Asano Nihonshuten is a very casual sake shop with a bar in the middle of Kyoto
Asano Nihonshuten is a sake shop, but not just any sake shop. Asano Nihonshuten is located in the Aeon shopping mall right next to Kyoto Station, so it’s location couldn’t be better. What makes this sake shop special is that it also has a bar counter, where you get to try all kinds of sakes from all over Japan. In fact, if you’re thinking of buying a bottle of sake here, you can have a little taste of the sake for free.
The sake at the shop is tasted by the staff at the sake breweries before they choose to sell it, so you can be sure that whichever sake you choose at the shop, it’s going to be up to Asano Nihonshuten’s strict quality standards.