Sep 9, 2012

Oct. 6th & 7th Saijo SAKE Festival

Saijo SAKE Matsuri
October the 6th and 7th, 2012

Do you know we have one of Japan's three biggest Sake industries in Hiroshima?
Hiroshima annually ranks 4th or 5th in volume of sake produced, and Saijo is the famous brewing districts. In celebration of this, once a year everyone goes to the local park and attempts to drink as much of it as possible.

You can wander around the breweries and sample some of their products (the free stuff is generally lower quality though). Or join the masses in the Sake Hiroba in the park, where for ¥1300 (¥1600 on the day) you get your own little cup from which to sample the 900 kinds of sake from all over the country on offer.

If you get there in good time there is plenty of high quality stuff to be had, and it’s a great opportunity to experience the diversity (and potency) of sake. There is no re-admission to the main Sake Hiroba, so if you want to do tour the breweries and stagger around the back streets, you should probably do that first.

As well as necking copious amounts of sake, there are lots of parades and other fun and games going on through the day. There will a “foreign language” information booth in the square in front of JR Saijo Station. Tickets are available at the main DeoDeo and at Yume Plaza on Hondori in Hiroshima city center.

We always get fully booked every year for this festival. If you are interested staying with us for the weekend, please make a booking as soon as possible!

To make a booking, please go to the following link:

Become a connoisseur of Japanese sake in two days...
or just get smashed!

1 comment:

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