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~

 

 

The Fine Sake Awards Japan 2018 ceremony

About 70 sake breweries are showcased. You can taste over 200 the Award winning sake with RIEDEL daiginjo glass (¥ 2200). You can bring home the glass. The event also brings some light refreshing. It is very “Advantageous” event.

The Fine Sake Awards Japan does not solely focus on assessing the quality of sake. This blind tasting competition is supported by specialists who recognized the advantage of sake in a wineglass and joined hands to promote the popularity of sake and its culture not to mention spreading the new wonders of sake.

The Fine Sake Awards Japan 2018

RESULTS is here >>>http://www.finesakeawards.jp/index_e.html

DATE AND TIME

2018/4/27 (Fri)
18:30~20:30

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LOCATION

TORANOMON HILLS FORUM hall B

Toranomon Hills Mori Tower 5th floor, 1-23-3 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-6305

Google map

Access

Ginza Line
Toranomon Station Exit 1 On foot Approx 5 minutes

Ticket

Advance ticket only: 5,000 yen >>>Ticket is here by 2018/4/26(Thu) 19:30

No Day ticket

Web site

For more information visit, ワイングラスでおいしい日本酒アワード2018入賞酒お披露目会

 

The 2nd Takadanobaba sake crawling 2018

The 2nd Takadanobaba sake crawling 2018

The first time was in september of last year. This time participating restaurants is getting more than last time, 13 restaurants.

How it works:

Pay the participation fee at the reception and they will give you the event special sake cup and map. Advance ticket 1,000 yen / day ticket 1,200 yen ※ Prices include tax.

Go to the participating restaurants with the sake cup, you can taste sake of 300 yen (60 ml). Special event food is 500 yen!

※ You can use the sake cup both 2 days as a participation certificate.

DATE AND TIME

2018/4/28 (Sat) -29(Sun)
12:00 – 18:00 (After 18:00 participant restaurants return to business as usual)

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LOCATION

BIGBOX Takadanobaba 1F concourse (main reception)

1-35-3 Takadanobaba, Shinjuku, Tokyo 169-8677

Google map

Access

Get off at Takadanobaba (Seibu Shinjuku Line/JR Yamanote Line/Tokyo Metro Tozai Line) Station; the store is right next to the station

Ticket

Advance ticket: 1,000 yen

Web application form, payment is the day at the reception

Or you can buy advance ticket at the participant restaurants.

Day ticket: 1,200 yen at the reception

Web site

For more information visit, It is pub crawl to one hand in bottle and cup♪

 

 

Participant restaurants

1.そば居酒屋 太閤 (大久保3丁目)
2.居酒屋まき野 (高田馬場3丁目)
3.日本酒庵 吟の邑(高田馬場3丁目)
4.居酒屋 へぎそば昆(高田馬場1丁目)
5.炭火焼鳥 鳥でん(西早稲田3丁目)
6.居酒屋 繋(高田馬場3丁目)
7.和バル処 えんじ(西早稲田3丁目)
8.CHICAFE Atelier Leaf(高田馬場3丁目)
9.16’s Stairing Steps Case(高田馬場2丁目)
10.角家(高田馬場3丁目)
11.やだらめぇ(高田3丁目)
12.東京MEAT酒場(高田馬場1丁目)
13.清(SEI)(高田3丁目)

The 5th Ogawamachi brewery hopping

Ogawa is located in central Saitama Prefecture. There are 3 historical breweries in Ogawamachi, you can do brewery tour and tasting with special event sake cup. There are plenty of food from local pop up shop. Free suttle bus link 3 brewries you can get on from Musashitsuru brewery (武蔵鶴酒造) 5min walk from Ogawa station.

Ogawamachi Station… (5 min. on foot)… Musashitsuru brewery ← (bus 3 min.) → Seiun brewery ← (bus 7 min.) → Matsuoka brewery

3 breweries

Musashitsuru brewery

Musashitsuru brewery is also award wining sake brewery. Hiki basin’s cold winter and fresh water brew rounded sake taste. This brewery’s special vegetables pickled in sake lees is very good reputation.

