Sake Tasting Class with a sake sommelier

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From $75.66

8 reviews   (4.88)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 2 hours

Departs: Tokyo, Tokyo

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Sip your way through our sake tasting in Tokyo. Discover new sake tastes and build your own sake style with nicely paired Japanese snacks. Join our sake lesson to discover new styles and sample sake pairings with a sommelier for 2 hours. Demystify sake through learning and exploring your taste buds. 

- Learn basic sake 101 to know the proper way to select and drink sake with food
- Taste 6 high-quality sake from small family-owned breweries. Also, experience how sake flavors change depending on different temperatures and sake cup shapes.
- Explore your tastebuds through sake and food pairings while learning how sake complements many kinds of flavors.

What's Included


Snacks (not a full size meal)

What's Not Included

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Transportation to/from attractions

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 20 - 99

Additional Info

  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Minimum drinking age is 20 years
  • Public transportation options are available nearby

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

You will learn sake 101 (e.g. brewing techniques, history, and labels etc) in a small group with a sake sommelier in 2.5 hours. You will meet the host, a sake sommelier in Nishi Ogikubo where it is known as a "drunker's heaven" to learn and sip your way through sake. This neighborhood is also lesser known among tourists. During the workshop, you will try more than 6 different types of sake to discover your go-to sake and create your own tasting chart. Enjoy sake while tasting locally sourced snacks paired with sake to experience how sake supplements your meal. If applicable, meet Japanese sake lovers in Tokyo and learn some local tips.

• Admission Ticket Free


Great experience!
717tomasu, 16-02-2020
Going into the sake tasting session we really knew nothing about sake, but we left with an appreciation for it's history, how it's made, and the different types that lead to it's many different flavours. Nathan was very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and helped us identify what our favourite type of sake was so that we could find the perfect bottles to take home with us.
Thank you Nathan and Ninja Food Tours for the awesome experience!
DMcGuffin, 21-12-2019
Nathan was terrific ~ i really learned a lot. Very cool to drink different types of sake. There's a tutorial
Great Guide!
Stephanie7778, 04-12-2019
My partner and I went for a sake tasting in Shinjuku and it was fantastic! Giulia was very knowledgeable and fun, engaging without being too overwhelming on information. I highly recommend these tours as they make navigating Tokyo fun and stress free. The city is so large and the options for exploring the city are overwhelming, it’s definitely worth the investment to book a guided tour/tasting with a friendly guide.
Enjoyed learning more about sake
Robin C, 08-09-2019
Knowledgeable and friendly staff. Learned how sake is made, a little history and various flavor profiles while tasting many variety of sake.
A great basic introduction into sake from a sake expert
RichardWCT, 21-03-2020
We booked this sake orientation whilst we were in Tokyo for the Rugby World Cup in November 2019 & were very pleased with the experience.
As part of a small group of fellow western travellers, the sake sommelier walked us through a structured sit down tasting of a selection of sakes, pointing out the reason why they were so different, due to the many variables in how they were made.
The guide had excellent English & struck a good balance over the 2 hours in passing on his wisdom as well as answering the many questions from the group.
The most relevant part was to make observations about the key characteristics of each sake & so how would it best be used with food.
The highlight for me was the tasting of a 23 year old vintage dated sake.
The class is strongly recommended as an insight in sake.

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