What you'll do
We'll meet at Kichijoji Station and then visit a shrine and a sake bar/store nearby. At the shrine I will explain the history of sake and the types of sake and how to read sake labels. At the sake bar/store, you will try two different types of sake. If you would like, you can purchase the bottle since this bar is also a store. I will give you advice on how to choose sake and how to purchase a bottle if you'd like. After this, we'll take in the interesting Kichijoji streets while discussing foods that go well with sake. We'll then stop by a Japanese-style pub called an izakaya to try another two kinds of sake. I will explain the basics of the sake-making procedure, Japanese sake culture/custom, and the current situation of sake in Japan. We'll also have a snack with our sake and enjoy the atmosphere of the izakaya. At the end of this experience, you'll have gained a basic knowledge of sake and be able to read sake labels, in addition to having ideas about your own sake preferences.
After graduating from university in the United States, I became a teacher at an English school. Passionate about sake, I'm now an International Kikisake-shi (Certified Sake Sommelier). I will provide essential knowledge and advise to my guests for their understanding of sake and finding their preference, along with sake history, production, and drinking custom. I've been studying sake for almost seven years and have attended sake seminars and kura—or brewery—observations. I host sake events regularly and enjoy exchanging ideas about sake with other sake lovers.
Snack I'll provide one tsumami— or snack—to go with our sake at an Izakaya.
Sake I'll provide two kinds of sake at a sake bar and another two kinds of sake at an Izakaya.
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Where you'll be
We will meet the North Exit of Kichijoji Station. During the first half of our experience, we will visit shrine and sake bar/store. After that, we'll visit an izakaya and have sake and a snack.
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Thu, Oct 24 From 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM.
$87 per person
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
Wear comfortable shoes and keep your luggage compact. Kichijoji is always crowded with people—some streets are narrow, and most individual stores are small.
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