Last year, around 8,500 people visited the biggest sake event in Kyoto, SAKE Spring, which is going to be held in 2018 too!
This year in April the biggest sake event in Kyoto, SAKE Spring, will be held at Kyoto International Conference Center. Approximately 60 sake breweries with 200 types of sake between them gather together under one roof, and participants are handed a special SAKE Spring sake cup and this in hand they can taste all kinds of sake, so this event is irresistible for sake aficionados.
Many restaurants and izakayas so popular that they represent Kyoto, have special food stalls. At these stalls they have special menus by the incredibly popular restaurants of Kyoto, and there is a VIP seating area where you can enjoy traditional Japanese restaurants’ hanami flower viewing bento boxes served by maiko, so at this event you can taste sake and food that goes well with sake until you are completely satisfied. There are other events too, like a corner where a professional sake sommelier can choose a cup of sake for you, and there are panel discussions and on stage live music, so this event can be recommended to sake aficionados as well as sake beginners.