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Address: 2427-3 Yuzawa, Minamiuonuma-gun, Yuzawa-machi 949-6101, Niigata Prefecture
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Nice little stopover for the curious alcohol drinker

Must've been a couple of hundred different brands of sake.Both cold and hot. Cheap tasting portions. They have it for sale if you care to buy. Interesting activity which I... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
hav4wannatravel
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Manila, Philippines
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Manila, Philippines
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90 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Must've been a couple of hundred different brands of sake.Both cold and hot. Cheap tasting portions. They have it for sale if you care to buy. Interesting activity which I wouldn't really want to do anywhere else except sake central anyway (I'm not a sake drinker but otherwise consume alcohol). Good experience. The ambience (standing and milling crowd) is part... More 

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26 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Loved this place especially the sake museum! For ¥500 you can go sake tasting, they will give you 5 coins to put in the vending machine like sake server, there is so much to choose from had to pay twice! Got tipsy in the process :) There is also lots of shops to buy souvenirs, sake and food. Also there... More 

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Thank ellehcim727
Las Pinas, Philippines
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23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

This place is located at Echigo Yuzawa station. You get to taste 5 different sake of your choice for Y500. We went here after spending our day at Gaza Yuzawa and before we rode our train back to Tokyo. Try it. It was really fun. And sake can warm up your body fast. : )

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Thank MariaClara325
Singapore, Singapore
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Go earlier in the day as samples run out later in the day :) Sake area looks awesome though we didn't experience (as we don't drink).

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Thank SharonTeo1217
Hong Kong, China
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48 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

When i visit there in Dec 2016, many locals and local skiiers were going as well. There was sake promotion, and as a foreigner thats the first time I learnt much much more about sake. One of the sake being promoted was made by "new rice", and the taste has its character that even a person dont drink often could... More 

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Thank Teresa C
Singapore, Singapore
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188 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2016

This is an excellent honey trap for people who are getting into sake. Pay 500 yen for 5 shots of sake, and there is a truckload of choice here.

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Thank AlvinChanJB
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20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

Yuzawa-town is very convenient snow district from Tokyo. It's only 75min.by Sinkansen-Express from Tokyo Station. You can enjoy ski and snowboarding there from end of December to top of April. And good for hot springs, Japanese rice wine "Nihonsyu" and Japanese rice there. I recommend you to visit "Cocolo Yuzawa " in Etigo-Yuzawa Station facilities. You can get fine souvenir... More 

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Thank kazuy36
tokyo
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65 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2015

1コインで1杯の御猪口、日本酒を気軽に味わえます。(5杯/¥500) 新潟の日本酒は風味豊かでどれも美味しいけど、ここに来れば自分の好みが必ず見つかります。 新幹線の駅と一緒のため非常に便利です。 1 cup of your Inoguchi 1 coin, you can taste willingly sake. (5 cups / ¥ 500) I Niigata sake is delicious any rich flavor, their preferences you will find always if you come here. It is very convenient for together with the Shinkansen station.

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Thank hiroron
Berlin, Germany
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256 reviews
107 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2015

Visiting a winter ski resort in the height of summer presents some challenges, but the little village of Yuzawa still holds a few sweet charms, and this train station market is definitely one of them. There is a very helpful visitor's center (the staff members speak pretty darn good English) attached to the bookstore. There are a lot of restaurants... More 

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Seoul, Korea
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152 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2015

Echico-yuzawa station is full of vitality with beautiful shops, which is different from outside quietness. Among others, ponshukan is really interesting. With 500 yen, I enjoyed 5 different sakes. What lovely sakes I had there! I could compara different tastes. I had even 5 more tastes. Total 10 kinds of sakes gave me interesting and relaxed experience. The result? I... More 

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