Experience Traditional Japanese Food and Sake to the Fullest
A sake tasting lecture and cultural experience in an exquisite traditional restaurant setting
Fall in love with sake, Japan’s most well-known alcoholic drink, in Niigata, which is home to the most sake breweries in Japan. As such, you can find traditional cuisine that pairs well with sake. It’s a paradise for sake enthusiasts and a perfect entry point for beginners.
No matter how knowledgeable you are, Edge of Niigata’s sake tasting lecture is sure to deepen your understanding of sake and its cultural background. Admire the décor of a renovated traditional building as a sake sommelier enlightens you on all things sake, from the characteristics of different genres, its history, and the best way to appreciate these drinkable masterpieces. Sip on sublime brews paired with tailored Japanese cuisine.
Looking to further deepen the mood? Opt for another plan and slip into the colorful and exotic attire of an oiran—a high-ranking courtesan who allured nobles in medieval times. You’re sure to feel as if you are a part of Japan’s rich history.
Access: From Tokyo Station, take the Shinakansen bullet train to Niigata Station, which takes about 2 hours.
Japanese Sake Tasting Lecture (ATAGO CORPORATION)
12-2762, Honcho-dori, Chuo-ku, Niigata-shi, Niigata-ken
Approx. 1 hour and 30 minutes or more