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Fall sake tasting events: Pick your region!

As soon as the muggy summer weather magically changes to drier clear fall air, you know what that means.

There are so many sake events around Tokyo from the end of August featuring individual prefectures. Last week, I went to two events: Miyagi and Shizuoka sake tastings. This format of tasting organized by prefectural brewers’ associations is a great forum for tasting lots and lots of sake, learning regional profiles, as well as finding differences.

So, I hope you can take a look at some of these events to find what you like the best. I am thinking of hosting the Tokyo Sake Meetup at some of these events in October, so please join us to meet like-minded sake enthusiasts!

Miyagi Sake Tasting

Event: Chiba Sake Tasting
Date: October 2, 2009 (Friday)
Time: 5:30 – 9:00 pm
Place: Miramare, Chiba
Fee: 1,000 yen (pre-registration is required)
Information in Japanese: http://www.chiba-sake.jp/event/festa2009/mail.cgi

Event: Ibaraki Sake Tasting

Date: October 3, 2009 (Saturday)
Time: 3:00 – 7:00 pm
Place: Miramare, Chiba
Fee: 3,000 yen (pre-registration is required)
Information in Japanese: http://www.ibaraki-sake.or.jp/new/nakama21.htm

Shizuoka Sake Tasting

Event: Yamaguchi Sake Tasting
Date: October 4, 2009 (Sunday)
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Place: Prince Hotel, Shinagawa
Fee: 5,000 yen (pre-registration is required)
Information in Japanese: http://www.axis.or.jp/~y-sake/pdf/091004_01.pdf

Event: Saitama Sake Tasting
Date: October 6, 2009 (Tuesday)
Time: 4:00 – 7:00 pm
Place: Omiya Sonic City
Fee: 500 yen (at the door)
Information in Japanese: http://www1.ocn.ne.jp/~saisake/

Shizuoka Sake Tasting

Event: Fukui Sake Tasting
Date: October 12, 2009 (Monday,holiday)
Time: 12:00 – 2:00 pm, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Place: Fukui Minami Aoyama 291
Fee: 1,000 yen (tickets goes on sale on 9/12)
Information in Japanese: http://www.chuokai-fukui.or.jp/~sake/09_ajiwai.asp

Event: Shimane Sake Tasting
Date: October 12, 2009 (Monday,holiday)
Time: 4:00 – 7:00 pm
Place: Kotsukaikan, Yurakucho
Fee: To be announced
Information in Japanese: http://www.web-sanin.co.jp/cgi-bin/rus/shuzou/r.cgi

Shizuoka Sake Tasting

Event: Ginjo Festival
Date: October 28, 2009 (Wednesday)
Time: 3:00 – 5:00 pm, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Place: Hotel Metropolitan Edmont, Iidabashi
Fee: 4,000 – 5,000 at the door or discount may apply for advanced ticket purchase, see information for details
Information in Japanese: http://www.ginjyoshu.jp/event/09oct_tko/index.php


10 Responses to “Fall sake tasting events: Pick your region!”

  1. All of this wonderful sake, an empty ochoko, and an ocean in the way. Dang.

    Posted by Tyler | September 11, 2009, 2:16 pm
  2. I think I need to stop complaining about missing out and plan my trip instead. Hopefully I’ll see you two in a few months!

    Posted by Tyler | September 11, 2009, 2:22 pm
  3. Unfortunately the bulk of these events have been full up for a while now. You really need to get on to these early, especially as some are only set up for a few people e.g. 50.

    The Ginjo Festival is still open, so see y’all there if you are interested.

    Posted by Unonymous | September 11, 2009, 4:24 pm
  4. Additional great sake events information on bento.com.

    Also, some food events look great.

    Tokyo through the drinking glass has some additional events, too.

    Posted by Et-chan | September 12, 2009, 9:25 am
  5. Hi Tyler, Of all people, can’t you make some kind of teleportation devise to bring you over here? Looking forward to meeting you soon!

    Posted by Et-chan | September 12, 2009, 9:28 am
  6. Some sake events are sold out, but for very popular Fukui, if you leave now at 9:30 am on 9/13, you can buy tickets at the shop in Aoyama!!! Better hurry! Saitama is a huge one that never sells out. Shimane and Ginjo festival are also available.

    Posted by Et-chan | September 12, 2009, 9:32 am
  7. The tickets for the Fukui event went on sale today (9/12) at 11:00 in Aoyama. Got mine, but I think they are going quickly! Good strategy to make people physically go and buy them at the shop, so only those who REALLY want to go actually get tickets. The price is right, as well :)

    The 291 shop where the event will be held is very cool, by the way.

    Posted by Unonymous | September 12, 2009, 5:15 pm
  8. I am glad to hear you got the ticket. It’s such a good event and yes, the shop is very nice. I like their slip-on kimono section, too.

    Posted by Et-chan | September 19, 2009, 1:11 pm
  9. Also, there are a couple of Nihonshu-no-hi events on 10/1. Please join me for the Nihonshu-no-hi walk in Ginza on that day!

    Posted by Et-chan | September 19, 2009, 1:12 pm
  10. The Shimane tasting website is not working. I want to attend.

    Posted by Tony | October 10, 2009, 2:10 pm

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