A Must-Visit for Sake and Kyoto Lovers! Try a Variety of Sake at Kyoto Sakagurakan

Kyoto Sakagurakan is a place where one can enjoy sake from breweries all across Kyoto, from Kyotango in the north to Joyo in the south. It offers a tasting set of 15 varieties of sake, each from highly unique breweries, as well as a food menu that goes well with the sake. <*This information is from Kansai Walker (issued May 8, 2018)>

A Selection of Food to go With Kyoto Sake

The Hokuchubu Set is a collection of sake from the northern parts of Kyoto Prefecture and Kyoto City. They also offer a Nanbu Set (1,800 JPY) that consists of sake from Fushimi. It goes well with foods like sashimi and tempura of nama-fu (wheat gluten). <Types and weight: 25ml x 15 types; Selection: Up to the shop>

【The sake in the photograph】Ine Mankai sake made from ancient red rice by Mukai Brewery, Shutendoji Kyo Onna Special Junmai by Hakurei Brewery, Hatsuhinode Junmai Kitayama no Sato by Haneda Brewery, Okinazuru Tamba Junmai Sake Yamahai by Oishi Brewery, Yosamusume Special Junmai by Yosano Brewery, Yasakatsuru Yamahai Junmai 70 by Takeno Brewery, Tamagawa Junmai Ginjo Iwau by Kinoshita Brewery, Ayabe no Shiki Junmai by Wakamiya Brewery, Junmai Sasa Takumi by Tanzan Brewery, Kagura Shichiyo Unfliterd Junmai by Matsui Brewery, Tanba Itteki Junmai by Choro Brewery, Kuminoura Junmai Ginjo by Kumano Brewery, Shirakiku KUMASAN(903) Junmai by Hakusugi Brewery, Fukuchiyama Sanman Nisengoku Junmai by Towa Brewery, Utsukushii Kamogawa Junmai by Sasaki Brewery

Kyo-dashi Chazuke Set (Shuto) (580 JPY). The flavor of the light dashi (broth) is fantastic.

They sell sake that are available only during certain seasons, such as the Ine Mankai (red rice sake) by Mukai Shuzo, as well as sake that are only sold locally!

The interior that was designed in the image of a brewery. Its relaxing environment makes it easy to enjoy sake in.

Yoshi, the manager, commented: "Other than the tasting sets, standard varieties of sake are sold at 600 JPY a glass.”

Kyoto Sakagurakan <Address: Tora Bldg. 1F, 236 Kugikakushi-cho, Bukkoji-dori Muromachi Higashi-iru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto; Phone: 075-354-5353; Hours: 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O.), Saturdays, Sundays, National Holidays 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O.); Holidays: None; Capacity: 44 seats; Smoking: No; Parking: None; Access: 5 minutes on foot from Hankyu Karasuma Station and Shijo Station on the subway>


Tora Bldg. 1F, 236 Kugikakushi-cho, Bukkoji-dori Muromachi Higashi-iru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

[This article was originally published in Walkerplus on 05.14.2018]

*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.

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