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Our studio offers a unique Japanese cultural experiences, specializing on Fukuoka. With this activity you will taste five varieties of sake and you will discover how each variety has its own flavor and aroma.
- Challenge yourself to a blind sake tasting!
- Discover the type of sake you like, dry or sweet!
- Learn about the history and process of sake brewing!
- Get a great tip about Kyushu and enjoy your travel!
Japanese sake, or rice wine is now gaining popularity all over the world. Sake goes very well with Japanese dishes as well as Chinese, Italian and French foods. A wide variety of sake has been produced in Japan. About 1,600 breweries exist and there are more than 20,000 brands of sake! The taste of sake varies with water, rice, and the climate which is why the location of breweries deeply affect the flavors and aroma of Japanese traditional beverages.
For someone new to drinking sake there is the problem that there are too many sake varieties which will lead to confuse about which sake to choose at restaurants or liquor shops. However, out studio offers a great experience for sake tasting and an introduction to Japanese Sake.
First of in this activity you will taste five varieties of sake after seeing their labels and you will remember each flavor and aroma. After that you will try blind tasting guess on the variety. Throughout this experience you will get to know which type of tastes you like, dry sake (“karakuchi”) or sweet sake (“amakuchi”), and what kind of sake goes well with intensely flavored dishes or lightly salted ones.
Fukuoka is well-known for producing good “Shochu” or distilled spirit (another traditional alcohol in Japan), and there are many brands of sake awarded gold medals in sake competitions. The host will introduce sake made in Fukuoka and give you great tips on how to enjoy these traditional Japanese alcohols. Learn about the history and techniques for brewing sake!
The activity is available from Tuesday to Sunday from the following time.
Start from 13:00-/ 14:00-/ 15:00
*Please specify your preferred date and time when making reservation.
Five-minute walk from the south exit of the Nishitetsu Fukuoka (Tenjin) Station.
*Adult over the age of 20 can participate in this activity.
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