Seiun brewery

Seiun brewery established in 1902. About 70 to 80% of the ingredients of rice is from local, having adamant about own high polished rice and traditional style that small amount of handmade
in naturally low winter temperature.

Matsuoka brewery

Matsuoka brewery established in 1851. Their representative sake, Mikadomatsu is 8 years consecutive No.1 Gold Winner Sake Brewery of the National Sake Award Competition highest record holder in Saitama prefecture. Their sake is made from carefully selected Yamadanishiki rice, 130m under natural groundwater and long history of tradition and abundant skillful Toji (chief sake brewer).

 

DATE AND TIME

2018/4/14 (Sat)
10:00 – 15:30

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LOCATION

Musashitsuru brewery (武蔵鶴酒造)

7-2 Shimofurutera, Ogawa, Hiki-gun, Saitama Prefecture 355-0326

Google map

Access

5 min walk from Ogawamachi Station

Ticket

Purchase event sake cup (1,000yen)

Web site

For more information visit, ちょこたび埼玉酒蔵めぐり

Taste Niigata sake @ Omotesando

Now sake is blending in our life.
Adding spice to dinner at home, and communicating with best friends at a restaurant, enjoy drinking makes you energetic and smile.
We would be happy if you enjoy with Niigata sake at such time.
We will be holding a sake event in Omotesando for the first time this year.

Line up Brand

Kubota 久保田
Midorikawa 緑川
Kakurei 鶴齢
Matsunoi 松乃井
Kirinzan 麒麟山
Koshinotsuru 越の鶴
Hakkaisan 八海山
Masukagami 萬寿鏡
Choujasakari 長者盛
Chiyonohikari 千代の光
Ichijo 壱醸

You can enjoy “One coin 3 kinds of sake tasting”. 500 yen

Kakurei, Masukagami and Ichijo each 50ml

DATE AND TIME

2018/4/13 (Fri) -4/15(Sun)
10:30 – 18:00 (First day 13th start 13:00 Last day, 15th close 16:00)

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LOCATION

N’Espace

4 Chome-11-7 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0001

Google map

Access

Tokyo Metro (Ginza Line, Chiyoda Line, Hanzomon Line) “Omotesando Station” 1 minute on foot from A2 Exit

Ticket

Ticket print out

If you bring this ticket, you will get small gift.

Web site

For more information visit, 新潟ふるさとの味めぐり

 

“Ichinokura” & “16th Kurouemon” In-store tasting event @ Ikebukuro

You can taste Ichinokura, Ichinokura sake brewery from Miyagi prefecture, and 16th Kurouemon, Yukawa sake brewery from Nagano prefecture.

Ichinokura Sake Brewery

Ichinokura established in 1973 combined with 4 sake breweries in Miyagi.
Our basic point is to continue to honestly make good quality products with care and skill.
We stiffly hold a traditional skill meeting conditions for hand-made and manufacture only high-quality Japanese Sake.

If you come up to Osaki, Miyagi, you can do Brewery tour. You can see inside of the factory and craftsmen making sake especially November to June. Advanced reservation by a contact form or a phone is preferable.

For Singapore sake lover, Ichinokura brewery also scheduled to have in-store event in Singapore MEIDI-YA Supermarket.  2018/4/27 – 4/29 Don’t miss it!

Contact form
Tel : +81-229-55-3322

Yukawa Sake Brewery

Yugawa Naoko, the 16th generation current family owner, defines their craft as, “tradition that changes with the times and connects us all.” Basing their sake around the flavor of delicious, well-rounded rice with a pure, nimble aftertaste, they produce two brands: Kisoji and 16th generation Kurouemon. Kurouemon aims unforgettable sake staying in your memory along with the sensibility of the creators who made it. Yukawa Sake Brewery is scheduled participant 2018 Nagano Sake Messe in Tokyo. You can taste  16th generation Kurouemon series.

