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Sake Tasting

Master Sake Basics with a sake sommelier

Sake Tasting

Master Sake Basics with a sake sommelier

130 reviews
Duration
1 hour
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English
Sake Tasting

Master Sake Basics with a sake sommelier

Sake Tasting

Master Sake Basics with a sake sommelier

130 reviews
Duration
1 hour
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

The venue, Hana Sake Bar, is a small sized sake bar located in the heart of Osaka. You'll learn all about sake from a professional sake sommelier who has been chosen as sake expert for a government-run cultural exchange program. This course is designed for all international people interested in learning about sake. The knowledge you'll obtain includes sake's history, current situation of its industry, how to do "kikizake", proper or professional way of tasting sake, sake classifications, its ingredients, how to make it, and more. You will be tasting six different sake in total, two by two, which will be accompanied with small Japanese dishes or snacks for food pairing. At the end, you'll take a fun sake quiz. It is an interactive, informative, and enjoyable one hour session, which will grow your interest or passion for sake even bigger.

Your host

Learn more about Koji

Koji

I am a certified sake sommelier(SSI) and have been hosting sake tasting and learning experience for foreign visitors for over 6 years. My passion has been especially on sake and the recent international sake movement, and I'd love to share my sake knowledge with people, especially from overseas. *Manager of Hana Sake Bar, an int'l sake bar, in Osaka *Worked for a sake brewery as a project manager *Joined a government-run cultural exchange program(Walk in US, Talk on Japan) in 2017 and also 2018 as sake expert *Lived in US in the late 90s for college *Former international guesthouse owner

What's included

Food
Small dishes or snacks to pair with sake. Let us know in advance if you are a vegetarian or vegan.
Drinks
6 different sake. Served two by two and the last pair will be a warm sake experience trying the same sake at different temp.
Equipment
Materials to learn about sake

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Where you'll be

After taking this session, you will be knowledgeable enough to search your favorite sake, buy what you want and tell your friends about sake.

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 20 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

Legal age for drinking in Japan is 20. Regular schedule is from 17:00 to 18:00, and the bar will be open from 18:00. A group of 8 or more people may ask us for special arrangement.

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Master Sake Basics with a sake sommelier
130 reviews
From $27/person
130 reviews
From $27/person