Sake Sanwa
Asakusa: Liquor shop
Sake Sanwa (Asakusa: Liquor shop)
Sake Sanwa
Open noon-6pm. Closed Wednesdays.
Sun: Open Sundays
no smoking: No smoking

This small sake retailer has a stand-up counter where you can try before you buy - there are usually around seven different sake bottles open, with two-part tasting flights priced from Y500 or single shots from Y300. Since the Kappabashi district has turned into a tourist attraction in recent years, there's quite a bit of English-language information provided for the benefit of foreign visitors.

Taito-ku, Matsugaya 3-17-11.
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