 

DATE AND TIME

2018/4/26 (Thu) -5/2(Wed) 10:00~20:00

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LOCATION

Ikebukuro Tobu Department Store B1F

1 Chome-1-25 Nishiikebukuro, Toshima, Tokyo 171-0021

Google map

Access

Directly connected to “Ikebukuro station”

Web site

For more information visit, 東武百貨店 池袋店 日本酒催事スケジュール

“Raifuku” & “Harada” In-store tasting event @ Ikebukuro

You can taste Raifuku, Raifuku sake brewery from Tochigi prefecture, and Harada, Hatsumomidi sake brewery from Yamaguchi prefecture.

Raifuku Sake Brewery

Raifuku Shuzo is a very unique brewery and has grabbed the attention of many from across the country as it uses “flower yeast” made from Japan’s native flora to brew the sake.  The Laboratory of Alcoholic Beverages in the Department of Brewing and Fermentation of Tokyo University of Agriculture’s junior college succeeded in extracting Japanese sake yeast from wild flowers. Research is still ongoing, but currently flowers such as Nadeshiko (fringed pink), Tsurubara (rambler),  Madagascar periwinkle and Begonia are playing the major roles. More kinds of new flower yeast may be found in the near future.

Raifuku Choseimai Junmai Daiginjo
“Raifuku Choseimai Junmai Daiginjo” won the top prize in the Super Premium division of the “SAKE COMPETITION 2016,” a sake contest in July 2016 to pick the world’s best-tasting sake available on the market.

E-mail : info@raifuku.co.jp
Tel : +81-296-52-2448
Fax : +81-296-52-6448

Hatsumomidi Sake Brewery

Hatsumomidi, Brilliant Sake of Shunan District. Most breweries invite Toji (Master of Sake Brewer) in winter and get in a stock of sake once a year. “Shikigura” to make Hatsumomidi lays in a stock of sake through a year and be ready to supply fresh sake right after brewing at any time. Hoping our customers taste fresh sake whenever you want, we devote ourself to sake making with care bottle by bottle.Hatsumomidi established 200 years ago. We are passonate about fastidious local ingredients to brew delicious sake.

If you come up to Shunan, Yamaguchi, you can do Brewery tour. You can see inside of the factory and craftsmen making sake all season. Advanced reservation by an e-mail or a fax is preferable.

E-mail : sake@hatsumomidi.co.jp
Tel : +81-834-21-0075
Fax : +81-834-21-4075

 

DATE AND TIME

2018/4/19 (Thu) -25(Wed) 10:00~20:00

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LOCATION

Ikebukuro Tobu Department Store B1F

1 Chome-1-25 Nishiikebukuro, Toshima, Tokyo 171-0021

Google map

Access

Directly connected to “Ikebukuro station”

Web site

For more information visit, 東武百貨店 池袋店 日本酒催事スケジュール

“Chiyomusubi” & “Kunpeki” In-store tasting event @ Ikebukuro

You can taste Chiyomusubi, Chiyomusubi sake brewery from Tottori prefecture, and Kunpeki, Kunpeki sake brewery from Aichi prefecture.

Chiyomusubi Sake Brewery

“CHIYOMUSUBI” means eternal ties with people. It also represents love between husband and wife, among parents and their children, brothers and sisters, and friendship among friends and neighbors. It is also a word for celebration. “Creation of happiness” is our management philosophy, which for customers and other people involved with Chiyomusubi. We consider deliciousness in the first place when we make sake. Rich taste, gentle aroma and smoothness are our bases of deliciousness.
Surrounded by great environment of our regional area in Tottori prefecture, by making fermented drinks like sake and shochu with safe and genuine ingredients, we want to contribute to happiness of people all over the world.

If you come up to Sakaiminato, Tottori, you can do Brewery tour. You can see inside of the factory and craftsmen making sake when brewery season. Advanced reservation by an e-mail or a fax is preferable.
E-mail : oroshibu@sea.chukai.ne.jp
Fax : +81-859-42-3515

Kunpeki Sake Brewery

Founded in Aichi Japan, Kunpeki Sake Brewery has a history of more than 100 years in sake brewing.

Our sake is conscientiously prepared and brewed in small batch. Every step of sake making is accomplished by united efforts of the whole family.

The yeasts are carefully screened and selected, only the ones that are approved by our master brewer are used for brewing in our brewery.

The water of brewing is pumped up from 100-meter deep underground where the clear and cold natural water flows from Kisogawa River.

