Aug. 25, 2020 UPDATE
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Local Japanese sake plus tasting counter in historical Fushimi area
Fushimi area is known to be the mecca of sake breweries where sake industry blossomed thanks to its fresh underground water and the easiness of transportation. Right in the center of a shopping arcade, you will find Aburacho offering 80 local sakes plus a great variety of wines. There is also a bar counter where you can actually try several different sakes for around ￥1,000 depending on the choices. You can learn about the sake industry of Fushimi in this store and discover different flavors of Japanese sake.
Local Sake / Prices vary
This store stocks up an excellent selection of local Japanese sake. Sake lovers will sure to be pleased to see this line up of bottles and compare the bottle designs as well as the taste. There are well-known local sake like Gekkeikan and Tama no Hikari. You may already have a particular bottle in mind to purchase, however, be open to try something new. You may discover a bottle that will become your new favorite.
Seasonal Sake / Prices vary
Seasonal selection of Japanese sake is gathered in one corner of the store, it is worth taking a look! During the summer, bottles of sake, like the ones shown in the picture, are lined up in the store. Just from the colors of these bottles will make the drinker cool down during the hot summer and be able to enjoyably embrace the season.
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Local Wine / Prices vary
There is also a great selection of wine bottles in Aburacho. Kyoto not only makes Japanese sake, but also makes wines as well. Try the Tamba wines that are made in Tamba region of Kyoto. There is a wine bar in the back of the store where you could spend some time enjoying a few drinks.
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Sake Tasting / Prices vary
Consider tasting some Japanese sake at the counter. It is suggested to try about 3 different types of Japanese sake at a time with two side dishes for around ￥1,000, depending on the choices. You could also ask for more information and suggestions on different types of sake and enjoy comparing them. If you love Japanese sake, this is a must-do!
How to buy
Taste different kinds of sake first and make your selection.
- Shopping Tips -
Describe what your preference is in sake and ask for suggestions of which bottles to try.