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 Japan’s representative beverage in Niigata. Known for its large variety of sake breweries—among the most of all Japan’s prefectures—and matching traditional cuisine, it’s a paradise for experienced 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 Professional International Kikisake-shi (Sake Meister) enlightens you on all things sake―from the characteristics of different genres, its history, and the best way to appreciate these potable masterpieces. Sip on sublime brews paired with exquisite dishes of Japanese cuisine crafted to create a flawless harmony with the sake.

Looking to further deepen the mood? Opt for another plan and slip into the colorful and exotic attire of an Oiran—high-ranking courtesans who allured nobles in medieval times. You’re sure to feel as if you yourself are a part of Japan’s rich history.

Niigata is easily accessible, just about 2 hours from Tokyo via the JR Joetsu Shinkansen bullet train.

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