Deep flavor and gentle aroma are the features of our sake products.

Come visit us and enjoy a tour of the historic sake brewery and sake tasting !
We look forward to seeing you.

E-mail : info@kunpeki.co.jp
Fax : +81-587-56-2138

 

DATE AND TIME

2018/4/12 (Thu) -18(Wed) 10:00~20:00

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LOCATION

Ikebukuro Tobu Department Store B1F

1 Chome-1-25 Nishiikebukuro, Toshima, Tokyo 171-0021

Google map

Access

Directly connected to “Ikebukuro station”

Web site

For more information visit, 東武百貨店 池袋店 日本酒催事スケジュール

“Hanzo” In-store tasting event @ Ikebukuro

You can taste Hanzo, Ota Sake Brewery from Mie prefecture.

Line up

  • Junmai daiginjo Hanzo nakagumi nama genshu
  • Junmai daiginjo Hanzo Kaminoho nama gensyu
  • Tokubetsu junmai nama genshu Hanzo Kaminoho

-Nakagumi, the mid-cut, is the second pressing of a batch of sake.

-Nama is unpasteurized, Genshu is undiluted cask strength.

Ota Sake Brewery

The products of Ota Sake Brewery Co., Ltd. are largely hand-made according to traditional production techniques. The brew master, or “Toji”, is the most important person in the brewing process. He controls the quality of the sake by deciding at what temperature the fermentation process takes place. He also supervises all the other workers. The most important period in the sake making process is from November to April, since the low winter temperatures benefit the sake quality.

During this time, the brew master is always present in the brewery, continuously checking the temperature of the raw sake, even during the night. Many experienced brew masters are originally from the Tohoku area of Northern Honshu.

The brew master at Ota Sake Brewery Co., Ltd., Mr. Hisamitsu Fujii, 71, comes from Iwate Prefecture, also located in Tohoku, and is a member of the “Nambu Toji” Brew Master Guild. His skills, combined with 50 years of sake making know-how at Ota Sake Brewery Co., Ltd., where management and staff is working together as a team with the determination to only produce the highest quality.

Hanzo Junmai Daiginjo 【Kami No Ho】

Exclusively made with the “Kami No Ho” variety of sake rice, especially developed over 12 years for the Mie area, which was described as “God’s country” in Japanese legends. It features a fresh, particularly smooth flavor, the way sake should taste.

Rice: Kami No Ho
Seimaibuai (The degree of polishing rice): 50%
The degree of Sake: +2
Alcohol: 15%
How to serve: Under 15℃ is good, but best is chilled at 7-10℃
Suitable for both Japanese and Western style meal

Hanzo Junmai Daiginjo was selected for G7 Ise-Shima Summit ,May 26 Working Dinner. Because of that Hanzo Junmai Daiginjo 【Kami No Ho】is short supply now, it will re-sell May or June, 2018.

DATE AND TIME

2018/4/5 (Thu) -11(Wed) 10:00~20:00

LOCATION

Ikebukuro Tobu Department Store B1F

1 Chome-1-25 Nishiikebukuro, Toshima, Tokyo 171-0021

Google map

Access

Directly connected to “Ikebukuro station”

Web site

For more information visit, 大田酒造

The 2nd Sake Festival @ Yokohama Takashimaya

You can meet 900 kinds of sake! 50 breweries come to Yokohama Takashimaya across Japan.

『GEM by moto』is open pop up bar from Ebisu. They will offer you selected 40 kinds of glass of sake on the 25M long counter table.

You can buy some snack for sake by 500 yen. If you want to taste it, you can bring to the pop up bar.

DATE AND TIME

2018/4/11 (Wed) -16(Mon)
10:00 – 20:00 (Last day, 16th close 18:00)

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LOCATION

Takashimaya Yokohama Store 8th Floor

1-6-31 Minami-Saiwai Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa 220-8601

Google map

Access

A one min walk from Yokohama Station West exit

Ticket

Purchase ticket at the venue for pop up bar

Web site

For more information visit, 第2回 こだわり千花繚乱日本酒まつり | 横浜タカシマヤ