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Japanese sake (nihonshu)

Study up on Japanese sake

A beginner’s guide

“A trip to Japan would not be complete without a little sake tasting! But unless you are an avid sake drinker, it can be hard to know where to begin. To help you navigate the world of sake, we’ve done plenty of research in Japan: from consulting with sake connoisseurs, to sake tastings and sampling sake throughout Japan. But before we dive in, let's start with a few basics.”

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Drinking sake

“The same way people might relax at dinner and have a deep discussion over wine, or maybe with a cigar and brandy in a quiet study, o-sake is sipped lightly between bites of food or bits of snack ... the gesture of topping off an o-choko cup of sake, a slight bow of thanks and a reflective lowering of the cup back to the table or counter, is one way relations are deepened in Japan.”

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Go out for drinks at local places that Japanese people love

Yakitori and sake

“Just like Londoners enjoying fish and chips with pints of beer at the pub, yakitori or skewed chicken barbecue, is an essential delicacy for beer or sake here in Japan. You can easily find yakitori on izakaya menus everywhere in Tokyo, but I would like to recommend you visit a few yakitori specialty restaurants.”

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Pub crawl in Shinjuku's Golden Gai

“Which is the best place to visit in Tokyo at night? To experience the local and enjoy the talk with the locals? ... Tokyo has so many options to offer. So it's not easy to pick only one. But this is for you who might be looking for some old Japanese bars and friendly people get together there.”

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Visit a sake brewery

Takayama, a sake lover’s paradise

“Known as “Little Kyoto”, Takayama is very famous for its sake. The old town hosts several breweries, some of them existing for several centuries, and each having its own “style”. The perfect spot to visit for Sake enthusiasts everywhere!”

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Saijo, a sake town in Hiroshima

"Several regions of Japan are known for their excellent sake, but none enjoys an ideal natural setting like Saijo. The city is renowned for having one of the purest sake of Japan. The geographical position of the city ... makes it enjoy an ideal climate for the manufacture of sake."

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