Keen to become a Japanese sake expert? Then, this Tokyo sake tasting is your gateway to get there! Learn all about Japanese sake (known as nihonshu), a drink made from fermented rice. Try four different types of Japanese sake and learn all about the process of making it, starting from the foundations of high-quality rice, water, and koji.
You’ll be astounded by the variety of sake flavors. Using the same basic ingredients, different techniques and brewing conditions can change the sweetness and crispness of the final product. Different degrees of polishing the rice also have a huge impact on the flavor (and the price tag). Today, there is even a Japanese sake boom, with inventive forms of this beloved beverage popping up all the time, like a sparkling sake! With so many varieties of sake, it may seem intimidating to learn about Japanese sake, but this Tokyo Sake Tasting will make discovering the flavors of Japanese nihonshu fun and easy to understand!
Highlights of the Tokyo Sake Tasting Class:
- Learn about the rich history of Japanese sake
- Experience Japanese drinking etiquette firsthand
- Find out how sake is made, and all about the different types
- Enjoy a sake tasting of 4 different types of Japanese sake
- Munch on a complimentary appetizer
- A 1-hour Tokyo sake tasting
- Insights from a Japanese sake expert
- Complimentary appetizer
- Transportation fees to and from the event
This tasting experience is great for groups! If you are a single traveler or have a group of 20 or more, please let us know in the additional information section upon booking.
Kappabashi: Between Ueno and the traditional downtown district of Asakusa, Kappabashi is the place to go for all of your kitchen needs, it’s any chef’s absolute dream. Kappabashi Street or Kappabashi Kitchen Town is famous for specializing in everything a restauranteur could possibly ever need, with dozens of shops selling Tokyo’s best Japanese knives, kitchenware, and utensils. All the way through to tables and lamps and signage, Kappabashi is the go-to place for all things cooking and food, with the exception of fresh ingredients. In fact, Kappabashi is also known for being the place to buy plastic food samples, delicious looking replicas that are often displayed in restaurant windows, used to entice customers. Impressively realistic, these faux foods are made to order, and despite being inedible they will surely make your eyes widen and your mouth water.
Meeting Time and Meeting Location:
The meeting point is at the cooking class location. This cooking class in Tokyo is located in between historical Asakusa and Kappabashi Kitchen Town. The exact location and video guide for accessing the cooking class location will be provided upon booking.
- 5-minute walk from Tawaramachi on the Metro Ginza Line
- 5-minute walk from Asakusa Station on the Tsukuba Express
- 13-minute walk from Asakusa Subway Station on the Toei Asakusa Line
- Upon booking, you will receive a confirmation within 24 hours. Once confirmed, present your booking information at the event place
- Please note that this tasting is not 100% gluten-free guaranteed, specifically for those with a highly sensitive allergy