Sake Vending Machine Bar in Tokyo’s Sumo Area Ryogoku [TOKYO NIGHTLIFE | LOCAL SELECT]

What three words come in to your head when you think of Japan? Let me guess: Sumo, Sake, and Vending Machines. I was right? Then boy is it your lucky day!!

At TOKYO SHOTEN, this standing sake bar in Ryogoku, Tokyo, the home of Sumo Wrestling in Tokyo, has a huge selection of sake to choose from that is poured directly from the machine into your sake cup, and you can drink right there in a cool standing room where it’s easy to relax and even have a chat with other guests.

Because the sake is so cheap (¥200~¥400 for 50 ml) you can try tasting!! You might be shocked how much the flavor can change from bottle to bottle…! Your chance to become a sake expert in just one night??

Standing bars like these are called Tachinomi, and they’re famous for reasonable prices and good community, where it’s easy to reach over and ‘kanpai!’ (cheers!) with the person at the table next to you.

There’s also a huge variety of delicious appetizers which are made to match with the flavor of sake. Everything here is pay-on-order so you won’t get stuck at the end with a fat bill. Come in and grab a drink and a bite to eat before the sumo eh?

Located in the indoor shopping square, Ryogoku Edo Noren.


Tues-Sat: 11:00 AM ~ 10:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM ~ 9:00 PM


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