Walking Sake Tasting in Nihonbashi



Walking Sake Tasting in Nihonbashi


Sample Japanese sake at this all-you-can-drink tasting tour through the Nihonbashi area of Tokyo.
Walking Sake Tasting Tour
Sample nihonshu from breweries from all over Japan in one convenient location.

Breaking into the world of sake—called nihonshu in Japanese—can be tough. Not only are there many kinds of nihonshu, but the flavor can differ depending on the region and certainly depending on the brewery. So how can you figure out what kind you like? As with anything else, the best way is to try for yourself!
Outside a participating storeEnjoy walking through the Nihonbashi area as you make your way from booth to booth.

The Nihonbashi Nihonshu Project is holding its third nihonshu tasting tour in the Nihonbashi area of Tokyo. Thirty-five breweries are participating in the event, representing a diversity of areas such as Miyagi, Kyoto, Nagano, Shizuoka, and Niigata just to name a few. You can be sure they’ll be bringing their best nihonshu for the event. Some breweries are bringing as many as eight different varieties, so you’re bound to find at least a few you like.
Lots of nihonshuThere will be plenty of varieties to try during this all-you-can-drink event.

How It Works

To participate in the event, you’ll need to go to a registration area to pay for your ticket. There are four registration areas. I recommend going to the one located at the Nihonbashi Information Center located on the first floor basement level of the COREDO Muromachi 1 shopping center as they have English-Japanese bilingual staff. COREDO Muromachi 1 is also directly connected to Mitsukoshi-mae Station which makes getting there a breeze. (Note: there are a limited number of tickets available for the event and sales will stop once they have sold out.)
The flag
Locations participating in this event will display this banner outside.

Once you buy your ticket, you’ll get a special little cup for drinking nihonshu called an ochoko. Then take your cup around the tour area, stop by booths and restaurants displaying the red banner with the bunny logo on it, and enjoy some nihonshu! It’s that easy. The event is all-you-can-drink, so you can sample as many kinds of nihonshu as many times as you’d like. Remember, please drink responsibly. If you start getting hungry, the restaurants in the area have prepared dishes that compliment the nihonshu being served. (Food is not included in the event, so please prepare some cash.)

Event Information

Walking Sake Tasting | 日本酒利き歩き

Date: October 3, 2015
Event time: 2:00pm – 6:30pm 
※ Tickets will be on sale between 2:00pm – 3:30pm 
Ticket price: 3,000 yen

Registration Areas

There are four registration areas where you can purchase your ticket and get your cup between 2:00pm and 3:30pm.

※The registration areas are indicated by the kanji 受付 (read “ooh-keh-tsu-keh”) written in white on the pink circles on this map.

Nihonbashi Information Center | 日本橋案内所
     COREDO室町1 (COREDO Muromachi 1), Basement 1F
     2-2-1 Muromachi, Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 
     Directly connected to Mitsukoshi-mae Sta. (Metro Ginza and Hanzomon Lines)

Kikuka Hanare | きく家はなれ
     1-5-2 Ningyo-cho, Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 
     3 min walk from Ningyocho Sta. (Metro Hibiya and Subway Asakusa Lines)
     5 min walk from Suitengumae Sta. (Metro Hanzomon Line)

     2-9 Odenma-cho, Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 
     1 min walk from Exit 3 of Kodenmacho Sta. (Metro Hibiya Line)

Sasaki Sake Ten | 佐々木酒店 
     2-20-3 Ningyo-cho , Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 
     Ningyocho Sta. (Metro Hibiya and Subway Asakusa Lines)

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