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Bottoms up, Tokyo-style! The “sake” experience
Bottoms up, Tokyo-style! The “sake” experience
Bottoms up, Tokyo-style! The “sake” experience
Bottoms up, Tokyo-style! The “sake” experience
Bottoms up, Tokyo-style! The “sake” experience
Bottoms up, Tokyo-style! The “sake” experience
Bottoms up, Tokyo-style! The “sake” experience
Bottoms up, Tokyo-style! The “sake” experience
Bottoms up, Tokyo-style! The “sake” experience
Bottoms up, Tokyo-style! The “sake” experience
Bottoms up, Tokyo-style! The “sake” experience
Bottoms up, Tokyo-style! The “sake” experience

Tokyo Sake Tasting Tour

3 hours

Bottoms up, Tokyo-style! The “sake” experience

From basic brews to layered liquors, there’s a sake to suit every palate (and pocket) in Shinjuku

  • From $90.00 USD pp (based on 8 adults)

  • Private & 100% personalized tour

  • 3 hours

  • Walking Tour

  • Hosted in English (On request: Arabic, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish)

What you'll do

You’ll visit three of Tokyo’s finest rice wine establishments, each one highly recommended by your insightful host. You could learn the difference between Honjozo-shu, a simpler variety of sake, and Daiginjo-shu, a complex, layered liquor, before your host explains the detailed etiquette of drinking the delicious brew. Visit a specialty bar like KURAND, where you can choose from 100 different types, or hang out with thirsty locals at Nimoto Liquor Store, a typical sake shop where the party takes place on the street corner. Either way, you’ll be kept safe and satisfied by your sake-loving host, all the while chowing down on hand-prepared appetizers like edamame beans and yakitori chicken skewers that are the perfect accompaniment! 

Bottoms up, Tokyo-style! The “sake” experience
Bottoms up, Tokyo-style! The “sake” experience
Bottoms up, Tokyo-style! The “sake” experience
Bottoms up, Tokyo-style! The “sake” experience
Bottoms up, Tokyo-style! The “sake” experience
Bottoms up, Tokyo-style! The “sake” experience
Bottoms up, Tokyo-style! The “sake” experience
Bottoms up, Tokyo-style! The “sake” experience

Where you’ll go

Hit the electric streets Tokyo, for an epic, once-in-a-lifetime sake sojourn. Japan’s national liquor is a type of wine made from fermented rice, but without a local guide to hold your hand, you won’t know where to find the good stuff! You’ll visit three distinct venues with very different atmospheres, ranging from traditional izakaya informal pubs to tiny, intimate tachinomiyas, where seating simply doesn’t exist, and you’ll get to sample all kinds of sake, served hot and cold. You’ll nibble on small plates of classic izakaya dishes too, and as you’ll soon discover, sake can be improved by the dish you eat alongside it. 

    • Join a local host on a personalized sake tasting spree in Tokyo’s
    • Sip your way through three different bars, where sake is accompanied by delicious small plates.
    • Indulge in an array of different sake brews, tasting different notes from various regions of Japan.
    • Learn which types of sake are served at which temperature.
    • Let your host educate you on the culture behind sake, and the history of Japan’s national liquor.
    • Get plenty of tips on where to buy the best sake to take back home.
    • This experience will be personalized to you!
    • What’s included
    • Private and personalized experience
    • 3 hours with a host
    • 6 sake samples
    • One accompanying dish to share at each bar
    • Walking experience (if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options)
    • Hotel meet-up (available on request for central location)
    • What’s not included
    • Food and drinks (other than the ones included in the experience)
    • Tickets to any attractions
    • Transportation costs
    • Gratuities (optional)
  • Your hotel/apartment or any other central location

  • Cancel 14 days before the experience for a full refund

    COVID-19 Flexible Policy: you can cancel for free up to a day before the experience and receive a full refund.

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