Ibaraki Jizake Matsuri in Asakusa

28 breweries will get together from Ibaraki. Tasting on the “Yakatabune”.

This event is one of the most popular sake tasting event. This year is held on the “Yakatabune”.

A yakatabune cruise is an unforgettable way to experience traditional Japanese culture. With origins from Japan’s imperial families and members, these ornate pleasure boats give you a unique way to explore Tokyo’s scenic views around the Sumida River, while enjoying some of the finest tastes of Ibaraki and Edo style tempura, just as the Japanese have done for over a thousand years.

Ibaraki is blessed with rich nature and good water supply from five water sources such as the Kuji River system / the Naka River system / Mt. Tsukuba water system / the Kinu River system / the Tone River system.

Since Ibaraki has the most suitable water, rice and yeast for making sake, the number of sake breweries in the prefecture is 40, the largest in Kanto area as of June 2018. Each sake brewery produces its own wonderful sake, optimizing great nature of Ibaraki. How about finding good-taste sake that best suits your palate on the Yakatabune.

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Ibaraki sake tasting set 300ml 5 bottles【日本酒/飲み比べ】茨城県地酒 ちょい飲みセットDX 300ml×5本




18:30 – 21:00 (Reception start 17:30. Please be aware that you can not board the ship after the reception time of 18: 20.)

– You cannot go? Check out ichibansake Event Calendar


Amisei 【吾妻橋乗船場】Sumida River Azumabashi
※ At Azumabashi, the staff are waiting with a flag.

Taito-ku, Kaminarimon 2-20-12

Google map


3 minutes on foot from Toei Asakusa Line “Asakusa Station” Exit A 3
3 minutes on foot from Tobu Isesaki Line “Asakusa Station” Front Exit
1 minute on foot from Ginza Line “Asakusa Station” Exit 4
15 minutes on foot from Toei Oedo Line “Kuramae Station” Exit 5



All-you-can-drink Ibaraki sake.

※Soft drink is also available.

Note: For those who participate in the group, they will take seats as close as possible, but there are cases where you will be required to board on ship separately.

Advance ticket Link

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For more information visit, 茨城県酒造組合

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