Sake Tasting Experience


3 hours | from $122.50 pp
Discover the world of sake as you wind your way through the labyrinth of Shinjuku’s streets with a personally handpicked Host by your side, stopping at three unique bars to sample a couple of different sakes at each venue, along with small handmade, appetizers as the perfect accompaniment to your drink. In this fast-paced district with its neon lights and towering buildings, discover the tiny bars hidden down narrow alleyways and tucked away all around Shinjuku where locals really come to drink, and immerse yourself in the city's authentic sake culture. From a tiny izakaya to a standing bar which only 12 people can squeeze into, a specialist sake bar stocking rare bottles to a “kaku-uchi” - a sake shop where you can sample before you buy - your Host will show you the world of sake as locals truly know it. Taste six different sake and discover just how diverse it is as you take your tastebuds on a journey around the regional breweries of Japan and try some small plates of snacks which are the perfect accompaniment.
3 hrs
Start when you want
Private & personalised

What you'll do

Join a like-minded Host who is passionate about sake to sip your way around the bars and sake shops of Shinjuku together.Read more +

You’ll visit three different sake bars, each completely unique and in distinct and sample a couple of different sake in each, so you’ll be able to experience not only the diversity of the drink itself but the authentic venues where locals go to drink it. 

In each bar, learn a little about the history of this uniquely Japanese drink, how to choose sake and the differences between the different regions, varieties, temperatures it can be served at and types of sake - although you certainly don’t need to be a sake connoisseur to enjoy this experience! 

Weave your way through Shinjuku and discover the tiny bars and eateries where locals stop for a drink on the way home from work, and where sake lovers come to try new varieties. Depending on your preferences and interests, your Host can take you to a “kaku-uchi”, a specialist kind of sake shop where you can sample different varieties before you choose which bottles you’d like to buy.Or you could also visit a specialist sake bar and an izakaya – a traditional local bar. You’ll be amazed by the hundreds of varieties of sake available!

To accompany your drinks, at each stop your Host will order a small plate of small appetizers, which are often specialties of the venue. These are the perfect match to the sake which you’ll be drinking, so you can also get an authentic taste of some delicious local dishes too! 

You’ll taste six different varieties of sake and learn about each one, as well as learning about sake culture and its history and significance in Japan. From discovering sake etiquette to sampling sake served at different temperatures and from different regions, you’ll be introduced to the amazing world of sake at its most authentic! 


What's Included

* Private and personalised experience
* 3 hours with a city Host
* 6 sake samples
* Walking experience 


What's Not Included

* Food and drinks other than the ones included in the experience
* Tickets to any attractions
* Transportation costs 
* Gratuities (optional)


Meeting Point

Your meeting point is flexible, and to be agreed with your Host. Meet-up at your hotel or accommodation can be requested, or your Host will meet you at a convenient location close to the start of your experience.


Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 14 days before your experience and get a full refund.

Experience Highlights

* Join a sake-loving Host to be introduced to the amazing world of sake as you explore Shinjuku together 
* Visit three different bars and enjoy two samples of sake along with a small dish or plate of appetisers at each one 
* Discover the diversity of types of sake as you sample varieties from different regions, of different ages and at different temperatures 
* Enjoy delicious food which perfectly complements each variety of sake 
* Learn about sake culture, the history of the drink and how to choose it as you visit each bar 
* Explore the diversity of Shinjuku’s bars as you visit a variety of spots

Total: USD
per adult
Start when you want

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Experience type
Private and personalised to what you want to see and do.
Multiple languages available. Request at time of booking.
Kids go free
Kids up to 12 years old go free