

  • Location

    2-9-14, Taiheiji, Kashiwara city, Osaka prefecture
  • Average Time

    60-90 minutes
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  • Tel

  • Closed

    Inquiry and reservation: Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays, summer/winter holiday Museum Café & Bar: Tuesdays and Wednesdays Katashimo Winery Outlet Store: Year-end and New Year holidays
  • Open

    Museum Café & Bar10:00~16:00 Katashimo Winery Outlet Store Weekdays10:00~18:00/Saturdays, Sundays, Public holidays10:00~17:00 The vineyard promenade is open for walking all the time.
  • Price

    Museum: Admission free The “Winery tour” varies depending on the plan selected.
  • Restaurant

    Wine tasting room
  • Directions

    8-min walk from Kintetsu Osaka Line Ando Station, 15-min walk from JR Yamatoji Line Kashiwara Station
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  • Tour guide

    Reservation required for “Winery Tour”

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