All-you-can-taste, Sake in the Park @ SHIBUYA

Spring Sake Festival

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Spring in Japan; the faint sound of Cicadas in the trees, a glint or two of sunlight from between the clouds, the smell of freshly cut grass, the best season for a waltz in the park with a sake in hand. We will provide both the venue and the sake.

You might know KURAND SAKE MARKET as the company that does that ‘all-you-can-taste’ sake thing — you know the one where, in return for 3000 yen (+tax) you can taste over 100 different sakes, without time limits or the need to burn a hole in your wallet.

But what you probably didn’t know is that KURAND SAKE MARKET started out hosting various sake events. In fact, we don’t mean to boast, but we have put on some of the biggest sake events in Tokyo.

Our portfolio is one which stretches all the way back to more than 3 years ago.

In May, we will be doing it all again, as we host our annual event in Miyashita Park, in the heart of Shibuya.

Every year, it just gets bigger and bigger — this year is no exception.

Allow us to introduce the event in a little more detail.

100 sakes from no fewer than 25 Breweries

“No fewer than 25 breweries from all over Japan will be making the trip to Shibuya to let sake-craving Tokyoites enjoy the liquid fruits of their labors.”

Let’s start with the line-up of brewers. This year we will be joined by no fewer than 25 breweries hailing from across Japan. They will have taken time out of their busy brewing schedule to come all the way to serve you sake. From the far reaches of Saga Prefecture in the south to the slightly colder climbs of Aomori Prefecture in the far north. Each brewery will bring with them a selection of various different sakes for you to taste.

Introducing this Year’s Team

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Tons of Styles to Try

We will be serving a variety of different genres and styles which, for easier navigation, will be separated into different booths / tents.. There really is something for everyone!

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Sake x Food

And there’s no need to worry about drinking sake on an empty stomach —something even aficionados try to avoid —
because there will be food tents dotted around the venue waiting to serve you up some delicious delicacies from the North of Japan (not included in ticket price).

We have also organised various different events to dance, sing, clap, drink along to…

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So there you have it! What better way is there to spend a hard-earned, day-off than with a glass of sake in hand relaxing in the park.

Come and join over 3000 people and experience a sake festival like no other in the centre of Tokyo.

Still not sure what this event is about? Why not check out a report of last year’s event, courtesy of Rocket News.

FAQ

Q Please explain how it works!
On the day, in exchange for your ticket, we will hand you a trendy little wristband. Until you receive the wristband you cannot enter the venue. There will be a limited number of tickets available for sale on the day on a first come first serve basis. The event is very popular, so we recommend getting there early to avoid disappointment.

Q: Will you be asking for ID?
A: yes. It is an event that involves the consumption of alcohol, so we are obligated by law to check for ID. Please bring a form of ID that displays a photograph and your age: driver’s license, passport, residence card, etc.

Q:Is Reentry allowed?
A: As long as you keep your wristband safe, you can come and go as you please. We will not be able to reissue lost wristbands under any circumstances.

Q: What if the weather is bad?
A: The event will go ahead as planned regardless of the weather. In the case of a typhoon or storm, we will announce that the event is being cancelled ahead of time and offer full refunds via PASSMARKET.  We regret that we will not be able to compensate for an event that is cancelled part way through.

Q: Will any of the sake be available for purchase on the day?
Yes, but only a small selection.

Q: Will water be provided?
A: Water will not be provided for free, but will instead be available to buy.

Q: Is smoking permitted in the venue?
A: Please use the specially designated smoking areas only.

Q: Where is lost property located?
A: Found and lost items should be reported to the reception.

Q: I don’t speak much Japanese. Can I still take part?
A: Although there will be one or two English-speaking staff on hand to help, this is the kind of event that transcends the language barrier.

FURTHER DETAILS

Event Name Shibuya Sake festival 2016
Date / Time 14th May 2016 / 11:00 – 18:00
Venue Miyashita Park
Nearest Station Shibuya, Hachiko Exit
Fee Advanced Ticket: 3000 Yen / Same-Day: 3500 Yen
Payment Method PASS MARKET