Sake Fair 2024

1,700 alcoholic beverage makers at the one event

Venue: Sunshine City When: Jul 5th - Jul 6th 2024

If you're a sake connoisseur or you'd simply like to learn more about this popular Japanese beverage, the Sake Fair at Sunshine City in Ikebukuro is a great place to start. Billed as the world's largest sake event, an incredible 1,700 alcoholic beverage makers from 45 different prefectures will be represented.

Photo: Japan Sake Makers Association

Along with the impressive variety of sake to taste or purchase, there will be other traditional Japanese beverages to try such as awamori, shochu, and hon-mirin. Lecturers from Niigata University's Sakeology Research Center and the National Research Institute of Brewing will also be present, providing interesting insights and stories about their sake-related findings.

Please note that this is a paid event, and each admission ticket is for one three-hour window of the two-day event. Details on how to purchase tickets can be found on the official website.

Event outline (2024):

Friday, July 5, 2024

  • Session 1: 5pm–8pm

Saturday, July 6, 2024

  • Session 2: 10am–1pm
  • Session 3: 3pm–6pm

Getting there

Sunshine City in Ikebukuro has direct underground walkway access from Higashi-Ikebukuro Station, which is served by the Tokyo Metro Yūrakuchō Line. Alternatively, the venue is around 8 minutes on foot from Ikebukuro Station.

More info

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