SAKE COMPETITION 2018 Award Ceremony Party

Once a year, decided the best sake in the world!

Once a year, decided the best sake in the world!
“SAKE COMPETITION 2018” will be held this year, too!
The Award Ceremony Party will be held at The Peninsula Tokyo.

The seventh time this year.
This party will be the stage of disseminate the value and attraction of sake to the world and awarded the world’s largest sake appraisal “Sake No. 1(commercially available)”.

7 categories, [Junmai] • [Junmai Ginjo] • [Junmai Daiginjo] • [Ginjo] • [Super Premium] • [Sparkling] • [Label design] in addition, from this year it will be 8 categories of [Oversea brewed sake].

Every year, awarded first place sake has a lots of inquiries and orders from all over Japan and sold out immediately. As reaction is huge, the participating sake breweries are increasing year after year.

DATE AND TIME

2018/6/11 (Mon)
18:30 Start / 19:00 Award Ceremony Party / Scheduled to end at 21:30

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LOCATION

The Peninsula Tokyo [Peter] 24/F

1-8-1 Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-0006

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Access

The Peninsula Tokyo is directly connected to Hibiya Station offering access to four major train lines – Hibiya, Chiyoda, Toei Mita and Yurakucho – from exits A6 (7:00 am to 11:00 pm) and A7 (6:00 am to 11:00 pm).
In addition, it is a two-minute walk from the JR Yurakucho station and a three-minute walk from Ginza station (exit C4).

Ticket URL

SAKE COMPETITION 2018 – ¥21,600

Web site

For more information visit, SAKE COMPETITION 2018

The Joy of Sake Tokyo

The Joy of Sake Tokyo

In recent years, the quality of sake enjoyed in Japan and overseas has reached new levels, as brewers combine tradition and technology in new and exciting ways. The Joy of Sake celebrates the wonderful variety of delicious sake being made today.

First held in Honolulu in 2001, The Joy of Sake is the largest sake-tasting event held outside Japan. It showcases over 400 entries submitted to the 2018 U.S. National Sake Appraisal, presenting them alongside sake appetizers prepared by specialty restaurants.

The event is held in the penthouse “Tokubetsu Hall” of the TOC Building, a 10-minute walk from Gotanda Station. This attractive venue features plush carpeting, ambient lighting and a view of the Tokyo skyline.

 

DATE AND TIME

2018/11/7 (Wed)
18:00~21:00

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LOCATION

TOC Building, Gotanda

7-22-17, Nishigotanda, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo

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Access

8 min walk from Gotanda station on the JR Yamanote and Asakusa subway line. There is a shuttle bus from Gotanda station to TOC (pick-up is on the outer side of the JR Yamanote line)

Ticket

The Joy of Sake Tokyo ¥8500 / $80 per person

Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-joy-of-sake-tokyo-tickets-43280337655

Web site

For more information visit, The Joy of Sake Tokyo

The Joy of Sake London


The Joy of Sake London

The Joy of Sake is the largest sake-tasting event held outside Japan, with a superb array of premium labels and the best in traditional and contemporary Asian cuisine. The sakes are in peak condition, the food sublime, the crowd amazing. It’s a one-of-a-kind event, coming to London for the first time on September 28.

Featuring over 400 premium labels from every part of Japan and sake appetizers from 15 of London’s finest restaurants, The Joy of Sake celebrates the wonderful variety of delicious sake being made today. The event is at Barbican Centre, within easy walking distance from Barbican and Moorhead stations.

DATE AND TIME

2018/9/28 (Fri)
18:00~21:00

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LOCATION

Barbican Centre

Silk St, London EC2Y 8DS, UK

Google map

Access

How to Get to Barbican Centre

Ticket

The Joy of Sake London £75 / $100 per person per person

Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-joy-of-sake-london-tickets-43280272460

Web site

For more information visit, The Joy of Sake London

The Joy of Sake New York

The Joy of Sake New York

The Joy of Sake returns to New York for its 13th annual celebration. This is the largest sake tasting in the world outside Japan, with a superb array of premium labels and the best in traditional and contemporary Asian cuisine. The sakes are in peak condition, the food sublime, the crowd amazing. It’s a one-of-a-kind event, just once a year in New York City.

