Doburoku Festival Museum

Doburoku Festival Museum
Voice Guide of Spot Introduction
Page last updated: Nov, 14, 2018
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Jason Surguine

Doburoku Festival Museum recreates the "Doburoku Festival" using realistic dolls and models.
This festival is held in mid-October every year to wish for safety and a rich harvest, while “doburoku”, an unrefined, home‐brewed sake, is dedicated to the gods as “holy sake” at shrines such as Shirakawa Hachiman, Hatoya Hachiman, and Iijima Hachiman Shrines.

It is said that the history of sake brewing dates back to the Wado-era, which is more than 1300 years ago, and Shirakawa-go had developed a unique brewing method due to its geographic isolation. Among them, "Doburoku" is brewed in the shrine in January, which is the coldest month of the year, and it is strictly kept inside.

Visitors can taste the sake after the dedication ceremony. When the doburoku is transferred from a large barrel to a smaller container, it is then poured into sipping glasses for each person, filling the entire shrine with a rich, sweet-and-sour fragrance.

"Doburoku" is a rare and valuable drink that can only be tasted at the shrines during this festival.

Information of Spot Detail


796 Ogimachi, Shirakawa, Ono District, Gifu

Telephone Number


Spot Types

Museums, Attractions

Business Hours

9:00 to 17:00

Regular Holiday

October: 13th through 16th
December to March


Adult 300 yen, Children 100 yen


2 hour bus ride from JR Takaoka Station on the Kaetsuno Bus Line, 12 minute walk from the Shirakawa-go Bus Terminal

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