Niigata is known as the home of Japanese sake. It has more than 90 different breweries! You can taste Niigata sake in Omotesando by ¥500 at the N’Espace standing bar space. N’Espace is a “beacon” store transmitting the latest information about Niigata by selling food from Niigata, event, tourist information and U-Turn employment information from Omotesando.
The shop offers you selected Niigata sake, Niigata appetizers, craft beer and so on. Sake menu will change on a monthly basis. Always 8 kinds of Sake is waiting for you.
Niigata is famous for a specific type of sake, “Tanrei Karakuchi” or very refined, light and dry.
Water is the key ingredient in making sake. The snow and rain that falls on the tall mountains of Niigata soaks into the earth, forming springs and streams and eventually flowing into the rice fields. This water not only makes the sake delicious, but also enhances the flavor of the rice, the other main ingredient in sake making.
Climate is also an important factor. The winter climate in Niigata is favorable, with the low temperatures that allow sake to ferment and develop.
Water, rice, climate, and exquisite brewing techniques come together to make Niigata sake premium in quality.
4 Chome-11-7 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0001
Tokyo Metro (Ginza Line, Chiyoda Line, Hanzomon Line) “Omotesando Station” 1 minute on foot from A2 Exit
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