Featuring over 400 premium labels from every part of Japan and sake appetizers from 16 of New York’s finest restaurants. Easy access on the 1 Line (18th Street).

Over 400 Premium Sakes + 18 Top Restaurants = 1 AMAZING EVENING

The largest and liveliest sake-tasting event in the U.S., with award winning sakes from the U.S. National Sake Appraisal served in peak condition plus sake-inspired appetizers to nibble while you sip. Good food, good friends, great sake — it all comes together at The Joy of Sake New York.

Get your ticket to an evening of sake perfection!

Must be over 21 years of age.

All ticket sales are final.

DATE AND TIME

2018/6/15 (Fri)
18:30~21:30

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LOCATION

Metropolitan Pavilion

125 W 18th St New York, NY, 10011

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Access

How to Get to Metropolitan Pavilion

Tickets URL

The Joy of Sake New York $110 per person

Web site

For more information visit, The Joy of Sake New York

The Joy of Sake Honolulu

The Joy of Sake Honolulu

The Joy of Sake celebrates Hawaiʻi’s hundred-year love affair with sake—from the early days of Japanese immigration and the founding of the Honolulu Sake Brewery up to the present. Today Honolulu hosts the annual U.S. National Sake Appraisal and has more sake-serving restaurants per capita than any other city in the country.

The world’s largest sake celebration outside Japan returns to Honolulu with an unparalleled selection of hundreds of premium sakes in peak condition. Sakes reflect every brewing region and style in Japan, with a rising number from U.S. brewers. About half are ultra-premium daiginjos, and more than half the sakes are unavailable in the U.S.

Rising to the occasion, 21 of Hawaii’s top chefs and restaurants will present an eclectic lineup of sake-inspired pupus to nibble between sips.

What else? Izakaya Alley is back, bigger than ever, with upscale Japanese street food in a festive, lantern-lit outdoor setting. And limited Early Access tickets offer an exclusive one-hour headstart on the festivities.

Come taste the pleasures of the cup!

Must be 21 years or older.

All sales final.

DATE AND TIME

2018/7/27 (Fri)
18:30~21:00

Early Access 17:30~21:00 ($155 per person)

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LOCATION

Hawaiʻi Convention Center

1801 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA

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Access

How to Get to Hawai‘i Convention Center

Tickets URL

The Joy of Sake Honolulu

$105 per person 18:30~21:00
($120 at the door)
$155 Early Access  17:30~21:00

Web site

For more information visit, The Joy of Sake Honolulu

BAR YUMMY SAKE @ Shibuya only 5 days

Blind tasting sake bar “BAR YUMMY SAKE” will open for only 5 days at Shibuya!

The elusive Japanese Sake bar, BAR YUMMY SAKE.
If you experience secret blind tasting in here, you will find sake that is perfect for you.

The BAR YUMMY SAKE will be open at Shibuya.
You don’t want to miss a golden opportunity like that! Why do not you come to find “Really favorite taste” even you do not know?

YUMMY SAKE is the system that is using artificial intelligence (AI) examines your taste preferences simply by blind tasting 10 kinds of sake.

BAR YUMMY SAKE ‘s “three delicious” contents to enjoy

01. YUMMY ZONE
– Easy blind tasting zone with smartphone –
Use blind tasting and AI technology to examine your taste as 12 types on onomatopoeia such as “Surusuru (smoothly)” or “Kyunkyun (heart beating)”!

02. YUMMY MARKET 🛍
– You can buy YUMMY SAKE –
According to the result of YUMMY SAKE, you can purchase onomatopoeia sake in a glass or bottle!
They will sell some YUMMY appetizer as well.

