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About Japan Sake
and Shochu
Information Center

The Japan Sake and Shochu Information Center was established by JSS to introduce the wonders of Japanese sake, shochu, and awamori to the world. The center provides a variety of experiences for visitors to learn more about these different types of Japanese alcoholic beverages. For example, guests can engage with educational displays, get the chance to examine and use brewing tools, experience beverage tastings, and more.



Name Japan Sake and Shochu
Information Center
Address 1-6-15 Nishishinbashi, Minatoku, Tokyo 105-0003 Japan
Hours 10AM to 6PM weekdays Closed on weekends
Contact TEL: +81-3-3519-2091 Fax: +81-3-3519-2094

-If you are a group of 10 or more people, please give us a call in advance.

-There is no entrance fee


The JSS Information Center offers visitors a variety of resources to openly learn and enjoy sake and shochu in a relaxing space.

Visitors can learn more about sake and shochu through tutorial and documentary videos played on TV monitors and projectors. In addition, the center offers tablet devices in English, Chinese, Korean, and Japanese. This provides guests with the option to explore more in-depth information on a specific topic.

For those who are interested in how sake and shochu are made, the center provides real samples of sake and shochu ingredients. Moreover, a collection of tools used in brewing are on display for visitors to observe, touch, and hold. By feeling the texture and the weight of the tools first-hand, visitors can picture the processes involved in brewing. A big wooden tub for making sake is also displayed on the ceiling to give customers a sense of scale. All in all, visitors have the chance to see first-hand the important elements of brewing Japanese sake.

The glossy black and red walls of the center are inspired by traditional lacquerware. Here, visitors can find wooden cabinets displaying a wide variety of sake cups and vessels from across Japan. The variation of shapes, materials, and design will help visitors gain more insight into how Japanese people appreciate sake and shochu beyond just the flavor.


The JSS Information Center provides visitors with help on any questions they may have regarding sake and shochu. For those looking for the latest information on experiencing sake and shochu in Japan, our staff can recommend breweries, distilleries, and events to visit. Also, for suggestions on purchasing, we can direct visitors to the best places to buy popular bottles.


In the JSS Information Center, we have a tasting bar for visitors to taste and compare various brands and labels. The tasting bar offers around 50 items of sake, shochu, and awamori from 100 yen a cup. The sake lineup consists of an extensive variety of daiginjo, ginjo, junmai, aged, sparkling, and kijoshu from across the country. In addition, the spirits selection includes sweet potato, barley, rice, brown sugar shochu, and Okinawa’s awamori. For those who have difficulty choosing, we also offer tasting sets that come with three different types of sake or shochu to test and compare.


The JSS Information Center hosts various sake and shochu events throughout the year. For example, these events can include tastings hosted by specific breweries showcasing their brand. Also, the center hosts seminars given by specialists of different fields in the sake and shochu industry. Above all, the JSS Information Center aims to create a place in which visitors can experience something new and exciting about sake and shochu every time they visit.


The shop stocks an extensive range of sake and shochu. Also, guests can choose from a variety of sake cups and vessels from across Japan. However, the lineup changes from time to time. As a result, visitors can always find something new every time they visit. Those who enjoyed a particular brand at the tasting bar can purchase a bottle to take home or give as a delicious gift.


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