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Nihonshu Sansan Downtown Sake Festival
May 24 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This sake festival organised by Yagenbori liquor store Yamatoya is one of our favorite events of the year.
It is far more compact than the annual sake festival in Saijo, and the 30 or so boutique brewers bring nothing less than their top varieties, it is an excellent opportunity to try 100 or so of the best sakes in the country, poured by the people who take such care in making it. There is a really relaxed atmosphere, especially after everyone has sampled a few brews. Giveaways and music too.
Advance: ¥1500 sampler ticket (includes ceramic sake cup and a free bottle of water to take the edge off).
On the day: ¥1000 sampler ticket (includes a plastic cup).
¥500 want a little more tickets also available on the day.