03. ONOMATOPE ZONE
– Eating and drinking space where you can enjoy onomatopoeia sake with friends –
Let’s enjoy onomatopoeia sake with a person who is close examine result!

DATE AND TIME

2018/5/30 (Wed) – 6/3(Sun)
13:00~23:00

※ Because the opening hours are different depending on the day, please make a reservation for your desired time after checking kindly. Available time

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LOCATION

GALLERY X by PARCO

13−17 Udagawacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo-to 150-0042

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Access

5 minutes on foot from Shibuya station Hachiko exit

Ticket

Advance: 2,000 yen / The day: 2,500 yen

https://coubic.com/yummysake/166503

※ If the Advance ticket is sold out, there will be no sale of the day ticket. They recommend you to make a reservation in advance for the desired date and time.

Notes
· Smart phones are necessary for tasting.
· They will check your age when entering the day. Please bring your ID card.
· Please come to the venue 15 minutes before the start of reservation time.
If you are late for reservation time, they may not be possible to provide experiences.
(For example, if you book 14:20 – 15:20, please come to the venue at 14:05. The experience to be around 60 minutes and you can not enter from the middle of the reservation time.)
· Cancellation is not allowed.

Web site

For more information visit, BAR YUMMY SAKE -テイストマッチング日本酒バー

Shibuya Japanese Sake Night / FREE Entry for Non-Japanese

Shibuya Japanese Sake Night

It’s a bar where you can enjoy various kinds of Japanese Sake!
Tasting menu is also available at value price!

 

All people who are interested in international exchange are welcome!

It’s a great chance to meet cool people, make new friends, find language exchange partners, learn about other cultures, and even find romance in a casual atmosphere!

Just come and have fun with everybody! 🙂

DATE AND TIME
5/31(Thu) 19:00-22:00

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LOCATION

NCREDIBLE
SHIBUYA HOTEL EN 1F
1-1 Maruyamacho Shibuya-ku Tokyo

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Access

7 min from Shibuya Station Hachiko Exit

Entrance Fee

■Non-Japanese: FREE
□Japanese Female: 1000yen
■Japanese Male: 1500yen
※Food & Drink: Cash Bar
※No Reservation/+500yen from above
※Tasting menu is also available at value price!

What to Bring
■Please bring some ID with you.
※We will check ID for legal drinking age at the door.

Web site

For more information visit, https://line.me/ti/p/%40uoz0124k LINE(English)

Koenji Sake bar hopping The 2nd・Gurumasu

Koenji Sake bar hopping The 2nd・Gurumasu

 

As long as you have “Gurumasu” (Event origenal a square wooden sake cup), you are available to join this event. You can buy “Gurumasu” in “自由人酒場”(Google map) and “JAPUB 円蔵”(Google map) for 500yen. If you have already “Gurumasu”, you are free to join.

As you bring “Gurumasu” to participanting restaurants, they offer you a cup of selected scecial sake for 400yen.

You can taste sake and special event appetizer.

<Co-located event>

Street performers event

高円寺びっくり大道芸

You can see their juggling while tasting sake.

Participating Restaurants and Sake

自由人酒場 / 阿武の鶴おりがらみ(山口)
JAPUB 円蔵 / 高円寺純情純米酒 (山形)
割烹DISCO 大蔵 / えぞの熊 (旭川)
Smile Earth / 恋をするたびに (滋賀)
炭火家おだづもっこ / 蒼天伝 純米酒 (宮城)
松の木食堂 / 高清水 上撰(秋田)
酒場ル丸森 / 津軽じょっぱり (青森)
ジゾウ / 金鶴 (佐渡ヶ島)
飯豊町アンテナショップIIDE / 若乃井〜春宝〜 (山形)
GATE 高円寺 / 門傳純米酒(宮城)
播州酒場うぶ / 香住鶴(兵庫)

DATE AND TIME

2018/4/29 (Sun)
12:00~18:00

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LOCATION

Koenji

Gurumasu shop

South: 自由人酒場(Google map)
North: JAPUB 円蔵(Google map)

Access

JR Koenji

Web site

For more information visit, 4月29日(日) 第二回・ぐる〼~高円寺日本酒はしご酒~

 

 

Mirai Nihonshuten DAIKANYAMA

Mirai Nihonshuten DAIKANYAMA

【3 min walk from Daikanyama station】 Drink and tasting more than 150 kinds of rare sake!

