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Demystify Sake with a sommelier

Shinjuku City, Japan

Experience hosted by Yuma

2 hoursHosted in English
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Up to 6 people
Includes food and drinks

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
  • 115 Reviews
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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 $81
/ person
Sat, 17 Apr
$101 per person
$101 per person
Sun, 18 Apr
$101 per person
$101 per person
Mon, 19 Apr
$101 per person
$101 per person

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.
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.
February 2021
사케 제조 방법 부터 일반 분류 방법 및 시음 방법 까지, 하나의 훌륭한 강의를 듣는 느낌이있다. 일반인 및 직장인 모두 강추!!
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^ ^
March 2020
Giulia really helped us understand the difference in sakes and how to pair foods. We learned a lot about how sake is made and in which ways it can be best enjoyed. She was very kind and answered all of our questions. We had a great time!
March 2020
Giulia was a great host! It was very interesting to learn how sake is made. We enjoyed trying the different types of sake and try to pair them with the best snack. We very much recommend it if you are interested in sake.
February 2020
My daughter and I had an exceptional experience with Yuma and he did indeed ‘demystify’ sake. The experience was well organised and structured and we left with a much greater understanding of the whole process of making sake, some history and the various varieties. The food pairing was very interesting as well. Very good value.
My daughter and I had an exceptional experience with Yuma and he did indeed ‘demystify’ sake. The experience was well organised and structured and we left with a much greater under…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 20 and up can attend.


This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.