What you'll do
This experience gives you a very UNIQUE experience of trying out various types of SAKE CUPS (called Ochoko in Japanese) to taste Japanese traditional drink, SAKE. There are hundreds of different kinds (in shapes/colors/materials) of Sake cups exist in Japan, and each cup gives a different taste of SAKE (or even water). At the end of the course, you will know how you can choose a right sake cup for your sake. Emily, your host, will provide a short lecture in English (or Japanese): (1) how you can choose Sake cups at the restaurants and shops (for souvenirs), (2) Japanese traditional pottery making. (3) how Japanese people drink Sake with Sake cups and sake servers (called Tokkuri and Katakuchi). 3 to 6 shots of Sake will be served = Emily's selection of the day - selected from the hidden Sake makers which are not commonly found. Sake will be tasted with 3 different types of Ochoko, (made in different shapes, materials, etc)., which 2 will be selected by Emily, and 1 by you from 50 different types of Ochoko. Sake cups are mainly from the various potteries production sites/areas of Japan, and as an option, Ochoko and Sake servers can be purchased at the end of the course.
Emily, a SUPER HOST, has been in Air BNB business since 2015. is now offering this very unique experience; to find a RIGHT SAKE CUP for tasting RIGHT SAKE. Emily has been involved in traditional pottery promotion as well as a Sake lover for years, and she recently discovered each sake cup (different materials/shapes, etc.) gives different tastes, and now she wants to share this amazing experience with air BNB travelers who are looking for one of the kind experience. She is a Japanese native, fluent in English, and this course will be offered in English.
Appetizer 2 small dishes of appetizer to match with the Sake. (Japanese pickles, potato salad, or cheese & crackers, etc.)
Japanese Sake 3 to 6 shots of SAKE; Emily's choice of the DAY: the unique SAKE, the hidden kind and not of the major Sake…
Sake cups 3 different types of sake cups: You can choose 1 cup out of many different kinds for your Sake and CUP tasting…
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Where you'll be
This experience will take place at Emily's gallery house, located near Ryoanji (Stone) temple, in less than 2 minutes walk away from the Ryoan-ji train station, or 7 minutes walk from the Ryoan-ji Temple.
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.
This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
If you look young, please do not forget to bring your ID for us to make sure you are at the legal age for alcohol drinking.
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