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Guided Sake Tasting & Shopping Experience at Seibu Ikebukuro

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Delve into Japan's rich sake culture with an expert sommelier. Sample 5 distinct varieties and shop at Seibu Ikebukuro with personalized guidance.

Highlights

  • Savor the complexities of 5 distinct Japanese sake varieties, all handpicked and presented by an expert sommelier.

  • Shop for your favorite sake at Seibu Ikebukuro's main store, one of the largest department stores in Japan, with the guidance of the sommelier.

  • Discover the history, culture, and production of sake, as well as how to pair it with food and glassware.

  • Fun Fact: Seibu Ikebukuro's main store has a Guinness World Record for the largest number of escalators in 1 building.

Inclusions

  • 5 Japanese sake tasting

  • Expert sommelier

  • Guided sake shopping

Exclusions

  • Purchase of alcoholic beverages while shopping

  • Personal expenses

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 72 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Experience Sake Sampling with a Sake Expert

For those passionate about sake, the cherished rice wine of Japan, seize this opportunity to savor 5 distinct sake varieties handpicked by an accredited sake specialist. Delve into the rich history, cultural significance, and intricate production of sake. Discover how to enhance your experience with suitable food pairings and the right glassware. Engage in an enlightening Q&A session with the sake specialist, where you can get insights on selecting and preserving sake.

Discover Seibu Ikebukuro Main Store’s Offering

Following your tasting journey, indulge in some retail therapy at Seibu Ikebukuro's main store, a premier shopping hub in Japan. Explore an extensive range of sake products, spanning from the classic to the contemporary, along with other Japanese spirits like shochu, wine, and craft beer. Let the sommelier guide your choices, recommending bottles that align with your preferences and budget. Beyond beverages, feel free to wander through other store sections, whether you're intrigued by fashion, beauty products, electronics, or memorable souvenirs.

Itinerary

  • 4pm to 4:20pm: Sake orientation

  • 4:20pm to 5:20pm: Guided sake tasting and Q&A session

  • 5:30pm to 6pm: Free time to shop with sommelier

Restrictions

  • The experience is restricted for guests aged 19 and under.
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 mins before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

Meeting Point

  • Meet your guide at Seibu Ikebukuro.

  • Address: Seibu Ikebukuro, 1 Chome-28-1 Minamiikebukuro, Toshima City, Tokyo 171-8569, Japan.

  • Guide Identifier: Sake Sommelier will be waiting for you at the store SAKE-SHOW YAMADA, at B2 floor.

Get Directions to the Meeting Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is Ikebukuro Sta. Higashiguchi (East Exit). It is a quick 1-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board bus 池65 to get you there.

By Train

  • The closest train station is Ikebukuro Station. It is a quick 1-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board the Fukutoshin Line, Saikyō Line, Yamanote Line, and more to get you there.

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