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The Front Door of SAKE WORLD

Over 100 SAKE !! This place is a good starting point for beginner. You can try one little cup of... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
Hong Kong, China
Sake Tasting!

Great sake variety! Exchange 5 tokens for 500JPY to be used on the sake vending machines. Some sake... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Nicole W
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2427-3 Yuzawa, Yuzawa-machi, Minamiuonuma-gun 949-6101, Niigata Prefecture
+81 25-784-3758
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Over 100 SAKE !! This place is a good starting point for beginner. You can try one little cup of SAKE, just for tasting, which is much cheaper than buy one bottle, even little bottle. It is recommended for Beginner, not EXPERT OF SAKE

Reviewed 6 January 2018

the range of sake for tasting is impressive BUT those that require 1 token are mostly average. a waste of time and money. if traveling in a group, it would be better to buy a different bottle each and do your own tasting in the...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Great sake variety! Exchange 5 tokens for 500JPY to be used on the sake vending machines. Some sake need more than 1 token... depends on the grade. Visited on a weekday morning and had the whole tasting room to myself. Very enjoyable. My kid cannot...More

Thank Nicole W
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Must've been a couple of hundred different brands of sake.Both cold and hot. Cheap tasting portions. They have it for sale if you care to buy. Interesting activity which I wouldn't really want to do anywhere else except sake central anyway (I'm not a sake...More

1  Thank hav4wannatravel
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Loved this place especially the sake museum! For ¥500 you can go sake tasting, they will give you 5 coins to put in the vending machine like sake server, there is so much to choose from had to pay twice! Got tipsy in the process...More

1  Thank ellehcim727
Reviewed 16 February 2017

This place is located at Echigo Yuzawa station. You get to taste 5 different sake of your choice for Y500. We went here after spending our day at Gaza Yuzawa and before we rode our train back to Tokyo. Try it. It was really fun....More

Thank MariaClara325
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Go earlier in the day as samples run out later in the day :) Sake area looks awesome though we didn't experience (as we don't drink).

Thank SharonTeo1217
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

When i visit there in Dec 2016, many locals and local skiiers were going as well. There was sake promotion, and as a foreigner thats the first time I learnt much much more about sake. One of the sake being promoted was made by "new...More

Thank Teresa C
Reviewed 23 April 2016

This is an excellent honey trap for people who are getting into sake. Pay 500 yen for 5 shots of sake, and there is a truckload of choice here.

Thank AlvinChanJB
Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

Yuzawa-town is very convenient snow district from Tokyo. It's only 75min.by Sinkansen-Express from Tokyo Station. You can enjoy ski and snowboarding there from end of December to top of April. And good for hot springs, Japanese rice wine "Nihonsyu" and Japanese rice there. I recommend...More

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