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Sake Tasting Experience in Fukuoka with Obanzai

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Experience Details
Experience Location
1.5 hours
Number of Guests
1 - 6 guests
Japanese, English
With sake
Enjoy the atmosphere of this intimate, semi-private bar as you sample a range of authentic Japanese sake during this tasting experience in Fukuoka with “obanzai” side dishes.
Taste a range of 4 different types of Japanese sake with insights from an English-speaking sake sommelier
Soak up the atmosphere of the traditionally decorated, semi-private bar as you learn about the history and production of nihonshu
Compare the unique styles of Japanese sake, observing their complex flavors
Enjoy traditional side dishes with your sake tastings, tasty morsels of home-style Japanese food known as “obanzai”
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Host will donate 14 meals
Experience Details
Japanese rice wine or Japanese sake is a must-try when visiting Japan. In Japanese the word “sake” itself actually means “alcohol” in general, but “nihonshu” is the specific Japanese word for rice wine. With so many different styles and flavors, it can be tough to figure out where to start when it comes to tasting Japanese sake or nihonshu. For an intimate experience to learn about different types of sake, this Sake Tasting Experience in Fukuoka is the perfect introduction. You can learn all about Japanese sake in-depth as you get familiar with a range of nihonshu types. With the help of an English-speaking sake sommelier, you can learn about the different ingredients, brewing processes, and styles of nihonshu, tasting 4 different types of Japanese sake along the way. They will help you to distinguish different flavors and hopefully discover your new favorite! Just relax and enjoy the traditional atmosphere as this experience is held at an authentically decorated semi-private bar in the Yakuin district of Fukuoka. To add to the cultural atmosphere, all the staff at this bar wear Japanese kimonos. Your friendly instructor can give you suggestions and answer any questions you have about Japanese sake. Joining this tasting is also a great opportunity to learn about traditional Japanese food. You will be served 4 different home-style side dishes to accompany the sake tasting. This category of home-cooked dishes is known as “obanzai.” The exact dishes change depending on the season, but you can expect traditional snacks such as dashimaki (rolled omelet), miso soup, traditional vegetables, kinpira, and more. Brush up on your Japanese sake knowledge by joining this informative and atmospheric Sake Tasting Experience in Fukuoka at a local bar. You never know, you might discover your new favorite type of nihonshu during this sake tasting!
Sake tasting with 4 samples
4 different types of obanzai side dishes
English-speaking tasting instructor
Transportation to and from the venue
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
Meet at Yakuin Station. The venue is approximately a 10-minute walk away.
Minors cannot attend this experience (the drinking age in Japan is 20 years old)
Please be on time, if you are late the session will still begin at the designated start time
Cancellation Policy
Cancel your booking at least 2 days before the experience start time to receive a full refund minus a 3.2% transaction fee.
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Experience Location

Fukuoka’s Chuo-ku (Chuo ward) is located in the center of Fukuoka city alongside Hakata Bay. While the city is quite modern, nature-lovers can still find patches of green and seaside at Momochi Seaside Park. Other landmarks include Fukuoka Art Museum which features mainly Asian art exhibitions (though notably, it also houses The Madonna of Port Lligat by Salvador Dali), the Fukuoka Municipal Zoo and Botanical Garden, and the baseball stadium Fukuoka PayPay Dome. Shopaholics can also enjoy Kyushu’s biggest underground shopping mall, Tenjin Chikagai, which has a spacious and stylish vibe.
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Earliest available date: June 27, 2024
¥ 12,000
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Please note that the time is in Japan Standard Time.
Free cancellation (2 days notice)
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Host will donate 14 meals