Updated: May 12, 2017
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Sake Tasting in Tokyo; Enjoying Different Flavorful Notes of Sake.

When visiting Japan, you soon realize that Sake is to Japan what wine is to France. There is an incredibly extensive list of types of sake in Japan. Just like wine, sake can be sweet or dry and can have different flavor-notes, such as spices, herbs, flowers and fruits. Let's embark on a flavor-filled journey and discover sake in Tokyo!

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Nihonshu Stand Moto

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This bar is situated in the basement of a Shinjuku building. It's a standing bar with only about 12 seats at the bar so you might want to head there early to make sure you have a place to sit.
The owner has an impressive selection of sake to choose from. It's around 550-650 per cup.

Nihonshu Stand Moto

〒160-0022 Tokyo, Shinjuku, 5 Chome−17−11

Kuri

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This tiny bar in Ginza only offers less than a dozen seats, but it has a wide selection of over 100 sakes to choose from.
There is a ¥2000 tasting set (a flight of six 60ml cups). Please note there is a ¥800 cover charge.

Kuri

〒104-0061 Tokyo, 中央区Ginza, 6−4−15 トニービル

Meishu Center

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The meishu center is a sake store that also doubles as a bar. There are over 100 bottles to choose from. You can of course buy some of them and try them at home, or you can also try the sake tasting on the spot. You can also make your own tasting flight or ask the staff to give you advice in accordance to your taste.
Price: By the glass ranges from ¥200~
Tasting Set: Choose three glasses and get a ¥100 discount.

Meishu Center

2-3-29 Hamamatsucho | Isoyama Dai-2 Bldg.1F, Minato

Dassai bar 23

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Dassai has opened a bar in the Tokyo Square garden. There are various sake types to choose from, and you can also choose between 5 sake tasting sets.
Please note that there is a ¥1000 service charge per person.

Dassai Bar 23

Tokyo Square Garden B1F, 3-1-1 Kyobashi, Chuo-ku Tokyo

Kozue

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Beautifully located on the 40th floor of the Park Hyatt Tokyo hotel. If you're willing to splurge a little, you can enjoy finely selected ingredients paired with delicious sake. It will be a an unforgettable Japanese dining experience. Since it is located on the 40th floor, it offers a breathtaking view over Tokyo.

Kozue

3-7-1-2 Nishishinjuku Shinjuku Tokyo, 40th floor
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I love traveling and discovering new cuisines. Japan has a panoply of different local dishes to try. I also love yoga, coffee, reading, and cycling.

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