The Japanese Sake Festival in Nakameguro is a much-anticipated event taking place on July 29th and 30th, 2023, in Tokyo’s trendy Nakameguro district.

With 42 sake breweries and over 200 varieties of Japanese sake gathered from across the country, this festival allows visitors to savor Japan’s most traditional spirit to their heart’s content.

22nd Japanese Sake Festival in Nakameguro

The 22nd edition of the Japanese Sake Festival is set to occur over two days, on Saturday, July 29th, and Sunday, July 30th, 2023. The event will be held at the Nakameguro GT Tower Plaza, directly connected to Nakameguro Station.

The festival, which first began in November 2015, will be held under the overly wordy theme of ‘Blow away the summer heat. Let’s enjoy summer sake, sparkling, and premium sake’. Kampai!

What’s being Poured?

Photo Credit Japanese Sake Festival
Photo: Japanese Sake Festival

The festival showcases a collection of over 200 types of Japanese sake from 42 top-notch sake breweries from all over Japan. Visitors will have the chance to enjoy unlimited tasting for 2 hours and 10 minutes.

Alongside the extensive selection of sake, the festival will feature food booths offering a variety of dishes and snacks made with seasonal ingredients. These delectable bites are usually reasonably priced and often sell out early in the event due to their popularity.

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Spots Are Limited

Each day of the event is divided into two parts, each accommodating up to 500 people, making for a total capacity of 2,000 participants across the event. It is highly recommended that those planning to attend secure their pre-sale tickets as early as possible.

Event Details

  • Event: 22nd Japanese Sake Festival in Nakameguro
  • Date: July 29th (Sat) – July 30th (Sun), 2023
  • Time: [First part] 12:00 – 14:10, [Second part] 15:00 – 17:10
  • Capacity: Each part 500 people, total 2,000 people
  • Venue: Nakameguro GT Tower Plaza
  • Address: 2-1-1 Kami-Meguro, Meguro City, Tokyo
  • Access: Directly connected to Nakameguro Station on the Tokyu Toyoko Line and Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line

Tickets & Pricing

  • Ticket Price: 3,300 yen (tax included) for each part, with a capacity of 500 people per part.
  • Note: The sale of tickets on the day of the event is yet to be decided. Snacks and meals are sold separately at the food booths on a cash-on-delivery basis. It is prohibited to bring in any food or drink (other than water) into the venue.

The Sum Up

Immerse yourself in the rich tradition and taste of Japanese sake at the Japanese Sake Festival in Nakameguro. Enjoy a variety of flavors and deepen your appreciation for this revered Japanese spirit.

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