Demystify Sake with a sommelier

Shinjuku City, Japan

Experience hosted by Yuma

  1. 2 hours
  2. Hosted in English
Cultural immersion
Guests felt absorbed in a community or culture.

What you'll do

In this tasting session, you will try 6 different kinds of sake, paired with edible companions. We will discuss what you need to know about sake and how sake flavors change depending on the brand and how it is served, delving into the nuances of Japanese food culture. By the end of this experience, you are not gonna want to take a sake bomb... hopefully.
Other things to note
Let me know if you have any food allergies or restrictions in advance. The snacks will be light, so please have something small to eat beforehand.

What's included

  • Food
    We will taste four or more snacks sourced from local vendors.
  • Drinks
    We’ll try 6 different types of sake.

Meet your Host, Yuma

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 119 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I’m a certified sake sommelier and a new wave sake bar owner in Tokyo. I also founded Ninja Food Tours, a gourmet food tour company featured by multiple media (e.g. CNN). While I have a deep appreciation of traditional sake culture, I also love to experiment new things with sake. That is what I do with my professional sommelier team on a daily basis. Giulia and I will share a deep world of sake in my sake bar.
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From $70/ person

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Where you'll be

Giulia or I will meet you at my sake bar in Nishi-Shinjuku. You can easily go to Shibuya or Shinjuku after the sake tasting class and I will give you tips to explore Tokyo.

Rated 4.88 out of 5 from 119 reviews.

Will
October 2021
Whoever thought drinking and learning makes a great academic environment lol I enjoyed drinking sake and understanding the process of making it. This allowed me to appreciate sake much more and learn something new. i would recommend this experience to everyone to get a cultural experience about drinking sake!
Daniel
October 2021
Let me start this off by saying I was beyond happy to get to experience this. Yuma san was beyond professional and the experience was very interactive. We tried all sorts of unique and different sake, got to undertsand the history of sake, and were taken step by step on the process of making sake. Then, with that knowledge, tasting the unique sake, we learned how and why the flavors and tastes varied so much, whether it was the koji, yeast, water, or even just filtration during the brewing process. I'm generally a beer and whiskey drinker and this was a great experience. Yuma san is fluent in English, was beyond knowledgeable on Sake, runs his own restaurant, and you get 100% attention from a master. - exactly as described. Happy to recommend this to anyone who is even remotely interested in Sake.
Grace
July 2021
I had never tried sake before, but Yuma was still able to make a very pleasant experience for me. He is very knowledgeable and explains the whole process of making sake. Very informative and a lot of fun.
Enoch
June 2021
I took my work mates here to enjoy sake but for us to relax and unwind – and the experience was a perfect balance of insightful learnings in a relaxed atmosphere with lots of laugher. Thank you to Yuma for your hospitality and generousity.
Emily
February 2021
This was a wonderful experience! The bar is cozy and personable and Yuma was happy to answer all of our questions. We came out with a much better understanding of sake.
Noriko
January 2021
Giulia is absolutely amazing! She is very knowledgeable about sake . Two hours went by so fast ! I had a good time my first experience of learning for the sake :) Giulia さんは、日本も上手なので英語以外でもクラスを受けれます:) 彼女の人柄と知識が素晴らしかったです^ ^

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Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests must be of legal drinking age to be served alcohol.
Guests ages 20 and up can attend, up to 8 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.