Mirai Nihonshuten DAIKANYAMA is a hideaway sake BAR.

You can always enjoy more than 150 kinds of Japanese sake, liqueur, sweet sake etc. in a wineglass. You can meet sake which is difficult to get In Tokyo. If you find your favourite sake, you can purchase and bring home.

They provide sake from 300yen per glass, and you can enjoy more than 80% of sake in no more than 500yen per glass.

According to customer’s taste, sake expart stuff will recomend you carefully, so even you are not familiar with sake they will surely find your favorite sake! !

If you order “the all-you-can-drink for 2 hours 3780 yen” with ordering more than one food from the menu, you can bring in your own meals.

This type of all-you-can-drink sake bars sometimes does not have a lot of Daiginjo or Junmai Diginjo class sake selection, but Mirai Nihonshuten DAIKANYAMA prepare more than others.

Mirai Nihonshuten is going to open Kichijoji shop in June. It will be more sake, 200 kinds of sake, and use AI “Yummy Sake” which will recommend your favourite sake.

Mirai Nihonshuten Kichijoji will be cutting-technology sake bar.

Now they are founding for opening Kichijoji shop in crowdfunding platform “Makuake”. Launch party invitation ticket is sold 3,240yen (limited number 40ppl).

Link

Mirai Nihonshuten DAIKANYAMA

Launch party invitation ticket

Restaurant info

Mirai Nihonshuten DAIKANYAMA

Address: 150-0034 Tokyo-to, Shibuya-ku, Daikanyamacho, 14−11

Google map

Tel: 03-6312-2448

Access: 7 min walk from Ebisu station west exit

186m from Daikanyama station

Open 13:00-22:00

Separate smoking (smoking only terrace area)

Sakefukurou 2018

Japanese sake crawling in Ikebukuro

This year’s theme is “pairing”.
Participating restarants offer the special menu for sake crawling. Please enjoy it.
You can get ticket on line as well as participating restaurants.

Participating restaurants

“East exit”

あまてらす Sake: 天明・一生青春・曙

裏や Sake: 水芭蕉・中田屋 (越生梅林)

千石 Sake: 秀鳳・上喜元・米鶴

ふくろう Sake: 自然郷・廣戸川

“West exit”

酒菜家 Sake:刈穂・まんさくの花・雪の茅舎

希紡庵 Sake: 遊穂・奥能登の白菊・十六代九郎右衛門

どんどこ Sake: あべ・若駒・南部美人

くばら Sake: 五橋・龍力

わく Sake: 〆張鶴・鶴齢

DATE AND TIME

2018/6/3 (Sun)
13:00~18:00

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LOCATION

around Ikebukuro station

Access

JR Yamanote Line/Saikyō Line/Shōnan-Shinjuku Line

Seibu Ikebukuro Line/Tobu Tojo Line

Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line/Yurakucho Line/Fukutoshin Line

Ticket
Advance sales 1,500 yen

East Exit start ticket

West Exit start ticket

On the day 2,000 yen (limited number)

There are two types of tickets,
East Exit start ticket
West Exit start ticket
Be sure to start from the area stated on the ticket. Please receive a special glass at the first restaurant and then visit the east-west participating restaurants freely afterwards.

★ notes
Food and drink are not included in the ticket fee.
Drink & Food are 300 – 500 yen in cash * Some exceptions

Included in the ticket
Handmade ceramic glass
Stamp cards that can be used at a later date
(One sake service at each restaurant)

Web site

For more information visit, 【池袋はしご酒】第8回 酒ふくろう祭