There are lots of different varieties of alcohol, but Japan is known for sake, or as it’s called here, nihonshu. Nihonshu is normally refined using rice and a distinct Japanese brewing method. Generally, Japanese sake has a relatively high alcohol percentage, of 15-20%.
If you love to drink and you’re in Japan, then you definitely have to try the sake!
You could get sake pretty much anywhere in the city, but with all the different producers, varieties, and flavors, it’s hard to figure out which is the one for you, isn’t it?
If you want to learn more about nihonshu, then this is the tour for you.
Osaka’s major commercial hub, Tennoji!
If you’ve come to Osaka, then you can’t miss a visit to Tennoji. It’s got entertainment, hot springs, food, and a night view. Somewhere in that is also a fairly hidden shop. This place is the star of this tour.
Before stopping off for drinks, how about a quick tour of the city?
▼Said to be the predecessor of pachinko, give smart ball a try. Collect a certain number of balls, and you can exchange them for a prize.
▼Take some pics in front of the iconic Tsutenkaku tower!
After walking around the Tennoji/Shinsekai area, we’ll have worked up an appetite. So by that time, we’ll head over to the restaurant〜
▼The entrance. At first glance, it almost looks like a regular house.
▼Once inside, you’ll notice the tatami flooring. In typical Japanese fashion, you’ll need to take off your shoes as you enter! The place has a great atmosphere, and you can really relax here.
▼The main event, the sake tasting set.
This set comes with 8 kinds of nihonshu (Last one comes later!)
But that’s not all, there’s also food to go with the sake. They pair well together, so you can enjoy the drinks even more!
▼For the winter season, hot pot. This is yuzu salt chicken dumpling nabe!
Before each cup, your guide will explain the features of the sake. You’ll get to learn about what exactly you’re drinking so you can appreciate it even more.
If you’re interested in Japanese sake, then definitely try out this tour!