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[Niigata / Furumachi] Private Sake tasting in the heart of a Shinto shrin

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  • Beginners welcome - First try
  • Empty-hands OK
  • Meal included
  • Operate rain or shine
  • Possible number of bookings
  • Participating age
    20Age ~ 100 Age
  • Duration
    1~2 hours
Plan description

Sake has a long history in Japan. Since 700 AD it was used in religious ceremonies. For almost 1000 years, sake was mainly produced in Shrines and temples. Even now, Sake is one of the main offerings left for Shinto Gods.

Learn all about the history of this ancient relationship, while tasting the delicious Niigata Sake in the heart of a Shinto Shrine.

Learn all about the relationship between Sake and Shinto

The sake tasting takes place in the main hall of Niigata City's oldest shrine. Learn more about the history this unique location, as well as the incredible relationship between Sake and Shinto.

Get some tasting tricks that will make you seem like an expert!

We will clearly explain how to judge sake and how to best enjoy the various characteristics of the drink. Practice your knewfound knowledge by comparing 4 types of delicious sake.

Enjoy the harmony of food and sake

There are many ways to enjoy Sake, however, finding the right food to match with the drink is an incredible experience. Notice how the taste and fragrance of the drink change with the food that you eat. Find your ideal match, by trying simple but specially chosen appetizers!


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    Detailed information of this plan

    Required minimum number of participants 2 Person(s)
    Possible number of bookings 2~14
    About duration
    1~2 hours
    1 hour and 30 minutes
    Operating period All year round
    Assembly time Please enter your desired time when applying for the plan.
    9: 00-17: 00

    Please come 10 minutes before your reservation time.
    Booking deadline until 22:59 7 days before

    Changing room Toilet
    Shower Parking

    Dress code - Must bring items Please make sure you bring socks that completely cover the bottom of your foot.

    Other notifications Please let us know if you are uncomfortable sitting on the floor. If that is the case, we can prepare chairs for you!

    Plan attractions

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    Unique and unbeatable location! Experience a shinto shrine in a completely special way.

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    Niigata is known for it's delicious Sake. We will choose the best sake for the season.

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    There is nothing like pairing delicious sake with the right food. We carefully select appetizers for you to choose from!

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    Learn some tricks to sake tasting that you will be able to use in the future.

    Time schedule


    ①Meeting, Greetings, Sitting down (5 minutes) ②Engaging lecture and quiz (25 minutes) ③Guided Sake tasting (10 minutes) ④Guided Sake and food pairing (10 minutes) ⑤Enjoy, relax, experiment with different pairings and explore the unique location! (30 minutes) Minutes) ⑥ Closing, photos, goodbyes. (10 minutes)

    Access - Map

    500 Furumachidori, Chuo-ku, Niigata City, Niigata 951-8063
    Assembly point

    Furumachi Shinmei-Gu

    Arrive to the location yourself

    If you arrive by car

    Please do not arrive by car, since this is an alcohol event.

    If you arrive by train

    Hakusan is the nearest station. It takes about 15 minutes on foot from there.

    If you arrive by other means of transportation

    If you take the bus from Niigata station, you would get off at Shiyakusho Mae bus stop. It is about 5 minutes on foot from the bus stop.

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    Implemented measures against infectious diseases. We will show you Niigata at your own pace.

    Member organizations and associations Niigata Prefecture International Tourism Theme District Promotion Council, Niigata Tourism Convention Association, Tokimeki Sado / Niigata Tourism Area Strategy Conference
    Number of staff 5

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